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Three former Syracuse football players sign with NFL practice squads

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And one of those is Amba Etta-Tawo.

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Late last week, seven former Syracuse Orange football players were cut from NFL teams as 53-man rosters were formed. Among those that received the unfortunate news:

One player who was not cut was linebacker Cameron Lynch, who will remain on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster and looks to be a key part of the rotation this year, at the very least. He was an active part of the Bucs’ roster for 12 games last year, notching three tackles. Lynch has seven career tackles in his time with Tampa Bay and the Rams.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good news also came back around for a few of the cut players. Etta-Tawo signed with the Jaguars’ practice squad, while Hickey and Crume signed with the Dolphins’ and Panthers’ own respective practice squads. Thompson was also placed on injured reserve by Washington.

The others could still catch on during the season, but they’ll likely have to wait now.

There are five active former Syracuse players on 53-man NFL rosters at this moment. Lynch is with Tampa, Jay Bromley and Justin Pugh are both on the New York Giants, Chandler Jones is with the Arizona Cardinals and of course, Riley Dixon plays for the Denver Broncos.

Dwight Freeney remains a free agent after playing in the Super Bowl with the Falcons last year. Brisly Estime is also on the Jets’ injured reserve list.