Dylan Cantrell

Dylan Cantrell

Wide Receiver #84
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 226 lb.
Born:June 29, 1994
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 6 (191)
Draft Team:LAC

Dylan Cantrell: Sticking on practice squad

Cantrell signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Sunday, Tadd Haislop of SportingNews.com reports.

Analysis: Cantrell spent the offseason in Arizona after having spent his first two injury-plagued seasons in the league with the Chargers. The Texas Tech product is still looking for an opportunity to make his NFL debut, and his chances for activation could be slim as an emergency option in 2020.

September 8, 2020 12:23 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Gets chance in desert

Cantrell (shoulder) signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: 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 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.

June 1, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Reverts to IR

Cantrell (shoulder) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: 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.

July 29, 2019 7:13 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Waived/injured by Chargers

Cantrell was placed on the waived/injured list by the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Cantrell had been dealing with an undisclosed injury heading into camp, that 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.

July 28, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Takes Saturday off

Cantrell did not participate in Saturday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Daniel Popper of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cantrell's absence isn't yet worrisome given the lack of clarity, but he's likely still on the roster bubble heading into August. Expect a timely return to practice for Cantrell, unless an underlying injury concern is present.

July 27, 2019 5:01 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Lower on depth chart than projected

Cantrell was not listed among the Chargers' projected 53-man roster according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams.

Analysis: Williams did cushion that statement with the caveat Cantrell needs more time to acclimate himself to a NFL offense, but it's a bit of a surprise to see the likes of Artavis Scott and Geremy Davis listed above the hulking 6-foot-4 wideout despite the obvious need opposite Mike Williams. Regardless, the Chargers likely won't keep more than six receivers on their game-day roster meaning one of the aforementioned trio may be forced onto the practice squad or outright released.

July 24, 2019 11:51 AM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Competing for additional snaps

Cantrell was listed as a player who will compete for snaps behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: It shouldn't come as a surprise that Cantrell has garnered attention from the coaching staff, as the 2018 sixth-round pick was among the early standouts during his first training camp, only for a deep bone bruise to effectively end the rookie's inaugural campaign before it began. At 6-foot-3 and 226 pounds, Cantrell profiles as an effective option split out wide similar to that of Tyrell Williams before he jumped ship to the division-rival Raiders. Considering Keenan Allen ran 54 percent of his routes from the slot in 2018, Cantrell might also benefit as the lone man standing when it comes to effective outside weapons opposite Mike Williams, with both Travis Benjamin and Artavis Scott ideal inside targets. In any case, whoever eventually wins the No. 3 role will likely be the focal point of training camp and preseason, with a potentially intriguing target share in an up-tempo offense awaiting as the prize.

June 19, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Could earn key role

Cantrell has a path to significant playing time in 2019, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official website reports.

Analysis: The Chargers haven't signed a replacement for Tyrell Williams (Raiders) and could still release Travis Benjamin to free up $5.25 million in cap space. Even if Benjamin does stick around, there's no guarantee he operates as the No. 3 receiver, with Cantrell, Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott all capable of pushing for the role. Cantrell was selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee during training camp. The 226-pound Texas Tech product finished top-three among wideouts at the 2018 combine in the three-cone drill, short shuttle, long shuttle, broad jump and long jump, but his 40-yard dash (4.59 seconds) and middling college production (1,873 receiving yards in 40 games) are far less encouraging.

April 8, 2019 8:14 AM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Promoted from practice squad

The Chargers signed Cantrell (knee) from their practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Cantrell's spot on the 53-man roster comes following Los Angeles' decision to waive Joe Barksdale. The rookie sixth-round pick spent the beginning of the season on the Chargers' practice squad while nursing a bone bruise in his right knee. Cantrell could be worth monitoring in dynasty formats, but he's unlikely to earn a notable role in the Chargers' loaded receiver corps this season.

December 3, 2018 3:31 PM EST

Dylan Cantrell: Headed to practice squad

Cantrell (knee) was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Cantrell was bothered by a bone bruise in his right knee during the preseason, but he'll join the Chargers' practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster.

September 3, 2018 7:52 AM EST

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