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Horns in the NFL: Final Cuts edition

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I know this is probably not important to many of you right now. Our Longhorns played (and beat) New Mexico State yesterday and you are probably focused on the analysis of the game. Anyway, this is your Horns in the NFL-Final Cuts edition:

The final cuts have been made and 11 former Longhorns (including transfers Dan Buckner, G.J. Kinne and Brandon Collins) did not make the final roster of their respective teams. Though it is a step backward, this doesn't necessarily mean their NFL dream is over, as they could sign for another team during this season, or possibly next year. With the 11 cuts, we now have 35 former Longhorns on an NFL roster. This figure may fluctuate in the following days as the teams may try to sign some as free agents.

The bad news came with the unexpected cuts of Vince Young (Green Bay Packers) and Jordan Shipley (Jacksonville Jaguars). It was widely believed that they would make the roster. Young was cut after a bad game on Thursday and Shipley, who initially made the final roster,was cut after the Jags took Stephen Burton, who was released on waivers by the Vikings. Another notable player released was Kheeston Randall who is no longer with the Miami Dolphins. I think (or hope) that the three of them will find a team before the season starts.

On the flip side, there was good news for several other players like Fozzy Whitakker and Brandon Moore (San Diego Chargers), Quentin Jammer (Denver Broncos), Emmanuel Acho (Philadelphia Eagles) who beat the odds and made their respective teams' final roster.

CUTS:

OG David Snow (Buffalo Bills), WR Jordan Shipley (Jacksonville Jaguars), DT Kheeston Randall (Miami Dolphins), WR Dan Bucker (Arizona Cardinals), OG Kasey Studdard (Tennessee Titans), LB Roddrick Muckelroy (Washington Redskins), GJ Kinne (Philadelphia Eagles), Vince Young (Green Bay Packers), OT Tony Hills (Oakland Raiders), WR Brandon Collins (New York Giants) and Frank Okam (New York Giants).

The Practice Squads are not closed yet, so maybe some of the eligible players will end up finding a spot there. At the moment no former Longhorn has been added to any PS. (Note: Practice Squad Players eligibility: Cannot have played more than nine regular season games or have been on the active roster for an entire year, nor are players allowed to spend more than two seasons on the same team's squad unless that team's active roster never dips below 53 players, via CBA).

Here is the updated list of active players. I have added a status to each player. Let the discussion begin.

  • QB (1):

#2 Colt McCoy (San Francisco 49ers): QB#2

Status: Backup (Colin Kaepernick).

Next game: vs Packers (Sunday, 3:25 PM CT).

  • RBs (3):

#25 Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs): RB#1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ Jacksonville (Sunday at Noon CT).

#34 Fozzy Whittaker (San Diego Chargers): 4th stringer & KR #3

Status: Special teams / Depth (Ryan Matthews, Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead).

Next game: vs Texans (Monday, 9:20 PM CT).

#25 Chris Ogbonnaya (Cleveland Browns): FB #1

Status: Rotation.

Next game: vs Dolphins (Sunday at Noon CT).

  • WR (1):

#88 Marquise Goodwin (Buffalo Bills): RWR #2

Status: Backup (behind TJ Graham).

Next game: vs Patriots (Sunday at noon CT).

  • TE (1):

#88 Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers): TE #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ SF (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

  • OLs (3):

#72 Jonathan Scott (Chicago Bears): LT #2

Status: Backup (Jermon Busrhod).

Next game: @ Chicago (Sunday at noon CT).

#63 Justin Blalock (Atlanta Falcons): LG #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ New Orleans (Sunday at noon CT).

#63 Lyle Sendlein (Arizona Cardinals): C #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ St Louis (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

  • DLs (7):

#91 Cory Redding (Indianapolis Colts): LDE #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Raiders (Sunday at noon CT).

#97 Roy Miller (Jacksonville Jaguars): NT #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Chiefs (Sunday at noon CT).

#99 Lamarr Houston (Oakland Raiders): RE #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: at Indianapolis (Sunday at noon CT).

#73 Brandon Moore (San Diego Chargers): LDE #3

Status: Depth

Next game: vs Texans (Monday, 9:20 PM CT).

#95 Shaun Rogers (New York Giants): RDT #2

Status: Backup (Cullen Jenkins).

Next game: at Dallas (Sunday at 7:30 PM CT).

#69 Henry Melton (Chicago Bears): DT

#Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Bengals (Sunday at noon CT).

#90 Brian Robison (Minnesota Vikings): LDE #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ Detroit (Sunday noon CT).

  • LBs (5):

# 56 Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs): RILB #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: Next game: @ Jacksonville (Sunday at Noon CT).

#53 Emmanuel Acho (Philadelphia Eagles): RILB #3

Status: Depth (DeMeco Ryans and Casey Matthews).

Next game: @ Washington (Sunday at 6:10 PM CT).

#98 Brian Orakpo (Washington Redskins): ROLB #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Eagles (Sunday at 6:10 PM CT).

#52 Keenan Robinson (Washington Redskins): IR

Status: Injured.

Next game: vs Eagles (Sunday at 6:10 PM CT).

#94 Sam Acho (Arizona Cardinals): SLB #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ St Louis (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

#57 Alex Okafor (Arizona Cardinals): SLB #2

Status: Backup (Sam Acho).

Next game: @ St Louis (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

  • DBs (10):

#23 Aaron Williams (Buffalo Bills): SS #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Patriots (Sunday at noon CT).

#23 Chykie Brown (Baltimore Ravens): RCB #2

Status: Rotation (behind Corey Graham).

Next game: @ Denver (Thursday at 7:30 PM CT).

#29 Michael Huff (Baltimore Ravens): FS #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: Next game: @ Denver (Thursday at 7:30 PM CT).

#31 Curtis Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers): LCB #2

Status: Backup (Cortez Allen).

Next game: vs Titans (Sunday at noon CT).

#33 Michael Griffin (Tennessee Titans): FS #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ Pittsburgh (Sunday at noon CT).

#34 Quentin Jammer (Denver Broncos): FS #3

Status: Depth.

Next game: vs Ravens (Thursday at 7:30 PM CT).

#31 Aaron Ross (New York Giants): RCB #2

Status: Rotation (Prince Amukamara).

Next game: at Dallas (Sunday at 7:30 PM CT).

#32 Kenny Vaccaro (New Orleans Saints): SS #2

Status: Rotation (Roman Harper).

Next game: vs Falcons (Sunday at noon CT).

#25 Tarell Brown (San Francisco 49ers): RCB #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: vs Packers (Sunday, 3:25 PM CT).

#29 Earl Thomas (Seattle Seahawks): FS #1

Status: Starter.

Next game: @ Carolina (Sunday at noon).

  • STs (3):

#9 Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens): K #1

Status: Special Teams.

Next game: @ Denver (Thursday at 7:30 PM CT).

#9 Phil Dawson (San Francisco 49ers): K #1

Status: Special Teams.

Next game: Next game: vs Packers (Sunday, 3:25 PM CT).

#46 Cullen Loeffler (Minnesota Vikings): LS #1

Status: Special Teams.

Next game: Next game: @ Detroit (Sunday noon CT).

PS: Gracias to mi amigo horndude, who is helping me with my grammar, and proofreads this for me (I am not a native English speaker).

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