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Former Arizona Wildcats defenders face each other in first NFL preseason game

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Former Arizona defensive end Reggie Gilbert pressures former USC nemesis Cody Kessler into a safety by pressuring Kessler to run out of bounds for a safety during Green Bay’s 17-11 win over Cleveland last night at Lambeau Field (NFL.com screen shot/click on photo to access video).ReggieGilbert2

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Former Arizona Wildcats defensive end Reggie Gilbert is officially listed at outside linebacker by the Green Bay Packers but last night against Cleveland and former teammate Scooby Wright III, he was placed on the edge of the line.

His jersey number changed from 46 (customary for an NFL linebacker and what he has worn during practices) to 93 for the game.

With his athleticism matched with good size (6’3″ and 261), Gilbert as a defensive end consistently put pressure on Cleveland’s quarterbacks, most notably former USC nemesis Cody Kessler in the third quarter of Green Bay’s 17-11 win at Lambeau Field.

Gilbert broke free, almost untouched to Kessler in the end zone. Kessler showing his rookie ways, ran out of bounds in the back of the end zone allowing Gilbert a safety and sack. He finished with two tackles.

“I’ve always felt most comfortable on the edge whether I’m in two point or three-point stance,” Gilbert told NFCNBarroom.com earlier in the week.

Wright, who like Gilbert played in the second half, also registered two tackles for the Browns. He was active on the field, pursuing nearly every play aggressively. He showed that he is fully healthy after his injury-marred season last year with the Wildcats.

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ARIZONA WILDCATS IN NFL TRAINING CAMPS

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Ka'Deem Carey Chicago Bears RB 2011-13

STATS DATE ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
vs. Den 8/11 3 8 2.7 6 0 2 22 11.0 16 0 0 0

Carey required concussion protocol in the Bears’ game Thursday.


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Marquis Flowers Cincinnati Bengals LB 2010-13

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. Min 8/12 5 4 1 0.0 0 0 0 0

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Nick Foles Kansas City Chiefs QB 2009-11

Foles takes on being No. 1 at least with his jersey.

STATS CMP ATT YDS CMP% AVG LNG TD INT RAT
vs. Sea 8/13


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Nick Folk New York Jets PK 2003-06

New York Jets media is making it seem Nick Folk’s job is on the line against a rookie. Former Desert Swarm linebacker Brant Boyer is the Jets’ special teams coach and fellow former Wildcat Jeff Hammerschmidt is his assistant.

STATS DATE 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM PCT AVG LNG XPM XPA PTS
vs. J'ville 8/11 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0.0 0.0 0 2 2 2

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Reggie Gilbert Green Bay Packers DE 2012-15

(NFL Network screen shot)

(NFL Network screen shot)

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. Cle 8/12 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Robert Golden Pittsburgh Steelers S 2008-11

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. Det 8/12 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Golden is making plays.


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots TE 2007-08

STATS DATE REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
vs. N.O. 8/11

We’ll have to see the first of Gronk in the second preseason game against the Bears on Thursday.


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Austin Hill Los Angeles Rams WR 2011-15

Hill getting some work in before tonight’s preseason opener against Dallas.

STATS DATE REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
vs. Dal 8/13

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Cayleb Jones Philadelphia Eagles WR 2013-15

STATS DATE REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
vs. T.B. 8/11 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Earl Mitchell Miami Dolphins DT 2006-09

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. N.Y.G. 8/12

Mitchell has been hobbled by a calf injury


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Dan Pettinato Houston Texans DE 2011-14

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. S.F. 8/14

Pettinato tries to sack former ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler every day in practice.


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Brooks Reed Atlanta Falcons LB 2007-10

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. Wash 8/11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Looks like Reed is finally healthy after injuries have dogged most of his NFL career.


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
David Richards Los Angeles Rams WR 2012-15

STATS DATE REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
vs. Dal 8/13


PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Trevin Wade New York Giants CB 2008-11

Wade is entering his fifth season in the NFL and appears bent to stay there a lot longer.

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. Mia 8/12 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YRS AT UA
Scooby Wright III Cleveland Browns LB 2013-15

Scooby’s dad takes in his son’s first NFL preseason game.

STATS DATE COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF INT TDS PD
vs. G.B. 8/12 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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