To our fallen comrades; Good luck, wherever you land. Every Monday throughout the NFL Preseason, we’ll chronicle the progress of the former Kentucky footballers as they near the start of the regular season. After week 3, only 18 Wildcats remain on 14 different NFL rosters. 4 rookies survived the first round of cuts.
Randall Cobb (GB) – 8/26 vs. IND – no stats…Randall sat out this past week with a bruised knee. However, reports are that he returned to practice this past Sunday, so no worries y’all. Cobb is going to be just fine.
Derrick Locke (PHI) – 8/25 vs. CLE – no stats, CUT…Locke had been on my worry list since he was dropped by the Vikings after a questionable physical. His lingering injuries have really hurt teams’ confidence in him, but he looked like he had great burst in the few rushing opportunities he got during the preseason. Best of luck, Derrick.
Chris Matthews (CLE) – 8/25 vs. PHI – 1 catch, 4 yds, 1 td…Matthews got his first NFL catch and his first touchdown at the same time. Congratulations to this ‘Cali Boi’, as he puts it. Keep it going strong and hopefully he’ll find the box score in the regular season.
Mike Hartline (IND) – 8/26 vs. GB – No stats, CUT…Mike, unfortunately, did not make it in Indy. The writing was on the wall with the signing of Kerry Collins to the Colts. Let’s all blame this on Manning’s injury, which news now says he is basically over and ready to play. What a jerk! (kidding, love Peyton)
DeQuin Evans (CIN) – 8/25 vs. CAR – no stats…DeQuin didn’t record any stats despite making it in the book last week. He did, however, see snaps at LB.
Ricky Lumpkin (AZ) – 8/27 vs SD – no stats…Ricky did not get to see a single snap this week.. Unsure why, as he’s been pretty good this preseason.
Jeremy Jarmon (DEN) – 8/27 vs. SEA – 3 tackles, 1 sack…That’s what I’m talking about! The first sack for a Cat in the preseason…I think. Jeremy made his first big impact in the box score this week. He’ll be ready to contribute during the regular season just as much, hopefully.
John Conner (NYJ) – 8/29, plays tonight at 7pm vs. NYG
Wesley Woodyard (DEN) – 8/27 vs. SEA – 3 tackles, 1 assist, half a sack…Fantastic player who keeps bringing the pain to opposing offenses. Good stuff.
Jacob Tamme (IND) – 8/26 vs. GB – 1 catch, 5 yds…Not many targets, but he laid some blocks and got plenty of snaps, as he will anytime Clark isn’t in and when they need a blocking FB/TE.
Micah Johnson (KC) – 8/26 vs. STL – 3 tackles…Despite lingering low on the depth chart still, Micah went out and produced yet again this past week. Keep it going because BBN wants to see this Cat stick on a roster.
Steve Johnson (BUF) – 8/27 vs. JAC – 4 catches, 76 yrs, 1 td…Stevie got effing loose, again. His TD came from a 52 yd catch. The man is an absolute performer. The rest of the Bills, however, are not.
Braxton Kelley (DEN) – 8/27 vs SEA – no stats…CUT TODAY 🙁
Trevard Lindley (PHI) – 8/25 vs. CLE – no stats…Despite recording no tackles, Lindley had a hand in breaking up at least one pass.
Tim Masthay (GB) – 8/26 vs. IND – 7 punts, 43.4 avg, 2 inside the 20, 60 long…Continues to get it done. Nice.
Glenn Pakulak (OAK) – 8/28 vs. NO – no stats…Oddly, Glenn got no punts this week. Lechler was given all the boot action.
Corey Peters (ATL) – 8/27 vs. PIT – no stats…Corey’s knee injury will NOT require surgery, and that was apparent when he made an appearance in this game for a few snaps. That’s huge news for a Cat who is looking to have a solid impact on ATL’s defense. He could see a battle for snaps from a new Falcon, though.
Myron Pryor (NE) – 8/27 vs. DET – 1 solo tackle, 2 assists – Myron was back in action again for the highly successful franchise that has embraced him. Still waiting for him to return a fumble for a TD, though.
Alfonso Smith (AZ) – 8/27 vs. SD – no stats…Alfonso’s sore hamstrings kept him out of action here. He’s had a good preseason and people want to keep seeing what he can do in Arizona.
Garry Williams (CAR) – 8/25 vs. CIN – Garry started again at RT for the Panthers. He will be a major factor in their offensive line all season long.