Monday, November 18, 2013

Wiggins Waived By Chargers, Two Days After Being Activated

Kenny Wiggins, after three long seasons of waiting for his time to come to play in the NFL, has finally suited up for a regular season game. He was activated for San Diego's game at Miami.

The good feelings for Wiggins didn’t last very long, though. 
Kenny Wiggins' jersey, but worn for only one game

Wiggins was released by the Chargers Monday. San Diego signed former Oakland Raider tackle Willie Smith and to make room for him on the roster they waived Wiggins.

The former EGHS and Fresno State offensive tackle was initially signed to the Chargers’ practice squad on Sept. 2. Wiggins began his career with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie in 2011. He was released at the end of his rookie training camp and later spent five weeks on Baltimore’s practice squad. He re-signed with the 49ers in 2012 and spent the entire ’12 season on San Francisco’s practice squad. Wiggins went to training camp again with San Francisco in 2013, but was released at the end of training camp.

Ross Earns A Start With Lions

Former Cal and Laguna Creek wide receiver Jeremy Ross has started each of the past two games for the Detroit Lions.

In Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh, he had one catch for 19 yards. The previous week, a 21-19 win over Chicago, Ross caught two passes for 28 yards.

The Lions signed him on Oct. 7 after starting the season with Green Bay.

Saunders Wins Big 12 Honor

Oklahoma senior wide receiver Jalen Saunders has been recognized as the Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in OU’s 48-10 win over Iowa State.

With the Cyclones leading 10-3 in the second quarter, Saunders broke off a 91-yard punt return touchdown to even the score at 10-10. The Sooners would not look back, scoring 45 unanswered points to close out the victory.

The punt return tied as the third-longest in OU history. The former Pleasant Grove Eagle currently ranks second in the Big 12 in punt return average (13.5).

It is the second Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honor for Saunders. In last year’s home finale vs. Oklahoma State, he produced an 81-yard punt return touchdown to help spark the Sooners in a 51-48, overtime victory.

Saunders is currently the Sooners’ leading receiver with 44 receptions for 520 yards and five touchdowns.

Jackson Has Big Day For Nevada-Reno
Don Jackson reeled of 97 rushing yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown as Nevada-Reno defeated San Jose State, 38-16, Saturday.

The former Laguna Creek Cardinal has 305 yards rushing and four TD’s on 69 carries this season for the Wolfpack.

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