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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/2/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

  • WR Jake Kumerow
  • WR Colby Pearson
  • TE Robert Tonyan
  • LS Zach Triner
  • WR DeAngelo Yancey

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NFL Workout Updates: 11/5/17

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

Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars

San Francisco 49ers



Minor NFL Transactions: 5/7/17

Here are today’s minor moves:

  • The Raiders saw enough from two tryout defenders over the weekend to extend offers. Former Tennessee defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis and ex-Wagner College linebacker Najee Harris will sign with the team, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (Twitter links). Both agreed to three-year deals, although they will obviously have uphill battles due to the circumstances of their respective signings. Lewis played both defensive end and tackle with the Volunteers.
  • The Jets announced that they’ve signed tryout offensive linemen Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon. In order to create roster space, New York has waived offensive lineman Donald Hawkins and long snapper Zach Triner. Braden appeared in 38 games during his career at Michigan, while Bordelon was a 12-game starter for Nicholls State in 2016. Hawkins, meanwhile, played in seven contests for Carolina last season, but finished out the year with Gang Green.

Earlier updates:

  • The Ravens have released RB Stephen Houston, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter).
  • The Panthers signed their entire draft class several days ago, and now they are working on filling out their 90-man roster. As Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk reports, Carolina has signed LB Kyle Kragen (whose father, Greg Kragen, was a member of the Panthers’ 1995 expansion team), LB Alex Bazzie, and DT Gabriel Mass.

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/5/17

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

  • WR Anthony Dable

Carolina Panthers

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • S Elijah Shumate

New York Jets

  • LS Zach Triner

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • G Jarvis Harrison
  • WR Derel Walker

Washington Redskins

AFC South Notes: Titans, Martin, Jaguars

Adam Vinatieri turned 43 in December, but he continued to perform well for the Colts in the final season of his most recent contract, and the team would reportedly like to bring him back on a new deal. Luckily for the Colts, Vinatieri has decided to continue playing in 2016 rather than retire.

In 2015, Vinatieri connected on 25 of 27 field goal tries, for a 92.6% conversion rate. However, he did occasionally struggle with the longer extra point, missing three of 35 attempts. Still, there were few NFL kickers more reliable than Vinatieri, who is now third on the league’s list of all-time leading scorers. With 2,253 points, Vinatieri could make a run at Morten Andersen (2,544) and Gary Anderson (2,434) if he decides to play for longer than just one more season.

Here’s more from the AFC South:

  • The Buccaneers and running back Doug Martin have mutual interest in getting a deal done before March 9th, but if Martin does become an unrestricted free agent, Terry McCormick of (Twitter link) expects him to be high on the Titans‘ wish list. Tennessee’s new GM Jon Robinson, of course, previously worked in Tampa Bay’s front office.
  • The Jaguars can’t afford to miss on their free agency decisions, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union writes. For more on what lies ahead for Jacksonville this offseason, check out PFR’s Offseason Outlook for the Jaguars.
  • Free agent long snapper Zach Triner worked out this week for the Jaguars and Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).