Three former Newberry College football players will be on NFL rosters for the season’s first week, as the league’s 32 teams announced their cuts to 53 players per team Saturday.
As expected, Kansas City cornerback Ron Parker made the Chiefs’ roster for the second straight season opener. Parker started two preseason games and made four tackles in early action. He had an interception against the Vikings’ Matt Cassell in week three. This will officially mark Parker’s fourth professional season and second with Kansas City.
Despite an injury late in the preseason, Brandon Bostick remained on the active roster for the Green Bay Packers. He made two receptions for 33 yards in the preseason before being injured in the game against St. Louis. He is expected recover in time to play in Week 2. This will be his second professional season after playing in 11 games for Green Bay last year. He was the first Newberry alum to score in the NFL.
The feel-good story of the NFL this preseason was wide receiver Corey Washington, who caught four touchdown passes late in games for the New York Giants. The undrafted player impressed the Giants’ coaching staff enough to earn a spot as one of five receivers on New York’s opening day roster. Washington led the NFL with four touchdown receptions this preseason. He had a total of 10 catches for 155 yards.
Newberry in the NFL Week One
Thursday, September 4
8:30 p.m. – Green Bay at Seattle, NBC national
Sunday, September 7
1 p.m. – Tennessee at Kansas City, CBS regional
Monday, September 8
7:10 p.m. – New York Giants at Detroit, ESPN Monday Night Football