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Mountaineers within the NFL: 2022 Offseason NFL Tracker

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This NFL offseason has seen several Mountaineers find latest homes and re-sign with their respective organizations.

Quarterback Geno Smith re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks within the offseason after franchise QB Russell Wilson departed for Denver. Smith signed a one-year deal price $3.5 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus, with $500k guaranteed. This can be the primary offseason Smith can be in competition for the starting job since his final yr with the Recent York Jets in 2016. Smith has played the backup role for Eli Manning (2017), Phillip Rivers (2018), and Russell Wilson (2020-22).

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed Karl Joseph to a one yr, $1,035,000 contract. The protection spent most of his time on the practice squad last season, appearing in two games and registering a pass deflection. 

The Oakland Raiders chosen Joseph 14th overall within the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent 4 years with the franchise, racking up 236 tackles, including nine tackles for a loss and three sacks, and 15 pass deflections and 4 interceptions. In 2020, he signed with the Cleveland Browns and continued to roam the secondary, notching 46 tackles, 4 pass deflections and an interception.

Oct 28, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas (29) makes a game winning interception on a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) through the fourth quarter at State Farm Stadium.

Rasul Douglas signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $5.3 million signing bonus. Douglas was picked up by the franchise off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad in the course of the 2021 season, ending the yr with a team-best five interceptions.

Douglas began his profession with the Philadelphia Eagles after the franchise drafted the defensive back within the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons in Philly before moving on to the Carolina Panthers for a season. 

Colton McKivitz signed a one-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers in March. He was drafted within the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft before inking a four-year rookie cope with the 49ers. The left tackle out of West Virginia moved to protect in his first season. He made nine appearances on the yr but played 50% or more of the snaps thrice. He was released per week ahead of the 2022 season opening weekend before the 49ers re-signed him to the practice squad. Of note, he made one start on the yr, in the ultimate game of the season. 

Guard Mark Glowinski signed a three-year, $18.3 million contract with the Recent York Giants, including a $4.5 signing bonus and $11.4 million guaranteed. Glowinski was drafted within the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He spent three seasons in Seattle before moving to Indianapolis for the last three seasons.

Nov 29, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Nov 29, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) through the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Nick Kwiatkowski signed a one-year deal price a bit over one million dollars with the Atlanta Falcons. 

The linebacker was chosen within the fourth round by the Chicago Bears where he spent 4 seasons earning his way onto the sector until he signed with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. He began 12 games, but injuries began to plague the five-year veteran, only appearing in eight games last season.

Entering his third season with the Carolina Panthers, Kenny Robinson re-signed a one-year, $610,000 contract with the franchise. When lively, the security has spent most of his time on special teams, appearing in 19 games and tallying 18 tackles in two years within the league.

Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium.

Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Recent England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) through the first quarter at SoFi Stadium.

Linebacker Kyzir White signed a one-year, $3 million guaranteed contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including an roughly $1.9 million signing bonus within the offseason. 

White was drafted within the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers. White climbed the depth chart after his first two seasons and commenced playing an even bigger role in yr three until last season where he began all 17 games and finished the yr rating eighth within the NFL in tackles (144) and solo tackles (90).

Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver David Sills (84) catches the pass and makes a run defended by New England Patriots defensive back Dee Virgin (38) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium.

Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, Recent Jersey, USA; Recent York Giants wide receiver David Sills (84) catches the pass and makes a run defended by Recent England Patriots defensive back Dee Virgin (38) through the third quarter at MetLife Stadium.

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The Recent York Giants re-signed David Sills in March on a one-year deal price $825,000. Sills made his NFL debut in week seven last season and appeared in 4 games on the yr, ending with two receptions for 17 yards. 

Sills signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. The Bills released Sills prior to the 2019 season however the Giants signed him to the practice squad the following day. Sill worked his strategy to the lively roster, followed by a hot offseason but a season injury, and COVID kept the receiver out of the lineup in 2020. 

Offensive lineman Adam Pankey stays with the Miami Dolphins, signing a one-year, 895k deal. Pankey has been a mainstay on the practice squad, starting with the Green Bay Packers his first two seasons, making two appearances. And in three seasons at Miami, he’s seen motion in seven games. 

Kevin White re-signed with the Recent Orleans Saints for a one-year deal price a bit over $1 million. He made six appearances for the Saints last season and commenced one, ending the yr with one reception for 38 yards, his first catch in three years. 

White was drafted seventh within the 2015 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. After coping with injuries his first three seasons with the Bears, the receiver emerged with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, making three appearances on the season. His first actions since 2018 within the Chicago Bears season finale, where he had one reception for 22 yards.

Oct 10, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tavon Austin (7) catches a pass during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field.

Oct 10, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tavon Austin (7) catches a pass through the second half against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field.

Tavon Austin inked a cope with the Buffalo Bills for about $1.1 million this offseason. He spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he appeared in 13 games, began three, and hauled in 24 receptions for 213 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per reception, also scored his first touchdown in two years, and rushed for 21 yards on three carries. 

Quinton Spain is entering his eighth season within the league. The guard has yet to sign with a team after starting for the AFC Champions, Cincinnati Bengals last season. Spain signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2015. After three seasons, he went to Buffalo for 3 years before landing in Cincinnati. 

Defensive back Daryl Worley continues to be searching for a house. He has bounced across the league the last two seasons, making appearances for five different franchises, ending with the Baltimore Ravens last yr.

Will Grier, Trevon Wesco, David Long and Yodny Cajuste are all going into the ultimate yr of their rookie contracts. 

In three seasons, Trevon Wesco has appeared in 40 games for the Recent York Jets, hauling in six receptions for 40 yards and has a few carries for 2 yards. Meanwhile, Yodny Cajuste has battled back from injury and appeared in seven games last season.

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson (30) is taken down by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long (51) during the first quarter at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.

David Long continues to climb the Tennessee Titans’ depth chart, making 14 starts within the last two seasons, nine of them coming last yr. He ended the 2022 season with 75 tackles, including 4 tackles for a loss, and a pair of interceptions. Long has registered 144 tackles, eight TFL’s, and two interceptions in his three-year profession after the Titans drafted him within the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

The Carolina Panthers drafted Will Grier within the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by then head coach Ron Rivera. Grier began two games of his rookie season for an injured Cam Newton and has not seen the sector since. The next season, the franchise went in a latest direction, hiring a latest head coach in Matt Rhule, who brought in Teddy Bridgewater and PJ Walker, then drafted Sam Darnold in 2021 draft. 

Grier signed with the Cowboys in September shortly after the Panther released him in September. He was lively on the 53-man roster all last season but saw no motion. 

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