After a pair of former Mountaineer football players in quarterback Will Grier and safety Karl Joseph were released by their old teams on Tuesday both of those players have each found new homes in the NFL a day later.
Grier’s news came a little earlier in the day as the Dallas Cowboys announced that they would be claiming the quarterback off waivers. The news of Grier being released by Carolina yesterday came as a shock to many.
The former Mountaineer quarterback saw action in a good amount of preseason snaps this year making completions on 22-of-31 passes and also throwing for 222 yards. The only two games Grier has ever started in the regular season came in 2019 when he threw for 228 yards but was picked off four times and ultimately didn’t make another start.
Joseph has played on more teams than Grier since his talents took him to the NFL after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2016 and then playing last season with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns released him on Tuesday which is when the Pittsburgh Steelers stepped in and added Joseph to their practice squad.
Joseph’s best season came in 2017 with Oakland when he played in 15 games and was able to collect 72 tackles as well as a lone sack and interception.
The pair of gridiron dudes will now look to make a statement with their new teams as the NFL regular season looms only eight days away when the Buccaneers host the Cowboys next week on Thursday Night Football.