Michael Sam DL STL 16 Hrs6 Comments
Sam wen unclaimed on waivers Sunday, and he is now free to sign with any NFL team, ESPN.com reports.
Sam was waived by the Rams on Saturday, and while there has been speculation that he may join the practice squad, coach Jeff Fisher didn't give any indication that the team will bring Sam back.
Mickey Shuler TE JAC 17 Hrs
Shuler was added to the Jaguars' roster on Sunday, the Florida Times-Union reports.
The 27-year-old was released by the Falcons, who faced the Jaguars in the teams' preseason finale Thursday. A career journeyman, Shuler has spent time with Oakland, Arizona, Buffalo and Atlanta on the practice squad. He'll slot in as the third tight end behind Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor.
Vincent Brown WR SD 18 Hrs
Brown (calf) cleared waivers and was placed on the Chargers' IR list, ESPN.com reports.
The move is evidently a procedural one, with the report suggesting that Brown is close to health at this stage, with an injury settlement a potential outcome. In such a scenario, Brown will be able to catch on with another team.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson QB NE 20 Hrs12 Comments
The Patriots have added Bethel-Thompson to their practice squad, the Boston Globe reports.
With Ryan Mallett having been dealt to the Texans, the Patriots will go with just two QBs to start the season (Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo), with Bethel-Thompson now on board to provide the team with some depth at the position.
Matt Simms QB NYJ 20 Hrs
Simms has been added to the Jets' practice squad, the Star-Ledger reports.
The Jets are rolling with just two quarterbacks to start the season, but should Geno Smith or Michael Vick suffer an injury, Simms is in line to re-enter the backup mix.
Daryl Richardson RB NYJ 20 Hrs
Richardson has been added to the Jets' practice squad, the Star-Ledger reports.
Richardson is thus a Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory or Bilal Powell injury away from potentially rejoining the Jets' backfield mix.
Alex Smith QB KC 20 Hrs8 Comments
Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs, the Kansas City Star reports.
With Smith set to become a free agent after the season, the Chiefs will lock him up for the next four years. The deal guarantees Smith $45 million, with the remaining $23 million based upon certain bonuses, most of which are probably tied to his production. While questions remain regarding Smith's ability to lead a contending team, he's coming off of a season in which he threw for 23 touchdowns and a career-best 3,313 yards. Thus far in the preseason, Smith is 31-of-51 for 286 yards and two picks.
Buster Skrine DB CLE 20 Hrs
Skrine (thumb) will play in Sunday's opener against the Steelers, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The cornerback has been dealing with a thumb injury and underwent surgery in mid-August. He made a quick recovery and returned to practice last week. With Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert likely slotted in as Cleveland's top two corners, Skrine will see action as the third cornerback.
Anthony Davis SF 20 Hrs
Davis (shoulder) said that he'll "be ready to play in week 1," the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Davis was recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but it was generally accepted that he would suit up week 1. His statement assures that assumption. He will the 49ers' starting right tackle.
Alex Boone SF 21 Hrs1 Comment
Boone has ended his holdout with the 49ers and will report to the team after restructuring his two-year deal, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Things were starting to look bleak for both parties after a deal wasn't reached by the 49ers' fourth preseason game, but both sides finally broke down and worked out a deal. Boone agreed to restructure his deal for the next two years, which will bump his yearly salary from $3.7 million to $6 million. The 49ers didn't have a lot of depth behind Boone, and it was evident by their poor protection in the preseason, so that definitely worked in Boone's favor. He will return to his usual role as the starting right guard.