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Though Thompson joked that he wished the coaching staff could keep all six players, the team can make that a possibility. As rookies, the possibility exists that Redd and Seastrunk could be cut, pass through waivers and end up rejoining the team as part of its 10-man practice squad on Monday.

With sweat beading on his forehead after the game, Redd was thrown a white towel to help him cool off. If the pressure hadn’t gotten to him on the field, the reality of the situation had then.

“I have confidence in my ability running the ball, and hopefully, [the coaches] do, too,” Redd said. “I tried to put that on tape tonight.”