With NFL teams having to cut down their rosters to 53 players, that meant some of the former Ohio State players were waived by their teams, becoming free agents.
Overall, 14 players that were former Buckeyes were waived or moved around in this season’s cuts, including four former Ohio State quarterbacks.
One of Ohio State’s most acclaimed players, quarterback J.T. Barrett, was waived by the Seattle Seahawks.
Tight end Marcus Baugh, known for his hurdle against Bowling Green, was released by the Carolina Panthers.
Dante Booker, former Ohio State linebacker, was cut by the Arizona Cardinals.
Former seventh-round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, safety Kurt Coleman, was released by the Buffalo Bills, but resigned with the Bills after the team put Jason Croom on the injured reserve.
One of the three fifth-year receivers from 2018, Johnnie Dixon was cut by the Houston Texans.
The quarterback that led the Buckeyes to a national title in the first year of the College Football Playoff, Cardale Jones, was dropped by the Los Angeles Chargers after a productive preseason.
Former quarterback-turned-wide receiver Braxton Miller was waived by the Cleveland Browns just weeks after signing on with the team.
Safety Tyvis Powell was cut by the Dallas Cowboys, along with 2019 draft pick, running back Mike Weber.
Offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon and defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle, who also was signed and cut by the Cleveland Browns this preseason, were both dropped by the Houston Texans.
Terrelle Pryor, another quarterback who made waves in the NFL in a receiving position, was moved to the team’s reserved and injured list by the Jacksonville Jaguars for a lingering hamstring injury.
Defensive end Noah Spence did not make the 53-man roster for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Linebacker Chris Worley was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.