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Knights in the NFL: Preseaon Recap and Week 1 Preview

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With Week 1 of the NFL regular season finally here, we take a look back at how our Knights fared this preseason, as well as a look ahead to next weekend's games.

Former Rutgers star Devin McCourty celebrates the Super Bowl XLIV victory in February
Former Rutgers star Devin McCourty celebrates the Super Bowl XLIV victory in February
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Happy Holidays, NFL fans! The dreaded preseason is finally behind us and we can all look forward to some meaningful professional football beginning this week. It has been a preseason with mixed results for our former Scarlet Knights, with some stand out play, as well as some forgettable moments.

Here's a look at the Knights who weren't able to make the cut with their respective teams this preseason

  • Steve Beauharnais, LB, San Francisco 49ers
  • RJ Dill, T, Dallas Cowboys: following 4 game suspension for PED use
  • Ka'Lial Glaud, LB, Dallas Cowboys
  • Khaseem Greene, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jamil Merrell, DE, Chicago Bears
  • Quron Pratt, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Kevin Snyder, LB, Detroit Lions: placed on season ending IR with hand injury
  • Andrew Turzilli, WR, Tennessee Titans: placed on IR with high ankle sprain
  • Week One Matchups

    The beginning of the NFL regular season will see sixteen former Rutgers stars suit up. Sit back on Sunday and catch these games to support some of your favorite alumnus.

  • Rams vs. Seahawks,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 1:00pm EST: the Rams have given Kenny Britt a second chance at rejuvenating his NFL career. It will be interesting to see how he competes against this dominant Seattle defense.
  • Lions vs. Chargers,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 4:05pm EST: Rookie Michael Burton and newly acquired Tim Wright will look to make names for themselves on their new team.
  • Saints vs. Cardinals,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 4:05pm EST: Brandon Coleman has proven himself as a breakout offensive player during training camp. Look for him to emerge as a favorite target of Drew Brees.
  • Chiefs vs. Texans,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 1:00pm EST: With starter Sean Smith out 3 games on the reserved-suspended list, cornerback Marcus Cooper will try to make the most of this opportunity against Houston
  • Buccaneers vs. Titans,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 4:25pm EST: Longsnapper Andrew DePaola and DE George Johnson have both looked strong during camp and will look to contribute on special teams and defense, respectively.
  • Patriots vs. Steelers,Thursday Sept. 10 @ 8:30pm EST: The reigning champs will look to begin the defense of their title, bolstered by a Scarlet Knights-filled defense, including Jonathan Freeny , Duron Harmon , Devin McCourty , and Logan Ryan.
  • Bengals vs. Raiders,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 4:25pm EST: Mohamed Sanu and Tyler Kroft provide big play targets for the Bengals offense, while Clark Harris looks to provide a young Cincinnati team some veteran leadership.
  • Ravens vs. Broncos,Sunday Sept. 13 @ 4:25pm EST: The offensive line of Baltimore, anchored by Jeremy Zuttah and rookie Kaleb Johnson, will have to be strong to prevent the reloaded Denver defense from wreaking havoc.