I don’t think I’ve seen as much action on the NFL waiver wire as what went down in the last 24 hours.
With over 700 players suddenly free agents, there is always interest in a few of those players. But for some reason, this year that interest in making waiver claims went through the roof. The league does not release this type of information, so it has to trickle out piecemeal from the teams, the players themselves or their agents.
At the end of Sunday evening, at least 16 teams had put in one claim for a player on the waiver wire. Miami and the New York Jets claimed at least four players each, while Arizona and Seattle had three each.
One surprise move was the decision by the New York Jets to released FB Tony Richardson. In last week’s episode of “Hard Knocks” head coach Rex Ryan said Richardson had to be on the final 53-man roster because he was a symbol of the rough, run and tussle offense he wish to run. Richardson may be gone only for a week; the Jets are scrimping on money these days and if a vested veteran player is on the game-day roster opening weekend, he’s guaranteed his base salary for the year.
Here’s what went down on Sunday:
BENGALS β acquired S Reggie Nelson and a 2011 conditional draft choice in a trade with the Jaguars in exchange for CB David Jones; claimed QB Dan LeFevour off waivers by the Bears; released QB J.T. O’Sullivan.
BILLS β claimed G Kraig Urbik off waivers by the Steelers; signed TE David Martin, recently with Dolphins; released TE J.P. Foschi and DB Dominique Harris.
BRONCOS β claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers by the Giants; claimed OL Chris Clark off waivers by the Vikings; released LB Baraka Atkins and RB Bruce Hall.
BROWNS β claimed CB Quincy Butler off waivers by the Rams.
BUCCANEERS β claimed RB Kregg Lumpkin off waivers by the Packers; claimed C Ted Larsen off waivers from the Patriots; released DB Clifton Smith and OT Derek Hardman.
CARDINALS β claimed CB Brandon McDonald off waivers by the Browns; claimed OLB Cyril Obiozor off waivers by the Packers; claimed FB Jerome Johnson off waivers by the Giants; released injured DE Dean Muhtadi with an injury settlement.
CHARGERS β signed OT Adam Terry; released OT Ryan Otterson.
CHIEFS β claimed NT Anthony Toribio off waivers by the Packers; released WR Quinten Lawrence.
DOLPHINS β claimed DE Clifton Geathers off waivers by the Browns ; claimed OL Jermey Parnell off waivers by the Saints; claimed OL Joe Reitz off waivers by the Ravens; claimed DE Robert Rose off waivers by the Seahawks; released DE Marques Douglas, DE Charles Grant and G Cory Proctor; placed CB Will Allen on the injured-reserve list.
EAGLES β re-signed G Max Jean-Gilles.
JAGUARS β claimed DT Landon Cohen off waivers by the Lions; acquired CB David Jones in a trade with the Bengals in exchange for S Reggie Nelson and a conditional draft choice; released OL Paul McQuistan.
JETS β claimed WR Patrick Turner off waivers by the Dolphins; claimed DE Marcus Dixon off waivers by the Cowboys; claimed DE Jarron Gilbert off waivers by the Bears; claimed OT Patrick Brown off waivers by the Vikings; released FB Tony Richardson, WR David Clowney and RB Chauncey Washingotn.
LIONS β claimed TE Spencer Havner off waivers by the Packers; claimed KR/PR Stefan Logan off waivers by the Steelers; released WR Dennis Northcutt and LB Rocky Boiman
PATRIOTS β claimed OT Steve Maneri off waivers by the Texans: released LB Tyrone McKenzie.
RAIDERS β placed DE Jay Richardson (knee) on the injured-reserve list, ending his season; placed DE Alex Daniels on injured-reserve, ending his season.
RAVENS β claimed CB Bryan McCann on waivers by the Cowboys; released CB Prince Miller.
SEAHAWKS β claimed C/G Evan Dietrick-Smith off waivers by the Packers; claimed DB Nate Ness off waivers by the Dolphins; signed FB Michael Robinson, formerly with the 49ers; claimed DT Junior Siavii on waivers by the Cowboys; released S Kevin Ellison, C/G Steve Vallos, C/T Mansfield Wrotto, RB Julius Jones, DT Kevin Vickerson and S Jordan Babineaux.
TEXANS β claimed LB David Nixon off waivers by the Raiders; claimed CB Jamar Wall off waivers by the Cowboys; released LB Danny Clark.
TITANS β claimed LB Tim Shaw off waivers by the Bears; claimed LB Patrick Bailey off waivers by the Steelers; released RB LeGarrette Blount and LB Stanford Keglar.