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03/26/15 - Kyle Sebetic, Dayton, Undrafted S Kyle Sebetic was signed by the Packers Wednesday (March 25). The 6-foot, 197-pound Sebetic originally signed last June with the New York Giants but was released on Aug. 26. He returned to spend a week on the Giants' practice squad in November.
03/24/15 - Nathan Slaughter, W Texas A&M, Undrafted WR Nathan Slaughter was signed by the Cardinals Monday (March 23). Slaughter (5-9, 184) originally entered the NFL with Houston as a rookie free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2014 and was released by the Texans on May 19. He then signed with Jacksonville on June 19, but was waived/injured on August 6. He played four years at West Texas A&M, and in 47 career games (43 starts) he totaled 174 receptions for 1,978 yards and 14 TDs.
Slaughter worked out Sunday at the NFL's Veteran Combine held at the Cardinals Training Facility in Tempe.
03/20/15 - Andy Wilder, N Arizona, Undrafted P Andrew Wilder was signed by the Buccaneers Friday (March 20). Wilder was an undrafted free agent in 2014 and has yet to punt in the NFL.
Wilder played collegiately at Northern Arizona, where he served as both a punter and kicker. He had a 46.3-yard average in 2012 and a 44.5-yard average in 2013.
03/16/15 - Chris Borland, Wisconsin, 49ers LB Chris Borland announced his retirement from the 49ers Monday (March 16) due to worries about head trauma.
Borland, 24, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he informed the 49ers of his decision Friday, and the team confirmed the news Monday night.
The team's leading tackler last season as a rookie, Borland earned an NFC Defensive Player of the Week award and also was the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for November. A late-December ankle injury caused him to end the season on injured reserve.
Some of Borland's action came as a fill-in in for injured veteran Patrick Willis. Last week, Willis retired at 29, citing foot injuries.
Even though he told ESPN he was diagnosed with only two concussions, both while in high school, one while playing soccer and the other while playing football, Borland said he will not change his mind about retiring.
"I just honestly want to do what's best for my health," said Borland, who is 5-foot-11, 248 pounds. "From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk.
"I feel largely the same, as sharp as I've ever been. For me, it's wanting to be proactive. I'm concerned that if you wait till you have symptoms, it's too late. ... There are a lot of unknowns. I can't claim that X will happen. I just want to live a long, healthy life, and I don't want to have any neurological diseases or die younger than I would otherwise."
According to "Outside the Lines," post-mortem studies found more than 70 former NFL players had progressive neurological disease.
"I've thought about what I could accomplish in football, but for me personally, when you read about Mike Webster and Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling, you read all these stories and to be the type of player I want to be in football, I think I'd have to take on some risks that as a person I don't want to take on," Borland said.
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Monday night, "While unexpected, we
03/14/15 - Ray Agnew, S Illinois, Undrafted FB Ray Agnew, who had two separate stints with the Browns during the 2014 season and was waived Dec. 23, was signed by the Cowboys Friday (March 13).
03/08/15 - Denico Autry, Miss St, Undrafted DE Denico Autry, exclusive-rights FA update, was promoted from the practice squad and played in 10 games, making 13 tackles, eight solo. He showed some ability to be a leverage player as a base end.
03/08/15 - Fitzgerald Toussaint, Michigan, Undrafted RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, exclusive-rights FA update, was off and on practice squad and active roster throughout the season. Has a good feel for the zone running scheme and good hands. Will likely be back.
03/08/15 - Tramain Jacobs, Texas A&M, Undrafted CB Tramain Jacobs, exclusive-rights FA update, is a small, quick undrafted defensive back. Figures into plans as a camp guy again.
03/08/15 - James Morris, Iowa, Undrafted LB James Morris, exclusive-rights FA update, was injured as an undrafted rookie but had impressed some with his summer play and will be a camp competition guy again.
03/06/15 - Tajh Boyd, Clemson, Jets QB Tajh Boyd was signed by the Steelers Friday (March 6).
03/06/15 - Garrett Scott, Marshall, Seahawks T Garrett Scott was placed on waivers with the designation non-football illness by the Seahawks Friday (March 6).
