Is Moffitt's big night vs. Bucs enough?
Former USF linebacker Ben Moffitt, trying to make the Houston Texans' roster as an undrafted rookie, got to start Thursday's preseason finale against the Bucs at middle linebacker and had a solid night. Moffitt, getting his most significant action of the preseason, finished with seven tackles and six assists, both one off the team lead.
Is that enough to earn him a spot on the Texans' roster, or if not, does it help his chances at landing on an NFL practice squad after final cuts are announced this weekend? Teams were carrying 75 players this week and can have only 53 on Monday, so tons of players who had good games this week will be cut loose.
Moffitt's presence got some USF talk just before halftime of the Bucs' broadcast, though announcers didn't seem to pick up on him being in the game for the first hour. Times photographer Brian Cassella, who's shot USF plenty in recent years, picked up on Moffitt and filed a photo, so we're happy to post it here. Thanks to Brian, and to Stefanie Boyar for thinking of the blog ...