16 former Wyoming Cowboy football players were hoping to have their names on the cut-down list for their respective National Football League teams this week. 13 of them did.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was of course a no brainer. Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill has been showing great improvements in practice. Jacob Hollister had some huge moments last season as a tight end for the Seattle Seahawks, and free safety Tashaun Gipson has a new home with the Chicago Bears.
Former Casper Natrona linebacker Logan Wilson has been creating quite a bit of buzz around Cincinnati Bengals camp. Unfortunately, Wyoming’s other 2020 draft pick Cassh Maluia did not make the 53-man roster for the New England Patriots. The linebacker was selected for the Patriot’s practice squad, though.
Safety Marcus Epps made the Eagles, wide receiver Rico Gafford made the Raiders roster, linebacker Carl Granderson is a New Orleans Saint, linebacker Mark Nzeocha is once again on the 49ers, defensive end Mike Purcell is back on the Broncos, center Chase Roullier will suit up again for the Washington Football Team, safety Andrew Wingard is a Jacksonville Jaguar, and Eddie Yarbrough will play defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings.
Cornerback Tyler Hall signed as a 2020 free agent and was selected for the Atlanta Falcons practice squad.
Gillette-product Austin Fort was signed by the Denver Broncos in 2019. The tight end suffered a season-ending injury in the pre-season that year. Unfortunately, Fort suffered another injury that will end his season in practice this year. The Broncos released Fort after back-to-back injuries.