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Bad day to be a Hog alum in the NFL

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SooieGeneris:

Scanning the NFL roster cuts, it was a baaaad day for our guys. Among the cuts: J. Ledbetter and Skipper by Detroit, Cobi H. and Tolliver by Indy, Denver Kirkland and Tevin Mitchel by the Raiders, Robert Thomas by the Giants, JWill by the Saints, Bijhon by the LAC, Austin Allen by the Bucs, Drew Morgan/ Dolphins, Knile Davis/Chicago, Travis Swanson/Jets and Martrell Spaight/Wash.

I was surprised by Swanson, Spaight and JWill in particular. Swanson had started for Detroit as a rookie before signing as a FA with the Jets, Spaight was a starter with Wash. and JWill was active for a couple of games after being picked up by the Saints last year. They spoke highly of him and Ingram is suspended the first 4 games..

Players fall out of favor in a hurry due to coaching changes or injuries, salary cap casualties or just a younger, cheaper hotshot coming in out of college.

As noted in another thread, at least Keon Hatcher made the Raiders roster with the big game the other night. Gruden apparently decided Martavis Bryant wasn't worth the headaches. The team had bragged on an UFA out of Okie Lite named Ateman, but Hatcher beat him and a few others out.

A few will likely get signed onto practice squads, a couple or three may get signed by other teams as injuries mount..

DeltaBoy:

Ruff Day may be Dallas will pick up Skipper!

hogcards:


--- Quote from: DeltaBoy on September 02, 2018, 08:18:59 am ---Ruff Day may be Dallas will pick up Skipper!

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I'm surprised he's not performing.

3kgthog:

I canít say Iím surprised by any of those except Spaight. A guy like that can usually catch on with special teams at the very least.

galactivation:

Surprised jwill was cut. Thought he was #2 with Ingram out.

razorbacker3:

Swanson has been a starter the past four years unless he was hurt. Dallas could use him.


DLUXHOG:


--- Quote from: DeltaBoy on September 02, 2018, 08:18:59 am ---Ruff Day may be Dallas will pick up Skipper!

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Agree....... Dallas could certainly use him....

Rocket23:

Detroit picked Skipper back up and put him on PS.

k.c.hawg:

J will back to the New Orleans Practice Squad.

Rocket23:

Swanson picked up by Dolphins one dat, dropped the next.  Got to be emotional rollercoaster.

daprospecta:


--- Quote from: k.c.hawg on September 04, 2018, 10:37:07 am ---J will back to the New Orleans Practice Squad.

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Honestly, J.Will is making good money and not taking a beating. It may not be the worse situation.

Rocket23:

Now Skipper cut again by Lions.

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