Tracy Sprinkle

Texans Trim Roster To 53

The Texans made a flurry of roster moves to get down to 53 players today. Among the notable names that were cut was former Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Boddy-Calhoun started at least seven games for Cleveland in each of the past three seasons, but couldn’t crack Houston’s roster after signing a one-year deal back in March.

Receiver Chad Hansen, a fourth-round pick of the Jets in 2017, was also let go. He’s bounced around the league ever since New York cut bait after just one season. Houston also cut ties with reserve pass-rusher Joel Heath. An undrafted rookie in 2016, Heath started 15 games for the Texans across his first two years in the league.

Here are the rest of the players who failed to make the team:

Waived:

WR Floyd Allen

OLB Jesse Aniebonam

CB Derrick Baity Jr.

OLB Davin Bellamy

RB Damarea Crockett

OLB Jamal Davis II

T Christian DiLauro

WR Johnnie Dixon

NT Javi Edwards

S Austin Exford

RB Josh Ferguson

S A.J. Hendy

RB Karan Higdon Jr.

DE Albert Huggins

S Chris Johnson

WR Tyron Johnson

T Rick Leonard

WR Steven Mitchell Jr.

NT Walter Palmore

CB Jermaine Ponder

OLB Gimel President

G Malcolm Pridgeon

G Maurquice Shakir

WR Vyncint Smith

DE Tracy Sprinkle

QB Jordan Ta’amu

WR Jester Weah

Waived-injured:

ILB B.J. Bello

ILB Xavier Woodson

Placed on IR:

QB Joe Webb III

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/15/19

Today’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns

Jacksonville Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Signed: TE Micky Crum, LB Christian Kuntz
  • Waived: LB J.T. Jones, CB Jermaine Ponder

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Signed: DT Shane Bowman
  • Placed on injured reserve: WR Bryant Mitchell

Tennessee Titans

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/10/19

Here are Saturday’s minor moves, with the list being updated throughout the day.

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

  • Signed: C John Yarbrough

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

New York Jets

New Orleans Saints

  • Released: TE Jake Powell

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/3/19

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Cleveland Browns

Indianapolis Colts

  • Signed: TE Zach Conque
  • Waived/injured: TE Billy Brown

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Panthers Announce Roster Moves

The Panthers are the latest team to announced their initial wave of roster cuts. Carolina will need to make further transactions in order to comply with the 53-man roster maximum on Saturday.

The following players were cut by the Panthers today:

Released:

Waived:

None of Carolina’s cuts should come as much of a surprise, although there was some thought Clausell might stick on the club’s roster given its injuries along the offensive line.

Panthers Sign Seven UDFAs

The Panthers have announced the signing of seven undrafted free agents:

Allen, a 6’3″ signal caller, began his collegiate career at Texas A&M before transferring to the University of Houston. Things didn’t go as planned with the Cougars, however, as he lost his starting job once again. In January, Allen decided to skip his senior season in order to go pro. All in all, Allen left the NCAA with a 61.7% completion percentage and 37 touchdowns against 18 interceptions.

Allen may have an opportunity to make the final cut with the Panthers as Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke are the only other QBs presently under contract behind Cam Newton. If veteran Derek Anderson is retained, however, that bunch will be competing for just one potential spot on the 53-man roster.

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