How 13 former Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football players fared after NFL roster cuts

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

How former UL football players fared after NFL teams reached their initial 53-man rosters Tuesday:

WR Ja’Marcus Bradley

Waived by Cleveland after playing for Browns as an undrafted rookie late last season, then was signed to the Brown practice squad on Wednesday

RB/KR Raymond Calais Jr.

Cecilia High product played for the Los Angeles rams last season but was waived/injured after sustaining a preseason foot fracture requiring surgery

OL Kevin Dotson

Starting guard made the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster as expected after playing as a rookie last season

DL Justin Hamilton

Veteran who played previously for Kansas City, Philadelphia and Dallas was released by the Cowboys, then signed by Dallas to its practice squad

OL Robert Hunt

Made the Miami Dolphins’ roster as expected; played mostly right tackle as a rookie last season, but worked at right guard this preseason

CB Michael Jacquet III

Waived by Philadelphia after playing for the Eagles as an undrafted rookie last season, then was signed Wednesday to the Eagles practice squad

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RB Elijah McGuire

Former New York Jets back from Houma reportedly was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs with an injury settlement after sustaining a preseason ankle injury, but now is on Kansas City's injured reserve list according to the Chiefs' website

RB Elijah Mitchell

Sixth-round draft pick from Erath High missed two preseason games with a hip injury, but made San Francisco’s initial 53-man roster after a strong outing in the 49ers’ preseason finale

Former UL running back Elijah Mitchell, shown carrying the ball in a First Responder Bowl win over UTSA in December, has made the San Francisco 49ers' initial 53-man roster.

RB Trey Ragas

Undrafted free agent rookie was waived by Las Vegas despite leading the Raiders in carries and rushing for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason, then reportedly was signed to the Raiders practice squad

FB Nick Ralston

Undrafted free agent rookie was waived by Dallas, then signed Wednesday with the Cowboys practice squad

DL Christian Ringo

Veteran who played previously for Green Bay, Detroit, Cincinnati and Dallas made the Saints’ initial 53-man roster

S Tracy Walker

Veteran made the roster as expected in his fourth season with Detroit

S Deuce Wallace

Undrafted free agent rookie from St. Thomas More was waived by the Saints