Some former college standouts looking to make their names known in the NFL may have been pleased and some may have been devastated Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. That is when the 32 teams had to finalize their 53-player roster.
Fourteen former Knights made the cut, including 2015 NFL Draft picks Breshad Perriman and Clayton Geathers.
Last season’s standouts Terrance Plummer, Jacoby Glenn and Rannell Hall didn’t make their team’s cut. Although, Plummer and Glenn were added to their respective team’s practice squad in the following days.
Wide receiver Perriman did not see action in any of the Baltimore Ravens’ four preseason games. Geathers played all four games and started one for the Indianapolis Colts. The strong safety recorded 17 combined tackles and one forced fumble.
In Plummer’s preseason debut for the Washington Redskins, the linebacker tied for the team-lead in tackles with six. He played in all four games and started one while racking up 13 combined tackles.
Glenn played in all four games as a cornerback for the Chicago Bears, recording eight tackles.
Hall played in the final three games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning a start in the team’s final preseason matchup against Miami. He had eight receptions for 104 yards.
Blake Bortles, Latavius Murray, A.J. Bouye, Kemal Ishmael, Bruce Miller, Josh Robinson, Charley Hughlett, Kamar Aiken, Josh Sitton, Leger Douzable, Brandon Marshall and Matt Prater are the only other former Knights to make their team’s rosters, according to a press release.
Former star running back and 2014 Draft pick Storm Johnson was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns on 29 attempts for Jacksonville last season.
The NFL’s regular season kicks off Sept. 10 when the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JarrodHeil or email him at JarrodH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.