THE NFL SEASON BEGINS TONIGHT. Former Hawkeyes Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels and Micah Hyde will get the season starter with the Green Bay Packers. After the final NFL cuts, there's 23 former Hawks getting started with their respective pro teams this weekend.
School-by-school NFL player breakdown: WIS 32; OSU 31; MICH/PSU 24; IOWA 23; NEB 19; ILL 18; PUR/RUT 17; MARY 14; MSU 13; IND/MIN/NU 6— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) September 3, 2014
THE FINAL CUTS WERE MADE OVER THE WEEKEND. If you watch Hard Knocks on HBO, you saw Pat Angerer receive the news from the Atlanta Falcons. Some other Hawks that became free agents are:
- Julian Vandervelde
- Ricky Stanzi
- Brett Van Sloten
- Adam Gettis
- Marvin McNutt
- Tanner Miller
- Casey Kreiter
- Conor Bofelli
SOME WERE CUT BUT MADE IT TO THE PRACTICE SQUAD. Linebacker A.J. Edds was cut by the Jets but resigned a day later. The Vikings cut Allen Reisner and the New England Patriots picked him up. The Patriots also put James Morris on injured reserve.
LET'S SEE WHAT TWITTER SAYS ABOUT THE FORMER HAWKS IN THE NFL.
#Packers safety Tanner Miller has been cut. So far, no indication of whether he'll be added to the practice squad if he clears waivers.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 30, 2014
MM on Bulaga: I think Bryan needs to go back to Seattle, just like we all do. ... I think he's getting ready to play his best football.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 2, 2014
Adrian Clayborn is giving away tickets to home games http://t.co/pzlc0yRXSQ— Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) September 3, 2014
Shaun Prater said he's only been used on individual reps at safety. Never played the position but comfortable in Zimmer's scheme #Vikings— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterStrib) September 3, 2014
Another guy to watch in the opener: Packers DL Mike Daniels. Tremendous pass rush/rip move, excellent speed thru gaps. Really good player.— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) September 3, 2014
James Ferentz was signed to Texans practice squad. Pretty good deal after no ride last year.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) September 1, 2014
Bucs have new additions Mike Jenkins and Brandon Myers starting at CB and TE, with Johnthan Banks and Austin Seferian-Jenkins as backups ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 2, 2014
Bills released Tony Moeaki off injured reserve.— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 1, 2014
Impressive job by hard-working Karl Klug of showing he needed to be one of 7 D-linemen. Thought he might be squeezed out at start of camp.— John Glennon (@glennonsports) August 30, 2014
Texans TE slot snaps: Ryan Griffin 63.3%, Garrett Graham 53.1, CJ Fiedorowicz 35.0%.— Fusue Vue (@lifesyourcup) August 28, 2014