Cowboys roster cuts, including possible AAF prospects

The Dallas Cowboys cut down their roster to 53 on Saturday.

Some of the players who are freed up, especially the rookies, could sign with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Here are the rookies cut by the Cowboys:

Player POS HT WT School
Darren Carrington WR 6-3 205 Utah
Kyle Bosch G 6-4 300 West Virginia
Matt Diaz OT 6-6 297 Wagner
Jacob Ohnesorge C 6-2 294 South Dakota State
Jake Campos OT 6-7 310 Iowa State
David Wells TE 6-6 260 San Diego State
Bo Scarbrough RB 6-1 235 Alabama
Jordan Chunn RB 6-0 230 Troy
Donovan Olumba CB 6-2 205 Portland State
Kam Kelly CB 6-2 205 San Diego State
Dominick Sanders S 6-0 193 Georgia
Joel Lanning LB 6-1 238 Iowa State
Kyle Queiro LB 6-2 230 Northwestern
Austin Larkin DL 6-3 265 Purdue
Scott Daly LS 6-2 245 Notre Dame

Here is a full list of the cuts:

K Dan Bailey

WR Deonte Thompson
WR Lance Lenoir Jr.
WR Darren Carrington
WR MeKale McKay
WR K.D. Cannon
WR Dres Anderson

OL Kyle Bosch
OL Matt Diaz
OL Chaz Green
OL Damien Mama
OL Jacob Ohnesorge
OL Jake Campos

TE David Wells

RB Bo Scarbrough
RB Darius Jackson
RB Trey Williams
RB Jordan Chunn

CB Marquez White
CB Duke Thomas
CB Donovan Olumba
S Marqueston Huff
S Kam Kelly
S Jeron Johnson
S Dominick Sanders

LB Eric Pinkins
LB Tre’Von Johnson
LB Joel Lanning
LB Kyle Quiero

DL Kony Ealy
DL Lewis Neal
DL Austin Larkin
DL Charles Tapper
DL Jihad Ward
DL Caruan Reid

LS Scott Daly

Texans cut roster down to 53

The Houston Texans cut their roster down to 53 players on Saturday.

Some of the players who are now free, especially the rookies, might eventually sign with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Here are the rookies waived by the Texans:

Davin Bellamy OLB Georgia
Andre Chachere CB San Jose State
Lavon Coleman RB Washington
Anthony Coyle C/G Fordham
Mason Gentry G SMU
Jaryd Jones-Smith Pittsburgh
Kingsley Opara NT Maryland
Terry Swanson RB Toledo
Nick Thurman DE Houston
Jester Weah WR Pittsburgh

Rookies are not the only players eligible to go to the AAF, a spring developmental league, but they are the most likely.

Below is the full news release from the Texans:

The Houston Texans released the following three players:

Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Shane Lechler P 6-2 230 42 19 Texas A&M;
Jay Prosch FB 6-1 255 26 5 Auburn
Joe Webb III QB 6-4 230 31 9 UAB

The Houston Texans waived the following 27 players:

Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Davin Bellamy OLB 6-5 245 23 R Georgia
Quan Bray WR 5-10 185 25 4 Auburn
Ibraheim Campbell S 5-11 210 26 4 Northwestern
Andre Chachere CB 6-0 200 22 R San Jose State
Lavon Coleman RB 5-11 235 23 R Washington
Anthony Coyle C/G 6-5 300 21 R Fordham
Treston Decoud S 6-2 205 25 2 Oregon State
Kyle Fuller C/G 6-5 310 24 2 Baylor
Mason Gentry G 6-6 300 24 R SMU
Kennan Gilchrist ILB 6-2 225 23 1 Appalachain State
Roderick Johnson T 6-6 300 22 2 Florida State
Bryce Jones CB 6-0 180 24 1 Akron
Jaryd Jones-Smith T 6-7 320 22 R Pittsburgh
Ufomba Kamalu OLB 6-6 295 25 3 Miami (Fla.)
Josh Keyes ILB 6-2 225 25 4 Boston College
Darius Kilgo NT 6-3 320 26 3 Maryland
Matt Lengel TE 6-7 265 27 3 Eastern Kentucky
Braxton Miller WR 6-1 205 25 3 Ohio State
Corey Moore S 6-2 200 25 3 Georgia
Kingsley Opara NT 6-3 300 23 R Maryland
David Quessenberry G 6-5 305 28 1 San Jose State
Nick Rose K 6-2 200 24 2 Texas
Chad Slade G/T 6-5 315 26 2 Auburn
Terry Swanson RB 5-10 205 22 R Toledo
Nick Thurman DE 6-4 295 23 R Houston
Dee Virgin CB 5-10 205 24 1 West Alabama
Jester Weah WR 6-3 210 23 R Pittsburgh

