Wyoming Could Have 10 Former Players In The NFL This Season
Football season is back and Wyoming fans will have plenty of familiar names to cheer for on Sundays. Seven former Pokes will suit up for the NFL's opening weekend and three more Cowboys could join them later this year.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson, New England Patriots tight end Jacob Hollister, Dallas Cowboys safety Marqueston Huff, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Mark Nzeocha, Washington Redskins center Chase Roullier, and Buffalo Bills defensive end Eddie Yarbrough each made the 53-man roster.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Mitch Unrein is expected to miss the first half the season with a knee injury. Now entering his eighth year in the league, Unrein signed a three-year, $10.5 million free agent contract in the offseason.
There's also a good chance that former Wyoming running back Brian Hill and wide receiver Tanner Gentry will play at some point this season. Hill was recently signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill was Atlanta's fifth-round draft pick in 2017 and played for both the Falcons and Bengals as a rookie. Gentry was one of the Chicago Bears final cuts and was signed to the practice squad. The undrafted free agent made the Bears regular season roster as a rookie last season.
Unfortunately, former Wyoming safety Chris Prosinski may have played his final NFL game. The Buffalo, Wyo. native was released by the Bears with an injury settlement after being sidelined by concussions late last season. Prosinski was Jacksonville's fourth-round draft pick in 2011 and has played for four teams during his seven-year professional career.