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Free Agency Update

Futures Deals

by Nick Mensio
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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 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 10, 2015 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, Patriots RB Jonas Gray, Giants TE Daniel Fells, and Giants WR Preston Parker were a few players who inked futures deals last offseason and ended up contributing in 2014. Below is where we’ll track all of these signings.

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS

RB Zach Bauman, TE Ted Bolser, OT Cameron Bradfield, S D.J. Campbell, CB Roc Carmichael, OG John Fullington, WR Travis Harvey, CB Jimmy Legree, OG Antoine McClain, OT Kelvin Palmer, OT Tavon Rooks, WR Ryan Spadola, CB Ross Weaver, CB Darren Woodard

ATLANTA FALCONS

S Brandan Bishop, LB Allen Bradford, OT Reid Fragel, NT Ricky Heimuli, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino, TE Kyle Miller, WR Bernard Reedy, OG Adam Replogle, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Nick Williams, RB Ronnie Wingo

BALTIMORE RAVENS

CB Victor Hampton, OT Marcel Jones, CB Quinton Pointer, TE Allen Reisner, QB Bryn Renner, TE Konrad Reuland, WR Aldrick Robinson, RB Kiero Small, DE Zach Thompson, QB Keith Wenning

BUFFALO BILLS

S Deon Broomfield, OG William Campbell, LB James Gaines, CB Jonte Green, WR Caleb Holley, OG Richie Incognito, DE Bryan Johnson, OG D.J. Johnson, RB Corey Knox, OG Alex Kupper, TE Chris Manhertz, OG D.J. Morrell, WR Tobais Palmer, CB Rod Sweeting, DT Jeremy Towns, QB Jeff Tuel

CAROLINA PANTHERS

WR Mike Brown, OG Derek Dennis, OG Tyronne Green, TE Kevin Greene, WR Stephen Hill, WR Marcus Lucas, S Kimario McFadden, TE Mike McNeill, LB Horace Miller, RB Darrin Reaves, DT Micanor Regis, OT Martin Wallace, CB Louis Young

CHICAGO BEARS

OG Conor Boffeli, LB Jonathan Brown, WR John Chiles, WR Rashad Lawrence, TE Jacob Maxwell, DE Jamil Merrell, K Carey Spear, OT Jason Weaver

CINCINNATI BENGALS

LB L.J. Fort, OT Dan France, DT Kwame Geathers, S Shiloh Keo, CB Onterio McCalebb, DE Sam Montgomery, TE Jake Murphy, OT Matthew O'Donnell, WR Tevin Reese, WR Eric Ward, RB James Wilder Jr.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

DT Calvin Barnett, OG Karim Barton, WR Kevin Cone, K Travis Coons, CB Kendall James, DT Jacobbi McDaniel, CB Micah Pellerin, LB Keith Pough, CB Varmah Sonie, DT Christian Tupou

DALLAS COWBOYS

LB Mister Alexander, WR Chris Boyd, DT Davon Coleman, LB Troy Davis, OT R.J. Dill, WR Reggie Dunn, DE Lavar Edwards, P Tom Hornsey, S Keelan Johnson, OT Ryan Miller, LB Will Smith, CB Robert Steeples, OT John Wetzel, RB Ryan Williams

DENVER BRONCOS

RB Kapri Bibbs, CB Tevrin Brandon, WR Isaiah Burse, QB Zac Dysert, WR Bennie Fowler, OG Jon Halapio, WR Jeremy Kelley, S Ross Madison, CB Curtis Marsh, LB Danny Mason, WR Nathan Palmer, C Matt Paradis, DE Gerald Rivers, WR Kerry Taylor, DE Chase Vaughn, WR Kyle Williams

DETROIT LIONS

C Taylor Boggs, CB Crezdon Butler, C Braxston Cave, DT Jermelle Cudjo, WR Skye Dawson, LB Jerrell Harris, DT Kerry Hyder, FB Emil Igwenagu, C Darren Keyton, CB Nate Ness, WR Andrew Peacock, DT Roy Philon, DT Xavier Proctor, TE Jordan Thompson, OT Michael Williams

GREEN BAY PACKERS

S Jean Fanor, CB Devonta Glover-Wright, LB Adrian Hubbard, C Joe Madsen, P Cody Mandell, RB Rajion Neal, LB Joe Thomas, OT Jeremy Vujnovich, OG Josh Walker, WR Myles White

HOUSTON TEXANS

LB Kourtnei Brown, WR Jace Davis, OT Matt Feiler, C James Ferentz, DE Tevita Finau, CB Charles James, WR Travis Labhart, RB Ben Malena, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, S Terrance Parks

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

WR Kadron Boone, WR Duron Carter, DE Gannon Conway, RB Jeff Demps, LB Carlos Fields, S Winston Guy, OG Ben Heenan, OT Tyler Hoover, WR Ryan Lankford, WR Josh Lenz, DT Kelcy Quarles, TE Erik Swoope

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

WR Arrelious Benn, OT Cody Booth, S Jeremy Deering, K Derek Dimke, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, TE Marcel Jensen, P Kasey Redfern, CB Peyton Thompson, WR Tony Washington, OT Brennan Williams

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

TE Brandon Barden, WR Armon Binns, LB JoJo Dickson, DT Hebron Fangupo, OT Curtis Feigt, LS Brandon Hartson, OG Ricky Henry, CB Aaron Hester, LS Jorgen Hus, WR Corbin Louks, DE Vaughn Martin, CB Ayodeji Olatoye, QB Terrelle Pryor, OG Jarrod Pughsley, CB Shaquille Richardson, WR Da’Rick Rogers, TE Adam Schiltz, OT Derek Sherrod, RB Spencer Ware, WR Fred Williams, DE Jerel Worthy

