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NFL Wildcats roster bubble watch

A look at which former Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL could get cut or traded.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Matthews-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow will be the day all NFL coaches dread.

NFL rosters must be cut down from the full training camp 90 man roster to a regular season roster of 53 men.

Former Cats like Bud Dupree, Avery Williamson, and Wesley Woodyard are locks to start for their respective teams.

However, former Kentucky Wildcats are fighting for jobs around the NFL.

Let’s take a look at those Cats and project their odds.

Randall Cobb WR, Green Bay Packers:

Randall Cobb isn’t a name many Kentucky fans would expect to see in this article. However, there’s a chance Randall Cobb’s Packers days may be nearing an end. According to reports, teams around the NFL are aware that Cobb is available in trade talks.

Does this mean Cobb will be released if not traded? Probably not due to his big contract, but it will be interesting to see if he is a Packer after tomorrow.

Projection: Cobb stays a Packer for now...

Josh Forrest LB, Seattle Seahawks

It’s been a struggle for Josh Forrest to find his way in the NFL. The former Cat has only played 12 regular season games over his first two NFL seasons spilt with the Rams and Seahawks. After being limited to all but two games in 2017 due to injury, it has been an uphill battle for Forrest throughout the preseason. He hasn’t impressed, and with Linebacker being one of Seattle’s stronger positions it does not seem Forrest is a fit.

Projection: Forrest will be cut.

Farrington Huguenin LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Farrington Huguenin has never played a regular season down in the NFL. That doesn’t look to appear to be happening as a Steeler this season as he’s only made two tackles in three preseason games this year.

Projection: Huguenin will be cut.

Garrett Johnson WR, Chicago Bears

Garrett “juice” Johnson was the Cats number one Wide Receiver a year ago. He was signed by the Bears where he walked into a Wide Receiver room with Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and former first-round pick Kevin White. Johnson hasn’t done much of anything this preseason, however, a lot of Bears reports have Johnson sticking with the team in a practice squad role. This could be a possibility as the Bears always seem to have issues at Wide Receiver and can use one or two in the organization to replace a possible injury.

Projection: Johnson doesn’t make the 53 man but does make the practice squad.

Kayaune Ross WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Wouldn’t be nice for a former Wildcat to make the nearby Cincinnati Bengals roster finally? Boom Williams failed to do so last season and unfortunately it seems Kayaune Ross doesn’t have much of a shot either. Ross did not get the ball thrown to him once this preseason and the team already has pretty solid depth at the position.

Projected: Ross doesn’t make the cut.

Locks: Bud Dupree LB PIT, Corey Peters DT ARI, Za’Darius Smith LB Ravens, Avery Williamson LB NYJ, Wesley Woodyard LB TEN

Already Cut: OT Kyle Meadows PIT, Jon Toth C Eagles