The Chopping Block
Tuesday afternoon marks the deadline for NFL rosters to be trimmed down to 75 players. Which Knights didn't make the cut?
- Steve Beauharnais, LB, 49ers
- RJ Dill, T, Cowboys (following 4 game suspension)
Welcome to the sack party! Johnson notched his first sack with the Bucs in their preseason game against the Bengals.
George Johnson has looked great all camp, and he comes through with the Bucs' first sack of the night. Melton got one last week.— Joe Kania (@JoeKaniaBucs) August 25, 2015
it is hard to measure an offensive lineman's success with just stats so that is what we have Pro Football Focus for. They analyze every single aspect of a players game on every single play and came out with their top rookies of Preseason Week 2.
Top 5 Rookies of Preseason Week 2: 1. Nick Easton 2. Trevor Roach 3. Ladarius Gunter 4. Kaleb Johnson 5. Leonard Williams— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 30, 2015
Ryan was making some plays in the Pats preseason game and people took notice.
That was a great job by Logan Ryan as the gunner. Stayed on level with the returner. Maintained leveraged. Forced fumble.— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) August 29, 2015
Hey Logan Ryan, I see you. Nice play— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 29, 2015
Logan Ryan gave Joe Webb the Mutombo finger after that pass breakup.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) August 29, 2015
Wright went from being traded for one of the best tackles in football, to being traded for a backup rookie kicker. Not to mention being cut from the Patriots between trades. He was just traded from the Bucs to Lions, joining fellow RU alums Kevin Snyder and Michael Burton. He finds himself on a roster with plenty of TEs and will face stiff competition.
At one point, Burton was seemingly a lock to be the Lions starting fullback. Now he is being challenged and may not be the only fullback on the 53-man roster.
#Lions HC Jim Caldwell said there is a possibility both fullbacks, Michael Burton & Emil Igwenagu, could make the roster.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 25, 2015
This certainly does not help:
FB Michael Burton was supposed to kick out LB Dan Skuta, Skuta closes the gap nicely as Ameer takes what is there pic.twitter.com/9uDX8mtTLJ— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) August 29, 2015
Others News and Notes
- Kevin Snyder was placed on season-ending IR by the Lions after suffering a hand injury.
- Quron Pratt survived the first round of cuts from the Eagles, even though Chip Kelly gave 3 WRs the axe
- As mentioned before, Tim Wright was traded to the Lions for K Kyle Brindza. Yes, the same Kyle Brindza that single-handedly beat Rutgers in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl
- Andrew Turzilli placed on Injured Reserve with a high-ankle sprain
- Jason McCourty had groin surgery and should be back after the Titans week 4 bye
- Not many photos or big plays, but here's a Vine of Clark Harris notoriously finding his wasy into his teammates' interviews
Clark Harris always knows where the interviews are taking place. https://t.co/VSX1yzZDFO— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) August 30, 2015