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German receiver Bohringer added to Bengals' roster

German receiver Bohringer added to Bengals' roster

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Cincinnati is one of eight NFL teams that will carry an additional overseas player on its offseason roster as part of the International Player Pathway program, the league announced Tuesday. Moritz Bohringer, a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder receiver/tight end, a first-year player, has been added to the Bengals' roster. In 2016, Bohringer became the first player to be drafted by an NFL team directly from Europe, when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. He spent the entire 2016 season on the Vikings' practice squad, and he was later waived on final cuts prior to the 2017 season.The Aalen, Germany, native did not play in the NFL last season The International Player Pathway program, instituted in 2017, aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL...
Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

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Wide receiver Marlon Brown has reached an agreement on a contract with the Chicago Bears, Brown's agents at Universal Sports Management announced via Twitter Thursday. Brown participated in this week's Bears minicamp as a tryout player, and he performed well enough to get a contract. He has not played in a regular-season game since 2015. The Baltimore Ravens signed Brown as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and he caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He spent the next two seasons with Baltimore, catching 38 passes for 367 yards. He suffered a back injury in Week 11 of the 2015 season and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Brown signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos in July 2016 but was waived a month later due to another back in...
Jermaine Whitehead: Green Bay Packers sign safety to active roster

Jermaine Whitehead: Green Bay Packers sign safety to active roster

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Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers have added safety Jermaine Whitehead to the active roster from the practice squad.Packers executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson announced the signing on Saturday.Whitehead, 24, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent signing by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. The 5 foot 11, 195 pound defender spent most of his first season with the 49ers' practice squad. He was added to the Baltimore Ravens' active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, but was inactive for the final two games of the season. Baltimore waived Whitehead in May of 2016 before he signed with the Packers. Whitehead made two special teams appearances last season for the Packers. He was on the Packers' practice squad for the rest of the seaso...
Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson's cousin to active roster

Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson's cousin to active roster

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Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals' 53-man active roster.Arizona announced the move on Monday. The Cardinals released linebacker Philip Wheeler in a corresponding transaction.Seals-Jones, 22, joined the Cardinals in May as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas A&M. He participated in the preseason with the team before being cut on Sept. 2. Seals-Jones signed with the Cardinals' practice squad on Sept. 3. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound tight end had 123 catches for 1,442 yards and 10 scores in 34 games at wide receiver for the Aggies. Seals-Jones is the cousin of legendary running back Eric Dickerson.Seals-Jones will wear No. 86 in Arizona.Wheeler, 32, entered the league as a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2008 NFL Dr...
Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured re...