Williams and Newton begin NFL season on practice squads
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Williams and Newton begin NFL season on practice squads

Nashville, Tenn. - Former Tennessee State University football standouts, running back Javarris Williams, and offensive lineman Cecil Newton, were placed on their team's practice squads at the end of the 2009 NFL preseason.

Williams was drafted in the 7th round with 212th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft. During the preseason, he carried the ball nine times for 21 yards and collected three receptions for 18 yards. The Chiefs finished the preseason 0-4.

Newton was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent and saw action during the second half of the games played with the Jaguars posting a 1-3 record.

With Williams and Newton on NFL practice squads, four former TSU Tigers are currently in the NFL ranks.

Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will look to help the Arizona Cardinals return to the Super Bowl. Defensive lineman Lamar Divens is currently on injured reserve in his second season with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 2009 NFL season begins September 10th. 

 

Williams was drafted in the 7th round with 212th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Newton was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent.