NFL rumors will start to fly fast and furious with teams having to set their rosters to the 53-man limit by 9 PM on Friday night. Several notable players have already been cut by their teams and plenty more will follow in the ensuing chaos that is final cut day. However, one player who is flying under the radar of many reports, but not the watchful eyes of teams, is former New York Giants wide receiver David Douglas.
Douglas, 23, who was released by the Giants on Friday, has drawn plenty of interest from teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots. There were plenty of people who thought that Douglas might stick with the Giants as a special teams player but with injuries wreaking havoc on the defensive side of the ball Douglas was a luxury the Giants could not afford at the moment.
The 6-1, 205 pound undrafted receiver from the University of Arizona impressed several Giants coaches with his special teams play and made some nice catches in training camp and the preseason. However, with a roster already loaded with talented wide receivers Douglas became expendable.
Douglas, however, might not be waiting too long to find out what his next job will be as there are plenty of teams that could use a receiver with Douglas’ speed and ability. During his school’s pro day he posted a 40-yard dash time ranging between 4.4 and 4.46 seconds. He flashed ability as a good route-runner and showed some good hands on several catches for the Giants throughout camp and the preseason.
The Dallas Cowboys are rumored to be lurking on Douglas. The Cowboys receiver situation is less than settled at the moment. Kevin Ogletree has struggled in his bid to become the team’s third wide receiver and Miles Austin has missed a large chunk of the preseason with a hamstring injury.
As players turn in their playbooks and head home there are plenty that will get another shot at life in the NFL and Douglas could be very well find himself facing off against his former team when the Cowboys and Giants open the season this Wednesday.