Former Southern players learn fates on NFL roster cut day

NFL(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 6:22 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One former Southern football player has made an NFL roster as a rookie, while a veteran former Jag has been released by his team.

Offensive lineman Ja’Tyre Carter, who played his prep ball at White Castle is a member of the 53-man roster for the Chicago Bears.

Bears offensive lineman Ja'Tyre Carter (69)
Bears offensive lineman Ja'Tyre Carter (69)(AP)

The 6-foot-3, 311-pound former Jaguar was a seventh round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He played tackle in college but is expected to move to guard in the NFL.

Commanders cornerback Danny Johnson (36)
Commanders cornerback Danny Johnson (36)(Nick Wass | AP)

Cornerback Danny Johnson has been released by the Washington Commanders. He played four seasons with the team after going undrafted in 2018.

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