The Cardinals signed Dylan Cantrell.
Cantrell is a big receiver that played for Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech. Arizona is extremely deep among its pass catchers, but Cantrell will look to carve out a roster spot this summer.
The Raiders have signed Paul Butler.
Butler has been bouncing around a bit with most of his time coming in Oakland over the past couple of years, and he will get another chance to make the 53-man roster this summer. Las Vegas has plenty of options at the position, so Butler likely needs to really impress in order to climb the depth chart behind Darren Waller.
The Raiders placed Nick O’Leary on the NFI/reserve list.
O’Leary was just signed by the Raiders this offseason, and this is a surprise move. It’s unclear what O’Leary is dealing with, but hopefully he’s OK. The veteran tight end might ultimately be released so that he can land with another team, but we’ll see as more is learned about his status.
Diontae Johnson (core muscle injury) hopes to be cleared soon.
Johnson, who underwent sports hernia surgery earlier this offseason, told reporters that he injured his groin in the second game of the year last season and played through the injury, and that he hopes to get fully cleared “in the next couple of days.” The 2019 third-round pick is coming off a promising rookie campaign in which he caught 59 passes for 680 yards and five touchdowns, and he’s already being tapped as a big breakout candidate in 2020. Expect Johnson to be ready to go for the start of training camp this summer.
The Lions plan to move Jamal Agnew to receiver this summer, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Agnew is an explosive former All-Pro punt returner that’s started his career as a defensive back, but he’s working at both receiver and defensive back during virtual offseason training, and Birkett says the team plans to use the fourth-year player “exclusively” at receiver when the team hits the field this summer. Agnew has dabbled on offense in his career, but it’ll be interesting to see him commit all his time to that side of the ball moving forward. From a fantasy perspective, Agnew is just someone to keep an eye on for now, but he ultimately might be a bigger asset for the Lions than a fantasy contributor in 2020.
Frank Reich is “super pumped” about Parris Campbell this season.
Campbell was able to appear in seven games as a rookie last season, catching 18 passes, but it was somewhat of a lost season for the Ohio State product as he dealt with injuries all year. However, Reich says he is “proud of the way Parris has been handling the offseason,” adding that the speedy receiver is doing everything and working out hard. Reich also added that Campbell will move around the formation but will likely see a lot of time in the slot. Last year, Indy was very optimistic about Campbell’s ability to immediately help on offense until injuries derailed things, but the team obviously remains very high on the 2019 second-round pick. Campbell will look to mesh with new quarterback Philip Rivers and enjoy a strong 2020 campaign this fall.
The Seahawks are signing Carlos Hyde, according to NFL Network.
Seattle had been rumored to be in the mix for veteran running backs, reportedly making an offer to former Falcons runner Devonta Freeman in recent days. They settle on Hyde, and this could potentially lead to a domino that has Freeman signing with the Eagles (another team reportedly looking heavily into veteran running backs). Hyde joins a crowded backfield that includes Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and fourth-round rookie DeeJay Dallas, but Penny is looking doubtful for Week 1. Expect Seattle’s backfield to be clearly led by the 1,200-yard rusher Carson with Hyde working as the primary backup to open the year, but Dallas is also someone to keep an eye on.
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