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NFL Reserve/Future Contracts: 1/8/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

  • WR Rasheed Bailey

Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Rams 

Panthers Cut K Roberto Aguayo

Roberto Aguayo‘s NFL journey will continue elsewhere. The Panthers have released the former second-round kicker from the practice squad, as Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer tweets. In related practice squad moves, the team has also cut running back Jalen Simmons while signing tight end Kent Taylor and wide receiver Rasheed BaileyRoberto Aguayo (vertical)

The Buccaneers gave up on their investment in Aguayo after a dreadful rookie season. When the Bucs cut him in the summer, the Bears (for some reason) claimed him off waivers and assumed his contract. In September, the Bears threw in the towel on the FSU product and put themselves on the hook for upwards of $400K in guaranteed salary.

In 2016, Aguayo, made only 22-of-31 field goal attempts (71%) and missed two extra points. It was a huge disappointment for the Bucs, particularly since they traded up to draft him.

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Browns Trim Roster To 65

The Browns have begun reducing their roster count in advance of tomorrow’s 53-man deadline. Cleveland announced the following transactions:

Placed on reserve/PUP:

Released:

Waived:

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Minor NFL Transactions: 8/5/17

Here are today’s minor moves.

  • After working out tight end Emanuel Byrd, the Packers signed the talent out of Marshall, the team announced. They played cornerback Herb Waters on IR. The Chiefs initially signed Byrd as a UDFA in May but released him earlier this week.
  • The Dolphins are signing guard Isame Faciane, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports (on Twitter). He’s spent time with both the Bills and Vikings, the Minnesota stint ending after the Vikes released him from their practice squad following a DUI arrest, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (on Twitter). Faciane finished last season on the Buffalo taxi squad. A biceps injury will sideline recently signed interior lineman Ted Larsen for a while.
  • Miami also waived tackle Terry Poole, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald (on Twitter). Poole was originally a Seahawks fourth-round pick in 2015; he has yet to play in an NFL game.
  • Wide receiver Rasheed Bailey will sign with the Browns, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports (via Twitter). Cleveland also signed tight end Nate Lese and waived defensive lineman Jamal Marcus and wide receiver James Wright with injury designations, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal tweets. The Eagles cut Bailey in May. He’s been with the Eagles and Chargers and spent time in the CFL.
  • The Texans signed wideout Marcus Leak, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Houston won’t have the services of Will Fuller for months after the 2016 first-round pick broke his collarbone this week. The Colts waived Leak in June.
  • Kansas City signed cornerbacks Jacoby Glenn and Larry Scott, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star tweets. The Chiefs waived Keith Baxter. Glenn spent parts of the past two seasons with the Bears, mostly on the practice squad before being waived in May. A Chargers UDFA addition out of Oregon State in 2016, Scott ended up with the Colts but was cut in May.
  • Tackle Martin Wallace cleared waivers and will revert to the Saints‘ IR, Nick Underhill of The Advocate tweets.

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/10/17

Today’s minor moves:

  • The Eagles have waived wide receiver Rasheed Bailey, the club announced today. Philadelphia had signed Bailey, 23, to a futures contract in January. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Division III Delaware Valley State in 2015, Bailey landed with the Eagles before bouncing between the Canadian Football League, the Jaguars, and the Chargers. Bailey, who has yet to appear in an NFL game, would’ve been hard-pressed to earn a roster spot with Philadelphia, especially after the club inked free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson.
  • The Cardinals announced that they’ve waived the following four players: wide receivers Harvey Binford, Marvin Hall, and Chris Hubert, and safety Trevon Hartfield. Binford, 26, participated in Arizona’s “pro combine” earlier this year. Of the four cut loose by the Cardinals, only Hartfield has ever played in an NFL contest, as he appeared in two games for Arizona last season.
  • The Vikings have waived offensive tackle Nick Fett, tweets Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune. Fett, an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State, had just signed with Minnesota earlier this month. His release will make room for veteran receiver Michael Floyd, whom the Vikings signed today.

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/4/17

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2017 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters.