The Houston Texans waived-injured the following player:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Jevoni Robinson TE 6-8 225 25 1 North Carolina State

The Houston Texans waived the following two players with an injury settlement:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Stephen Anderson TE 6-2 230 25 3 California
LaTroy Lewis OLB 6-3 255 24 1 Tennessee

The Houston Texans placed the following player on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Andre Hal S 5-10 195 26 5 Vanderbilt

The Houston Texans waived the following player from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Josh Thornton CB 5-11 185 25 1 Southern Utah

UIW’s Gilbert signs with Alliance San Antonio

Incarnate Word wide receiver Jamari Gilbert announced he has signed with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Gilbert made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram.

The 2017 UIW roster listed Gilbert as a 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior from Baytown, Texas (Baytown Lee).

Gilbert was also a kick returner at UIW. As a sophomore in 2015, he played in 11 games and had 279 receiving yards and 496 all-purpose yards. As a senior in 2017, he played in 7 games and caught 21 passes for 237 yards.

UIW bio page

Latest list of Alliance San Antonio players

The Alliance of American Football released the following list of players signed to San Antonio as of Friday, August 17, 2018:

Appleby Austin QB Purdue
Gardner Tim T Alcorn State
Knight Trevor QB Texas A&M
McDonald Andrew T Indiana
Mickey Max RB Sioux Falls
Reden Stehly TE Texas A&M-Kingsville
Richardson Daryl RB Abilene Christian
Robinson Khiry RB West Texas A&M
Smith Riley WR West Texas A&M
Wade Jordan NT Oklahoma
Zamora Ishmael WR Baylor

Here is the information the league provided for the rest of the league:

Bass Darrian LB Missouri Western
Bolin Kyle QB Louisville
Christian Gerald TE Louisville
Davis P.J. LB Georgia Tech
*Donatell Steve TE Western Kentucky
Henderman Mike G Liberty
Hill Stephen WR Georgia Tech
Smith Van DB Clemson
Watts Brandon LB Georgia Tech
Wilson Kirk RB Shorter

Brown Darrell T Louisiana Tech
Edwards Allen DE Pittsburgh
Hagen Jacob DB Liberty
Howell Tyler T Missouri
Jackson Dominick T Alabama
Payne Jake DE Shenandoah
Redfield Max DB Indiana (PA)
Sims Blake QB Alabama
Skinner Deontae LB Mississippi State
Sylve Bradley DB Alabama

Alexander Donnie LB Louisiana State
Allen Ty C Tennessee State
Andrews Antonio RB Western Kentucky
Bonds Terrell DB Tennessee State
Bouldin Daronte G Mississippi
Clark Deondre DE Louisiana State
Cook Troy QB Tennessee-Martin
Herndon Javontee WR Arkansas
Hilliard Kenny RB Louisiana State
Kuhn Gabe G Memphis
Mettenberger Zach QB Louisiana State
Morris Anthony T Tennessee State
Myers Robert G Tennessee State
Tucker D’Maujeric RB Eastern New Mexico State
Tull Davis LB Tenn – Chattanooga
Warren Dale LB Chattanooga

Are Kareem G Florida State
Barnett Deondre LB Southern Illinois
Bell Wilson G Florida State
Brutus Lamarcus DB Florida State
Burkett Chequan LB Central Florida
DeBoer Dillon C Florida Atlantic
Gueard Antonio DT Central Florida
Hall Jeremi G South Florida
Hammond Frankie WR Florida
Herndon Mark RB Florida
Johnson Randell LB Florida Atlantic
Johnson Storm RB Central Florida
Kelly Paul LS Miami
Lane Ermon DB Florida State
Marshall Jalin WR Ohio State
Murphy Tyler QB Boston College
Murray Chris WR Arkansas State
Newberry Giorgio DE Florida State
Okine Earl DE Florida
Quinn Willie WR Southern U.
Schwan Evan DE Penn State
Smith De’Veon RB Michigan

