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NFL Futures Deals

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


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 why we’re here. 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 regular 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 9, 2017 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. Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman, Broncos C Matt Paradis, Chiefs RB Spencer Ware, Patriots RB Dion Lewis, Saints CB Delvin Breaux, Saints RB Tim Hightower, Saints WR Willie Snead, and Raiders WR Seth Roberts were a few players who inked futures deals over the past two offseasons and ended up contributing in big ways. Below is where we’ll track all of these signings over the next month or so.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

LB Nordly Capi, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Marvin Hall, WR Chris Hubert, OG Kaleb Johnson, P Richie Leone, C Daniel Munyer, RB Elijhaa Penny, DB Ronald Zamort

ATLANTA FALCONS

WR Anthony Dable, K Mike Meyer, C Trevor Robinson, TE Brian Vogler

BALTIMORE RAVENS

WR Kenny Bell, OG Jarell Broxton, DB Rob Daniel, DB Otha Foster, RB Stephen Houston, LB Boseko Lokombo, OG Jarrod Pughsley, C Matt Skura, QB Dustin Vaughan

BUFFALO BILLS

LS Reid Ferguson, DB Charles Gaines, RB Cedric O’Neal, DB Joe Powell, LB Max Valles, QB Josh Woodrum

CAROLINA PANTHERS

DB Brian Blechen, OT Blaine Clausell, DT Eric Crume, WR Mose Frazier, WR Keyarris Garrett, DB L.J. McCray, DB Tyler Patmon, DB Jeff Richards, OT Jake Rodgers, RB Jalen Simmons, TE Scott Simonson, OT Pearce Slater, DB Dezmen Southward, OG Tyrus Thompson, TE Eric Wallace, RB Darrel Young

CHICAGO BEARS

WR Dres Anderson, DB DeVante Bausby, RB David Cobb, C Cornelius Edison, DB Jacoby Glenn, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, OT William Poehls, WR Rueben Randle, DB Rashaad Reynolds, OG Cyril Richardson

CINCINNATI BENGALS

LB Bryson Albright, K Jonathan Brown, DE Ryan Brown, DT David Dean, DB Tony McRae, OG Alex Redmond, WR Alonzo Russell

CLEVELAND BROWNS

WR Josh Boyce, LB James Burgess, DT Trevon Coley, DB Justin Currie, DB Trae Elston, DB Darius Hillary, TE J.P. Holtz, WR Jordan Leslie, OT Zach Sterup

DALLAS COWBOYS

OG Clay DeBord, OG Kadeem Edwards, WR Shaq Evans, TE Rico Gathers, LB Jeremiah George, TE Connor Hamlett, WR Andy Jones, DE Lenny Jones, LB John Lotulelei, WR Quincy McDuffie, DB Jeremiah McKinnon, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, DB Sammy Seamster, DB Jameill Showers, RB Rod Smith, DB Duke Thomas, LS Zach Wood

DENVER BRONCOS

RB Zac Brooks, C Dillon Day, DT Shelby Harris, DE Iosia Iosia, TE Cedrick Lang, WR Mekale McKay, OT Justin Murray, LS Jeff Overbaugh, RB Bernard Pierce, DT Travis Raciti, TE Steven Scheu, WR Hunter Sharp, LB Kevin Snyder, TE Austin Traylor

DETROIT LIONS

WR Jared Abbrederis, TE Kennard Backman, LB Brandon Chubb, RB Mike James, TE Khari Lee, LB Steve Longa, OG Matt Rotheram, OG Brandon Thomas, WR Andrew Turzilli, DB Charles Washington

GREEN BAY PACKERS

C Jacob Flores, LB Reggie Gilbert, WR Antwan Goodley, LB Derrick Mathews, OG Lucas Patrick, LS Taybor Pepper, DT Brian Price, TE Beau Sandland, DB Jermaine Whitehead


HOUSTON TEXANS

TE Rashaun Allen, P Cory Carter, DE Brandon Dunn, OT Laurence Gibson, RB Kenny Hilliard, WR Tevin Jones, LB Eric Lee, LB Shakeel Rashad, OG Chad Slade

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

LB Alex Bazzie, K Devon Bell, LB LaVar Edwards, DB Lee Hightower, WR Marcus Leak, DB Stefan McClure, DB Tevin Mitchel, QB Stephen Morris, OG Adam Redmond, DB Larry Scott, WR Tevaun Smith

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

TE E.J. Bibbs, DB Doran Grant, OG Nila Kasitati, OT Colin Kelly, LB Raphael Kirby, DT Louis Nix, WR Jamal Robinson, DB Elijah Shumate, TE Gannon Sinclair, OT Arturo Uzdavinis

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OT Isaiah Battle, OT Joseph Cheek, OG Jordan Devey, LB Khaseem Greene, DB Jimmy Hall, DT Montori Hughes, OT Josh James, DT Cory Johnson, WR Seantavius Jones, DE David King, LB Earl Okine, RB Will Ratelle, RB Darrin Reaves, QB Joel Stave, DB Julian Wilson

