Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Beck, Shotwell cut from NFL teams

Former Cal Poly linebackers Jordan Beck and Kyle Shotwell got the bad news on the same day, although that news wasn't made public until Monday — and when it did finally come out, it wasn't exactly published accurately.
Beck was officially released by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, although the Falcons let him know he was being waived when they signed three new additions on Sunday — the day after Beck appeared to make the 53-man roster.
Shotwell was released by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday when they trimmed their roster down to 53 players but was told he had a shot at the practice squad announced Sunday.
Late Sunday he was told by the team he was not one of the eight players on their practice squad, although no announcement was made publicly and it was actually reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and Sacramento Bee that he made the practice squad. As of Tuesday, those stories had not been corrected.
Confused yet? You should have seen me trying to write and re-write this story over and over tonight.
I finally talked with Shotwell late Monday and he confirmed that he did not make the practice squad and that he and Beck are both hoping to catch on with another team. But that will be tough considering few teams are looking for linebackers at this point. See Tuesday and Wednesday's Tribune for additional updates.


Anonymous said...

Anything going on with Jordan Beck or Kyle Shotwell as far as catching on with any other teams???

Brian Milne said...

Shotwell is still hoping to catch on with the Raiders later this year if they have any injuries at LB. Oddly enough, Beck worked out for the Raiders yesterday. Beck has worked out for a handful of teams, so it's only a matter of time before his name pops up on the transaction wire.