Seahawks place James Carpenter on non-football illness list
Posted by Curtis Crabtree on December 4, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT
The Seattle Seahawks placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the non-football illness list Tuesday, ending his 2012 season.
There has been no word yet as to the nature of the illness that led to Carpenter’s season coming to an end.
Carpenter had left Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after the Seahawks opening possession with an injury to his left knee. It’s the same knee Carpenter tore his ACL in last October. Carpenter was forced to miss the entire off-season while on the physically unable to perform list before being activated during final cuts. He still missed the first three games of the season before returning to the lineup. A concussion also forced him to miss two games mid-season.
The Seahawks signed rookie guard Rishaw Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad to fill Carpenter’s spot on the roster. With Seattle also releasing receiver Braylon Edwards Tuesday with a waived/injured designation, the Seahawks still have an open roster spot to fill.
Other players to have landed on the non-football illness list recently are Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson and Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison. Patterson had to undergo brain surgery to correct a brain abnormality. Harrison had a brain tumor that was discovered upon taking a physical to complete a trade from the Lions to the Eagles. Harrison is still out of football as he has had setbacks in his recovery.
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 30, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
Washington safety Brandon Meriweather is officially suspended for the first two games of the regular season.
Meriweather, who was suspended for his sixth violation of the rules against hitting defenseless opponents in the head, has lost his appeal of that suspension.
The appeal was heard by Ted Cottrell, who is hired jointly by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. Cottrell was an NFL linebacker and had a long career as a defensive coach, so he’s not opposed to tough, physical defensive football. In fact, Cottrell reduced another suspension for Meriweather last year, from two games to one. But Meriweather has crossed the line too many times.
Meriweather will be eligible to re-join Washington for Week Three.
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
And another 2012 draft pick has been cut by the Bengals.
Joining second-rounder Devon Still on the waiver wire is tight end/H-back/fullback Orson Charles, a fourth-round pick two years ago.
Charles appeared in 16 regular-season games with six starts as a rookie. Last year, he appeared in six games.
Listed as an H-back, he moved to fullback from tight end in 2013. Depending on what former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks of Charles, there’s a chance he could end up in Washington.
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
The Saints have had plenty of success in recent years with first-year receivers. Brandon Coleman won’t be one of them.
Per a league source, Coleman has been waived.
At six feet, six inches, Coleman could become in time an intriguing weapon. As recently explained by Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, drops in camp made it much more difficult for Coleman to make the roster.
If he clears waivers, Coleman has a good change of landing on the practice squad.
Posted by Josh Alper on August 30, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT
The Bears continue to clear out the veteran backups on their offensive line.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Eben Britton has joined Dennis Roland and Rob Turner on the discard pile as the team makes its way to 53 players. Britton, a 2009 second-round pick in Jacksonville, re-signed with the Bears after playing 13 games for them last season but the team’s opted for a younger look on the depth chart.
As a vested veteran, Britton can sign anywhere without waiting for the waiver process to play out.
Biggs reports that the Bears have also parted ways with offensive lineman Taylor Boggs, offensive lineman Ryan Groy, wide receiver Dale Moss, wide receiver/kick returner Chris Williams, linebacker DeDe Lattimore, defensive lineman Lee Pegues, linebacker Jerry Franklin, safety Marcus Trice and cornerback C.J. Wilson.
Posted by Mike Wilkening on August 30, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Vincent Brown’s time with the Chargers could be at a close.
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the fourth-year wide receiver has not made the club’s 53-player roster.
Brown will be waived-injured, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, according to NFL.com. Brown has been sidelined with a calf injury throughout the summer and did not appear in any exhibition games.
The 25-year-old Brown caught 41 passes for 472 yards and a touchdown in 16 games (12 starts) for San Diego in 2013. The Chargers selected him in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Posted by Josh Alper on August 30, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT
The Titans may have settled on Rob Bironas’s replacement at kicker.
Travis Coons has outlasted Maikon Bonani in this summer’s competition. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Bonani has been cut after entering camp as the favorite. Bonani was 3-of-4 on both field goals and extra points. Coons, an undrafted free agent, made 2-of-3 field goals and could still conceivably be replaced when the Titans see who is available after all the cuts have been made.
Cornerback Tommie Campbell, a 2011 seventh-round pick who was flagged for seven penalties during the exhibition season, has also been released. Campbell went on Twitter to thank Titans fans for their support.
Wyatt also reports that linebacker Moise Fokous, tight end Chase Coffman, cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson, offensive lineman Eric Olsen, quarterback Dominique Davis and tight end Jason Schepler have been released.
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
In 2012, the Bengals used a second-round pick on defensive lineman Devon Still. In 2014, they release him.
Per a league source, Still will be among the cuts down to 53 players.
Still appeared in 10 games last season and eight as a rookie. He told PFT Live a month before the 2012 draft that Still, who played at Penn State, is a Steelers fan. The Steelers, along with every other team, will now have a chance to claim him on waivers.
Still’s situation underscores the inherent crapshoot that is the draft. In the same year they ultimately wasted a second-round pick on Still, the Bengals signed an undrafted linebacker named Vontaze Burfict.
Posted by Josh Alper on August 30, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT
The Giants brought back Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham this offseason after he spent two injury-plagued seasons in San Francisco, but he couldn’t stay healthy enough to make the club.
