September 11th, 2018 at 8:29pm CST by Dallas Robinson
The Eagles auditioned quarterback Paxton Lynch and a host of other free agents on Tuesday, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM (Twitter link).
Philadelphia, of course, has already brought in one failed early-round quarterback this year in Christian Hackenberg, who didn’t make it through final cutdowns. Lynch, a first-round selection in the 2016 draft, has already met with the Bills and Lions since being cut by the Broncos last week.
Lynch, 24, failed to beat out seventh-round signal-caller Trevor Siemian in Denver for two consecutive seasons, and though he ultimately did make starts for the Broncos, his performances were abysmal. In four career starts, Lynch has completed only 61.7% of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions, and was dreadful again during the 2018 preseason.
Lippett, who transformed from a collegiate wideout to an NFL corner, was a 13-game starter for the Dolphins in 2016, but didn’t make it through final cutdowns earlier this week after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn Achilles. Provided he’s now healthy, Lippett could give New York’s secondary a boost, as the only experienced players on the Giants cornerback depth chart are starters Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple. The Giants know they have a problem in the defensive backfield, as they claimed three cornerbacks off waivers on Sunday.
Minter, 27, was cut by the Jets earlier this week after inking a one-year deal during the offseason. After starting 32 games for the Cardinals from 2015-16, Minter has struggled to find playing time (or even a job) in recent seasons. While he could conceivably offer depth behind starters Alec Ogletree and B.J. Goodson (and has familiarity with Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher, formerly of Arizona), Minter hasn’t played special teams since his rookie season. That’s a problem for a backup linebacker, and could be why New York signed ST standout Nate Stupar — also a part of today’s cattle call — instead.
Here’s the full list of players who auditioned for the Giants on Tuesday:
The Jaguars have agreed to re-sign wide receiver Shane Wynn, according to John Oesher of Jaguars.com (on Twitter).
Jacksonville signed Wynn, 25, prior to the 2016 season and provided him with his first NFL action. He caught two passes and also had three carries last season. He’s also spent time on practice squads for the Browns, Jets, Chargers and Saints. The Falcons originally signed Wynn as an undrafted free agent in 2015 out of Indiana.
The Jaguars have swapped one wideout for another. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports (via Twitter) that the team has placed receiver Rashad Greene on the injured reserve. The Jaguars have promoted receiver Shane Wynn from the practice squad to take Greene’s place.
It’s been tough for Greene to establish himself on a team with so many talented wideouts. The 2015 fifth-round pick out of Florida State has hauled in 24 career receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, although he’s only recorded five receptions this season. Greene has also been the Jaguars primary punt returner over the past two seasons, although he has four fumbles on 21 returns this season. An achilles injury will shut down the 24-year-old for the season, and Greene will be making his second career trip to the injured reserve.
Wynn, 24, has bounced around a bit since going undrafted out of Indiana in 2015. The wideout has yet to play in an NFL game, but he has spent time with the Falcons, Browns, Jets, Chargers, and Saints. Wynn will likely slide into the sixth receiver spot behind Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Bryan Walters, and Arrelious Benn. The Jaguars could also lean on Wynn to take over punt return duties.
September 5th, 2016 at 9:20am CST by Dallas Robinson
Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans are noted below.
Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s AFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day. All links go to Twitter unless otherwise noted: