Shakial Taylor

Broncos Place CB Cyrus Jones On NFI List

Cyrus Jones‘ Broncos tenure may end up including zero games. The team placed the fourth-year cornerback/return man on its reserve/NFI list on Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver7 tweets. This move will end his season.

The Broncos claimed cornerback Shakial Taylor off waivers from the Colts. Jones is dealing with an illness, and the Broncos are already shorthanded at corner. Duke Dawson is in concussion protocol, and the team placed Bryce Callahan on IR earlier this month.

Denver claimed Jones off waivers from Baltimore earlier this month but did not play him Sunday in Buffalo. Given the team’s situation at corner, it’s likely Taylor will be active against the Chargers.

Jones had seen scant action on defense this season for the Ravens but remained in his primary return role. The former Patriots second-round pick played well as the Ravens’ punt returner last year but was less effective this season. Jones will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

A rookie UDFA out of Kansas, Taylor played in five games for the Colts. Most recently, he played 17 snaps in the Colts’ Week 11 win against the Jaguars. While the Jayhawks have fallen on hard times in recent years, the Broncos have enjoyed great success with corners who spent time in Lawrence. Both Chris Harris and Aqib Talib played at Kansas before becoming All-Pros in Denver.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 11/25/19

Monday’s minor transactions:

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

San Francisco 49ers

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/5/19

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Released from IR with injury settlement: DT Aziz Shittu

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Colts Cut Jalen Collins

The Colts have released former Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins from the practice squad, per a team announcement. To fill his spot, they’ve signed cornerback Shakial Taylor.

Collins joined the Colts’ practice squad on September 1 after he missed the 53-man cut in late August. In the previous year, he moved between the Colts’ p-squad and active roster, but did not see live action. For his career, he has played in 24 games (all for the Falcons) with 43 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, ten passes defensed, and with a pair of ten-game bans for PEDs.

Taylor, a 5’11” corner, first joined the Colts as a UDFA in May of 2019. While at Kansas for his final two collegiate seasons, he tallied 55 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and three picks, including one returned for a touchdown.

The Colts presently carry two corners on their practice squad between Taylor and Deante Burton.

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NFL Workout Updates: 9/17/19

Here are Tuesday’s updates from the workout circuit, all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter unless otherwise noted.

Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

  • T Gerhard deBeer, Christian DiLauro, Brandon Hitner, C James Murray (link)

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins

Colts Reach Roster Max

The Colts reached the 53-man limit on Saturday by cutting a number of players, including running back Charcandrick West. West, who has been toggled on and off of the Chiefs’ roster in recent years, hooked on with the Colts less than two weeks ago. Despite the season-ending injury suffered by D’Onta Foreman, he wasn’t able to make the final cut.

Also among the cuts – J’Marcus Webb, one of the club’s Week 1 starting tackles in 2018. Webb’s season was mostly lost to injury, and he’ll have to hook on elsewhere for 2019.

Here’s the rest of the Colts’ moves:

Waived:

– S Micah Abernathy
– T Jackson Barton
– CB Jalen Collins
– WR Ashton Dulin
– G Jake Eldrenkam
– T Antonio Garcia
– DE Gerri Green
– DE Obum Gwacha
– K Cole Hedlund
– WR Krishawn Hogan
– CB Isaiah Langley
– WR Roger Lewis
– LB Skai Moore
– C Daniel Munyer
– DE Carroll Phillips
– DT Johnny Robinson
– DT Sterling Shippy
– G Nate Theaker
– S Jacob Thieneman
– WR Jordan Veasy
– QB Phillip Walker
– RB Aca’Cedric Ware
– RB Marquis Young

Waived/Injured:

– WR Penny Hart
– S Isaiah Johnson
– WR Marcus Johnson
– S Kai Nacu
– CB Shakial Taylor
– LB Ahmad Thomas

Released:

– TE Gabe Holmes
– DT Caraun Reid
– TE Ross Travis

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/5/19

Here are today’s minor moves. We’ll update this list throughout the day:

Indianapolis Colts

New York Giants

San Francisco 49ers