SDSU alums Moss, Cochart catch on with new teams in Bucs, ‘Boys


In a matter of a week, two of SDSU’s alums in the NFL have made a change of address.

Both tight end Colin Cochart and wide receiver Dale Moss were cut by their respective teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers, Aug. 31, when teams had to trim their rosters to 53 players.

Both have new homes, with Cochart finding a spot with the Dallas Cowboys and Moss earning a spot on the eight-man practice team of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend.

Cochart, who had a touchdown catch last season for the Bengals and was the only undrafted free agent to make the team in 2011, was picked up by America’s Team to help fill the void created by All-Pro Jason Witten’s spleen injury. Despite being picked up, Cochart won’t play in this week’s opener at the New York Giants.

Moss was cut loose by the Packers and signed with Tampa Bay, where he will make $5,700 per month on the practice squad. After deciding to go to the Bucs he tweeted that he was “excited to continue my journey with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Heading down south to Florida where this journey first began!” in reference to his training before the NFL Draft in Florida.

Former SDSU linebacker Danny Batten, most recently with the Buffalo Bills, remains unsigned.