Teams set rosters in preparation for week one
As NFL teams prepare for week one’s games, teams had to finalize their 53-man rosters this past week. Some familiar names that were let go include Adrian Peterson from Washington, Josh Rosen of the Dolphins and Lamar Miller from New England.
Leonard Fournette, who was recently released from the Jacksonville Jaguars, does not have to travel far to get to his new home as the revamped Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him for the 2020 season. Fournette signed a one year $2 million contract that with incentives rises to a $3.5 million venture. According to the Bucs depth chart, Fournette is currently Tampa Bay’s third running back behind Ronald Jones II and LeSean McCoy.
Former Seahawks and Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans look to build on last year’s success, signing Clowney to a one-year deal with 12 million guaranteed and three million in incentives. Last season in Seattle, Clowney had a career-high of four forced fumbles with two fumbles while scoring one touchdown.
The Jaguars and Bengals show faith in their young QBs by keeping just two quarterbacks on the roster each. Ryan Finley will backup Joe Burrow while Mike Glennon will backup Gardner Minshew in Jacksonville.
The Cowboys bid farewell to veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Clinton-Dix signed with the Cowboys in March on a one-year deal, but the Cowboys opted out after Darian Thompson won the job. Clinton-Dix played last season in Chicago and is left searching for a new gig.
Adrian Peterson got relieved of his duties as one of the running backs for the Washington Football Team. Peterson played nine seasons in Minnesota from 2007 to 2016, split time in 2017 with the Cardinals and Saints before playing his last two seasons in Washington. Now a Detroit Lion, Peterson is returning home to his NFC North roots.
Josh Rosen has had a tough start to his career, starting sixteen games in two seasons with a 3-13 record. In those sixteen games, he’s been sacked 61 times. Rosen found a home with Tampa Bay with a low-risk signing by the team. Rosen now has a chance to sit and learn from Tom Brady and Bruce Arians from the Buc’s practice squad