According to multiple reports, the Giants will place Manningham on injured reserve on Saturday because of a calf injury he suffered in the team’s preseason finale. Per the same reports, kick returner Trindon Holliday, signed as a free agent this offseason, will be joining him after battling a hamstring injury for most of the summer.
Manningham was a 2008 third-round pick by the Giants and caught 160 passes for them over four year before moving on to the 49ers as a free agent. He had 51 catches in two years in California, but the injuries have derailed the career of a productive wideout.
Holliday returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns with the Broncos over the last two seasons, but won’t be able to help the Giants in that area this season. The Giants may now turn to wide receiver Rueben Randle in the return game.
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 30, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT
The Lions have released a favorite receiver of Matthew Stafford.
Kris Durham, a former college teammate and roommate of Stafford’s, was cut today.
Durham played well at times for the Lions, but when Detroit signed Golden Tate this offseason there was one less roster spot available for a wide receiver, and it appears that Durham will lose the numbers game to be one of the backups behind Tate and Calvin Johnson.
Durham caught 38 passes for 490 yards last season.
Other Lions cuts include running back George Winn, tackle Michael Williams, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, defensive end Darryl Tapp, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds, safety Nate Ness, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, center Darren Keyton and linebacker Shamari Benton.
Posted by Darin Gantt on August 30, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has always dared to be different.
So it stands to figure that the Eagles would buck the cut-day trend.
While many teams drag it out until the final minute, the Eagles are the first to announce their full list today.
The Eagles waived the following 19 players: Linebacker Emmanuel Acho, offensive lineman Josh Andrews, running back Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), cornerback Roc Carmichael, tackle Kevin Graf, kicker Alex Henery, wide receiver Damaris Johnson, safety Keelan Johnson, running back Henry Josey, linebacker Josh Kaddu, defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi, quarterback G.J. Kinne, cornerback Curtis Marsh, wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, wide receiver Will Murphy, wide receiver Quron Pratt, safety Ed Reynolds, defensive tackle Damion Square and running back Matthew Tucker.
They also placed wide receiver Arrelious Benn and linebacker Travis Long on injured reserve.
With Lane Johnson’s suspension for the first four games, they’re now to the 53-man limit.
Posted by Mike Wilkening on August 30, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT
The Seahawks are releasing one of the NFL’s most notable right tackles of recent seasons.
The club is parting ways with Eric Winston, PFT’s Mike Florio reported on Saturday.
The Seahawks signed Winston in July to compete for their right tackle job, a position that has been won by rookie Justin Britt.
The 30-year-old Winston has made 119 regular season starts at right tackle. He was a 16-game starter for Arizona in 2013. Before that, he had stints with Houston (2006-2011) and Kansas City (2012). It’s possible Winston could draw interest from clubs looking for experienced help on the right side.
Winston is the president of the NFL Players Association.
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 30, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT
Veteran defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson did not make the 53-man roster in Denver.
Vickerson, who started 11 games last season for the Broncos, was cut today, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
The move comes as something of a surprise considering Vickerson’s status as a starter last season, but the Broncos are deep on the defensive line, and they decided to go with younger players including the 25-year-old Marvin Austin, who signed with Denver this year.
Vickerson will become an unrestricted free agent immediately.
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
Good news, Bills fans. Jon Bon Jovi won’t be buying the team.
Bad news, Bills fans. The Toronto-based group is still planning to try to purchase the franchise.
According to the New York Post, Larry Tanenbaum and Edward Rogers have dumped Bon Jovi because Bon Jovi’s desire to control the team has limited the total bid that the trio can make. The controlling owner must have 30 percent of the team; as the bids reportedly exceed $1 billion, Bon Jovi doesn’t have the cash to contribute to 30 percent of a competitive offer.
Now, Tannenbaum and Rogers, who would have owned 35 percent of a Bon Jovi-led franchise, will continue to chase the team by putting up more cash. Their strong Toronto connections mean that the threat of relocation will continue until they make it clear that the team will never move.
Posted by Mike Wilkening on August 30, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
The Jets are reducing their QB ranks by one.
The club has waived rookie Tajh Boyd, a sixth-round pick from Clemson.
The move leaves the Jets with Michael Vick and Matt Simms as the backups to starter Geno Smith.
Boyd was 8-of-17 for 98 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. He is eligible to claimed by any other club, and he has practice squad eligibility.
The Jets also have announced the release of running back Alex Green, defensive lineman Zach Thompson and tight end Chris Pantale. The Jets also confirmed they were parting ways with third-year wideout Stephen Hill, news of which emerged earlier Saturday.
Posted by Mike Wilkening on August 30, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT
The Lions are releasing an offensive guard who’s started 23 games over the last three seasons.
PFT’s Mike Florio reports the Lions are cutting Garrett Reynolds, who started 10 games at right guard for Atlanta in 2013.
The 27-year-old Reynolds has appeared in 42 regular season games. A North Carolina product, Reynolds spent the previous five seasons with the Falcons (2009-2013).
Reynolds’ experience and relative youth are factors that could land him with another club as teams set their 53-player rosters. If he doesn’t sign elsewhere now, he could be a candidate as an in-season addition as injuries mount around the league.