03/04/15 - Tyler Ott, Harvard, Undrafted LS Tyler Ott was signed by the Patriots Wednesday (March 4). Ott was with the Patriots in training camp last summer.
03/02/15 - *Victor Hampton, S Carolina, Undrafted CB Victor Hampton was placed on waivers by the Ravens on Monday (March 2), two days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. Hampton, 22, reportedly was driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone in Charlotte, N.C., when he was stopped at 12:26 a.m. Saturday. He was charged with speeding, reckless driving and open container violations. He was booked into Mecklenburg County jail and released on bond.
Two passengers in his car were cited for carrying concealed weapons.
Hampton, an undrafted player out of South Carolina in 2014, signed with the Ravens in January.
02/21/15 - Tom Hornsey, Memphis, Undrafted P Tom Hornsey was signed by the Cowboys Thursday (Feb. 19).
02/21/15 - *Paul Richardson, Colorado, Seahawks WR Paul Richardson is questionable for the start of the 2015 season while rehabbing from a recent ACL surgery. Head coach Pete Carroll said "that's going to be a tough one" to get back by the opening of the season.
02/21/15 - Prince Shembo, Notre Dame, Falcons LB Prince Shembo is being moved to outside linebacker after playing inside linebacker last season. Falcons coach Dan Quinn evaluated him as an outside linebacker coming out of Notre Dame and believes that's his natural position. He was forced to play inside after the Falcons lost Sean Weatherspoon for the season. He split time with Joplo Bartu.
02/21/15 - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, Falcons T Jake Matthews is recovering from an offseason foot surgery.
"Jake is healing very well," GM Thomas Dimitroff said. "He knows his body. He takes really good care of how he approaches his body."
Matthews, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, played last season on a high ankle sprain. He suffered another injury in the season finale against Carolina.
Matthews is expected to miss most of the team's offseason program.
"He decided to go through the procedure that he went through because he thought it was the best way to get himself back healthy by the beginning of the year," Dimitroff said. "We have no concerns that way."
02/17/15 - Jerick McKinnon, Ga Southern, Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon is still recovering from back surgery that cut his rookie season short, but he has nearly completed his rehab program.
McKinnon, who will likely be the Vikings' starting running back if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team, told the Star Tribune that he tried to play through his back injury late in the season before he was finally placed on injured reserve.
"It got to the point where it was just too bad, I guess," said McKinnon, who emerged as the Vikings' starter after Peterson was placed on the exempt list for child abuse.
"It's been pretty good. It's been a long process, but that's just the way it goes after surgery. I've been here all offseason working really hard. I've just been in the training room with (assistant athletic trainer) Tom Hunkele pushing myself to the limit and just trying to get back ready. It's been a long grind but it's definitely working."
McKinnon, who only has a couple of more weeks left before the rehab program is completed, is expected to be ready for offseason workouts beginning in April.
McKinnon averaged 4.8 yards per carry as a rookie in 2014, totaling 538 rushing yards on 113 carries in 11 games, two of which he played with the nagging injury. He also had 27 catches for 135 yards, but was unable to record a touchdown either rushing or receiving.
"I was happy with how the season went. It was a blessing, just being able to play in the NFL, a dream come true," he said. "I took it for what it was. I'm happy but I'm not content."
02/16/15 - Davon Coleman, Arizona St, Undrafted DT Davon Coleman was signed by the Cowboys Friday (Feb. 13).
02/16/15 - Shaquille Richardson, Arizona, Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson was signed by the Chiefs Thursday (Feb. 12).
02/11/15 - Andrew Jackson, W Kentucky, Colts LB Andrew Jackson was waived by the Colts Wednesday (Feb. 11).
02/11/15 - Tyler Larsen, Utah St, Undrafted C Tyler Larsen was signed by the Redskins Tuesday (Feb. 10).
02/11/15 - Jared Wheeler, Miami, Undrafted C Jared Wheeler was signed by the Seahawks Monday (Feb. 9).
02/11/15 - Kevin Smith, Wash, Undrafted WR Kevin Smith was signed by the Seahawks Monday (Feb. 9).
02/11/15 - Brendan Kelly, Wisconsin, Undrafted LB Brendan Kelly was signed by the Seahawks Monday (Feb. 9).