Former Jackrabbits try to make NFL rosters at training camps


Buffalo Bills linebacker Danny Batten was one among the National Football League players released this weekend, but Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Dale Moss and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Colin Cochart each survived the initial preseason cuts.

All NFL teams had to trim their rosters from 90 players to 75 by 3 p.m., August 27.

Batten, who was entering his third season with the Bills, was a causality of the Bills transitioning from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3.

The teams will have to reach their 53-player regular season limit by Friday at 7 p.m., and Batten could catch on with another team after that point.

Moss is among 10 wide receivers still on the Packers’ roster.

Cochart is third on the Bengals’ depth chart, behind Jermaine Gresham and Donald Lee and ahead of rookie Orson Charles. Cochart was the only college free agent to make the Bengals opening 53-man roster in 2011, his rookie season where he caught five passes for 44 yards and a Week 4 touchdown pass against Tennessee.

Thursday the Packers wrap up the preseason at Kansas City and the Bengals play their final tune-up at Indianapolis.