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Report: Cowboys Release WVU Product QB Will Grier

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Former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier may need to find yet another franchise to continue his NFL career. Grier was released by the Cowboys, according to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

This news comes at somewhat of a surprise since Grier had a solid preseason and many believed he would even win the backup job in Dallas. A nagging groin issue is believed to have played a role in the decision. The Cowboys may place Grier on the practice squad if he is not claimed.

West Virginia Product Will Grier Impresses in Preseason Appearance for Cowboys

Grier was actually claimed by the Cowboys following his release from Carolina, the team that drafted him.

Before being drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 100th pick (3rd round) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Grier spent two seasons as WVU’s starting quarterback in 2017 and 2018 after transferring from Florida.

Grier threw for a total of 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns in his two seasons in Morgantown.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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