It was a rough Monday for a pair of former Oregon football players in the NFL as Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was cut by the Miami Dolphins while Chicago Bears center Hroniss Grasu is out for the year with a torn ACL.
It’s been a rough time for Ekpre-Olomu in terms of injuries. At the end of the 2014 season with Oregon, Ekpre-Olomu blew out his knee and as a result, slipped all the way to the seventh round of the NFL Draft before being selected by the Cleveland Browns.
However, the Browns released the former Oregon cornerback after he missed the entire season recovering from the injury. The Miami Dolphins picked up Ekpre-Olomu back in April, but his short time in South Beach has come to an end.
The Dolphins have waived Ekpre-Olomu after he tore his other ACL in practice. That’s two torn ACL’s in different knees in less than two years.
#Dolphins actually waived/injured CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when he tore his other ACL in practice. His cleat got caught in the indoor turf— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2016
On Saturday during a practice at Soldier Field, Grasu landed awkwardly on his right foot and went down.
Bears C Hroniss Grasu departs on a cart as concerned QB Jay Cutler checks in. pic.twitter.com/NOqgskzeqt— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) August 6, 2016
Today, the bad news was confirmed by the team.
Bears confirmed C Hronnis Grasu tore his right ACL and is out for the season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 8, 2016
Grasu, who was a third-round pick by Chicago last year, started eight games for the Bears during the 2015 season.