Deon Cain

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #8
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #8

Deon Cain News

Signs with Philly

Cain was signed to the Eagles' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Cain had a workout with the Eagles in September and will now join the team's practice squad. The 2018 sixth-round pick has appeared in 15 games between the Colts and Steelers and has caught nine passes for 124 yards.

Oct 18, 2021 1:53 PM EST


Tries out in Philly

Cain (head) worked out with the Eagles on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Cain landed on Baltimore's injured reserve with a head injury after training camp, but he's back to full health and looking for the next opportunity. Through 15 career games since the start of the 2019 campaign, he has put up nine receptions for 144 yards.

Sep 21, 2021 5:45 PM EST



Released with injury settlement

The Ravens released Cain (head) on Friday with an injury settlement, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cain initially reverted back to injured reserve after being waived earlier in the week but has gone the injury settlement route instead. He's now free to look for work with other clubs in need of practice squad help.

Sep 3, 2021 4:07 PM EST


Shifts back to IR

Cain (head) reverted to Baltimore's injured reserve Wednesday, Luke Jones of WNST reports.

Analysis: Cain picked up a head injury during Baltimore's preseason finale and continues to manage the issue. Now that he's reverted to IR after going unclaimed on waivers, Cain is slated to miss the entire 2021 season unless he can reach an injury settlement.

Sep 3, 2021 5:21 AM EST


Waived with injury designation

Cain (head) was waived/injured by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Analysis: Cain was evaluated for a concussion during the preseason finale against Washington. While a concussion isn't confirmed, he's dealing with some sort of injury. The 2018 sixth-round pick has posted nine receptions for 124 yards over the last two seasons. If he clears waivers, he'll land on injured reserve.

Aug 31, 2021 7:02 PM EST



Undergoes concussion evaluation

Cain was evaluated for a concussion during Saturday's preseason contest against Washington.

Analysis: Cain appeared in two games with Pittsburgh in 2020 before landing on the Ravens' practice squad. He was signed to a reserve/future contract this offseason and is likely to find himself on a practice squad during the regular season.

Aug 28, 2021 5:25 PM EST


Links with Baltimore again

The Ravens signed Cain to a reserve/future contract Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Cain appeared in two games with Pittsburgh in 2020, and he also spent time on the Ravens' practice squad. He'll get a chance to continue his development in Baltimore.

Jan 22, 2021 1:20 PM EST


Drops back to practice roster

Cain reverted to the Steelers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Cain made his season debut in Sunday's loss to the Browns, and he wasn't targeted over six snaps on offense. Barring an injury, he's unlikely to be promoted to the active roster again.

Jan 5, 2021 12:28 PM EST


Promoted to 53-man

Cain was elevated to the Steelers' active roster Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Cain is slated to appear in just his second game of the season Sunday against the Browns, but he'll be catching passes from backup quarterback Mason Rudolph as Ben Roethlisberger is among the rested starters.

Jan 2, 2021 2:36 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Cain reverted back to Pittsburgh's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Cain was promoted to the team's active roster ahead of Week 6, and after logging four offensive snaps, he'll head back to the practice squad.

Oct 19, 2020 8:07 PM EST


Elevates from practice squad

Cain elevated to the Steelers' active roster Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Cain was cut in September and landed on the Steelers' practice squad, but now he'll get a chance on the active roster following news that Diontae Johnson (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Browns. The 24-year-old receiver played in 13 games between the Steelers and the Colts last season, recording nine catches for 124 yards on 20 targets. He likely won't get much tread Sunday behind starters JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool and James Washington.

Oct 17, 2020 3:38 PM EST


Lands on practice squad

Cain cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Steelers' practice squad, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Cain played in 13 games last season between the Colts and Steelers, logging 124 yards on nine receptions. The 24-year-old couldn't secure a role with the Steelers this year, as JuJu Smith-Schuster is healthy and the team drafted Chase Claypool, but Cain will work on the scout team and could be the first call if there's an injury.

Sep 7, 2020 11:30 AM EST


Plays one snap in finale

Cain was not targeted in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Selected by Indianapolis in the sixth round of the 2018 draft Cain saw his first game action this season and finished 2019 catching five of six targets for 72 yards. With one year remaining on his contract Cain likely returns in 2020 but should primarily be utilized on special teams.

Jan 1, 2020 11:49 AM EST


One catch vs. Cardinals

Cain caught his only target for 22 yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Since joining Pittsburgh last month Cain has caught exactly one pass in each of the three games he has played. There is little reason to expect his volume to increase in Week 15 against the Bills and even less reason he should be rostered by fantasy owners.

Dec 8, 2019 9:21 PM EST


One catch in debut

Cain had one catch for 35 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Analysis: Signed just over a week ago Cain saw just one target from Mason Rudolph before Pittsburgh made the switch at quarterback to Devlin Hodges. Cain was targeted once by Hodges that resulted in a pass interference call that led to a field goal that proved to be the game winner. Cain had four receptions on 14 targets for 52 yards in six games with Indianapolis before joining Pittsburgh and has little fantasy value heading into a Week 13 game against Cleveland.

Nov 24, 2019 3:58 PM EST


Could work as No. 3 wideout

Cain could be utilized as the Steelers' third wide receiver Sunday at Cincinnati, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Cain signed with the Steelers off the Colts' practice squad last Saturday, but he may find an immediate offensive role for his new team with JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) sidelined. A quality performance could go a long way towards securing the 23-year-old's spot on the 53-man roster.

Nov 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST


Lands in Pittsburgh

Cain signed a contract with the Steelers on Saturday.

Analysis: Well that didn't take long. Only a week after the Colts' surprising decision to place Cain on the team's practice squad, the Steelers ultimately signed the embattled 23-year-old to their active roster. With both JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Diontae Johnson (concussion) banged up following Thursday's game, it's entirely possible Cain could be on the Steelers' 53-man roster for the considerable future.

Nov 16, 2019 1:49 PM EST


Just one reception Sunday

Cain had one reception for seven yards on his lone target in Sunday's win at Kansas City.

Analysis: Cain tied Zach Pascal for the most snaps among non-T.Y. Hilton receivers, but again put up meager production despite ample playing time. None of the receivers other than Hilton look like viable options in most formats given how the Colts spread out the few non-Hilton receiver targets. The non-Hilton receivers had a combined two receptions in Sunday's game.

Oct 7, 2019 12:25 PM EST


Gets start, but no receptions

Cain got the start at wide receiver along with Parris Campbell with T.Y. Hilton out with a quad injury, but was not targeted and did not have a reception in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

Analysis: Cain again got significant playing time, but failed to generate much offense. He has just one reception the last three weeks despite playing 33 or more snaps each week. Cain led the wide receivers in snaps (56) against the Raiders and went out for a pass 42 times, but isn't drawing attention from Jacoby Brissett. Cain could start again at Kansas City if Hilton remains out, but it's hard to put much stock in his playing time until he starts getting some receptions.

Sep 30, 2019 11:58 AM EST


Could be set for larger role

Cain and Parris Campbell could be in for larger roles with T.Y. Hilton listed as doubtful on the official injury report for Sunday's game against Oakland, Kevin Bowen reports.

Analysis: The pecking order for targets if Hilton is out isn't clear as the four healthy Indy receivers almost equally split snap counts last week. Cain had 37 snaps on offense, while Zach Pascal had 30 snaps, Paris Campbell had 30 snaps, and Chester Rogers had 27 snaps. The Colts may also use more two-TE sets. Cain had a strong preseason, but has just three receptions this season. Still, he could be thrust into a prominent role Sunday.

Sep 27, 2019 1:49 PM EST


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