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Monday, September 6, 2010

NFL Bulldogs

The NFL kicks off this week, and as usual Georgia has a ton of former players on rosters.

You know about the major ones (Matt Stafford, Champ Bailey, Hines Ward, Jon Stinchcomb, etc.).

Here’s an update on some others:

DT Geno Atkins, who led the NFL in preseason sacks, made Cincinnati.
DT Jeff Owens was cut by Philadelphia.
WR Michael Moore was cut by Detroit.
CB-PR Prince Miller was among the final cuts by Baltimore. Miller was set to be the Ravens’ punt return man until they traded for Josh Wilson from Seattle.
LB Rennie Curran is slated to start for Tennessee.
G Vince Vance was cut early in the preseason by Chicago.
G Max Jean-Gilles was re-signed by Philadelphia after initially being cut. He’s on the team’s 53-man roster as the season starts.
RB Kregg Lumpkin is now with Tampa Bay, after being waived by Green Bay. Lumpkin looks to be a third-teamer behind Cadillac Williams and Kareem Huggins.
DE Jarius Wynn was cut by Green Bay after playing 11 games for the Packers last year.
DT Corvey Irvin was cut by Carolina.
CB Tim Jennings made Chicago after spending the first four seasons with Indianapolis.
C Fernando Velasco made Tennessee as a backup.

Some other notables:

TE Leonard Pope is in line to start for Kansas City.
DT Marcus Stroud is with Buffalo for the third straight year.
TE Ben Watson will start for Cleveland, after spending the past six seasons with New England.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi will also start for Cleveland, and is regarded by some experts as a fantasy football sleeper. At least I hope so, since I drafted him in both my leagues.
WR Reggie Brown is in the mix to start at receiver for Tampa Bay.
S Sean Jones won the starting strong safety job for Tampa Bay.
RB Danny Ware made the New York Giants for a fourth straight year. Ware is a third-teamer behind Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.
DT Kendric Golston is entering his fifth season with Washington, and has a chance to start at the nose if the team benches Albert Haynesworth.
LB Will Witherspoon is in the mix at one of the outside spots for Tennessee. He spent the past four seasons in Carolina.
DE Demetric Evans is starting his second year with San Francisco. He’s a backup.
S Paul Oliver is on San Diego, in the mix for playing time at safety.
DE Charles Johnson should start for Carolina.
LB Dannell Ellerbee made Baltimore but appears to have been benched because of his “head getting too big,” according to The Baltimore Sun.
CB Asher Allen won a starting spot for Minnesota.
DE Chris Clemons is set to start for Seattle.
DE Phillip Daniels is slated to start again for Washington.
OLB Quentin Moses is beginning his fourth year for Miami and should see playing time.
RT Dennis Roland could start for Cincinnati, which is upset with former No. 1 pick Andre Smith’s work ethic.

If you have any questions about anyone else, ask away and I’ll try to find out for you.

UPDATE: To answer some of those questions I've already received ...

- S Reshad Jones is a backup with Miami.
- RB Thomas Brown was cut by the Browns in July, and hasn't hooked on with a team.
- Owens was placed on the Eagles' practice squad after being cut by that team. Miller is "likely" to make the Raves' practice squad, according to the Baltimore Sun.
- DE Kade Weston will miss the season after New England placed him on IR.
- S Jermaine Phillips, released by Tampa Bay, is a free agent.
- As I said at the outset, I skipped over the obvious guys, but I'll go ahead and name them so you believe I know they exist: Knowshon Moreno, John Kasay, Richard Seymour.


Anonymous said...

Jeff Owens signed to the Eagles practice squad.

Philip Daniels has to be 56 years old.

Anonymous said...

The Chris Clemmons who plays for Miami went to Clemson. The Chris Clemmons who plays DE for Seatle went to UGA.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Reshad Jones?

Seth Emerson said...

Thanks, fixed the Clemons note.

John said...

The Titans placed Marcus Howard on IR.

John said...

Also, Corvey Irvin was signed to Carolina's practice squad.