NFL Transactions for October 18th, 2017

NFL Transactions for October 18th, 2017

Baltimore Ravens

  • Ravens signed WR Griff Whalen

Buffalo Bills
  • Bills signed WR Deonte Thompson
  • Bills released RB Joe Banyard
  • Bills signed CB Sammy Seamster to their practice squad
  • Bills have claimed LB Tyrell Adams and released LB Deon Lacey
  • Bills recently worked out LB Boseko Lokombo, S L.J. McCray, DE Noble Nwachukwu, QB Matt Simms and WR Deonte Thompson

Carolina Panthers

  • Panthers signed S Dezmen Southward to their practice squad
  • Panthers released LB Zeek Bigger from their practice squad

Chicago Bears

  • Bears recently worked out QB Alex Torgerson, WR Jordan Payton, WR Kevin Snead, and WR Nelson Spruce

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals recently worked out TE Jace Amaro,  TE Larry Donnell, TE Gavin Escobar, TE Scott Orndoff. TE Brian Parker, TE John Phillips, TE Josiah Price, TE Steven Scheu, S Robert Blanton, S K.J. Dillon, S Harold Jones-Quartey and S Robenson Therezie

Cleveland Browns

  • Browns bench QB Kevin Hogan
  • Browns named QB DeShone Kizer the starter for week 7

Denver Broncos

  • Broncos promoted WR Hunter Sharp to their active roster
  • Broncos signed WR River Cracraft to their practice squad

Detroit Lions

  • Lions signed DE Jacquies Smith
  • Lions worked out DE Jacquies Smith, K Dan Carpenter, K Travis Coons, LS Andrew East, LS Nolan Frese, LS Jeff Overbaugh, DT Toby Johnson and DE Joby Saint Fleur
  • Lions cut DE George Johnson and DL Datone Jones
  • Lions claimed QB Brad Kaaya off waivers from the Panthers
  • Lions signed OT Bryce Harris
  • Lions cut DT Caraun Reid

Houston Texans

  • Texans worked out WRs Demarcus Ayers, WR Montay Crockett, WR Tevaun Smith, TE Jason Croom, TE Ryan Malleck, TE Cole Wick and QB Taylor Heinicke

Indianapolis Colts

  • Colts lost RB Robert Turbin for the year with an elbow injury
  • Colts QB Andrew Luck suffers a setback during practice

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Chargers recently worked out the following safeties: Robert Blanton, Justin Currie, Antone Exum, Ed Reynolds, Malik Smith, and Ahmad Thomas

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Chiefs recently worked out DT Josh Augusta, OT Nick Becton, LB Johnathan Calvin and G Oni Omoile

New Orleans Saints

  • Saints waived LB Adam Bighill and released OT Bryce Harris
  • Saints promoted RB Daniel Lasco from the practice squad
  • Saints worked out RB Matt Asiata, RB Ka’Deem Carey, RB Shaun Draughn, RB Dexter McCluster, RB Chase Reynolds, RB Khiry Robinson, TE Jason Croom, LB Bryan Braman, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, WR Devin Lucien, WR Francis Owusu, WR Rodney Smith and WR Paul Turner

New York Jets

  • Jets released DT Anthony Johnson from injured reserve
  • Jets signed S Harold Jones-Quartey to their practice squad
  • Jets released RB Jahad Thomas from their practice squad
  • Jets recently worked out S Harold Jones-Quartey, OT Storm Norton and DE Owa Odighizuwa

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Steelers signed OT Jake Rodgers to their practice squad
  • Steelers released WR Justin Thomas from their PS

San Francisco 49ers

  • 49ers released TE Logan Paulsen
  • 49ers placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on I/R
  • 49ers signed CB Greg Mabin and TE Cole Wick to their practice squad
  • 49ers released DB Jarnor Jones from the PS

Seattle Seahawks

  • Seahawks placed DL Cliff Avril on I/R; Retirement is a possibility

Washington Redskins

  • Redskins first-round DE Jonathan Allen will miss the rest of the 2017 season
  • Redskins signed DL A.J. Francis to their practice squad

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