Cantrell (shoulder) signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Cantrell's first two years in the league were derailed due to injuries -- a bone bruise and a shoulder issue, respectively -- but he'll now get a shot to continue his development in Arizona, where he'll reunite with college coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals' decision to sign Cantrell is a hint that the team is confident in his health, but it's worth noting that the unique nature of this offseason allows clubs to announce signings prior to players officially passing a physical. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is still looking to make his NFL debut.
Cantrell (shoulder) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Cantrel was waived by the Chargers on Sunday due to a shoulder injury. Now that he's passed through waivers, he'll likely remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the season unless the two sides reach an injury settlement.
Cantrell was placed on the waived/injured list by the Chargers on Sunday. Cantrell had been dealing with an undisclosed injury heading into camp, which was later described as a shoulder injury. Cantrell had high hopes heading into the offseason, as he was believed to be in the running to secure a 53-man roster spot. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll revert back to the Chargers' roster while being placed on injured reserve.
Cantrell did not participate in Saturday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Daniel Popper of the Athletic reports. Cantrell's absence isn't yet worrisome given the lack of clarity, but he's likely still on the roster bubble heading into August.
Cantrell may be on the roster bubble heading into training camp, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Though he predicts that Cantrell will ultimately find himself on the outside looking in for a roster berth, Williams offered the caveat that the wideout could earn a spot if the Chargers are willing to give him time to get acclimated to an NFL offense. In any event, it's surprising to see the likes of Artavis Scott and Geremy Davis listed as better roster bets than the 6-foot-4 Cantrell. Regardless of how the Chargers' roster decisions shake out, the team is unlikely to keep more than six receivers heading into Week 1. With that in mind, at least one of Cantrell, Davis and Scott may be earmarked for the practice squad, if not outright released at the end of the preseason.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|5||10/11||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|12||11/29||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|13||12/06||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|14||12/13||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|16||12/27||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|17||01/03||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|