Jared Goff was an outstanding player, Cameron Goode was impressive in his first professional game, and Jordan Knazyk was in the game just three days after signing. These are the headlines about former Cal players in the first full weekend of an NFL exhibition game.
It’s not about stars this weekend, and many established former Cal players didn’t play, including Aaron Rodgers, Marvin Jones Jr. and Keenan Allen.
We’re focused on what’s vying for the starting job or battling to make the regular season roster. To go. (Updates featured news for Saturday Night Games.)
――I interviewed davis webb match Having previously played against the Giants, Thursday’s other game featured the Ravens’ Patrick Mecari. Mekari (cal 2015-2017) is listed as a guard on the Ravens’ squad chart, but is down 23-10 on Thursday with first-team center Tyler Linderbaum out with a foot injury. He was the starting center in the winning game against the Titans. Mekari said Thursday he only played 9 he played and could return to guard when Linderbaum returns.
— Linebacker Jordan Knazyk (Cal 2016-2018) signed with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday before heading into an exhibition game against Jacksonville three days later. He had two tackles in 19 plays on the Browns defense, and had one tackle and one assist tackle in eight special teams plays. He’s not in the starting lineup and remains a long shot to make the regular season roster. He’s not even on the Browns’ depth chart yet.
— Jared Goff (Cal 2013-2015) became Detroit’s starting quarterback this season, playing only in the Lions’ first offensive series against the Browns on Friday. On that one possession of his, he completed his 3-of-4 pass for his 41 yards on his 79-yard drive and finished with a touchdown. not bad.
— Falcons safety Jalyn Hawkins (Cal 2015-2019) worked with the first-team defense during training camp but suffered an apparent lower extremity injury in Friday’s exhibition game against Detroit. I didn’t come because of
Falcons linebacker Quony Deng (Cal 2019-2021) signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent in the spring and played 28 plays on defense and 8 on special teams in Friday’s 27-23 win over Detroit. I did. He made two tackles in the match. One is defense and the other he’s special his team. He’s listed as his outside linebacker for the 3rd team on the Falcons’ depth chart, so he’ll have to impress his coaches.
— Veteran Cardinals tight end Steven Anderson (Cal 2013-2015) is contending for a spot on Arizona’s 53-man roster, but has made 10 plays on offense, four on special teams, and 36- to Cincinnati. 23 wins, but he did. No passes are thrown in his direction.
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— Jets safety Ashtin Davis (Cal 2015-2019) is in contention for the starting job, but didn’t start in Friday’s 24-21 win over the Eagles. He made 15 plays and made two tackles on defense, but he also made nine plays on special teams and made a tackle with that unit. If a player is playing on special teams in the preseason, which suggests he’s less likely to be a starter, Davis has started in his 16 games in his first two seasons in the NFL. I participated.
— Veteran tight end Richard Rodgers II (Cal 2011-2013), hoping to make the Eagles’ regular-season roster, had 16 offensive plays in a game against the Jets and was thrown by him. Caught the only pass for 6 yards. He also played on special teams once. He faces a challenge as Rodgers is listed as his 4-string tight his end on the Eagles depth chart along with his two other players.
— Linebacker Cameron Goode, the Dolphins’ seventh-round draft pick last spring, wasn’t the starter in Saturday night’s 26-24 victory over the Buccaneers, but he made an impression in his first professional game, albeit preseason. I left a number. Contests. Goode had six tackles, including five solo stops, and also recorded a pass defense and a fumble recovery. Two of his tackles were made in coverage on passes, and a combined pass to his catcher limited him to five yards, and he was in coverage incomplete. Being a factor in pass coverage has been a major issue with his professional future. I have.
Cornerback Josh Drayden (Cal 2016-2021), who signed with the Washington Commanders as an undrafted free agent in the spring, played in Saturday’s 23-21 loss to the Carolinas but did not record stats. Drayden is listed as a 3rd team cornerback on the Commanders Chart.
— Safety Elijah Hicks (2017-2021), a sixth-round pick by the Chicago Bears in this year’s NFL Draft, played on both defense and special teams in the 19-14 victory over Kansas City. He tackled twice on defense and once on special teams. The Bears’ depth chart lists him as a third-team safety.
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