Ex-Arizona Wildcats on active NFL rosters down to 10by Anthony Gimino on Oct. 27, 2011, under Arizona football
The list of former Arizona Wildcats on active NFL rosters has dwindled to 10 after a couple of transactions this week.
Undrafted rookie Colin Baxter, who started two games earlier this season as an injury replacement for the New York Jets, was waived earlier this week and reportedly picked up for the San Diego Chargers practice squad.
Baxter went through preseason camp with the Chargers, but did not make the final cut. He seemed to be a good bet to join San Diego’s practice squad at the time, but the Jets needed help on the line and picked up Baxter.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, Baxter had an offer to join the Jets’ practice squad this week but opted to return to the Chargers.
In other news involving ex-Cats, fullback Chris Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve by the Indianapolis Colts, ending his season. He played mostly on special teams in seven games for the Colts before suffering a torn pectoral muscle.
Also recently, running back Nic Grigsby was cut from the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Cornerback Nate Ness was cut from the Washington Redskins practice squad and signed to the practice squad of the St. Louis Rams.
Here is the updated list of ex-Cats in the NFL:
–Lance Briggs, LB, Chicago
–Eben Britton, OT, Jacksonville
–Antoine Cason, DB, San Diego
–Nick Folk, PK, New York Jets
–Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England
–Spencer Larsen, FB, Denver
–Earl Mitchell, DT, Houston
–Brooks Reed, LB, Houston
–D’Aundre Reed, DE, Minnesota
–Mike Thomas, WR, Jacksonville
–Chris Gronkowski, FB, Indianapolis
–Colin Baxter, C, San Diego Chargers
–Lionel Dotson, DL, Buffalo
–Adam Grant, OT, Denver
–Nate Ness, CB, St. Louis