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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/17/19

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • DB Marcelis Branch

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/27/18

Today’s practice squad updates:

Chicago Bears

Los Angeles Chargers

Miami Dolphins

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Released: CB Jeff Richards

NFL Workout Updates: 9/18/18

Here’s the latest from the NFL workout circuit on a busy Tuesday. All links to NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted.

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 9/17/18

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s of Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • TE Nick O’Leary (link)

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 9/11/18

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

Buffalo Bills

  • DT Du’Vonta Lumpkin (link)

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 9/10/18

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

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans 

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

Browns Make Minor Trade With Saints

The Browns have reached the 53-man roster maximum by making a whole lot of cuts and acquiring one player just before the bell.

On Saturday, the Browns announced that they acquired defensive lineman Devaroe Lawrence from the Saints in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick. Lawrence, 26 in October, overcame legal trouble as a youngster to achieve his dream of making it to the NFL. Injuries have held him back in the pros, but the Saints stuck by him even after ACL surgery in December of 2016.

We felt he was athletic, explosive and we felt like he could recover,” said Saints coach Sean Payton (via Luke Johnson of The Times-Picayune). “In other words, he was battling an injury and we saw traits that are hard to find sometimes for defensive tackles, and it’s hard to find that position, especially after the draft.”

So, with Lawrence in the fold, the Browns waived the following 19 players to get down to the limit:

Browns Sign Corey Coleman, Other Draftees

No NFL team has more draftees to lock up than the Browns, who selected 14 players in this year’s draft, averaging two picks per round. The team has begun to put a dent into its rookie class, announcing today that six draft picks, including first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman, have officially signed contracts.Corey Coleman

Here’s the full list of Cleveland draftees that have formally put pen to paper so far:

In addition to securing their top pick, the Browns have now signed their last five selections as well, leaving eight unsigned players in between — that list includes second-round pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah, along with three third-round picks and four fourth-rounders.

Coleman, who figures to be catching passes from either Robert Griffin III or Josh McCown in his rookie season, will get a four-year deal worth about $11.655MM, with a signing bonus of $6.676MM and a first-year cap hit of $2.119MM, according to Over the Cap’s data. Coleman’s contract will also feature a fifth-year option for 2020, allowing Cleveland to control him for an extra season.

The Browns’ selection of Coleman at No. 15 overall last month was the result of multiple trades down, first from No. 2, then from No. 8.

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