Shaquelle Evans

Minor NFL Transactions: 4/27/17

Today’s minor moves:

  • The Cowboys announced that they have waived wide receiver Shaquelle Evans. The move was expected after he was suspended for a substance abuse policy violation earlier this month.
  • The Jets released defensive end Kenny Anunike. Anunike signed a futures deal with New York in January, but he didn’t get to stay for very long.
  • The Redskins signed offensive lineman Quinton Schooley. Schooley was released by Pittsburgh with an injury settlement last August.

Cowboys WR Shaquelle Evans Suspended

Cowboys wide receiver Shaquelle Evans was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season, per a league announcement. Evans violated the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

You may remember Evans as a notable Jets draft bust during John Idzik‘s tenure as GM. The 2014 fourth-round pick was placed on injured reserve in August of his rookie season, ending his first campaign before it could begin. After he healed from the shoulder injury, he was unable to make the Jets’ 53-man roster and he was cut loose in September 2015.

Evans came to the Cowboys on a January practice squad deal and was already viewed as a longshot to make the roster. This could effectively shut the door on Evans’ 53-man chances.

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/16/17

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.

Dallas Cowboys

Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins