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Anchor Drop, September 8, 2020: 11 Commodores make NFL rosters

Also, this season’s gonna be weird, but you already knew that.

NCAA Football: East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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With NFL teams cutting down to 53-man rosters for the regular season (which starts on Thursday), Greg Arias counts eleven former Vanderbilt football players on active rosters, not counting four more on practice squads. The 11 active players: Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), Oren Burks (Packers), Zach Cunningham (Texans), Tre Herndon (Jaguars), Casey Heyward (Chargers), Adam Butler (Patriots), Joejuan Williams (Patriots), Spencer Pulley (Giants), Justin Skule (49ers), Ke’Shawn Vaughn (Buccaneers), and Khari Blasingame (Titans.)

Also from Arias: weirdness caused by the COVID crisis.

The Hustler has an interview with Bruno Reagan, which you should definitely read. Also in the Hustler: a two-part breakdown of Vanderbilt’s unusual ten-game, conference-only football schedule, featuring other student newspapers. Derek Mason also has some thoughts on the schedule.

Actual Sports on TV

All times Central.

And here’s your MLB.TV schedule. Free games of the day: the first game between the A’s and Astros (5:10 PM) and Mariners-Giants (8:45 PM.)