Lynn Bowden Jr. isn’t the only former Wildcat on the move this Labor Day weekend.
With NFL teams needing to cut their roster down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET this afternoon, several former Kentucky players came up just short in their hopes of making active game day rosters.
Among them? Chris Westry, TJ Carter, Jon Toth and Calvin Taylor.
Westry and Carter are seen as potential practice squad players for their respective teams, while Toth and Taylor are unknowns moving forward.
Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News says that Westry is “fully expected to join the practice squad” if and when he clears waivers.
Cowboys have waived CB Chris Westry, source said. He is fully expected to join the practice squad on Sunday, presuming the 6-foot-4 defensive back clears waivers.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 5, 2020
As for Carter, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.football says the former Wildcat is a “potential candidate to stick around.”
The Saints are waiving TJ Carter, per source. He's a potential candidate to stick around.
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 5, 2020
As for the other afternoon cuts? We will have to see.
The #Browns continue to pare down to the 53-man roster, cutting C Jon Toth, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
Full list of Steelers cuts: pic.twitter.com/C3ggHrg5EP
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 5, 2020
Earlier in the week former Kentucky wide receiver Ahmad Wagner was cut by the Chicago Bears, though numerous reports claimed that the 6-foot-7 pass-catcher could return to the practice squad.
Former UK star kicker Austin MacGinnis was also waived by the Los Angeles Rams after losing in the team’s starting kicker competition throughout training camp.
Best of luck to all of the former Wildcats in their pursuits of finding new homes sooner rather than later.