Three Former Mizzou Players Cut; Two Saved

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 03, 2011 Sep 3, 2011 Saturday, September 03 2011 Saturday, September 03, 2011 11:15:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
By: Mihir Bhagat

COLUMBIA - Three former Missouri Tigers football players were cut by their respective NFL teams in order to comply with the league's deadline on reaching a 53-man roster. Among those were center Tim Barnes, defensive back Carl Gettis, and wide receiver Justin Gage.

The Baltimore Ravens signed Tim Barnes as an undrafted free agent to add depth to their offensive line. Barnes started their Week 4 preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Carl Gettis was another undrafted free agent, but the Browns decided to part ways with him among 27 other players that the team cut.

Justin Gage, the most accomplished football player, is an 8-year veteran and has 201 receptions for 2,958 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career.

Other former Mizzou players including St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Kevin Rutland were among talks of being released, but made the 53-man roster.

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