This weekend was the deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters down to the final 53 players they will take into the regular season, and after the dust settled, five first-year players from Ole Miss’ 2019 NFL Draft class made the cut. These five players give the Rebels a total of 28 players on active NFL rosters.
Rebels in the Pros
* = PUP or Injured Reserve
- Four of the Rebels who were drafted are from the offensive side of the ball, which shouldn’t surprise you.
- Left tackle Laremy Tunsil was traded to the Texans for a haul of first-round picks.
- Patriots cut defensive back Ken Webster, but the Stockbridge, Ga. native was picked up the following day by the Miami Dolphins.
- Both Moore twins made active rosters (show up to show out), and both should get significant snaps on special teams this season.
- Cody Core was cut by the Bengals and subsequently picked up by the Giants.
- Laquon Treadwell did not make the Vikings’ 53-man roster and will be cut or traded before the regular season. Treadwell finished with just 56 catches and only one touchdown in 40 games in Minnesota.
- Chad Kelly will be suspended for the Colts first two regular season games and cannot practice with the team during that time. Jacoby Brissett will have plenty of time to solidify his starting spot in Kelly’s absence.