NFL Player News
Saints' Isaac Yiadom: Inks new deal
The Saints signed Yiadom on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Yiadom is now set to remain in New Orleans for the time being following Thursday's transaction. The 27-year-old began last season as a member of the Texans before he was let go in November. The Saints signed him to their practice squad two days later, and Yiadom eventually served as a special-teams contributor across the team's final six games in 2022.
Cardinals' Dennis Daley: Headed to Arizona
Daley agreed to terms with the Cardinals on a two-year deal Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Daley started 15 games for the Titans last season while Taylor Lewan was out with a knee injury, and the 26-year-old will now head out west to sign with Arizona. The 2019 sixth-round pick can play both tackle and guard and should provide solid offensive line depth for the Cardinals next season.
Jaguars' Riley Patterson: Signs tender with Jacksonville
Patterson signed his contract tender with the Jaguars on Thursday, Demetrius Harvey of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Patterson, who had been an exclusive rights free agent, is thus in a position to reprise his role as Jacksonville's kicker in 2023, with James McCourt currently providing depth at the position. In his first year with the Jaguars last season, the 23-year-old Patterson made 30 of his 35 field-goal attempts and 36 of his 37 extra-point tries.
Jets' Adam Pankey: Sticks with Jets
The Jets re-signed Pankey on Thursday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
Pankey, who spent all but one game on New York's practice squad in 2022, is in line to remain with the team for at least one more campaign following Thursday's agreement. The 29-year-old tackle will likely find himself in a similar role this upcoming season as a depth option for the Jets' offensive line.
Steelers' Cole Holcomb: Cleared from foot issue
Holcomb should be ready to participate in OTAs after he recently said that his foot is fully healed, Joe Rutter of Trib Live reports.
Holcomb, who underwent season-ending foot surgery that ultimately caused him to miss the final 10 games of the 2022 campaign, is currently in line to be back at full strength by the time Pittsburgh's offseason program begins. The 26-year-old just signed with the Steelers on March 15 after having spent his first four NFL seasons in Washington, and he should eventually command a starting linebacker role this coming fall.
Ryan Succop: Cut by Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have released Succop, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
This past season with Tampa Bay, Succop converted 31 of 38 field-goal attempts (including just two of seven from 50 yards or more) and made 24 of his 25 extra-point tries in 17 games. The 36-year-old -- who spent the last three years with the Buccaneers -- will now look to catch on elsewhere ahead of the coming season, with his fantasy prospects in 2023 hinging on his new team context.
Patriots' Corliss Waitman: Signs with New England
The Patriots signed Waitman on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
Waitman will leave Denver and return to New England where he spent time on the practice squad in 2021. With Jake Bailey having been released earlier in the offseason, the 27-year-old is currently the only punter on the Patriots' roster, though Reiss notes that the team could consider adding depth at the position via next month's draft.
Ezekiel Elliott: Narrows down preferred landing spots
Elliott, who was released by the Cowboys on March 15, hopes to sign with a new team by the end of next week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
According to Schefter, the running back has narrowed his preferred options down to the Eagles, Jets and Bengals. This past season with Dallas, Elliott recorded a career-low 876 rushing yards on 231 carries, but he did score 12 touchdowns in 15 games. With that in mind, wherever the 27-year-old lands, he should have a chance to make an impact as a pass protector and in short-yardage situations at a minimum for his new team.
Giants' Amani Oruwariye: Finds new home
Oruwariye signed a contract with the Giants on Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Oruwariye will get a new opportunity in New York after struggling to maintain a steady role in Detroit. The 27-year-old recorded 44 tackles (36 solo) and three passes defended in 2022, which were both the lowest totals he's posted in those categories since his rookie campaign in 2019. His addition will bolster the Giants' depth at cornerback.
Jets' Ty Johnson: Back with the Jets
Johnson is signing a one-year deal to remain with the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
In 17 games with the Jets during the 2022 season, Johnson recorded 30 carries for 160 yards and one touchdown, while adding 12 catches (on 24 targets) for 88 yards. Now that he's back with the team for 2023, Johnson is slated to reprise his depth role in New York's backfield behind Breece Hall (knee), Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight. The 2019 sixth-rounder is also a key special teamer for the Jets, per Cimini.