Louis Nzegwu, former Platteville High School and University of Wisconsin standout, was cut by the Atlanta Falcons early last week.
He stayed in Atlanta through the weekend in hopes of being signed to the Falcons eight-player practice squad.
This past Saturday Nzegwu, a 2007 graduate of Platteville High School, had a meeting with Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith on Saturday to determine his future.
Dirmitroff and Smith informed Nzegwu that they had opted to sign tight end Chase Coffman and safety Mark LeGree to fill out the Falcons’ practice squad.
Atlanta also signed LB Pat Schiller, WR Drew Davis, T Bryce Harris, WR Marcus Jackson, CB Peyton Thompson and DT Micanor Regis.
Nzegwu is now a free agent.
“It’s not too bad,” said Nzegwu of being released. “I’m financially set for the rest of the year or so, which would have been my main concern. I’m happy about that, but now I am a free agent again.”
Nzegwu has said he has received interest from a few NFL teams, who had to trim their rosters to 53 players last Friday and eight more for their practice squads, as well a lot of interest from UFL (United Football League) and CFL (Canadian Football League) teams.
“I would consider the UFL,” said Nzegwu of the four-team United States-based minor league, but not the CFL unless I really felt the urge to play.”