Update (12:54 p.m. ET):
At least one Michigan alum is factoring into the post-deadline day waiver wire. Field Yates, an NFL insider for ESPN is reporting that former Wolverine WR Amara Darboh has been claimed by the New England Patriots.
Source: wide receiver help in New England, as they claimed both Amara Darboh and Chad Hensen.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2018
The original article appears below.
In addition to yesterday being the first big day of the college football season, it was also deadline day for NFL rosters. Pro clubs can have up to 90 players on their rosters during the pre-season, meaning they cut nearly half of the players in camp before the start of Week 1.
The #Lions are waiving QB Jake Rudock, source said. A practice squad candidate… if he doesn’t get claimed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
First up, Jake Rudock. Rudock was a victim of the Detroit Lions’ cutting their roster down to the required 53 players. The Lions decided to carry Matt Cassel as their backup QB to start the season. However, this isn’t Rudock’s first go-around on cut day. The Lions have placed him on their practice squad in the past, after he passed through waivers.
The Patriots placed LB Christian Sam on IR. They released OT Cole Croston, OL James Ferentz, DE Trent Harris, OL Brian Schwenke and FB Henry Poggi.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 1, 2018
Former Michigan FB Henry Poggi was also on the wrong side of the cut line in deadline day roster moves, as the New England Patriots decided to go in a different direction at fullback. However, Poggi saw a fair bit of playing time during the preseason so I suspect someone claims him for a practice squad.
Former Michigan FB Joe Kerridge appears to have won the starting FB job for the Packers. https://t.co/6BtRTShmHI— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) September 1, 2018
On the right side of the cut line was Joe Kerridge, who seems to be the last FB standing in Green Bay. The Packers cut Aaron Ripkowski, leaving Kerridge in possession of the starting role there.