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Road To Sundays: Preseason Week 4


Add another to the list: Ricky Lumpkin

Good luck, guys.

This wasn’t the best week for former Cats in the NFL.  Five more players were cut, adding to the three cut last week.  A couple Cats sat out with injuries.  The worse news of the week is the season ending broken ankle of Garry Williams, however.  Only 12 cats remain on rosters (11 excluding Williams).  When the preseason started, 19 were suiting up weekly.  Here’s to those cut, we hope you’ll get a chance elsewhere.


Randall Cobb (GB) – 9/1 vs. KCC – no stats…Still recovering from his injury, but hopes are that he will be ready just in time for the season opener.

Derrick Locke (PHI) – CUT

Chris Matthews (CLE) – CUT…After scoring a touchdown last week, Chris was let go by the Browns.  Not a complete surprise, but unfortunate as we just saw him blossoming with his first score.  Could land elsewhere.

Mike Hartline (IND) – CUT

DeQuin Evans (CIN) – CUT...Got a couple tackles this week, but was waived afterword.  Word is that DeQuin may get a chance to stick around with the Bengals practice squad.

Ricky Lumpkin (AZ) – EDIT: CUT2 days ago the Cardinals cut Ricky, as well.  Only one UK rookie made it through the preseason.  Fittingly, it was the only Cat drafted.


Jeremy Jarmon (DEN) – CUT…Started and saw plenty of action this week, but was released not long after.  Awful news for a great guy who is good enough to stick around just about anywhere.  I know it is awful for him as he relocated from D.C. and was really loving the Denver area and being able to reunite with former Cats like Wesley and Braxton.  The Denver defensive scheme was even beneficial to him.  Best of luck, Jeremy.  We know you’ll get on elsewhere.

John Conner (NYJ) – 8/29 vs. NYG – 2 rushes, 1 yd…9/1 vs. PHI – no stats…Got a couple rushes in week 3 but did not see the field in week 4.  Unsure if possible injury or merely resting.

Wesley Woodyard (DEN) – 9/1 vs. AZ – no stats…Did not play in this game.

Jacob Tamme
(IND) – 9/1 vs. CIN – no stats…Started at the HB/TE position.  Hey, he even held the extra point kick.  Targeted only once.

Micah Johnson
(KCC) – CUT…Just when it seemed Micah was going to get another chance on Sundays with his production this off season, the Chiefs released this animal back into the wild.  Why, exactly, we may never know.  But it’s a shame that the sheer athleticism and talent in this kid won’t be making an appearance in the league this season, at least as of right now.

Steve Johnson
(BUF) – 9/1 vs. DET – no stats…Stevie started, but as many starters do in the preseason, left the game after only two targets in the first quarter.

Braxton Kelley (DEN) – CUT

Trevard Lindley (PHI) – 9/1 vs. NYJ – 1 ST tackle…Trevard actually got the start in this game.  Recorded only one tackle on a kickoff, but good to see him get a chance in a starting position.

Tim Masthay (GB) – 9/1 vs. KCC – 4 punts, 44.5 yd avg, 1 inside 20…If GB keeps up what they did last year, this kid will have rings on rings on rings on rings.  Guess that makes up for the fact that gingers have no souls.  Just kidding, I love redheads.  Especially once who are former Cats.

Glenn Pakulak (OAK) – 9/2 vs. SEA – 4 punts, 27.8 yd avg, 1 inside 20…Got back in the punting rotation this week with 4 boots.  Nothing special, but one inside the 20 is always good.  The vet’s here to stay.

Corey Peters (ATL) – 9/1 vs. BAL – no stats…Corey did not play this game, as he’s still recovering from a practice injury.

Myron Pryor (NE) – 9/1 vs. NYG – 1 tackle…Came off the bench to get one tackle. Solidly entrenched with this Pats team.

Alfonso Smith (AZ) – 9/1 vs. DEN – no stats…Did not play in this game.

Garry Williams (CAR) – 9/1 vs. PIT – Started as RG for the Panthers, but tragedy struck.  Yesterday, Garry was placed on the season ending IR list after sustaining a broken ankle in the 2nd Quarter Thursday. Terrible, terrible news for a guy who had earned a full-time starting position and continues the Wildcat football woes of this week.

Article written by Chris Thomas

14 Comments for Road To Sundays: Preseason Week 4

  1. RidgeRunner
    5:07 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Appreciate the run down, Chris. I did miss Kelly getting cut. Dang it, always pulled for him as he was such a staple when he was here. Good guy too.

  2. RidgeRunner
    5:09 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    KellEy…my bad.

  3. Chief McHeath
    5:14 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    If Micah had swallowed the tough pill and played on the defensive line (he could have been a tackle or an end) he’d be playing on Sundays. Too bad he only seemed interested in playing on his feet.

  4. tonydelksarms
    5:17 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    micah could have been a great end….. dont know whos to blame him or the coaches. To damn bad in coverage

  5. RidgeRunner
    5:23 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    The year we got him (Micah) from down at Ft. Campbell…I couldn’t believe we landed that guy.

  6. utahdrought
    5:43 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    lumpkin got cut too

  7. FED UP
    6:04 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    You guys truely are idiots aren’t you? DE DID make the practice squad but hey unless KSR rubber stamps it guess it’s not true, right?

  8. JPhelps
    7:34 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Come to UK… We put guys in the NFL… Then they get cut!

  9. Mutt
    7:45 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks for the update on all the former football Cats. As an update, DQ did sign to the Bengals practice squad, and had his number changed to 41. Nice to see hard work paying off for a great guy. Here’s the official roster:

  10. Lw
    8:34 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Jphelps your an idiot

  11. paducahfan
    10:35 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Unfortunately this explains why we have so much trouble beating the best sec schools. Their best players become regulars in the nfl – some get to be stars. Most of our guys who get that far end up cut. Very good, just not quite as good as theirs.

  12. Kyle
    9:01 am September 6, 2011 Permalink

    Probably a dumb question, but does anyone know what Burton is doing now? If he is done in the NFL, I say we hire him to work with the receivers. Maybe he already is, and I missed it.

  13. Pin The Tail On The Beez
    9:45 am September 6, 2011 Permalink

    #10- You are or You’re

  14. GummyBear
    10:04 am September 6, 2011 Permalink

    Not sure why you are so optimistic with Pakulak. The Raiders already have the best (and highest paid) punter in the league in Shane Lechler. I don’t think they are going to just let him go.