All in all it was an decent preseason for Bulls in NFL. The worst thing was, of course, Branden Oliver’s season-ending Achilles injury and the biggest bit of good news was Steven Means making the Eagles 53-man roster.
Here is a list of all the Bulls who went into the preseason and where they ended up.
Is there any surprise here? Mack is one of the best defensive players in the NFL so of course he made it through the preseason as Oakland’s star linebacker and one of the more recognizable faces in the NFL.
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Starks got through the preseason as Green Bay’s second running back. He and Eddie Lacy will be sharing the workload for the Packers.
BO was having a solid preseason, the coaches loved him, and he was no doubt going to be one of the Chargers top three backs. Oliver was also doing a lot of work with special teams.
Then he ruptured his achilles tendon, ending his season. He will spend the year on injured reserve.
Schum lost a very close punting competition in Tampa Bay. He was the incumbent but got edged out by Bryan Anger. Anger cost the Bucs more but he impressed them enough to take Schum’s job.
Within hours Schum was contacted by Green Bay. He had a few hours to fly to Green Bay and work with the team before his first game as a Packer. In his game he impressed the fan base, the coaches, and media with 8 very good punts.
Thomas was up and down throughout the preseason and was probably a bubble player until he hurt his thumb in the second to last preseason game.
Rather than cut Thomas the Cowboys put the corner back on the injured reserve.
Means entered camp as the fifth or sixth defensive end on a team that was only going to keep four. He had, statistically, one of the best preseasons by a defensive end and landed on the Eagles final roster.
Sokoli struggled to get time on the field this preseason and was eventually cut by the Seahawks. After the cut he went to New York for a workout with the Jets but so far nothing has come from that.
Joe Licata lasted a few days with the Bills and then nearly the entire preseason with the Bengals. He was unable to edge his way into the third quarterback spot, which may have landed him on the practice squad, though it’s worth noting that Keith Wenning didn’t make the Bengals PS either.
Kling was cut by the Bears in late August but was quickly signed to their practice squad
Weiser made it to the final round of cuts in San Diego before the Chargers, who were quite deep at Tight End, let him go. No word on a practice squad invite yet.