MIAMI DOLPHINS

OT Mark Asper, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, DE Emmanuel Dieke, S Shamiel Gary, K Zach Hocker, LB Jake Knott, WR Tyler McDonald, WR Michael Preston, CB Lowell Rose, TE Jake Stoneburner, TE Ryan Taylor

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

LB Justin Anderson, DT Chigbo Anunoby, S Jalil Carter, WR Kain Colter, QB Pat Devlin, DT Isame Faciane, WR Donte Foster, C Zac Kerin, DE Leon Mackey, OG Jordan McCray, TE Ryan Otten, LB Brian Peters, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, RB Dominique Williams

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OG Chris Barker, DE Jake Bequette, QB Garrett Gilbert, CB Justin Green, OT Caylin Hauptmann, DT Antonio Johnson, LB Rufus Johnson, WR Jonathan Krause, RB Dion Lewis, LB Eric Martin, LB Deontae Skinner, S Dax Swanson

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

RB Edwin Baker, CB Delvin Breaux, C Mike Brewster, TE Orson Charles, RB Tim Hightower, K Dustin Hopkins, OG Andrew Miller, FB Toben Opurum, S Kenny Phillips, WR Willie Snead

NEW YORK GIANTS

OT Michael Bamiro, K Chris Boswell, LB Victor Butler, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Juron Criner, S Thomas Gordon, WR Chris Harper, CB Bennett Jackson, OT Brett Jones, P Robert Malone, DE Jordan Stanton, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Julian Talley, LB Uani’ Unga, CB Josh Victorian, CB Trevin Wade, FB Nikita Whitlock

NEW YORK JETS

CB Curtis Brown, K Andrew Furney, LB Mario Harvey, OT Sean Hooey, CB Keith Lewis, CB Dashaun Phillips, OT Brent Qvale, RB Daryl Richardson, P Jake Schum, LB Chris Young

OAKLAND RAIDERS

RB Terrance Cobb, WR Jeremy Gallon, LB Justin Jackson, CB Vernon Kearney, OT Dan Kistler, OG Lamar Mady, WR Seth Roberts, DT Kona Schwenke, K Giorgio Tavecchio, CB Jansen Watson

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

OG Josh Andrews, RB Kenjon Barner, OT Kevin Graf, LB Brandon Hepburn, DT Wade Keliikipi, QB G.J. Kinne, WR Will Murphy, WR Quron Pratt, S Ed Reynolds, RB Matthew Tucker

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

TE Rob Blanchflower, WR Brelan Chancellor, DE Matt Conrath, S Jordan Dangerfield, S Alden Darby, TE Michael Egnew, CB Kevin Fogg, WR C.J. Goodwin, DE Ethan Hemer, LB Howard Jones, DE Joe Kruger, LB Shawn Lemon, P Richie Leone, S Isaiah Lewis, FB Roosevelt Nix, OT Mitchell Van Dyk, OT Alejandro Villanueva, WR L’Damian Washington, S Ian Wild

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

DT Chas Alecxih, WR Torrence Allen, CB Richard Crawford, WR Javontee Herndon, TE David Paulson, WR Austin Pettis, S Adrian Phillips, OT Bryce Quigley, QB Brad Sorensen, LB Colton Underwood, OG Craig Watts

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

RB Kendall Gaskins, TE Xavier Grimble, WR Lance Lewis, OT Chris Martin, DE Lawrence Okoye, LB Shayne Skov, DT Garrison Smith

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

TE Rashaun Allen, QB R.J. Archer, S Dion Bailey, RB Demitrius Bronson, OG C.J. Davis, LS Luke Ingram, OG Nate Isles, LB Brendan Kelly, WR Douglas McNeil, OG Drew Nowak, DE Will Pericak, OT Justin Renfrow, DE Ryan Robinson, WR Kevin Smith, DT Jimmy Staten, DE Julius Warmsley, C Jared Wheeler, LB Michael Zimmer

ST. LOUIS RAMS

OT Steven Baker, WR Emory Blake, OG Travis Bond, S Christian Bryant, LB Marshall McFadden, P Michael Palardy, TE Brad Smelley, WR Damian Williams, DT Doug Worthington, WR Devon Wylie

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

S M.D. Jennings, S Shelton Johnson, WR Chandler Jones, QB Seth Lobato, DT Matthew Masifilo, OT Matt Patchan, S Jocquel Skinner, TE Taylor Sloat, P Chase Tenpenny, C Jeremiah Warren

TENNESSEE TITANS

CB Ri’Shard Anderson, LB Nate Askew, TE Dorin Dickerson, WR Jacoby Ford, WR Clyde Gates, OG Justin McCray, OT William Poehls, RB Lache Seastrunk, LB Yawin Smallwood, LB Chaz Sutton, QB Alex Tanney

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

DT Isaako Aaitui, WR Braylon Bell, FB Jordan Campbell, OT Edawn Coughman, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, TE Chase Dixon, LB James Gayle, TE Je’Ron Hamm, DT Kenny Horsley, C Tyler Larsen, WR Colin Lockett, OT Ty Nsekhe, DT Lakendrick Ross, WR Rashad Ross, LB Ricky Sapp, LB Austin Spitler, NT Robert Thomas, CB Thomas Wolfe

Nick Mensio

Nick Mensio has been covering the NFL for Rotoworld since 2012. He can be found on Twitter at @NickMensio.