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Minor NFL Transactions: 10/16/18

Here are Tuesday’s minor moves:

Cleveland Browns

New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Practice Squad Updates: 10/16/18

We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:

Cleveland Browns

  • Signed: OL Jake Eldrenkamp, WR Blake Jackson

Green Bay Packers

  • Cut: WR DeAngelo Yancey

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Workout Updates: 10/16/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit. Links to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account, unless otherwise noted.

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 10/15/18

Today’s workout updates:

Cleveland Browns

  • LB Manase Hungalu (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle)

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Jets

Browns WR Rod Streater Done For Year

Wide receiver Rod Streater fractured a bone in his neck in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and will miss the season, ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon tweets. On the plus side, Streater will not need surgery and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Streater was signed to a one-year deal last month following the Josh Gordon trade. The deal snapped a long layoff for the 30-year-old, who had not played in a regular season game since the ’16 season with the 49ers.

Streater was on the roster for three games, but did not have a pass thrown in his direction. His final stat line with Cleveland consists of one carry for negative 11 yards against the Ravens.

A 6-foot-2 pass-catcher, Streater’s most notable NFL work came with the Raiders many years ago. He caught 60 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns with Oakland in 2013, doing so after surpassing 500 air yards as a rookie in 2012. In the seasons since, he hasn’t exceeded 300 yards combined.

In related news, Browns rookie receiver Derrick Willies underwent surgery for his broken collarbone. But, unlike Streater, he is a candidate to return from IR later this year.

Browns To Meet With NaVorro Bowman

Former 49ers and Raiders linebacker NaVorro Bowman is scheduled to work out for the Browns on Tuesday, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). This marks Bowman’s first known workout since the start of the season. 

Bowman, 30, spent his entire career with the Niners before being released last October. He was productive after hooking on with the Raiders, but new head coach Jon Gruden opted against re-signing him in the spring. Between his ten contests in Oakland and five in San Francisco, Bowman finished out with 127 combined tackles, six tackles for a loss, five QB hits, and 1.5 sacks.

The Packers reportedly considered the veteran after losing Jake Ryan to a torn ACL, but they decided to go in a different direction. Bowman’s market has been weirdly quiet, but the Browns have every reason to believe that he can be a key contributor. At this stage of the year, the Browns could get Bowman for something near the prorated portion veteran’s minimum, and that could prove to be one of the year’s best value signings.

In his salad days, Bowman was considered to be among the very best linebackers in the NFL. He earned three consecutive First Team All-Pro selections with San Francisco before suffering an Achilles injury early in 2016.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 10/13/18

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

Cleveland Browns

  • Released via injury settlement: FB Dan Vitale

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Browns Sign WR Breshad Perriman

Breshad Perriman has found a new home. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the wideout has signed with the Browns. To make room on the roster, the team is placing wideout Derrick Willies on the injured reserve (via Ohio.com’s Nate Ulrich on Twitter).

The 2015 first-round pick was released by the Ravens in September following three underwhelming seasons with the team. After sitting out his entire rookie campaign due to injury, Perriman managed to show a bit of promise in 2016, hauling in 33 catches for 499 yards and three scores. However, he seemingly took a step back in 2017, catching only 10 passes for 77 yards.

The 25-year-old later caught on with the Redskins, but he was waived by the team before appearing in a game. A number of teams had taken the time to audition Perriman following his Baltimore and Washington stints, including the Eagles, PatriotsJaguars, JetsGiants, Bills, and Vikings.

While the Browns had never been reported as a suitor, the pairing makes plenty of sense. The team’s receiver corps has been shaken up over the past few months, and they’re currently dealing with injuries to Rashard Higgins and Willies. While Perriman won’t pass Jarvis Landry or Antonio Callaway on the depth chart, he could earn some playing time over Rod Streater and Damion Ratley.

We heard yesterday that Willies, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech, had broken his collarbone during practice (although Ulrich notes that he won’t be officially diagnosed until next week). The rookie had three receptions for 61 yards during last weekend’s win over the Ravens, and he was set to earn more playing time with Higgins sideline for at least the next two weeks.

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Derrick Willies Breaks Collarbone In Practice

  • The Browns were already dealing with a banged up receiving corp, and got more bad news today. Rookie receiver Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice today, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Willies, an undrafted free agent from Texas Tech has shown some promise recently, and now appears likely headed for injured reserve. Rashard Higgins is out with an injury of his own, and Willies was supposed to play a big role this week against the Chargers. It’s a big blow, and the Browns will be very thin at receiver against a Chargers defense that is starting to come on strong.