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Former Wildcats among final NFL roster cuts

Danny Trevathan was one of two rookie Wildcats to make NFL rosters. (File photo by Jon Hale)


Six former UK football players were among the players cut from NFL teams Friday before the 9 p.m. deadline to reach a 53-man roster.


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The Miami Dolphins cut former UK offensive lineman Chandler Burden. The San Francisco 49ers cut former UK cornerback Anthony Mosley. The Bengals cut former UK defensive end DeQuin Evans and former UK linebacker Micah Johnson. The Arizona Cardinals cut former UK defensive lineman Ricky Lumpkin and former UK running back Alfonso Smith.


Burden and Mosley had signed with their teams as non-drafted free agents this year. Each of the six former Wildcats cut Friday are eligible to be signed to NFL practice squads.


After Friday’s roster moves, UK has 11 former players in the NFL:


Randall Cobb (WR) — Packers
John Conner (FB) — Jets
Winston Guy (S) — Seahawks
Steve Johnson (WR) — Bills
Tim Masthay (P) — Packers
Corey Peters (DT) — Falcons
Myron Pryor (DT) — Patriots
Jacob Tamme (TE) — Broncos
Danny Trevathan (LB) — Broncos
Garry Williams (OT) — Panthers
Wesley Woodyard (LB) — Broncos


Peters is on the Falcons’ non-football injury list, and Pryor is on the Patriots’ physically unable to perform list. Both players will be eligible for game action after week six.


Editor’s note: The list of former Wildcats on NFL rosters has been updated after the Philadelphia Eagles released former UK cornerback Trevard Lindley Saturday following the acquisition of another player on waivers.

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