Former USC WR George Farmer Waived by Cowboys


Former USC wide receiver George Farmer didn’t last as long in Dallas Cowboys camp as expected. The undrafted free agent was waived on Sunday after just one preseason game in favor of David Porter, who tried out with the team on Sunday.

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Farmer made news a few months back after he didn’t get his name called in the 2015 NFL Draft after opting to skip out on his final season with the Trojans.

He ultimately signed with the Cowboys in what was the richest free agent deal of the year, a $55,000 guaranteed signing bonus. Initially, Farmer looked like a steal for the ‘Boys, impressing early on in rookie camp.

“We were tracking him and following him and we thought it was a good idea,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett back in May. “We actually brought him in for [one of our 30 visits] out at the stadium to spend some time with him there. We had an opportunity to get him in college free agency and took advantage of that.”

Aug 1, 2015; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver George Farmer (19) at training camp at River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After a rough preseason game in which Farmer didn’t record a catch, that promise appears to be for naught now, as the Trojan is back on the market.

What led to the decision? According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the receiver just didn’t look good against the Chargers last Thursday.

“I was disappointed in the younger receivers, such as Deontay Greenberry and George Farmer,” said Archer in a column on Sunday. “They had chances to make plays and didn’t get it done.”

FLASHBACK: Did George Farmer Make the Wrong Decision?

It’s a rough break for Farmer, but if his cutting is any indication of how quickly things can turn in the NFL, perhaps he can find a new home just as fast as his replacement did.

Porter, who as mentioned signed Sunday, is a rookie like Farmer out of TCU and coming off a breakup with the Denver Broncos just last week. Farmer would surely like to follow in those footsteps.

Though he never made the impact at USC that he was expected to as a five-star receiver, Farmer showed glimpses of what he could be last year as a redshirt junior with the Trojans.

He caught 25 passes for 314 yards and four touchdowns in 2014, including a strong showing in November wins over Cal and Notre Dame.

Did George Farmer make the right decision to enter the NFL draft early?

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