Terrell Williams (S)

Saints Sign Ryan Groy, Release Derek Newton

The Saints signed center Ryan Groy and safety Terrell Williams, according to a team announcement. In related moves, the club released guard Mike Herndon wide receiver Micah Wright, and tackle Derek Newton

Groy, 29 in September, spent the last four years with the Bills and made 14 starts over the last three seasons. The Bills kept him from joining the Rams by matching his offer sheet a couple of years ago, but they did not make a strong push to retain him this time around.

Newton, meanwhile, is being bumped to make room for new arrival Marshall Newhouse. The longtime starter for the Texans hasn’t been the same since he tore both patellar tendons in a 2016 game against the Broncos. He tried to rekindle his career with the Saints, but he leaves the team after suiting up for just one game.

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NFL Workout Updates: 11/12/18

Here are today’s tryouts:

Buffalo Bills:

Carolina Panthers:

Cleveland Browns:

  • T Chris Durant; DB John Franklin III, CB Josh Thornton

Green Bay Packers:

Houston Texans:

Indianapolis Colts:

  • G David Bright; LB Kennan Gilchrist; S Terrell Williams

New York Jets:

 

 

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/21/18

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

  • Re-signed: T Leon Johnson

Houston Texans

  • Signed: CB Bryce Jones
  • Waived/injured: CB Josh Thornton

Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings

  • Signed: C Jacob Judd
  • Claimed off waivers: RB Luke McNitt

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

  • Claimed off waivers: CB Antwuan Davis (Lions)
  • Waived/injured: CB Tevin Mitchel

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Signed: TE Matt Weiser
  • Waived/injured: TE Colin Jeter

Tennessee Titans

 

49ers Sign 13 Undrafted Free Agents

The 49ers have announced the signing of the following 13 undrafted college free agents:

McFadden was clearly a high post-draft priority for the 49ers, as the club handed the ex-Seminole largest known guarantee among undrafted free agents league-wide. He’ll receive a $20K signing bonus and a $70K base salary guarantee, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link). While each NFL team is allowed to distribute roughly $100K in signing bonus to UDFAs, there is no limit as on base salary guarantees.

McFadden played in 13 games for Florida State in both 2016 and 2017, and earned All-ACC honors during his sophomore campaign. A former five-star recruit, McFadden has a long frame that helps him excel in press coverage, per Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.