CB - Miami Dolphins
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, veteran CB Eli Apple is signing a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins following QB Jalen Ramsey's injury.
With Ramsey expected to be out until December at best, Apple provides a veteran alternative on the outside. The Dolphins have Xavien Howard out wide, but their other outside corner was likely slated to be rookie CB Cam Smith. Apple provides a veteran option, having started 78 regular season games — and 10 postseason games — in his seven-year career. However, it will be ironic to have WR Tyreek Hill on the same team as Apple given their history.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns.
Apple missed practice on Friday and Saturday, leading to a doubtful designation for this contest. Apple has been a bit of a liability for the Bengals this season, giving up the highest yards per target against of his career. Mike Hilton and Cam Taylor-Britt will see expanded roles with Apple sidelined.
Eli Apple (hamstring) listed as doubtful for Monday night's game in Cleveland.
Apple has been dealing with a hamstring issue since last week's game against Atlanta. The veteran cornerback looks like he will be out of action Monday, which would likely lead to rookie Cam Taylor-Britt's first NFL start.
Eli Apple is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals on a one year deal worth $4 million.
Apple, while being heavily criticized for his play during the postseason, was generally a solid starter for Cincinnati this season. He is signing to a one-year prove-it deal, and he will look to earn himself a big contract for 2023.
Free-agent CB Eli Apple has reportedly signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Apple played in two games for Carolina before being released due to injury for the remainder of the 2020 season. As a former first-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Apple totaled 107 tackles, 20 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and an interception in three seasons for the New York Giants. He also recorded over 100 tackles and two interceptions in New Orleans during the 2018 and 2019 seasons before finding himself released from the Panthers. Apple appears to be the latest addition to a Bengals' defense that has undergone some changes this offseason and will look to utilize the athletic ranginess of the 25-year old cornerback alongside Bengals CB Trae Waynes and CB Chidobe Awuzie in 2021.