Damion Square IL FA
Mon 6/1/20 6:36 PM
Square re-signed with the Chargers on Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Despite suffering a back injury midway through the 2019 season, Square managed to appear in all 16 games for Los Angeles. The defensive tackle recorded 27 tackles (15 solo) and two passes defended. The exact terms of the deal aren't clear, but he'll likely provide depth along the defensive line in 2020.
QHenry Ruggs WR LV (6)
Mon 6/1/20 5:07 PM2 Comments
Ruggs suffered an injury to his thigh recently due to an "off-the-field accident helping a friend move," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to Rapoport, Ruggs was cut or suffered a puncture, but the rookie wide receiver is "OK," and the wound isn't severe. Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders also released a statement regarding the matter: "The Raiders are aware of a report regarding an off-field injury to Henry Ruggs III. Respecting Henry's right to medical privacy, the team will not be commenting on the report." Until the team is able to get on the field, the state of Ruggs' health likely will remain unknown.
Sojourn Shelton CB ARI (8)
Mon 6/1/20 4:55 PM
The Cardinals cut Shelton on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Arizona cut Shelton in order to make room for Dylan Cantrell (shoulder) on the 90-man roster. Shelton still has yet to see NFL action since going undrafted in 2017.
QDylan Cantrell WR ARI (8)
Mon 6/1/20 4:35 PM
Cantrell (shoulder) signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Cantrell's first two years in the league were derailed due to injuries -- a bone bruise and a shoulder issue, respectively -- but he'll now get a shot to continue his development in Arizona, where he'll reunite with college coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals' decision to sign Cantrell is a hint that the team is confident in his health, but it's worth noting that the unique nature of this offseason allows clubs to announce signings prior to players officially passing a physical. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is still looking to make his NFL debut.
Clelin Ferrell EDR/DE LV (6)
Mon 6/1/20 3:36 PM
Ferrell has bulked up to 275 pounds as part of his offseason training regimen, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
The 2019 fourth overall pick is coming off an inconsistent but encouraging rookie campaign, in which he accumulated 38 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and five defended passes. Now eyeing a step forward in Year 2, Ferrell has focused his offseason training on bulking up 13 pounds and mastering tape study of opposing offensive linemen. "You wouldn't even recognize me," the 23-year-old said. Ferrell is locked in for a starting role for Las Vegas in 2020, and he could find himself on the radar of IDP fantasy leagues if he's indeed able to progress in his development.
Mo Alie-Cox TE IND (7)
Mon 6/1/20 10:40 AM
Coach Frank Reich said Monday that he expects Alie-Cox to garner increased playing time as a blocker and pass catcher in 2020, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Alie-Cox is a unique weapon in Indianapolis' tight end corps, boasting a dominating 6-foot-5, 267-pound frame, and he appears to have earned a fan in Reich after spending his the last two seasons developing with the Colts. Jack Doyle and Trey Burton (hip) are early favorites to handle the majority of snaps at the position, but Alie-Cox's power and stature could conceivably lend him to red-zone utilization or even a handful of designed plays. After hauling in just 15 combined passes in his first two years, the 26-year-old could now be in line for a key role on offense if he can take another step forward in his development.
QMitchell Trubisky QB CHI (11)
Mon 6/1/20 10:33 AM5 Comments
Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Trubisky (shoulder) has been "really, really good in the fact that he's taken this [competition] head-on," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Nagy has previously stated that the team's Week 1 starter will be determined in an open competition between Trubisky and Nick Foles, whom the team acquired for a fourth-round pick in a trade with Jacksonville in April. The Bears then declined to pick up Trubisky's fifth-year option, a hint that Foles is viewed internally as the frontrunner to beat out Trubisky in training camp and the preseason. The 25-year-old demonstrated a career-low 6.1 yards per pass attempt last season while leading one of the least potent offenses in the league. He's also recovering from January surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.
Rod Streater WR FA
Sun 5/31/20 10:59 PM
Streater has been hired as a scouting assistant by the Browns, effectively serving as an announcement for his retirement form the NFL.
Streater last played a snap as a member of the Browns during the 2018 season, when he appeared in three games before landing on injured reserve due to a neck issue. The former Temple standout began his career with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2012, where he most notably logged 888 receiving yards and four scores in his sophomore campaign.
George Kittle TE SF (11)
Sun 5/31/20 2:42 PM
Kittle's agent doesn't believe the existing tight end market is relevant to his client's next contract, ESPN.com reports.
The agent, Jack Bechta, makes a reasonable point, considering Kittle's combination of receiving and blocking skill hasn't been seen in the NFL since Rob Gronkowski's prime. Travis Kelce is the closest thing to a fair comparison right now, but he signed a five-year, $46.8 million extension four years ago and has since become one of the top bargains in the league for his team. Entering the fourth and final season his his rookie contract, Kittle can make a case for the same type of money that's recently been paid to No. 1 WRs and top pass rushers -- around $20 million per year. The 49ers do have some leverage in the form of franchise tags, an option that likely would cost $10-11 million for 2021 and $12-13 million for 2022. Of course, it's also an option that likely would led to a holdout, and potentially hostility between player and team.
Patrick Queen LB BAL (8)
Sat 5/30/20 7:24 PM
Coach John Harbaugh expects to utilize Queen in a three-down role in both base and sub- defensive packages, Todd Karpovich of Sports Illustrated reports.
The 20-year-old was selected 28th overall in April's draft by Baltimore, so it's not a major surprise he'll be playing a significant role in 2020. The news from coach Harbaugh provides a potential boost to Queen's IDP value after he racked up 85 total tackles during his final season at LSU.