Los Angeles Rams

  • DB Jerome Couplin
  • LB Cassanova McKinzy
  • LB Reggie Northrup
  • DB Kevin Peterson
  • WR Brandon Shippen
  • DB Kevin Short
  • RB Brandon Wegher
  • TE Bryce Williams

New Orleans Saints

  • LB Adam Bighill
  • DB Forrest Hightower

New York Jets

  • K Ross Martin

Philadelphia Eagles

  • WR Rasheed Bailey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • TE Kivon Cartwright
  • K John Lunsford

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/9/16

Friday’s minor moves from around the NFL:

  • The Chargers have reached injury settlements with wide receiver Rasheed Bailey and linebacker Shaq Petteway, per Adam Caplan of ESPN and Wilson (on Twitter). San Diego claimed Bailey on Aug. 18 after the Jaguars cut him, but the Bolts ultimately waived/injured him last weekend. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Bailey went undrafted out of Delaware Valley a year ago and spent time with the Eagles, though he didn’t garner any regular-season experience with either them or the Jags. Petteway signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent from West Virginia on April 30.
  • The Patriots have waived running back Tyler Gaffney with an injury settlement, according to Doug Kyed of NESN (Twitter link). Gaffney, who hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the Panthers took him in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, injured his foot in New England’s Sept. 1 preseason finale. He spent the first two years of his career on the Patriots’ injured reserve list with knee issues.
  • The Buccaneers have placed receiver Evan Spencer on the reserved/retired list, writes Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk. The Redskins used a sixth-rounder on Spencer a year ago, but he ended up spending most of the season on the Bucs’ practice squad. He was active for Tampa Bay’s regular-season finale and was slated to be on its practice squad to start 2016.
  • The Colts have removed cornerback Tevin Mitchel and defensive end Ron Thompson from IR with injury settlements, tweets Wilson. Mitchell, whom Washington drafted in the sixth round last year, didn’t see any action as a rookie. Thompson signed with Indy earlier this year as an undrafted free agent from Syracuse.

Chargers Move Roster To 53

The Chargers have trimmed their roster down to 53 by making the following moves:

  • OLB Ben Gardiner (Twitter link via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • CB Trevor Williams (Twitter link via Gehlken)
  • WR Dom Williams (Twitter link via Gehlken)
  • FB Chris Swain (Twitter link via Gehlken)
  • WR Rasheed Bailey (injured)
  • QB Mike Bercovici
  • T Brett Boyko
  • RB Gus Johnson
  • S Adrian McDonald
  • ILB Shaq Petteway (injured)
  • OLB James Vaughters

Reserve/Suspended:

Exempt

  • DE Joey Bosa

Eagles Still Seeking Wide Receivers

Even after acquiring Dorial Green-Beckham from the Titans, the Eagles aren’t done looking for wide receivers. The Eagles put in a claim for wide receiver Rasheed Bailey when he was exposed to waivers by the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. However, the Chargers had higher priority than the Eagles and landed him first. Rasheed Bailey (vertical)

[RELATED: Reaction To Dorial Green-Beckham Trade]

The Eagles are familiar with Bailey after he spent the 2015 preseason with them. The undrafted Delaware Valley product did not manage to crack the 53-man roster, but he apparently made a good impression on Philly coaches.

The move to claim Bailey indicates that the Eagles could pursue other wide receivers on the open market or via trade. Of course, there will be tons of wide receivers released between now and the first week of September, giving the Eagles plenty of opportunity to add a WR without giving up any assets.

The Eagles currently have Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Green-Beckham, Paul Turner, and Rueben Randle at wide receiver, as shown on Roster Resource. Behind them, receivers like Chris Givens, T.J. Graham, and Hunter Sharp are jockeying for roster spots.

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Chargers Claim Rasheed Bailey From Jags

The Chargers have claimed wide receiver Rasheed Bailey off waivers from the Jaguars, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. To make room for Bailey, San Diego has waived/injured fellow wideout Rico Richardson (Twitter links). Rasheed Bailey (vertical)

Jacksonville waived the 23-year-old Bailey on Tuesday after he originally hooked on with the organization last October. The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder went undrafted out of Delaware Valley a year ago and also spent time with the Eagles, though he didn’t garner any regular-season experience with either them or the Jaguars. Previously, Bailey racked up 10 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown with the Eagles last preseason.

Between his stints in Philadelphia and Jacksonville, Bailey was a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League for two weeks in October. That ended when the Jags signed him to their practice squad. He’ll now try to earn a spot with the Chargers, whose depth chart at wideout features Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, James Jones and Dontrelle Inman, among others.

Richardson, meanwhile, is primed to look for work yet again, having already been a member of five organizations since going undrafted from Jackson State in 2013. The 25-year-old signed with the Chargers on Aug. 8, but an injury in practice kept him from attempting to make a mark with the club. Richardson has appeared in six games, all with the Titans from 2014-15, but he hasn’t recorded any stats.

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