Beauharnais Steve LB Rutgers
Davidson Joe P Bowling Green
Dillon K.J. DB West Virginia
Dooley Nicholas LS Texas El-Paso
Goforth Randall DB UCLA
Hamlett Connor TE Oregon State
Jessop Connor QB Shepherd
Krause Jake G Bemidji State
Maiava Lene T Arizona
Richard Demario RB Arizona State
Rose Larry RB New Mexico State
Staggers Allenzae WR Southern Mississippi
Taylor Robert DB Washington State
Torgersen Alek QB Pennsylvania
Walker Kenneth III WR UCLA

Bennett Jake C Colorado State
Hights LaVonte G Shepherd
Hyemang Lord DT Columbia
Kanuch Tuni G Brigham Young
McQueary Quinn QB Montana Tech
Onunwor Alfonso WR Idaho
Rehkow Austin P Idaho
Tanielu Handsome DT Brigham Young
*Taylor Colton LS Virginia Tech
Willis Keon DB Ohio State
Wogan Matt K Oregon

Cohen Matt C Lehigh
Disalvo Ryan LS San Jose State
Matovu Jason DB Maine
Moeller Ryan DB Colorado
Moore Charmeachealle LB Kansas State
Murphy Cole K Syracuse
Poole Terry T San Diego State
Thomas Jonathan LB Syracuse
Thornton Tyler DB Azusa Pacific
Wright Demetrius DB Southern California



UTSA-ex Stewart signs with Alliance San Antonio

Former UTSA receiver Josh Stewart announced he has signed with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Stewart made the announcement on his Twitter account. He is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver from College Station Texas (A&M Consolidated High School).

As a senior at UTSA in 2017, he played in all 11 games and started nine. He caught 39 passes for a team-high 518 yards and three touchdowns.

His junior season in 2016, he played in 13 games and caught 36 passes for a school single-season record 682 yards and five touchdowns.

Stewart did not see action in his freshman and sophomore years at UTSA.

Stewart’s UTSA bio page

Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema and Stewart are the first two players from San Antonio college programs to sign with Alliance San Antonio.

Former Saints running back Khiry Robinson announces signing with Alliance San Antonio

Former New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson reported Wednesday that he has signed with Alliance San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). lists the 28-year-old Robinson at 6-foot, 220 pounts from West Texas A&M. He played in four NFL seasons, 2013 through 2015 for the Saints and 2016 with the New York Jets.

His most productive season was with the Saints in 2014, when he carried the ball 76 times for 362 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in 10 games.

He played in one game for the Jets in 2016.

Robinson was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) this season on May 25 and was released by the team on June 3.

Wednesday’s announcement was made on the twitter accounts of both Robinson and Priority Athletes, LLC.

Khiry Robinson on Twitter
Priority Athletes, LLC on Twitter

QB Appleby reports he signed with Alliance San Antonio

Former Purdue and University of Florida quarterback Austin Appleby announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he has signed with Alliance San Antonio.

Appleby signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent last year and was cut in June 2017. His connection with the Cowboys put him in a position to be assigned to San Antonio by the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

“I kind of got caught up in a numbers situation and it wasn’t meant to be,” Appleby said in a May story on “In Dallas, I was playing a really high level of football and I proved to myself in that limited amount of time that I can play in that league.”

Full story on

Appleby played in 16 games at Purdue: one as a freshman in 2013, 10 as a sophomore in 2014 and five as a junior in 2015. In 2014 he completed 144 of 272 for passes (52.9 percent) for 1,449 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2015 he completed 119 of 207 passes (57.5 percent) for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns.

He played his senior season at Florida in 2016. He saw action in nine games and completed 127 of 209 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Stats from

Austin Appleby on Twitter: @aappleby12

AAF assigns three players to San Antonio

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) had a uniform on display Thursday to announce the spring league's arrive in San Antonio. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Monday released a list of its first 100 players – including three who are assigned to Alliance San Antonio.

Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema is the first player from a local university to be assigned to Alliance San Antonio.

Sergio Castillo, a kicker from West Texas A&M, and Matthew Godin, a defensive tackle from Michigan were also assigned to Alliance San Antonio.

Zema was named top punter in NCAA Division I FCS for the 2017 season. More information on the UIW website:

Castillo played his final season at West Texas A&M in 2013. He made 38 of 49 field goals in his career with a long of 56 and converted 174 of 177 extra-points.

Godin played in 13 games as a senior at Michigan in 2016 and recorded 18 solo tackles, 9 assists and 1.0 sacks. Godin spent last season with the Houston Texans, but did not play in any games due to an ACL injury. The Texans listed him as a 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive end.

The full list of the first 100 AAF players is available on the AAF website: