Friday, August 31, 2012

Eight former Huskies on NFL rosters

It was an anxious day for some former UConn stars fighting spots on NFL opening-day rosters.

By my count there are eight former Huskies who made the cut.

Arizona: FB Anthony Sherman
Atlanta: DB Robert McClain
Indianapolis: RB Donald Brown
New England: OL Donald Thomas
New York Giants: OL Will Beatty
Oakland: S Tyvon Branch
San Diego: DL Kendall Reyes
Tampa Bay: QB Dan Orlovsky

As for those who did not make the cut, receiver Marcus Easley was let go by Bufffalo despite his 100-yard kickoff return last night, Indianapolis waived both linebacker Greg Lloyd and receiver Kashif Moore, cornerback Darius Butler was released by Carolina, running back Jordan Todman was let go by Minnesota, Tampa kept Dan Orlovsky but waived offensive lineman Moe Petrus while New Orleans let linebacker Lawrence Wilson go.

Now the hope is that another team might pick up one of the players who got released or that they will be brought back and named to the practice squad. Petrus has the option of heading to the Canadian Football League since he was taken by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2011 CFL draft.


Anonymous Ian said...

Lawrence Wilson was cut by the Saints according to

August 31, 2012 10:22 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

Thanks for picking that up. I'll update the list.

September 01, 2012 12:11 AM 

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