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

QB Mike Bercovici, OT Brett Boyko, WR Da'Ron Brown, DB Randall Evans, WR Jamaal Jones, DB Mike Lee, LB Chris McCain, DB Adrian McDonald, TE Jake McGee

LOS ANGELES RAMS

DB Jerome Couplin, LB Cassanova McKinzy, LB Reggie Northrup, DB Kevin Peterson, WR Brandon Shippen, DB Kevin Short, RB Brandon Wegher, TE Bryce Williams

MIAMI DOLPHINS

LB Lamin Barrow, DB Daniel Davie, OT Jesse Davis, QB Brandon Doughty, RB Storm Johnson, LB Deon Lacey, DE Arthur Miley, DT Lawrence Okoye, TE Chris Pantale, RB Senorise Perry, OT Terry Poole, DE Julius Warmsley, LB Brandon Watts

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

DT Sterling Bailey, WR Moritz Bohringer, TE Kyle Carter, OT Reid Fragel, WR Cayleb Jones, K Marshall Koehn, OT Marquis Lucas, DB Tre Roberson, RB Bishop Sankey, OT Austin Shepherd, P Taylor Symmank, DB Cedric Thompson

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

TE Rob Housler

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

LB Adam Bighill, OG John Fullington, DB Anthony Gaitor, QB Garrett Grayson, TE Garrett Griffin, DB Forrest Hightower, DE Royce LaFrance, WR Rashad Lawrence, DT Ashaad Mabry, LS Jesse Schmitt, TE Jake Stoneburner, WR Jordan Williams, DT Justin Zimmer

NEW YORK GIANTS

OT Michael Bowie, DB Donte Deayon, OG Adam Gettis, LB Curtis Grant, OG Jon Halapio, C Khaled Holmes, RB Jacob Huesman, DB Michael Hunter, DE Stansly Maponga, DB Rahim Moore, DB Ryan Murphy, WR Kevin Norwood, WR Darius Powe, K Aldrick Rosas, RB Daryl Virgies, OG Martin Wallace, QB Keith Wenning, DE Jordan Williams

NEW YORK JETS

DE Kenny Anunike, LB Frank Beltre, WR Deshon Foxx, WR Frankie Hammond, RB Julian Howsare, WR Darius Jennings, LB Jeff Luc, K Ross Martin, DE Claude Pelon, RB Chris Swain, LS Zach Triner, TE Jason Vander Laan, WR Myles White

OAKLAND RAIDERS

DE Jimmy Bean, WR K.J. Brent, DE Demetrius Cherry, DB Kenneth Durden, TE Cooper Helfet, WR Jaydon Mickens, LB Andy Mulumba, LB Dwayne Norman, TE Ryan O'Malley, OG Oni Omolie, OG Ian Silberman

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

WR Rasheed Bailey, RB Andrew Bonnet, LB Don Cherry, TE Anthony Denham, OG Darrell Greene, DB Aaron Grymes, DT Justin Hamilton, WR Marcus Johnson, OG Josh LeRibeus, C Aaron Neary, DT Aziz Shittu, OG Dallas Thomas, WR David Watford, DB Mitchell White, WR Dom Williams

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, DB Brandon Dixon, DB Greg Ducre, OT Matt Feiler, DB Jacob Hagen, DB Mike Hilton, LB Farrington Huguenin, RB Gus Johnson, OT Keavon Milton, RB Dreamius Smith, WR Dez Stewart, WR Marcus Tucker, RB Karlos Williams

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

P Brock Miller, OT Norman Price, K Nick Rose, WR Rashad Ross

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

TE Chris Briggs, C Ross Burbank, DT Rodney Coe, DB Perrish Cox, DB Pierre Desir, RB George Farmer, DT Tyler Harris, DE Shaneil Jenkins, WR Jamel Johnson, RB Malcolm Johnson, WR Kenny Lawler, WR Marcus Lucas, DB Demetrius McCray, OG Robert Myers, OG Will Pericak, WR Rodney Smith, RB Kelvin Taylor

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

OG Josh Allen, TE Kivon Cartwright, OG Jarvis Harrison, RB Quayvon Hicks, DB Isaiah Johnson, LB Jeff Knox, OG Michael Liedtke, K John Lunsford, QB Sean Renfree, DB Cody Riggs, RB Blake Sims, C James Stone, WR Derel Walker, TE Tevin Westbrook

TENNESSEE TITANS

OG Karim Barton, LB Kourtnei Brown, LB Reshard Cliett, TE Jerome Cunningham, RB David Fluellen, WR Jonathan Krause, DE Caushaud Lyons, OT Tyler Marz, WR K.J. Maye, TE Tim Semisch, DB Tye Smith

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

LB Khairi Fortt, DT A.J. Francis, WR Matt Hazel, LB Rufus Johnson, DT Joey Mbu, C Ronald Patrick, DB Shak Randolph, LB Pete Robertson, TE Wes Saxton, DB Tharold Simon, DE Phil Taylor, WR Kendal Thompson, OT Isaiah Williams, DB Earl Wolff



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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