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: CUT…2 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.