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Cougars in the Pros: Taysom Hill, other former BYU Football players get last shot in preseason finale

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Former Cougs get one last shot to impress

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With many roster and practice spots still up for grabs, multiple former BYU players will get their last chance to impress tonight in the NFL’s preseason finale.

Here are some of the players to keep an eye on before the NFL’s 53-roster cut deadline Saturday at 4pm EST:

Taysom HillGreen Bay Packers vs LA Rams, 7pm EST, NFL Network

With his impressive preseason showing, reports indicate that Taysom has moved ahead of Joe Callahan in the race to be Green Bay’s third-string QB.

Joe Callahan made the Packers’ 53-man roster last year as the number three QB, but the Packers have yet to say whether they will have two or three active QB’s this year.

Another impressive showing from Taysom would go a long way in influencing the coaches’ decision.

Harvey LangiNew England Patriots vs New York GIants, 7:30 pm EST

Langi was reportedly absent from Tuesday’s practice, but the rookie linebacker has impressed during the Patriots’ preseason games and practices. Langi has received a lot of playing time in the Patriots’ two-deep rotation and on special teams. His place in the rotation and performance on the field lead most to believe that he’ll be on the Patriots active roster during the regular season.

Kai NacuaCleveland Browns at Chicago Bears, 8:00 pm EST

For the second week in a row, Nacua was listed as a second-string safety on the Browns’ depth chart:

Nacua has yet to cause a turnover in the preseason, but his play has warranted a spot in the two deep. Nacua’s chances to make the team are still up in the air, but a turnover would go a long way in securing his spot on the team.

Michael DavisLA Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, 10:00 pm EST

Davis was getting a lot of positive press in offseason workouts, including working his way into the 2-deep at cornerback, but a lackluster performance in the Chargers’ opener vs the Seahawks dampened some of the hype surrounding him. Davis has the size and measurables to have the Chargers consider taking a flyer on him, but it seems at this point that he is more likely to be relegated to the practice squad.