The Dallas Cowboys have been struggling at linebacker this season. Whether through injury or lack of quality depth, the position has been a sore spot. That’s why the Cowboys had hoped to bring in the recently-released NaVorro Bowman for a visit to see if the veteran would be a good fit. They won’t be able to do that now as Bowman signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
After being released by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, the veteran linebacker is signing a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the move.
Per Rapoport, the deal is worth $3 million. With no offsets on his 49ers contract, Bowman will be paid by both teams.
Bowman had been slated to visit the Dallas Cowboys later this week, but the Raiders didn’t let him out of the building.
The Green Bay Packers have still left the door open for injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers to return in 2017, but that possibility looks increasingly remote. On Monday, head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers’ broken collarbone will require surgery and could “potentially” end his season.
Rodgers fractured his right clavicle on the Packers’ second drive during Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the result of a blow from linebacker Anthony Barr. Rodgers took his time leaving the field before briefly stopping in the team’s medical tent. From there, the medical staff quickly transported him to the locker room for further examination. By the third quarter, Green Bay had officially revealed Rodgers’ likely season-ending injury.
The Cincinnati Bengals have made a trio of roster moves, including a one-year contract extension for long-snapper Clark Harris, the team announced on Monday. The extension puts Harris under contract through the 2018 season.
The Bengals also signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad to the 53-player roster and added tight end Scott Orndoff to the practice squad. Nickerson fills the vacated roster spot left by Tyler Eifert, who went on injured reserve late last week. Orndoff subsequently fills Nickerson’s vacant spot on the 10-man practice squad.
Harris, a ninth-year player, has played in 131 of a possible 134 Bengals games (including playoffs) since joining the team on Oct. 13, 2009, missing only three games in 2016 due to injury.