The Dallas Cowboys signed KaVontae Torpin, wide receiver, to a new contract on Thursday afternoon.
This meant that one of the team’s best players was out of work. Dallas announced that fullback Nick Ralston was being released to make way for the new wideout.
The Cowboys have signed KaVontae Turpin, a wide receiver, to help with the return game,” the team stated in a statement. The Cowboys have waived Nick Ralston, fullback to Turpin, in order to make room on their 90-man roster.
The @dallascowboys signed WR KaVontae Turpin (TCU) and released FB Nick Ralston (Louisiana) on Thursday.
— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) July 28, 2022
More on Turpin and the Cowboys here:
“Turpin was named USFL MVP for the New Jersey Generals in June after leading the league in receiving and also posting a punt return touchdown. The former TCU star went undrafted in 2019, likely due in part to reported off-the-field issues.
Turpin could compete right away to earn a spot as a return specialist as well as a spot in the receiver rotation. CeeDee Lamb is unlikely to be the featured punt returner now that he’s the No. 1 receiver.”
This move is a good idea to keep Lamb healthy during this season.