The offseason was not too kind to Miami’s alum. Here is a look at some of the former ‘Canes without a team to call home and some with plain bad luck.
* Undrafted rookie DB JoJo Nicolas was cut by the Giants on Monday.
* WR Roscoe Parrish was released by the Buffalo Bills, picked up by the San Diego Chargers, and then cut soon after. Following his departure from San Diego, Parrish was signed by the Oakland Raiders. Having spent seven years in Buffalo, Parrish had two teams within the same day.
* In a surprising move, the Houston Texans cut RT Eric Winston.
* Having cut Winston, it was to be assumed that veteran RT Rashad Butler would fill the void left by Winston. Not so fast. Butler lost the spot to Derek Newton, a seventh-round pick in 2001.
* The Detroit Lions have released FB James Bryant. Bryant spent two seasons playing FB and helping on special teams at Miami. He later transferred to Louisville in 2006.
* Undrafted DB Cory Nelms was cut by the San Francisco 49ers. Nelms spent all of last year on the practice squad as was hoping for a back-up role this season.
* Former Miami WR Tommy Streeter suffered a sprained foot that will leave him sidelined, at least through week 1. He drew praise from the Baltimore Ravens during camp.
* QB Jacory Harris was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. Following his release, Harris was invited to the Miami Dolphins training camp.
* LB Jonathan Vilma has been given a year-long suspension for his involvement in the Saints bounty program. There are talks of Vilma receiving a reduction, however, the NFL denies this.
* Star WR Andre Johnson is reportedly being sued by an ex-girlfriend. The woman, with whom Johnson has a daughter, is seeking more child support and would like to move with their daughter out of state.