Sooners in the NFL

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The 2014 NFL Preseason is now complete and the rosters have been finalized. Below is how former Sooners fared in Week 4 of the NFL Preseason, as well as the fate of each player heading into the first week of the regular season.

– Frank Alexander of the Carolina Panthers made one tackle in a 10-0 win over Pittsburgh. He is not currently listed on the team’s depth chart as he has to miss the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy this offseason.

– Wide receiver Lacoltan Bester did not record any stats in Houston’s 40-13 loss to San Francisco and was then cut.

– After spending last season on the practice squad, wide receiver Justin Brown made Pittsburgh’s final roster and is listed as a backup to No. 1 wideout Antonio Brown on the depth chart. In the preseason finale against Carolina he caught two passes for 17 yards.

– Wide receiver Ryan Broyles caught three passes for a 31 yards and returned one punt for three yards in Detroit’s 23-0 win against Buffalo. He made the team’s final roster and is listed as a third-string wideout and third-string punt returner.

– Safety Quinton Carter of the Denver Broncos recorded one tackle as Denver bested Dallas, 27-3. He is listed as the Broncos’ backup free safety.

– Starting right guard and backup center Chris Chester was held out of Washington’s 24-10 win over Tampa Bay.

– Running back Roy Finch rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for 16 yards as New England lost to the New York Giants, 16-13. He did not survive the final cuts, however.

– Jamell Fleming made one tackle for Jacksonville in its 24-14 loss to Atlanta, but was released.

– Starting Tight end Jermaine Gresham did not play for Cincinnati in its preseason finale.

– Tight end James Hanna caught three passes for 20 yards in Dallas’ loss to Denver. He is the backup to starter Jason Witten.

– Demontre Hurst assisted on a tackle and broke up a pass in Chicago’s 33-13 loss to Cleveland. After spending last season on the Bears’ practice squad, Hurst made the 53-man roster this year. He is listed as a third-stringer at left cornerback.

– Offensive lineman Bronson Irwin saw playing time for Houston in its loss to San Francisco but did not make the team’s 53-man roster.

– Starting strong safety Tony Jefferson did not play for Arizona in its preseason finale.

– Offensive lineman Lane Johnson started at right tackle in Philadelphia’s 37-7 victory over the New York Jets. It was his last game action before serving a four-game suspension in the regular season.

– Second-year quarterback Landry Jones started the preseason finale for Pittsburgh and completed 14 of 18 passes for 97 yards. He made the Steelers’ 53-man roster and is listed as the team’s No. 3 quarterback.

– Listed as the backup right guard, Davin Joseph sat out St. Louis’ preseason finale.

– Defensive tackle David King made four tackles in Cincinnati’s 35-7 win over Indianapolis. After being released, King was one of nine players added to the Bengals’ practice squad.

– Linebacker Travis Lewis made six tackles in Detroit’s win over Buffalo and is listed as the team’s backup middle linebacker.

– Starting right tackle Phil Loadholt did not play for Minnesota in the Vikings’ finale.

– Starting inside linebacker Curtis Lofton did not play in New Orleans’ preseason finale.

– Starting defensive tackle Gerald McCoy did not play in the preseason finale against Washington.

– Stacy McGee assisted on a tackle for Oakland in the Raiders’ 41-31 win over Seattle. On the team’s depth chart, McGee is listed as the backup defensive tackle.

– Starting running back DeMarco Murray was held out of the preseason finale for Dallas.

– Seventh-round draft pick Corey Nelson posted a team-high five tackles for Denver against Dallas. He made the final roster and is the team’s third-string weakside linebacker.

–  Starting running back Adrian Peterson sat out all four preseason games to lessen his workload for Minnesota.

– After missing the last two games because of a seizure suffered on Aug. 15, fourth-round draft pickJalen Saunders returned to the field for the Jets’ in their loss to Philadelphia. Listed as the team’s No. 3 wide receiver and top punt returner, he caught a team-high four passes for 26 yards against the Eagles.

– Donald Stephenson started at right tackle for Kansas City in a 34-14 loss to Green Bay. He will miss the first four games of the season, though, because he violated the league’s substance abuse policy.

– Starting wide receiver Kenny Stills did not play for New Orleans in its preseason finale.

– Defensive tackle Casey Walker sacked former Sooners teammate Landry Jones for a nine-yard loss in Carolina’s win over Pittsburgh. Walker was initially cut by the Panthers, but he has since been added to the team’s practice squad.

– Less than two weeks after being claimed by Washington, Tress Way earned the team’s punting job. Way, who will also be the team’s holder according to the depth chart, punted twice for an average of 47.0 yards in the preseason finale against Tampa Bay.

– Undrafted running back Damien Williams landed a spot on Miami’s 53-man roster. In the Dolphins’ 14-13 win over St. Louis, he rushed three times for 14 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards.

– Starting left tackle Trent Williams was held out of Washington’s preseason finale versus Tampa Bay.

This is only the sooners listed on a 53 man roster there are others not listed that may be on IR


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