NFL Player News
Lions' Jalen Reeves-Maybin: Heading back to Detroit
Reeves-Maybin signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Reeves-Maybin, who spent the first five years of his NFL career in Detroit before joining Houston in 2022, is now set to reunite with his former team for at least this upcoming season. The 230-pound linebacker posted career highs with 82 tackles, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles during his final campaign with the Lions in 2021, but he eventually saw 501 less defensive snaps as a member of the Texans this past year.
49ers' Austin Bryant: Heading to the Bay
Bryant signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Bryant is now set to join San Francisco for at least the 2023 season following his four-year stint with Detroit. The 26-year-old defensive end made 33 game appearances throughout his time as a Lion, amassing 65 tackles and 4.5 sacks in that span. He'll likely carve out a rotational role similar to the one that he previously held.
Foster Moreau: Diagnosed with cancer
Moreau announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he's "stepping away from football at this time" following a recent cancer diagnosis.
Moreau noted that when he recently underwent a routine physical with the Saints, the team discovered that the free agent tight end has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He'll now focus on treatment of the disease, with no timetable for when he may be healthy enough to play again, if at all.
Vikings' C.J. Ham: Re-signs with Vikings
Ham re-signed with the Vikings on a two-year deal Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Ham has spent the entirety of his six year career with the Vikings and will now be tied to them for another two years. While the 29-year-old saw a diminished role in Kevin O'Connell's offense last year, he is still one of the more utilized fullbacks in the NFL playing on both offense and special teams. Ham will look to have a similar role next season and continue to help open up holes for Dalvin Cook and the rest of the run game.
Falcons' Germain Ifedi: Returning to Atlanta
The Falcons re-signed Ifedi to a one-year deal Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Ifedi will remain in Atlanta where he played six snaps in 17 games last season. The 2016 first-round pick should be expected to have a similar role next and will add value as an experienced backup to Kaleb McGary.
Vikings' Troy Reeder: Agrees to terms with Minnesota
Reeder signed a deal with the Vikings on Wednesday, Lindsey Young and Craig Peters of the team's official site report.
Reeder is coming off of the worst season of his career, logging 11 tackles (six solo) while playing almost exclusively on special teams. The 2019 undrafted free agent will look to return to his production level from his first three seasons, where he registered 91 tackles (48 solo), two sacks and two interceptions in 2021 with the Rams and should provide solid depth for the Vikings next year.
Chargers' Kemon Hall: Staying in Los Angeles
The Chargers re-signed Hall on Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Originally a restricted free agent, the Chargers did not tender Hall but will still bring him back for the 2023 campaign. The 25-year-old spent time on both the practice squad and active roster last year, and he recorded one tackle (one solo) while playing in two games exclusively on special teams. Hall will likely have a similar role next season, and he might even find himself competing for a roster spot.
Saints' Storm Norton: Signing with New Orleans
Norton signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Wednesday, Terrin Waack of NOLA.com reports.
Analysis: Norton will head to New Orleans after spending the past three seasons with the Chargers. The 28-year-old played in 12 games but didn't make a single start last season. Norton can play either left or right tackle and should provide depth behind starters Trevor Penning and Ryan Ramczyk.
Bills' James Cook: Slated to work alongside Harris
The Bills have added Damien Harris to a running back corps that also includes Cook and Nyheim Hines, Maddy Glab of the team's official site reports.
The free-agent acquisition of Harris helps fill the void created by the departure of Devin Singletary, who recently signed a deal with the Texans. As a rookie last season, Cook logged 89 carries for 507 yards and two TDs, to go along with a 21-180-1 receiving line in 16 games. The 5-foot-11, 213-pound Harris brings added power to Buffalo's backfield mix and can be expected to absorb a decent chunk of the 177 carries vacated by Singletary's exit, especially in early-down and short-yardage situations. Even so, Cook (listed at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds) should still have an opportunity to garner more volume in 2023, while Hines (5-foot-8, 198 pounds) continues to work in a change-of-pace role. As things stand, Cook's fantasy upside hinges on how much of Singletary's prior role (which also included 52 targets) he takes on this coming season while working alongside Harris.
Cowboys' Trent Sieg: Scooped up by Dallas
The Cowboys signed Sieg on Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Sieg had spent the entirety of his five-year career with the Raiders before getting released earlier in the offseason following the signing of Jacob Bobenmoyer. The 27-year-old will replace Jake McQuaide who signed with the Lions, and with no other long snappers currently on the roster, Sieg will look to lock down the starting role for next season.