Trae Williams cut loose by Jaguars
Somebody mentioned the possibility on the comments yesterday, and sure enough, former USF cornerback Trae Williams, a fifth-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was among 19 players cut by the Jags on Saturday. He's the second Bulls alum cut in as many days, following linebacker Ben Moffitt with the Texans.
Williams, who had an interception on his old college field against the Bucs last week, could be on another roster as early as Sunday, when cuts clear waivers and players can sign with new teams. The Jaguars opted to keep an undrafted rookie, Brian Witherspoon, instead of Williams, who got a signing bonus of about $170,000 from the Jaguars just last month.
-- Wow. Go ahead and drop Pittsburgh down a notch from wherever you had them pegged in the Big East standings -- the Panthers lost 27-17 to ... Bowling Green on Saturday. Pittsburgh was a 13-point favorite and had a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, but was shut out in the second quarter, with star running back LeSean McCoy held to 71 yards on 23 carries. With Virginia Tech losing to East Carolina, USF is likely to move up at least one spot in the polls if the Bulls win convincingly tonight. And Syracuse? Still really bad. The Orange can't hang with Northwestern, losing 30-10.