Salem High School graduate Alex Light, an undrafted free agent from the University of Richmond, made the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster Saturday.
NFL teams had to cut down their rosters Saturday to the NFL’s regular-season limit of 53 players.
Light played guard and tackle for Richmond as a senior last year, when he made the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team. He started the final 38 games of his college career. The two-time All-Timesland first-team pick signed with Green Bay last April.
Bears acquire Mack
Chicago has acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders.
Mack held out for the offseason and preseason, seeking a new, long-term contract rather than play under the final year of his rookie deal for $13.8 million.
Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020 and a conditional fifth-rounder that year.
Mack and the Bears agreed to a six-year, $141 million extension that guarantees $90 million. That makes him the highest paid defensive player in league history.
Redskins cut loose Blanding and Nicolas
Washington cut former Virginia defensive back Quin Blanding and former Virginia Tech linebacker Dadi Nicolas.
Ex-Hokies Tim Settle, Greg Stroman and Adonis Alexander made the roster.
Washington cut Kapri Bibbs, De’Veon Smith, T.J. Clemmings, Kevin Hogan, Connor Jessop, Brian Quick, Shay Fields, Simmie Cobbs, Darvin Kidsy, Dan Williams, J.P. Holtz, Matt Flanagan, Garrett Hudson, John King, Kendall Calhoun, Demetrius Rhaney, Isaiah Williams, Timon Parris, Kyle Kalis, Ondre Pipkins, JoJo Wicker, Dante Sawyer, Phil Taylor, Martrell Spaight, Jerod Fernandez, Pete Robertson, Vontae Diggs, Cassanova McKinzy, Ranthony Texada, Prince Charles Iworah, Fish Smithson and Kenny Ladler.
Ravens cut Woodrum
Baltimore waived former Cave Spring High School and Liberty University quarterback Josh Woodrum.
Woodrum could be added to the Ravens’ practice squad in the coming days. He was on the Ravens’ practice squad last year.
Robert Griffin III made the team’s 53-man roster Saturday as its third QB.
Worley suspended; Raiders waive Bryant
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders cornerback Daryl Worley has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse and personal conduct.
Worley pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia and resisting arrest.
Also Saturday, the Raiders waived Martavis Bryant just over four months after trading a third-round pick to Pittsburgh for the receiver.
Bills cut 2 ex-Hokies, trade QB McCarron
Buffalo cut former Virginia Tech receiver Cam Phillips and ex-Hokies running back Sam Rogers.
Buffalo also traded veteran QB AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round pick.
49ers cut Exum, lose McKinnon for season
San Francisco cut former Virginia Tech defensive back Antone Exum.
Running back Jerick McKinnon sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice Saturday.
Broncos keep Lynch
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former first-rounder Paxton Lynch survived cutdown day, making the Denver Broncos’ roster Saturday despite slipping to third on the depth chart this summer behind primary backup quarterback Chad Kelly, last year’s “Mr. Irrelevant.”
Lynch, who lost out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job each of the last two summers, will run the scout team while starting QB Case Keenum prepares for games.
Saints cut Phillips
New Orleans cut tight end John Phillips, a former Bath County High School and Virginia standout.
Phillips was drafted by Dallas in the sixth round in 2009. He played in one game for the Saints last year.
Giants keep Lauletta
Former Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta, a rookie who was The Roanoke Times state 2017 Division I offensive player of the year, made the New York Giants’ roster.
The Giants cut linebacker Mark Herzlich and put former Virginia Tech offensive lineman Nick Becton on injured reserve.
Falcons cut Benkert
Atlanta cut former Virginia QB Kurt Benkert.
Dolphins cut Ford
Miami cut former Virginia Tech receiver Isaiah Ford.
Bengals cut Brown
Cincinnati cut former UVa defensive lineman Andrew Brown.
Jags cut Motuapuaka
Jacksonville cut former Virginia Tech linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka and Virginia Tech-turned-Marshall defensive back C.J. Reavis.
Steelers cut Hodges
Pittsburgh cut tight end Bucky Hodges, a former Virginia Tech star.
Patriots cut Bowanko
New England cut center Luke Bowanko, a former UVa standout.