The Pitt football program has done a good job lately of developing players and getting them into the NFL.
Last night was the opening night of exhibition games in the NFL and a number of former Panthers had productive nights.
Here’s a recap of who was in action and how they performed.
NATHAN PETERMAN (Buffalo Bills):
First touchdown of the preseason…
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 9, 2018
Peterman finished the game 9/10 for 119 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT
LAFAYETTE PITTS (Buffalo Bills):
Pitts finished the night with 3 tackles.
TYLER BOYD (Cincinnati Bengals):
Too easy for Tyler Boyd pic.twitter.com/kjgxQxbG3v
— RosterWatch (@RosterWatch) August 9, 2018
Boyd’s lone reception of the night went for a 3-yard touchdown catch from Andy Dalton.
RYAN WINSLOW (Chicago Bears):
Winslow is competing for the Bears starting punting job with Patrick O’Donnell. Winslow had 1 punt for 45 yards while O’Donnell had 3 punts that averaged 40.7 yards.
SCOTT ORNDOFF (Jacksonville Jaguars):
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 10, 2018
Orndoff signed late with the Jaguars and is looking to catch on. Last night, Orndoff finished with 2 catches for 16 yards including a TD.
TOM SAVAGE (New Orleans Saints):
Very nice throw here by #Saints QB Tom Savage. These quick throws are harder than they look.
-only 1 step to find placement/grip on ball
-Locate and hit receiver's outside shoulder
-Deliver accurate, and well placed, ball w/ zip to allow upfield movement. pic.twitter.com/4KzQh5zFAe
— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) August 9, 2018
Savage is competing for the Saints backup job and finished the night 10/14 for 70 yards.
JORDAN WHITEHEAD (Tampa Bays Bucs):
**In his first professional game, Whitehead finished the night with 2 tackles.
JAMES CONNER (Pittsburgh Steelers):
**With LeVeon Bell holding out, Conner got the start and had 4 carries for 25 yards and 1 catch for 9 yards.
.@JamesConner_ Highlights (Preseason Week 1 vs. the Eagles)
4 Carries, 25 Rushing Yards
1 Reception, 9 Receiving Yards pic.twitter.com/VWRPYPIFTM
— Jimmy Norkewicz (@ZOMGitzjimmy) August 10, 2018
EJUAN PRICE (Los Angeles Rams):
**Price is once again battling to make the Rams 53-man roster. Price had a good debut finishing with 2 tackles including one sack.
NICOLAS GRIGSBY (New England Patriots):
**Grigsby is with the Patriots and ended the night with 1 tackle.
RYAN LEWIS (New England Patriots):
**Lewis is trying to make the Patriots and made this big hit.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 10, 2018