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Commanders' Alex Erickson: Inks futures contract
The Commanders signed Erickson to a reserve/future contract Monday.
The undrafted product out of Wisconsin made two appearances for the Commanders this season, operating exclusively on special teams. The veteran wideout caught 43 passes for 529 yards across 16 appearances with Cincinnati in 2019, but he's mostly known for his abilities as a return man. With his new contract, he'll have a chance to compete for a roster spot heading into next year's training camp.... See More ... See Less
Alex Erickson: Back on practice squad
Erickson reverted to the Commanders' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Erickson served as the team's punt returner with Dax Milne (foot) out against the Giants on Sunday, gaining 26 yards on four returns. With Washington now on a bye week and Milne therefore getting extra time to recover, it's unclear whether Erickson will need to be called upon again Week 15 in a rematch with the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Alex Erickson: Elevated from practice squad
Erickson was elevated to the active roster Saturday.
Erickson was called up to the active roster for the second straight week ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. The 30-year-old receiver is expected to handle punt return duties with regular returner Dax Milne (foot) out once again.... See More ... See Less
Alex Erickson: Shifts back to practice squad
Erickson reverted to the Commanders' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Erickson was elevated to the active roster and served as Washington's primary punt returner with Dax Milne (foot) inactive Sunday versus the Falcons. However, the practice-squad wideout would up with just two fair catches and no punt returns over his three special-teams snaps. Erickson also did not see any work on offense while running back Antonio Gibson handled kick-return duties Week 12. The 30-year-old receiver will now be eligible for two more elevations while with the Commanders' practice squad this season, and he could serve a similar role on special teams if Milne remains sidelined versus the Giants next Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Alex Erickson: Set to take over punt-return duties
The Commanders elevated Erickson from their practice squad to their active roster Saturday, Zach Selby of the team's official site reports.
Washington needs a kick returner with Dax Milne (foot) ruled out Sunday against Atlanta, and Erickson's elevation could have him taking over punt returns, per Sam Fortier of The Washington Post. This is Erickson's first elevation of the campaign after handling both kickoff and punt returns while playing a minimal role on offense for Carolina last season.... See More ... See Less
Alex Erickson: Joins Washington's practice squad
The Commanders signed Erickson to their practice squad Wednesday.
Erickson was released by Washington ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline but has returned to the team via the practice squad. The 29-year-old wideout has plenty of experience as a receiver and return specialist at the NFL level, so he should be a prime candidate to be elevated on a weekly basis.... See More ... See Less
Alex Erickson: Released by Commanders
Erickson was released by the Commanders on Tuesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Erickson is the odd-man out at wide receiver after the Commanders cut down their roster Tuesday. The 29-year-old has a great amount of experience at both wide receiver and return specialist, making him a likely candidate to get picked up by another squad this season.... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Alex Erickson: Shining this preseason
Erickson caught each of his three targets for 44 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Kansas City, leading the Commanders in receiving yards for a second straight week.
Erickson has five catches for 90 yards on six targets, but he's been less successful in the return game and faces new competition there with RB Antonio Gibson now in the mix on special teams. Erickson, Dax Milne, Cam Sims and Dyami Brown are competing for what likely will be two or three roster spots at wide receiver, with special teams a big part of the equation. Washington's top three to start the season appears set with Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel.... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Alex Erickson: Signs with Washington
The Commanders signed Erickson on Wednesday.
Erickson caught just three of four targets for 55 yards across 17 appearances with the Panthers last season, but he has proven to be a reliable punt returner during his first six NFL seasons. Washington also has Dax Milne and Curtis Samuel (hamstring) as potential punt-return options to replace DeAndre Carter, who signed with the Chargers this offseason. However, Erickson has the most experience, which will likely make him the favorite to win the gig heading into training camp.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Alex Erickson: No touches in finale
Erickson was not targeted and fair caught both of the punts he fielded in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Erickson was hardly involved offensively this season, catching just three of four targets for 55 yards in 17 games. Where he made his biggest impact was on special teams, returning 23 punts for 204 yards and two kickoffs for 57 yards. While he was less of a factor overall with the Panthers than in his five years prior with the Bengals, Erickson is now slated to hit unrestricted free agency and see what his value is on the open market.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Alex Erickson: Catches one pass
Erickson caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.
Erickson now has three games with a reception this season, getting involved on his only offensive snap Sunday. Despite his contribution, he holds minimal fantasy value most weeks.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Alex Erickson: Active for Week 7
Erickson (concussion) is active for Sunday's contest against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.
Erickson suffered a concussion during the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Vikings, but he has cleared protocol and will be available Sunday. The 28-year-old wideout has been targeted just twice -- catching both for 42 yards -- this season, but he has been the primary punt returner for the Panthers during the 2021 campaign. With Terrace Marshall (concussion) inactive against the Giants, Erickson may see an uptick in offensive snaps Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Alex Erickson: Questionable against Big Blue
Erickson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Erickson was concussed in last week's loss to Minnesota, but he'll have a chance to return without missing any additional game action if he can gain clearance from an independent neurologist before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. If Erickson's able to suit up, he'll likely occupy his customary role as the team's punt returner to go with a handful of snaps at wide receiver. He has been targeted just twice through six games, catching both for 42 yards.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Alex Erickson: Returns to practice
Erickson (concussion) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
The wide receiver suffered the head injury in Week 6 versus the Vikings, ultimately exiting the contest and not returning to practice until Thursday. He still needs to be cleared by team doctors before suiting up against the Giants in Week 7. Used mostly as a return specialist, Erickson has only two catches for 42 yards in six games this season.... See More ... See Less
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