We’re bringing you a midweek NFL report because several former Ohio State players have been on the move these past few days. As injuries start to plague the league heading into Week 3 of the regular season, players cut during final roster moves are now getting a second (or fourth) chance, and one Buckeye is the latest addition to IR.
Curtis Grant (Giants)
Despite starting the season on New York’s practice squad, the team decided to pull Grant up to the active roster just before their Monday Night Football Week 2 matchup. Grant practiced at all three linebacker positions for the Giants during the offseason and made an impression with his special team abilities as well. Which makes sense since he got the start on kickoff just hours after being added to the main 53.
Curtis Grant on the kickoff team to start. #Giants— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) September 19, 2017
Joshua Perry (Colts PS)
Perry has likely found a home with the Indianapolis Colts, but has signed — at least initially — to their practice squad. The team not only seems to be collecting Buckeyes, but they’ve already proven their worth, notably position-mate John Simon.
The linebacker was drafted to the Chargers in 2016, and snagged 17 total tackles in 15 games (1 start) and led the team in special team stops (9). He had a few bumps and bruises along the way, the last being a head injury during the preseason.
Tyvis Powell (Seahawks PS)
It has been a bumpy ride for the former Buckeye safety, as he went undrafted in 2016 and proceeded to bounce from team to team in the year and a half since. Things were looking good this offseason for Powell in Indianapolis -- like I said, they’re just collecting Buckeyes -- but he was waived during the final roster cut and didn’t re-sign before the start of the season.
Now he heads back to where he started his NFL career, with the Seattle Seahawks. He’ll take a spot on their practice squad for now, but with some time to reestablish himself with the playbook could be the next Buckeye to be pulled up to an active roster.
I appreciate all of the 12s kind words. I'm glad to be back home. All I can promise is hard work and my best effort..!!— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) September 20, 2017
Michael Bennett (Jaguars IR)
The defensive tackle cannot catch a break. Bennett has been in the league for three seasons now and has barely seen the field. Now plagued with a pectoral injury, the Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to place the Buckeye on IR.
Bennett played in 13 games games his rookie season in 2015, but only recorded 10 total tackles, 0.5 sacks and one stuff in his limited number of snaps. He didn’t see the field at all in 2016 due to injury and only made it one game into the 2017 season before being relegated to the injured list.
- Terrelle Pryor Sr. tweeted about CBs coming for his knees.
- The Colts are very excited to have Malik Hooker on their roster, especially after his first career interception.
- The Broncos may have beat the Cowboys, but it wasn’t a great night for Buckeyes Jeff Heuerman (who injured his shoulder during Sunday’s game) and Bradley Roby (who was seen wearing a boot on his foot the day after the game). They are both questionable heading into Week 3.