East Central wide receiver Caleb Holley was one of four players with Oklahoma ties who received an unforgettable phone call on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills signed him to their practice squad.
An Anchorage, Alaska, product, Holley broke a 35-year-old receiving record last season at East Central with 970 yards and nine touchdowns on 55 catches. He also set the single-game record with 224 yards on 14 receptions.
Other players with Oklahoma ties signed to practice squads included: Oklahoma defensive linemen Casey Walker (Carolina) and David King (Cincinnati).
Tulsa wide receiver Damarius Johnson, who was waived by Philadelphia, was signed off waivers by Houston. The NCAA’s all-time leader for total yards, including return yards, Johnson’s primary role with the Eagles the past two seasons was returning kicks.
Two players – former OU running back Roy Finch and former OSU safety Sahmiel Gary – remain in limbo since New England might wait until Monday to sign players to their practice squad.
Players who failed to land a practice squad job on Sunday included: OU – receiver Lacolton Bester (Houston), offensive tackle Cory Brandon (Arizona); receiver Jaz Reynolds (Houston), running back Brennan Clay (Denver). OSU – defensive tackle Calvin Barnett (Cleveland) and former Edmond Memorial linebacker Anthony Morales (Carolina).