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NFL report: 13 Hogs have 53-man roster spots

By: Andrew Hutchinson
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs against Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis (31) during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs against Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis (31) during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

When the dust settled Saturday, only 13 former Arkansas players made an NFL 53-man roster.

While that means eight players that made a 75-man roster were cut, all but four - Cobi Hamilton, Alonzo Highsmith, Zach Hocker and Tyler Wilson - were able to find a spot on a practice squad.

Wilson could still be added to the Cincinnati's practice squad, as the Bengals have one spot remaining, but it appears Hamilton and Hocker will not be on an NFL team this season.

Hamilton was beaten out by a pair of rookies in Cincinnati. LSU's James Wright made the 53-man roster and San Diego State's Colin Lockett made the practice squad.

In Washington, the Redskins went with their returning kicker, Kai Forbath, over Hocker.

The Chiefs signed a pair of linebackers to their practice squad, neither of whom were Highsmith.

Here is a look at the former Razorbacks that are either on a 53-man roster or practice squad.

Alvin Bailey - Seattle Seahawks

Bailey made the 53-man roster and is listed as the second-team left tackle and left guard on the Seahawks' unofficial depth chart.

Jake Bequette - New England Patriots

The Patriots signed Bequette to their practice squad. In his last preseason game, he collected seven tackles, including six solo, two for a loss and one sack.

Knile Davis - Kansas City Chiefs

Not surprisingly, Davis made the 53-man roster in Kansas City. He is listed behind All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles on the unofficial depth chart and, in the Chiefs' last preseason game, he gained 35 yards on eight touches (six carries, two receptions).

Jerry Franklin - Kansas City Chiefs

One of the linebackers signed to the Chiefs' practice squad over Highsmith was Franklin, who spent the fall camp with the Chicago Bears.

Nate Garner - Miami Dolphins

Garner made the Dolphins' 53-man roster and is listed as the No. 2 left tackle on the unofficial depth chart.

Brett Goode - Green Bay Packers

This will be Goode's seventh season as the Packers' long snapper, as he made the 53-man roster.

Chris Gragg - Buffalo Bills

Gragg caught one pass for 10 yards in the Bills' final preseason game and made the 53-man roster. He is listed as the third-team tight end on the unofficial depth chart.

Javontee Herndon - San Diego Chargers

After rising to the second-team offense during fall camp, Herndon signed with the Chargers' practice squad. He caught one pass for 22 yards in his last preseason game.

Peyton Hillis - New York Giants

In his first game back after suffering an ankle injury, Hillis gained 40 yards and scored one touchdown on 11 carries. He made the 53-man roster as the third-team running back, behind Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams.

Ryan Mallett - Houston Texans

After not playing in the Patriots' final preseason game, Mallett made New England's 53-man roster and was subsequently traded to the Houston Texans, where he rejoined his former offensive coordinator with the Patriots, Bill O'Brien.

Darren McFadden - Oakland Raiders

McFadden enters his seventh season in the NFL as a second-string running back, behind Maurice Jones-Drew.

Jason Peters - Philadelphia Eagles

Peters made the Eagles' 53-man roster as their starting left tackle.

Kiero Small - Cleveland Browns

After spending fall camp in Seattle, Small was cut by the Seahawks and signed to the Browns' practice squad.

Chris Smith - Jacksonville Jaguars

While Smith made the Jaguars' 53-man roster, he is buried deep in the depth chart. He is listed as the No. 4 defensive end.

Travis Swanson - Detroit Lions

Swanson made the 53-man roster and is listed as the second-team center on the unofficial depth chart.

Robert Thomas - Washington Redskins

Thomas made the Redskins' practice squad.

George Wilson - Tennessee Titans

Wilson collected four tackles, all of which were solo tackles, in the Titans' final preseason game. He made Tennessee's 53-man roster and is the No. 2 free safety on the unofficial depth chart.

Jarius Wright - Minnesota Vikings

Wright made Minnesota's 53-man roster after catching one pass for 13 yards in the Vikings' final preseason game. He is listed as a second-team receiver on the unofficial depth chart.

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