A flurry of waiver moves took place early Sunday afternoon. While teams are just upgrading the very bottom of their roster, we wanted to pass along some of the most interesting transactions.
1. The Patriots lost two tight ends they were hoping to put on the practice squad. Both players went to division rivals.
Fifth-round pick Lee Smith was claimed by the Bills, according to Adam Schefter. Undrafted rookie Will Yeatman was claimed by the Dolphins, according to Mike Reiss.
2. The Panthers have claimed three players: Rams DE George Selvie, Raiders S Stevie Brown, and Cowboys CB Josh Thomas. (Schefter reported Thomas and Selvie. Brown tweeted his news.)
3. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports quarterback Scott Tolzien was claimed by the 49ers. Center Colin Baxter was claimed by the Jets. The Chargers hoped to put both players on their practice squad. It appears Tolzien will be San Francisco’s No. 3 quarterback.
4. Former Texans linebacker Xavier Adibi was claimed by the Vikings, according to his agent.
5. This wasn’t a waiver claim, but Zac Diles signed with the Bucs according to his agent. He was cut by St. Louis.
6. With Greg McElroy recovering from thumb surgery, the Jets claimed Kevin O’Connell according to multiple reports.