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Weekly NFL Waiver Wire: Patriots trade Bryan Stork to Redskins and other moves

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Transactions were minimal as next week’s roster cutdown begins.

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Few teams felt inclined to make transactions this week due to the cutdown to 75-man rosters after Week 3 of the preseason. The biggest “shocks” of the week were the Saints cutting veteran corner Keenan Lewis and the Bills release of overweight running back Karlos Williams. Former Seahawks center Lem Jeanpierre was picked up by the Lions to help with the depth along their offensive line. Seattle’s only moves this week were the release of RB/FB Jonathan Amosa and the re-signing of FB/DL Will Tukuafu. Once roster cutdowns commence next week, expect a lot of surprising transactions, jersey swapping and teams attempting to hide project players they believe in.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

No Transactions.

Los Angeles Rams

No Transactions.

San Francisco 49ers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR Ryan Whalen.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DB Jered Bell.

Seattle Seahawks

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed FB Will Tukuafu.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut FB Jonathan Amosa.

NFC North

Chicago Bears

No Transactions.

Detroit Lions

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OL Lem Jeanpierre.
  • Signed DB Brandon McGee.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Alex Chisum.
  • Cut WR Andre Caldwell.
  • Cut DB Keith Lewis.

Green Bay Packers

Released/Waived:

  • Cut LS Jesse Schmitt.
  • Cut OG Matt Rotheram.
  • Cut OT Josh James.

Minnesota Vikings

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed QB Brad Sorenson.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed K Shayne Graham.
  • Signed S Sergio Brown.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut C Jake Reed.
  • Cut K Nick Rose.

Carolina Panthers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OT Willie Smith.

New Orleans Saints

Released/Waived:

  • Cut CB Keenan Lewis.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OG Kyler Kerbyson.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DB Elijah Shumate.
  • Cut LB Cassanova McKinzy.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed OG Dan Buchholz.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut OG Jared Smith.

New York Giants

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DB Joe Powell.
  • Signed K Randy Bullock.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DB Matt Smalley.
  • Cut K Tom Obarski.

Suspensions:

  • K Josh Brown suspended for violating NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

Philadelphia Eagles

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed LB Stephen Tulloch.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Xavier Rush.
  • Cut C Bruce Johnson.
  • Cut WR T.J. Graham.
  • Cut RB Cedric O’Neal.
  • Cut LB Deontae Skinner.

Washington Redskins

Trades:

  • Traded conditional draft pick to New England. Acquired C Bryan Stork.

AFC West

Denver Broncos

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed TE Manasseh Garner.
  • Signed DT Henry Melton.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut OT Sam Carlson.

Kansas City Chiefs

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed FS Brock Vereen.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DB Akeem Davis.

Oakland Raiders

No Transactions.

San Diego Chargers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed CB Mike Lee.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DB Carrington Byndom.

Cincinnati Bengals

No Transactions.

Cleveland Browns

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed RB Jahwan Edwards.
  • Signed WR Josh Boyce.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut OT Erie Ladson.
  • Cut RB Patrick Skov.

Suspensions:

  • FS K’Waun Williams suspended 2 weeks for violating team rules.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed QB Bryn Renner.
  • Signed OG Antoine Everett.
  • Signed OG Shahbaz Ahmed.
  • Re-signed ILB Vince Williams to a three-year extension.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut OT Brian Mihalik.
  • Cut RB Christian Powell.
  • Cut DE Roy Philon.

Suspensions:

  • RB Le’Veon Bell’s suspension reduced from 4 games to 3 games.

AFC South

Houston Texans

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DE Alex Carrington.

Indianapolis Colts

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed DB Alden Darby.
  • Signed OT Kieth Lumpkin.
  • Signed OG Eric Herman.
  • Signed TE Michael Miller.
  • Signed WR Justin Berger.
  • Signed CB Antonio Cromartie.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut RB Abou Toure.
  • Cut OG Donovan Williams.
  • Cut TE Emil Igwenagu.
  • Cut WR Marcus Leak.
  • Cut WR Andrew Opoku.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed G Jacques McClendon.
  • Signed DT T.J. Barnes.
  • Signed RB Cameron Marshall.

Released/Waived:

  • Cut WR Rasheed Bailey.
  • Cut QB Max Wittek.

Tennessee Titans

Signings/Waivers/Options:

  • Signed WR Jarrod West.
  • Signed WR Donte Foster.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Released/Waived:

  • Cut RB Karlos Williams.

Miami Dolphins

Released/Waived:

  • Cut DE Farrington Huguenin.

New York Jets

Released/Waived:

  • Cut RB Bernard Pierce.

New England Patriots

Released/Waived:

  • Cut TE Bear Pascoe.
  • Cut S Cedric Thompson.
  • Cut CB V’Angelo Bentley.
  • Cut DB E.J. Biggers.
  • Cut DT Frank Kearse.
  • Cut RB Donald Brown.

Trades:

  • Traded C Bryan Stork to Washington. Acquired conditional draft pick.

My Thoughts

  • It’s great to see the Seahawks bring back Tukuafu for another training camp. He has proved to be an exceptional fullback the past two seasons along with providing the versatility to flip to the defensive line. The backfield is deep this year, so it will be interesting to see if they keep a fullback on the roster for yet another season.
  • The majority of NFL teams didn’t feel the need to make many moves this week with the roster cutdown approaching after the 3rd week of preseason. Next week has the potential of some surprising cuts across the league and new possible free agent targets for the Seahawks.