Garner (knee) was waived by the Redskins on Thursday.
Garner was still dealing with his recovery from an ACL injury when he was held out of OTAs, which is likely a reason for his release. The move could also point to the idea that the 27-year-old has not progressed well enough in his rehab. Regardless, the Redskins already had five other tight ends fighting for reps on their 90-man roster and Garner only has one career appearance in a regular-season NFL game under his belt.
Garner was unable to practice at OTAs while still rehabbing from a torn ACL, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.
Garner suffered a torn ACL in August of last season, and still seems to be working his way back from that injury. The 27-year-old has played just one regular-season game in his career thus far, and faces a loaded depth chart at tight end in an attempt to secure a roster spot for 2019.
Garner (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
This transaction was a mere formality since Garner has already been lost for the season due to a torn ACL he sustained in last week's preseason opener.
Garner has been ruled out for the 2018 season after suffering an ACL tear in Thursday's preseason opener, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Garner received a promotion from Washington's practice squad last December after failing to make the roster out of camp, but he failed to appear in a game for the Redskins. His pursuit of a 53-man job out of camp this season just hit a major snag, and he will now have to wait until 2019 to take another shot.
The Redskins promoted Garner from the practice squad to their 53-man roster Wednesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Garner previously attended training camp with the Redskins before being cut in September and latching on with the team's practice squad. He'll slot in fourth on the depth chart at tight end for Washington, making it uncertain if he'll dress for the season finale Sunday against the Giants.
Garner was called up from the Bills' practice squad Friday.
The Bills subsequently released tight end Gerald Christian in order to make room for Garner. The 24-year-old will be making his NFL debut in Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins, if he's on the active list.
Garner was waived by the Broncos on Thursday after undergoing an appendectomy on Wednesday, Mike Kils of 9News reports.
Garner was competing for a spot at the bottom of the depth chart for the Broncos, and his surgery couldn't have come at a worse time. It can take up to a month to recover from an appendectomy, which would be enough to keep the undrafted rookie out nearly all of camp and is likely the reason Denver waived him.
The Chiefs announced Tuesday they signed running back Keshawn Hill, guard Melvin Meggs, center Dan Munyer and tackle Kevin Palmer.
The Chiefs also released fullback Manasseh Garner, tight end Earnest Pettway and tackle Charles Sweeton.