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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Owusu-Ansah not claimed on waivers

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was not claimed on waivers, but the Cowboys do not plan on re-signing him to the practice squad this week.

The Cowboys would have to remove somebody from the practice squad and with Phillip Tanner bothered by a hamstring strain it makes more sense to keep running back Chauncey Washington than add a fourth wide out to the practice squad.

But it’s not like Owusu-Ansah will go without pay for his off week.

Because he was on the Cowboys’ roster after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, he will receive a game check of roughly $26,500 based on his $450,000 base salary. Had the Cowboys made the move before Tuesday, Owusu-Ansah would not have been paid.

To me, that means he will be back on the practice squad at some point with the team making the move when it did.