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Futures Deals

Thursday, January 30, 2014


This is the time of year we see the term “reserve/future contract” tossed around. Not everyone is entirely clear on what that means or how a player is signed to a reserve/future contract. That’s what we’re here for. When a player is signed to a reserve/future contract that means they are being signed for the upcoming season. It’s typically a one- or two-year deal at the league minimum based on number of years of experience in the NFL. Only players who were not on any team’s active roster at the end of the season are eligible to sign reserve/future contracts. Players who typically sign these deals were on practice squads, but we’ll also see a few veterans sprinkled into the mix. These players that sign reserve/future deals are added to their respective teams’ “active” rosters on the first day of the new league year, which happens to be March 11, 2014 this season. Most players who sign reserve/future contracts end up getting cut during the summer, but we’ve seen a few players survive into the regular season. Below is where we’ll track all of these signings. 


ARIZONA CARDINALS

C Philip Blake, TE Brett Brackett, WR Dan Buckner, LB Kenny Demens, LB JoJo Dickson, C Tommie Draheim, TE Darren Fells, TE Andre Hardy, K Danny Hrapmann, RB Robert Hughes, OG Christian Johnson, S Orhian Johnson, DT Anthony McCloud, LB Kenny Rowe, LB Adrian Tracy

ATLANTA FALCONS

WR Dominique Croom, DB Jordan Mabin, TE Mickey Shuler

BALTIMORE RAVENS

WR Kamar Aiken, TE Matt Furstenburg, DT Cody Larsen, OT David Mims, TE Nathan Overbay, WR Gerrard Sheppard, QB Nick Stephens, C Reggie Stephens, RB Cierre Wood

BUFFALO BILLS

RB Anthony Allen, WR Ramses Barden, DE Kourtnei Brown, DB Mario Butler, OG Randy Colling, OT Edawn Coughman, QB Dennis Dixon, DB Jajuan Harley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, LB Willie Jefferson, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, WR Brandon Kaufman, OLB Jacquies Smith, WR Chris Summers, LB Nathan Williams

CAROLINA PANTHERS

WR Brenton Bersin, QB Matt Blanchard, WR Toney Clemons, OG Derek Dennis, OT Kevin Hughes, LB Ben Jacobs, OG Michael Jasper, TE D.C. Jefferson, OT Oscar Johnson, OG Phillip Manley, OT Andrew McDonald, DB De'Quan Menzie, DB DeAndre Presley, DE Craig Roh, LB D.J. Smith, OT Casey Walker

CHICAGO BEARS

P Drew Butler, RB Willie Carter, DB Sean Cattouse, OT Rogers Gaines, LS Brandon Hartson, DB Demontre Hurst, QB Jerrod Johnson, TE Zach Miller, TE Fendi Onobun, DT Tracy Robertson, WR Terrence Toliver, P Tress Way, DB C.J. Wilson, LB Lawrence Wilson

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DB Brandon Burton, WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, DE David King, RB Onterio McCalebb, QB Greg McElroy, DT Zach Minter, K Quinn Sharp, LB Bruce Taylor, C Scott Wedige

CLEVELAND BROWNS

RB Jamaine Cook, WR Tori Gurley, DB T.J. Heath, DE Cam Henderson, DB Brandon Hughes, DB Jamoris Slaughter, DE Justin Staples, WR Conner Vernon, OG Jeremiah Warren

DALLAS COWBOYS

WR Tim Benford, OG Chris DeGeare, OG Ray Dominguez, WR Lance Lewis, WR Jamar Newsome, DE Tristan Okpalaugo, DE Caesar Rayford, LB Quinton Spears, LB Jonathan Stewart, OT John Wetzel, LB Jabara Williams

DENVER BRONCOS

DB John Boyett, LB Jamar Chaney, OT Paul Cornick, DE Hall Davis, OT Mike Farrell, LB L.J. Fort, OG Ben Garland, DB Eric Hagg, OT Ramon Harewood, LB Jerrell Harris, TE Jameson Konz, OT Ryan Miller, DB Charles Mitchell, TE Cameron Morrah, DB Jerome Murphy, WR Jordan Norwood, WR Nathan Palmer, RB Jerodis Williams, WR Greg Wilson, DE John Youboty

DETROIT LIONS

WR Pat Edwards, WR Corey Fuller, LB Brandon Hepburn, WR Carlin Isles, C Darren Keyton, RB Steven Miller, LB Jon Morgan, K John Potter, DT Xavier Proctor, DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, K Giorgio Tavecchio, WR Cody Wilson

GREEN BAY PACKERS

OT Aaron Adams, DB Antonio Dennard, C Garth Gerhart, WR Alex Gillett, FB Ina Liaina, RB Orwin Smith, LB Chase Thomas, OG Andrew Tiller, OT Jeremy Vujnovich

HOUSTON TEXANS

DE Keith Browner, WR Andy Cruse, DB Loyce Means, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR Rico Richardson, DB Steven Terrell, WR Mike Thomas

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

OG Zach Allen, OG Thomas Austin, LB Alan Baxter, DB Marcus Burley, QB Chandler Harnish, OG Lance Louis, DE Jake McDonough, LB Aaron Morgan, TE Martell Webb

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

TE Brandon Barden, WR Chad Bumphis, RB Shaun Chapas, S Joe Lefeged, OT DeMarcus Love, S Sherrod Martin, DE Will Pericak, DE D’Aundre Reed, WR Jabin Sambrano, QB Matt Scott, C Matt Stankiewitch

