Your Final Pre Season Spartans in the NFL Report

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The dreaded “cut week” arrived last week, as all 32 teams cut down their rosters to the magical number of 53. “Cut week” was not
kind to Spartan alumni, as ten former MSU players were released. Another player was put on the injured reserve, bringing the number of Spartans on active NFL rosters to 13. But there is hope for the men who were shown the door this past week: many squads will be looking for players after the first week of play, which is certain to bring numerous injuries. In the meantime, all of the action from “cut week” is summed up below.

The ten Spartans who were cut, and the teams that cut them are listed below:

FB Todd Anderson, Rams

RB Edwin Baker, Chargers (Added to San Diego’s practice squad one day later)

WR B.J. Cunningham, Dolphins (Added to the Eagles’ practice squad on Saturday)

WR Mark Dell, Broncos

QB Brian Hoyer, Patriots

LB Greg Jones, Giants

DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Panthers

CB Chris Rucker, Colts

CB Ross Weaver, Lions (Added to Detroit’s practice squad one day later)

LT D.J. Young, Cardinals

Garrett Celek and Trenton Robinson helped the 49ers roll to a 35-3 victory over the Chargers. Celek hauled in three passes for 54 yards, including a three yard touchdown catch. Robinson started at safety, notching a tackle, pass defensed, and a fumble recovery. For San Diego, running
back Edwin Baker had four rushes for nine yards.

Kirk Cousins was brilliant for the Redskins as he started in place of Washington’s darling quarterback, Robert Griffin III. Cousins completed 15 of 27 passes for 222 yards and an interception. He also added an eleven yard rush in the 30-3 blowout of the Buccaneers

Starting tight end Kellen Davis sat idle for the Bears, as Chicago beat the Browns 28-20.

The Titans gave Javon Ringer the nod at running back for the team’s final preseason game, a matchup with the Saints. Ringer carried
the ball six times for seventeen yards in Tennessee’s 10-6 win.

Bengals’ defensive tackle Domata Peko battled the Colts’ offensive line while Cincinnati center Kyle Cook cheered him on from the sidelines, but quarterback Drew Stanton and the Colts prevailed, 20-16. Peko recorded one tackle and Stanton completed all three of his passes for a total
of 43 yards.

Brandon Fields was again busy for the Dolphins in Miami’s fourth loss of the offseason, a 30-13 drubbing delivered by the Cowboys. Fields punted six times for a 50 yard average, pinning Dallas inside their own twenty yard line twice. The Spartan punter also had one special teams
tackle in the game.

Jerel Worthy got the start at defensive end for the Packers in Green Bay’s 24-3 demolishing of the Chiefs. Worthy tallied one tackle and two assists on the day.

On the injury front:Â Brandon McKinney was placed on the injured reserve by the Colts, as the defensive tackle suffered a torn ACL in week three of the preseason, effectively ending his season.

Safety Eric Smith could miss the Jets’ regular season opener next Sunday. The veteran, a key piece of Rex Ryan’s secondary, is struggling with a hip injury. As Ryan told the New York Post: “He's fighting through it. We'll see if he can go against Buffalo but all things considered he might be our biggest question mark right
now."