The roster churning continues as the Cowboys picked up their first two players off of waivers Sunday.
Cowboys claim defensive back Ibraheim Campbell and center Adam Redmond on waivers.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 2, 2018
Campbell was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of 2015. He played two seasons with the Browns, making nine total starts for them. He was waived and placed on injured reserve late in the season of 2016. Last year, Campbell was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad.
He doesn’t have a lot experience so the Cowboys are still very raw at the position. Here is his draft profile courtesy of NFL.com:
STRENGTHS Trusted and respected four-year starter. Aggressive tendencies near the football. Springs into his tackles with authority, and looks to rip the ball out of ball carrier’s arms with his unusually large hands. Created four forced fumbles and had three interceptions in just 56 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Does his job in run support, playing with leverage against perimeter runs and containment on back side. Coming from high to low, can mirror running back movement to shadow and hit. Adequate range and man coverage skills underneath. Praised by NFL scouts for his leadership and personal character. Plays on kick coverage and hands team against onside kicks.
WEAKNESSES Diagnostic skills are still a work in progress. Can take too long to make initial read on play-action and drop into coverage. Plays through a straw. Has issues with dual focus on quarterback and his coverage responsibilities. Will lose track of his coverage, leading to big plays. Average closing burst. Might not have the positional instincts, eye discipline or ball skills necessary to play anywhere but near box. Missed four games this season dealing with nagging injuries. High number of missed tackles in 2013 worth noting.
Campbell appears to have the aggressive playing style that new defensive backs coach Kris Richard looks for.
Adam Redmond was an undrafted free agent signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2016. He didn’t make the cut his rookie season and was signed to their practice squad. Last season, he was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad.
Our sister site over in Indianapolis provided a player preview when he joined the squad:
Who is he?
Adam Redmond was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent this offseason out of Harvard, where he played in 31 career games. He played all over the line, starting at left tackle as a sophomore and junior and then starting at center as a senior. During his senior season in 2015, he was named a first-team All-Ivy League selection. Redmond told Oho.com during the draft process that teams viewed him as either a guard or a center, and he’s listed as a guard on the Colts roster.
Redmond has the position flex the team loves, and most importantly - he can fill in at center. With Travis Frederick expected to miss some time, the Cowboys are adding some depth to their offensive line just in case something should happen to backup center Joe Looney.
These are just the first two moves of the afternoon. Expect more to be coming...