Terence Garvin

XFL Draft Day 1 Fallout

The XFL’s two-day draft began Tuesday. In addition to certain quarterbacks being assigned to teams, several notable players went off the board in the rebooting league’s selection event.

The league divided its draft into sections. Skill-position players (and other quarterbacks) went in one portion of the draft, with offensive linemen going second and then select defenders in another section. Connor Cook was the first quarterback to go in the non-allocation portion of the draft, being selected by the Houston franchise at No. 2 overall.

Here are some recent NFL skill-position players taken:

Here are the notable offensive linemen selected in that section of the draft:

Lastly, some front-seven names of note came off in that part of this event:

For a full team-by-team breakdown, Sporting News cataloged the first parts of this event.

NFL Workout Updates: 11/13/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit. All links go to NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account, unless otherwise noted.

Arizona Cardinals

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Tennessee Titans

NFL Workout Updates: 10/23/18

Here’s a rundown of today’s NFL workouts:

Cincinnati Bengals

  • TE Nick Keizer (Twitter link via Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson)

 Detroit Lions

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Tennessee Titans


NFL Workout Updates: 10/3/18

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account:

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

49ers Release LB Terence Garvin

Terence Garvin‘s 49ers stay may end up being brief. Signed during Reuben Foster‘s suspension, Garvin received notice Saturday he’s being cut.

The 49ers announced they’ve released Garvin and promoted defensive back Tyvis Powell from the practice squad. Foster is set to make his season debut Sunday against the Chiefs.

This marks the second time Garvin’s been released in a month. He signed with the Dolphins as a free agent this offseason but did not make Miami’s 53-man roster. The 49ers added him as insurance shortly after Week 1 and deployed him as a backup against the Lions last week.

Since Garvin is a sixth-year veteran, he does not have to pass through waivers at this point on the NFL calendar. Garvin’s played for the Steelers, Redskins, Seahawks and 49ers, spending three years in Pittsburgh and starting three games in Seattle last season.

Powell played in three games for the 49ers last season. He spent time with the Seahawks in 2016. San Francisco starting safety Jaquiski Tartt is questionable for Sunday’s game, perhaps prompting the team to add depth in its secondary. Both Richard Sherman and Akhello Witherspoon were limited this week in practice, although both upgraded to full work by Friday.

49ers To Sign LB Terence Garvin

With the 49ers’ linebacking corps still incomplete, the team will add a depth player in Terence Garvin, Matt Maiocco NBC Sports Bay Area reports (on Twitter).

Garvin’s played regular-season games for three teams — the Steelers, Redskins and Seahawks — in a five-year career and spent this offseason with the Dolphins. He was unable to make Miami’s 53-man roster but will now attempt to carve out a role with the 49ers, though this may be a temporary addition.

Reuben Foster‘s suspension will sideline him for one more game, and Maiocco notes (via Twitter) Brock Coyle is in concussion protocol. Malcolm Smith is questionable for Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.

Garvin’s served as a career special teams presence, starting just four of the 74 games in which he’s played. The 27-year-old defender’s played in at least 15 games in four of his five seasons, however.

Dolphins Cut Roster To 53

The Miami Dolphins are the latest team to cut their roster all the way down to the required 53 players. Here are their latest moves:



Terminated vested veteran

Overall, not too many surprises. It looks like the Dolphins will be keeping three quarterbacks, with both Brock Osweiler and David Fales making the team.

Dolphins Rumors: Fales, Osweiler, DBs, LBs

David Fales completed just 1 of 6 passes in the Dolphins’ second preseason game, and although Brock Osweiler is the bigger name, the team’s internal preference is believed to be for the incumbent to back up Ryan Tannehill, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald notes. As for Bryce Petty, he’s still behind both aforementioned backups, Jackson adds. Osweiler signed for the league minimum, making the Dolphins’ 2018 quarterback depth chart much cheaper than last year’s setup of Tannehill, Jay Cutler and Matt Moore — which represented more than $30MM against the 2017 team’s cap. A former sixth-round Bears pick in 2014, Fales has 48 career pass attempts — 43 of those coming last season with Miami.

Here’s the latest out of south Florida.

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick is primarily working as a slot defender for the Dolphins, Roy Cummings of FloridaFootballInsiders.com passes along. The first-round pick out of Alabama was billed as a versatile performer entering the draft, with safety or cornerback potential. It looks like, for now, the Dolphins are taking advantage of that. Previous slot bastion Bobby McCain has moved to the outside, and that looks to have been done to give Fitzpatrick a role. Prior to the move, the Dolphins didn’t have a place for Fitzpatrick, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald writes. Fitzpatrick, though, also played sparingly as a pure safety in Miami’s initial two preseason games.
  • Mike Hull may begin the season on IR, Jackson notes. The Dolphins would carry their fourth-year veteran linebacker onto the 53-man roster before placing him on IR, which would allow him to return during the season once he recovers from the sprained MCL he sustained earlier this month. Hull started three games last season. Raekwon McMillan is Miami’s middle linebacker starter.
  • Second-year UDFA Chase Allen looks to have a job as a Dolphins backup linebacker, but former Saints first-round pick Stephone Anthony may not. Jackson writes the 2015 first-rounder’s put together a poor preseason that has him on the bubble. Anthony played in eight Dolphins games upon being traded to Miami last year. He played 130 defensive snaps but did not stand out. However, with Hull out, the Dolphins need bodies to fill out their linebacking corps. UFA addition Terence Garvin isn’t a lock to survive cutdown weekend, either, Jackson adds.

Dolphins To Sign LB Terence Garvin

The Dolphins are signing former Seahawks and Redskins linebacker Terence Garvin, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Garvin started in three games last year, but he has made his name as a special teams standout. 

Garvin, 28, entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia in 2013 and spent the first three years of his career with the Steelers. He then went on to play for the Redskins in 2016 and the Seahawks in 2017.

Last year, Garvin saw the most defensive playtime (18%) of his career in 2017 due to injuries. All in all, he tallied nine tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in 15 games for Seattle.

Garvin will serve as a reserve for the Dolphins while their search for a third starting linebacker continues.

Dolphins Host LB Terence Garvin

The Dolphins have met with free agent linebacker Terence Garvin, according to veteran reporter Howard Balzer (Twitter link).

Garvin, 28, originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia in 2013. After spending three years with the Steelers, Garvin has played for the Redskins and Seahawks over the past two seasons. Primarily a special teams maven, Garvin saw the most defensive playtime (18%) of his career in 2017, as injuries forced him into starting duty with Seattle. Garvin managed nine tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in 15 games (three starts) for the Seahawks.

Miami, for its part, is currently projected to start Kiko Alonso and 2017 second-round pick Raekwon McMillan in nickel packages, with Stephone Anthony, Mike Hull, and Chase Allen in reserve. Garvin would likely spend most of his time with the Dolphins on special teams, where Miami last season ranked 12th in DVOA, per Football Outsiders.