River Cracraft

Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #19
Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #19

River Cracraft News

Signed to active roster

The Miami Dolphins signed Cracraft to their active roster, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Cracraft has hauled in a pair of touchdowns already this season, which was enough for the team to sign him onto the active roster. With Miami struggling to get much out of the WR corps outside of Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill, Cracraft has the opportunity to emerge as the next best option. The Dophins didn't need to release anyone with the signing, as they had an open spot on their 53-man roster.

Sep 29, 2022 7:56 AM EST


Heads back to practice squad

Cracraft reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Cracraft is not eligible for any more elevations from Miami's practice squad after being activated for the team's first three games this season. Though he only played nine offensive snaps, the 27-year-old wideout hauled in an 11-yard touchdown on his lone targets during Sunday's 21-19 win over the Bills. Cracraft's performance over the past three weeks may have been enough to secure a depth role on the Dolphins' active roster moving forward.

Sep 26, 2022 5:38 PM EST



Scores for second straight week

Cracraft secured his only target for an 11-yard touchdown during Sunday's 21-19 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Cracraft has been elevated from the practice squad for all three of Miami's wins this season, with touchdowns in each of the last two weeks. The Dolphins now have to decide whether to sign Cracraft to the active roster, as he's no longer eligible to be a game-day elevation, and the 27-year-old has certainly made a case for himself as a depth option.

Sep 26, 2022 2:58 PM EST


Will be active vs. Buffalo

Miami elevated Cracraft from its practice squad Friday for Week 3.

Analysis: It will be the third consecutive week Cracraft is active for the Dolphins and the last time he's eligible to be elevated from the practice squad before he would have to be signed to the team's active roster in order to play. The 27-year-old wideout has caught one of two targets for two yards through two games this season.

Sep 24, 2022 1:55 PM EST


Heads back down to practice squad

Cracraft reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Cracraft was promoted to Miami's active roster ahead of Sunday's win against the Ravens, catching one of his two targets for a two-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter. However, the 27-year-old wideout played an overall limited role as he only lined up on 16 of the team's 71 offensive snaps in Week 2. Cracraft is now eligible for just one more gameday elevation after playing in each of the first two games for the Dolphins, and he could see similar usage in Week 3 if wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, who is considered day-to-day with a rib injury, sits out this coming Sunday against the Bills.

Sep 19, 2022 3:22 PM EST



Scores first career touchdown

Cracraft secured one of two targets for two yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 42-38 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Cracraft played just 16 offensive snaps Sunday, but he caught one of Tua Tagovailoa's six touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, a key component of Miami's comeback victory. Cracraft still remains off the fantasy radar and is scheduled to revert to the Dolphins' practice squad, but he's making a good argument for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Sep 19, 2022 8:46 AM EST


Elevated to active roster

The Dolphins have elevated Cracraft to their active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.

Analysis: Cracraft was on the field for 14 snaps in Miami's Week 1 victory over the Patriots. He subsquently reverted to its practice squad during the week, but will now get to suit up again and presumably see a similar workload.

Sep 17, 2022 12:26 PM EST


Rejoins practice squad

Cracraft reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Cracraft took the field for a total of 14 snaps in Miami's win over the Patriots. Between his 10 snaps on offense and four on special teams, the 27-year-old did not produce any tallying stats.

Sep 12, 2022 3:54 PM EST


Joins active roster

The Dolphins have called up Cracraft to their active roster ahead of Sunday's opening game agains the Patriots.

Analysis: Cracraft was unable to earn a spot on Miami's final roster after training camp and subsequently signed with their practice squad. He will now suit up for Week 1 and help provide depth at wide receiver. However, he is more likely to provide contribution on special teams.

Sep 10, 2022 2:49 PM EST


Headed to Dolphins' practice squad

The Dolphins signed Cracraft to the practice squad Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Cracraft originally joined Miami on a one-year, $825,000 deal in February, but he was released as part of the team's final roster cuts Tuesday. The 27-year-old, who played 89 special-teams snaps over six games with the 49ers last year, now will look to work his way onto an active roster in 2022.

Sep 1, 2022 11:39 AM EST


Released by Miami

The Dolphins released Cracraft on Tuesday.

Analysis: Cracraft signed with Miami in February, but he finds himself among a wave of cuts ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline. The Washington State product has appeared in 24 NFL contests across four seasons, catching seven of 11 targets for 85 yards. He'll have to look for a new NFL opportunity elsewhere.

Aug 30, 2022 9:56 AM EST


Joining Miami

Cracraft signed a contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Cracraft was let go by the 49ers in late January but will now begin the offseason with the Dolphins. He appeared in 15 games for San Francisco over the past two seasons and saw most of his action on special teams, though he also caught six of nine targets for 41 yards.

Feb 17, 2022 4:09 PM EST


Waived by 49ers

Cracraft was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Cracraft had appeared in each of the last eight games for San Francisco, but he played exclusively on special teams. He'll now be let go ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams.

Jan 29, 2022 1:52 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Cracraft was elevated from the 49ers' practice squad Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cracraft was elevated for the 49ers' Week 13 matchup with Seattle and appeared on 14 special-teams snaps. With Deebo Samuel (groin) questionable for Sunday against the Bengals, Cracraft has a small chance of seeing some snaps on offense, if Samuel were to miss.

Dec 11, 2021 4:33 PM EST


Reverted to practice squad

Cracraft returned to the 49ers' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was elevated for Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, playing 14 snaps on special teams. Cracraft will be moved back to the practice squad prior to Week 14, though he may be elevated again if Deebo Samuel (groin) is unable to go again.

Dec 6, 2021 8:29 PM EST


Promoted from practice squad

Cracraft was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cracraft spent all of training camp with the 49ers prior to being cut at the end of August. He's since been a member of the practice squad, and he could be set for his first game action of the season in Week 13 against Seattle. Cracraft is likely to play primarily on special teams.

Dec 4, 2021 3:29 PM EST


Shown door in San Fran

Cracraft was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: The 49ers are fairly healthy at wide receiver with the exception of Brandon Aiyuk, who is dealing with a minor hamstring injury. Cracraft will likely be signed to the practice squad as a dependable depth player who knows coach Kyle Shanahan's system. Through 19 career NFL games, he has recorded seven receptions for 85 yards.

Aug 31, 2021 4:20 PM EST


Signs with San Fran

The 49ers signed Cracraft on Friday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Cracraft was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday but has been re-signed after San Francisco waived Richie James with an injury designation. The 27-year-old appeared in nine contests for the 49ers last year, totaling six catches for 41 yards.

Aug 28, 2021 4:22 PM EST


Let go by San Francisco

Cracraft was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cracraft was promoted from the practice squad in 2020 and appeared in nine games for the 49ers, totaling six catches for 41 yards while adding 40 yards as a kick returner. He agreed to a one-year extension in February but didn't show enough in training camp to retain his roster spot for San Francisco.

Aug 24, 2021 2:41 PM EST


Grabs extension

Cracraft signed an extension with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Cracraft started one game (nine appearances) for San Francisco in 2020, ultimately finishing the year with six receptions for 41 yards on nine targets. As context for his production, it's worth noting that the 26-year-old wasn't promoted from the practice squad until midseason. He also got involved as a punt returner during the 49ers' final two games.

Feb 12, 2021 1:35 PM EST


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