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

DT Chas Alecxih, DB Malcolm Bronson, DT Risean Broussard, OT Chandler Burden, LB Jordan Campbell, OT R.J. Dill, WR Weston Dressler, DT Dominique Hamilton, WR Frankie Hammond, TE Demetrius Harris, LB Alonzo Highsmith, WR Jerrell Jackson, DB Vernon Kearney, FB Eric Kettani, RB Joe McKnight, DB Jerron McMillian, DE Brandon Moore, WR Rashad Ross, DB Kevin Rutland, DB DeMarcus Van Dyke, WR Fred Williams, LB Ridge Wilson

MIAMI DOLPHINS

NT Isaako Aaitui, RB Cameron Marshall, TE Kyle Miller, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi, OT Michael Ola, WR Ryan Spadola, OT Jason Weaver

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

DB Brandan Bishop, DB Kip Edwards, WR Kamar Jorden, OT Kevin Murphy, DE Spencer Nealy, DT Kheeston Randall, RB Bradley Randle, OG Josh Samuda, WR Adam Thielen

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

C Braxston Cave, OT Jordan Devey, WR Reggie Dunn, DT Marcus Forston, RB Jonas Gray, OT R.J. Mattes, RB Sam McGuffie, WR Greg Orton, LB Taylor Reed

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

DB Derrius Brooks, K Derek Dimke, WR Charles Hawkins, RB Austin Johnson, OT Marcel Jones, OG Senio Kelemete, OT Ty Nsekhe, WR Andy Tanner

NEW YORK GIANTS

DE Kendrick Adams, LB Spencer Adkins, OT Steven Baker, TE Daniel Fells, RB Kendall Gaskins, P Jordan Gay, WR Marcus Harris, DB Travis Howard, OT Troy Kropog, K Brandon McManus, DB Junior Mertile, WR Preston Parker, DB Chaz Powell, DB Ross Weaver

NEW YORK JETS

TE Colin Anderson, C Jacolby Ashworth, DT T.J. Barnes, WR Michael Campbell, DB Ras-I Dowling, DT Tevita Finau, OG Patrick Ford, C Dalton Freeman, LB Tim Fugger, S Brandon Hardin, WR Dwight Jones, DB Rontez Miles, DB Lowell Rose, DB Nick Taylor

OAKLAND RAIDERS

DB Johnny Adams, LB Frank Beltre, NT David Carter, LB Justin Cole, OG Jack Cornell, DB Tony Dye, QB Trent Edwards, WR Jared Green, DE Eric Harper, TE Brian Leonhardt, DE Chris McCoy, OG Jarrod Shaw, DB Neiko Thorpe, DT Torell Troup

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

LB Emmanuel Acho, DE Brandon Bair, OT Michael Bamiro, WR B.J. Cunningham, TE Emil Igwenagu, LB Josh Kaddu, QB G.J. Kinne, LB Travis Long, C David Molk, WR Ifeanyi Momah, WR Will Murphy

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

RB Alvester Alexander, WR Justin Brown, OG Bryant Browning, WR Danny Coale, WR Jasper Collins, DB Jordan Dangerfield, LS Bryce Davis, OG Chris Hubbard, DT Al Lapuaho, RB Miguel Maysonet, LB Daniel Molls, WR Kashif Moore, RB Tauren Poole, WR Lanear Sampson, DB Devin Smith, LB Vic So'oto, DB Ross Ventrone, LB Kion Wilson, P Brad Wing

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

OT Nick Becton, FB Zach Boren, WR Dontrelle Inman, DB Brandon Jones, LB Terrell Manning, C Nick McDonald, TE Ryan Otten, WR Tobais Palmer, DE Damik Scafe, RB Kerwynn Williams

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, OT Carter Bykowski, DB D.J. Campbell, RB Jewel Hampton, WR Chuck Jacobs, OT Al Netter, NT Mike Purcell, WR David Reed, WR DeMarco Sampson, P Colton Schmidt, DB Dax Swanson, DT Christian Tupou, WR Devon Wylie

ST. LOUIS RAMS

WR Emory Blake, DE Mason Brodine, TE Justice Cunningham, OT Sean Hooey, LB Caleb McSurdy, DB Darren Woodard

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

DB Marc Anthony, OT Emmett Cleary, OG Jace Daniels, DT Everett Dawkins, DB Bobby Felder, OG Jason Foster, DT David Hunter, K Patrick Murray, QB Jordan Rodgers, LS Patrick Scales, P Jake Schum, WR Tommy Streeter

TENNESSEE TITANS

OT Jeff Adams, NT Chigbo Anunoby, DB George Baker, K Maikon Bonani, WR Lamont Bryant, LB Brandon Copeland, DE Marcus Dixon, LB David Hinds, C Tyler Horn, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Jason Schepler, TE Adam Schiltz, LB Jonathan Willard, WR Isaiah Williams

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

WR David Gettis, C Kevin Kowalski, P Robert Malone, RB Davin Meggett. TE Gabe Miller, DB Ryan Mouton, TE Richard Quinn, C Tevita Stevens, DB Peyton Thompson



Nick Mensio is a football writer for Rotoworld.com. The 2014 NFL season marks his third with Rotoworld. He can be found on Twitter at @NickMensio.
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