Eight former Auburn players have found themselves on practice squads after the NFL rosters were finalized on Sunday.
NFL teams had to reduce their 80-player rosters from training camp down to 53 players for the regular season limit. Of the eight, half of these Tigers re-signed with the teams who had cut them the day before while the other half signed with new teams.
Mike Horton went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent.
Horton ended up being cut by the Panthers and signed to the practice squad.
Duke Williams was originally with the Bills but was cut and added to Buffalo’s practice squad.
Arryn Siposs came from Australia and was Auburn’s punter the past two seasons before declaring for the draft.
Siposs competed with starter Jack Fox for the starting position but was ultimately cut before being re-signed to the practice squad.
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Prince Tega Wanogho was pick No. 210 overall in the sixth round of the NFL draft, after fellow Auburn offensive linemen Jack Driscoll was selected by the Eagles in the fourth round.
Wanogho practiced with Philadelphia but was ultimately cut and added to the practice squad.
The other four players took a different path to the NFL this season as their cuts resulted in getting sent to another team altogether.
One of those players was Cody Parkey, who was not in attendance at any training camp this year. Parkey was picked up by the Cleveland Browns, where he was the kicker in 2016.
An offensive lineman for Auburn from 2010-14, Chad Slade now finds himself on the Giants practice squad.
Cornerback Javaris Davis was an undrafted free agent signee for the Chiefs before being cut and signing with the Dolphins, where he was cut again and later signed to their practice squad.
Joining him on the Dolphins practice squad is former defensive end Nick Coe who spent time with the Patriots after going undrafted.
NFL teams are still filling practice squads out as the COVID-19 pandemic allows them to expand from the standard 10-player practice squad up to 16, creating 192 new roster spots.
The NFL season gets started on Thursday with a full slate of games on Sunday.
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