Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rough Day for Former Fresno State Football Players

Today was decision time. NFL teams had to cut down to their 53-man roster today, and the rookies from Fresno State did not fare well.

Ryan Mathews was the only Bulldog drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. He went 12th overall to the San Diego Chargers, so there was really no way he wasn't going to make the roster.

No one else on the team was drafted, so they were long shots to make an NFL team.

Also picked up by the Chargers, as an undrafted Free Agent, WR Seyi Ajirotutu was cut today. San Diego Union-Tribune writer Kevin Acee has speculated that Ajirotutu will make the practice squad, however.

RB Lonyae Miller was cut by the Dallas Cowboys. He was a long shot to make it anyway, behind veterans Felix Jones, Marion Barber and Tashard Choice.

On a positive note, CB A.J. Jefferson did not get cut by the Arizona Cardinals. Although I didn't see any of their preseason games, I imagine that Jefferson's abilities as a returner had to have helped him there.

Rookie WR Chastin West was also cut by the Green Bay Packers.

And finally, although he was not a rookie, former Fresno State QB Tom Brandstater was cut by the Indianapolis Colts.


Anonymous said...

Thought both Miller and Brandstater got cut from the Cowboys and not the Colts.

Jaime said...

I saw that Miller was on the Cowboys during the preseason, but didn't see anything on Brandstater.

BTW, this post is from 2010. I've been meaning to check up on former Bulldogs in 2011, but haven't gotten to it.