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The Steelers waived Blacknall on Saturday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Blacknall was afforded two opportunities to make the Steelers' roster but couldn't lock down a spot. The 24-year-old wasn't retained on the practice squad, either.
Sep 7, 2020 11:23 AM EST
Blacknall signed with the Steelers on Friday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Perhaps Blacknall never left the Steel City, as the Steelers cut the Penn State product exactly one week ago. He still figures to be a long shot to make the roster, but while Diontae Johnson (undisclosed) and Ryan Switzer (foot) tend to injuries, Blacknall will look to prove himself as a worthy depth option.
Aug 28, 2020 3:18 PM EST
The Steelers waived Blacknall on Friday, Bob Labriola of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Blacknall hasn't been able to get his footing in the NFL since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018. The Steelers are his third team, and the Penn State product has played just one game in that stretch.
Aug 21, 2020 4:54 PM EST
Blacknall is signing with the Steelers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Blacknall had 979 receiving yards in four seasons (2014-17) at Penn State, before going undrafted and then spending time on NFL practice squads in Oakland and Arizona. He was most recently seen with the XFL's LA Wildcats, catching four of 14 targets for 120 yards and two touchdowns in three games. Blacknall will try to earn a role as a part-time deep threat and special teams contributor in Pittsburgh.
Apr 13, 2020 7:44 AM EST
The Packers hosted Blacknall for a workout Monday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Blacknall was waived by the Dolphins with an injury settlement Aug. 25. He's now returned to full health and is searching for a depth role elsewhere in the league, though it remains to be seen whether he'll get a chance with the Packers. Blacknall appeared in one game for the Raiders in 2018 but was not targeted.
Sep 23, 2019 2:20 PM EST
Blacknall (undisclosed) became a free agent after reaching an injury settlement with the Dolphins, according to the NFL's Official Transaction Log.
Analysis: Blacknall reverted back to injured reserve after clearing waivers, but he'll head to the open market after reaching an injury settlement.
Aug 25, 2019 5:06 PM EST
Blacknall (undisclosed) reverted to injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Blacknall was waived/injured by the Dolphins with the unspecified injury, but he moves to IR after clearing waivers. The 23-year-old will be out for the season unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Aug 22, 2019 9:38 AM EST
Blacknall was waived/injured by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis: It remains to be seen what sort of injury Blacknall is dealing with. Assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers, Blacknall will revert to Miami's injured reserve.
Aug 20, 2019 8:24 AM EST
Blacknall was claimed by the Dolphins off waivers from the Raiders on Friday.
Analysis: Blacknall was waived by Oakland on Thursday and now finds a new team less than 24 hours later. In 2018, the 23-year-old was unable to record any statistics, as he saw just 16 offensive snaps in one game with Oakland.
Jul 19, 2019 6:42 PM EST
Blacknall was waived by the Raiders on Thursday.
Analysis: Blacknall was also waived by Oakland in November of 2018. Assuming he clears waivers, he'll have a good chance to re-sign with the practice squad.
Jul 18, 2019 8:29 PM EST
Blacknall signed a future/reserve contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.
Analysis: Blacknall joined the Raiders' practice squad at the end of November and will have an opportunity to remain with the team throughout the offseason.
Jan 1, 2019 9:47 PM EST
Blacknall signed with the Raiders' practice squad Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Analysis: Blacknall was recently waived by the waivers, but has landed back on their practice squad. Coach Jon Gurden indicated he is "a guy that has a big upside, and he just needs some time." The undrafted rookie will look to continue making an impression.
Nov 20, 2018 6:11 PM EST
Blacknall was waived by the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Analysis: Blacknall spent less than a week on Oakland's active roster. The undrafted rookie out of Penn State will be a strong candidate to resign with the Raiders' practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Nov 19, 2018 2:37 PM EST
The Raiders signed Blacknall off their practice squad Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Blacknall has been called up to Oakland's 53-man roster following the news that Martavis Bryant (knee) is expected to miss multiple games due to a PCL injury. The undrafted rookie out of Penn State has a chance to make his NFL debut against the Cardinals in Week 11, and will likely play most of his snaps on special teams.
Nov 14, 2018 11:32 AM EST
Blacknall was waived by the Raiders on Saturday and signed with the team's practice squad Sunday, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Analysis: Blacknall went undrafted out of Penn State after hauling in 17 passes for 289 yards and two scores in 2017. He'll look to showcase potential as a member of the Raiders' practice squad this season.
Sep 2, 2018 4:00 PM EST
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