63 Former Ohio State Players Begin 2019 NFL Season On Training Camp Rosters

By July 29, 2019 (5:33 pm)Football
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According to Ohio State sports information director Jerry Emig, 62 former Buckeyes were on an NFL roster at the beginning of training camp this month.

Emig left off former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence but mentioned running back Rod Smith, though both of their careers in Columbus ended because of a failed drug test. The only difference is that Spence was ruled ineligible by the Big Ten and finished his career at Eastern Kentucky, while Smith was a senior at the time of his indiscretion.

With Spence on the list, the Buckeyes are represented on 29 teams. A complete list:

Arizona Cardinals
LB Dante Booker

Atlanta Falcons
DT Michael Bennett
CB Kendall Sheffield

Buffalo Bills
S Kurt Coleman

Carolina Panthers
TE Marcus Baugh
WR Curtis Samuel

Cincinnati Bengals
DE Sam Hubbard
OG Michael Jordan
C Billy Price
LB Chris Worley

Cleveland Browns
CB Denzel Ward

Dallas Cowboys
WR Noah Brown
RB Ezekiel Elliott
WR Devin Smith
RB Mike Weber

Denver Broncos
TE Jeff Heuerman
DT Dre’mont Jones

Detroit Lions
OT Taylor Decker

Green Bay Packers
C Corey Linsley

Houston Texans
WR Johnnie Dixon
S Tyvis Powell
CB Bradley Roby
OG Malcolm Pridgeon

Indianapolis Colts
WR Parris Campbell
S Malik Hooker
DE Tyquan Lewis

Jacksonville Jaguars
OG Andrew Norwell
WR Terrelle Pryor

Kansas City Chiefs
RB Carlos Hyde
LB Darron Lee

Los Angeles Chargers
DE Joey Bosa
QB Cardale Jones

Los Angeles Rams
LS Jake McQuaide

Miami Dolphins
LB Jerome Baker
LB Raekwon McMillan
OT Isaiah Prince
DT Adolphus Washington

Minnesota Vikings
OG Pat Elflein
DT Jalyn Holmes

New England Patriots
S Nate Ebner
DE John Simon

New Orleans Saints
CB Eli Apple
QB J.T. Barrett
S Vonn Bell
WR Ted Ginn Jr.
CB Marshon Lattimore
WR Michael Thomas

New York Giants
RB Rod Smith

Oakland Raiders
CB Gareon Conley
DT Jonathan Hankins

Philadelphia Eagles
S Malcolm Jenkins
P Cameron Johnston
WR Braxton Miller

Pittsburgh Steelers
DE Cameron Heyward
LB Ryan Shazier

San Francisco 49ers
DE Nick Bosa

Seattle Seahawks
OT Jamarco Jones
OG Demetrius Knox
TE Nick Vannett

Tennessee Titans
S Damon Webb

Washington Redskins
QB Dwayne Haskins
WR Terry McLaurin

That leaves just three teams — the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, New York Jets — without a former Ohio State player on the training roster.

The 2019 NFL season — unofficially — begins on Thursday when the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos square off in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton. The remaining teams begin their four-game exhibition slate the following weekend.