Two former Nebraska football players were hoping to find an extension of their careers with the Tampa Bay Bucs and one succeeded while one is still looking.
This time of year in the NFL is one of high highs and low lows. You can ask former Nebraska football star Adrian Martinez about the lows, considering that he played his butt off for the Detroit Lions but was cut anyway.
When it comes to high highs, it looks like Trey Palmer could speak a bit about that. Palmer, also had a fantastic preseason with the Tampa Bay Bucs. On Tuesday, the 6th-round draft pick who was a long shot to make the roster when the preseason began found out he’d done enough to stick. In fact, it looks like Palmer even managed to move his way up the depth chart and is now considered a starter in their 3-receiver set.
Now the Nebraska football team has a representative on the Bucs that might end up being one of the most exciting rookie wide receivers in the league. Over the last year he’s gone from being someone that was interesting but a question mark in Lincoln, to a record-setter to a potential starter in the NFL.
Former Nebraska football player needs a new team
While Palmer has locked down his job with the Bucs another ex-Husker is on the lookout for a new team.
Cade Warner was cut on Tuesday by Tampa Bay, but it appears the writing had been on the while for a couple of weeks. Warner, who started his college career with Nebraska before heading to Kansas State, had hoped to catch on with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent.
Warner finished the preseason with just two catches for 29 yards. That paled in comparison to Palmer’s 7 catches for 91 yards and undrafted free agent Rakim Jarrett, who hauled in seven catches for 132 yards.
It’s back to the drawing board and hopefully a practice squad for Warner.