One former UConn standout went from the practice squad to the active roster, could another one follow the same path?
Receiver Geremy Davis, who has played 13 career regular-season NFL games including three with the Chargers last season, was promoted to the active roster by the Chargers after Dontrelle Inman was traded to Chicago.
Davis was targeted twice in the three games but did not have a reception as both of his career catches came with the New York Giants in 2015.
I actually thought there was a chance Davis would be signed by the Giants after injuries decimated New York's group of receivers. Now he will get a chance with the Chargers.
Meanwhile, the status of Andreas Knappe bears watching after the Washington Redskins had four starting offensive linemen injured in Monday's game against Philadelphia. Guard Brandon Scherff suffered a knee injury and he underwent an MRI on Tuesday. Right tackle Morgan Moses left the game twice with ankle injuries and left tackle Trent Williams was dealing with a knee injury that kept him from finishing the game.
I saw a tweet stating that Knappe, only recently signed to the team's practice squad, and T.J. Clemmings were the only offensive tackles doing individual drills at today's practice.
ANXIOUS TIMES FOR THE SHIRREFFS FAMILY
These last couple of football weekends have been exciting but nervewracking times for the Shirreffs' family.
Older brother Bryant's UConn team had to hold on for victories against Temple and Tulsa including Tulsa having a chance to throw the winning touchdown pass on the final play of the game. Younger brother Evan's Miami squad had to drive 85 yards to kick the winning field goal with 8 seconds to play against Georgia Tech on Oct. 14 In the Hurricanes' most recent game, a fourth-quarter drive gave Miami an eight-point lead. Syracuse got to its own 47 but couldn't set up a scenario where a touchdown would have set the stage for a potential game-tying two-point conversion.
"My dad was at the Temple game and my mom came to this last game, they were flipped with the (Miami) games,: Bryant Shirreffs said. "There have been some tight games, we both pulled it out these last (two) weekends so my parents have been happy but I wouldn't want them to check their blood pressures after Saturday's (games)."
Bryant Shirreffs began the season as the second-string quarterback but he's set to make his seventh straight start. He is in the midst of one of the best seasons by a QB in UConn history. Evan Shirreffs completed 1 of 2 passes in Miami's season opening win but with undefeated Miami winning its last three games by 4, 1 and 8 points, he hasn't had to chance to see the field.