At Midseason, Nearly 200 Former FCS Players on NFL Rosters
The NFL season will reach its midpoint this weekend with former FCS players making their mark on it.
Nearly 200 players are a part of all 32 teams, including 126 on active rosters and the rest on reserve and practice squad lists.
Wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams, Eastern Washington), quarterback Carson Wentz (Indianapolis Colts, North Dakota State), and linebackers Darius Leonard (Indianapolis Colts, South Carolina State) and Foye Oluokun (Atlanta Falcons, Yale) are among the standouts.
The midseason list of former FCS players:
Arizona Cardinals (6)
Active Roster: Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana; Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham; Antonio Hamilton, CB, South Carolina State; Josh Miles, OL, Morgan State; Chris Streveler, QB, South Dakota. Practice Squad: Ron’Dell Carter, DL, James Madison.
Atlanta Falcons (6)
Active Roster: Brandon Copeland, LB, Penn; Foye Oluokun, LB, Yale. Injured Reserve: Jaeden Graham, TE, Yale. Practice Squad: Quinton Bell, LB, Prairie View A&M; Juwan Green, WR, Albany; Luther Kirk, DB, Illinois State.
Baltimore Ravens (8)
Active Roster: Chris Board, LB, North Dakota State; Anthony Levine Sr., OL, Tennessee State; Patrick Ricard, FB/DL, Maine. Injured Reserve: Khalil Dorsey, CB, Northern Arizona; L.J. Fort, LB, Northern Iowa. Practice Squad: Jaylon Moore, WR, UT Martin; Adam Redmond, C, Harvard; Joe Thomas, LB, South Carolina State.
Buffalo Bills (4)
Active Roster: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa; Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State; Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington; Siran Neal, CB, Jacksonville State.
Carolina Panthers (8)
Active Roster: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois; Trent Scott, OL, Grambling State; Julian Stanford, LB, Wagner. Injured Reserve: Darryl Johnson, DE, North Carolina A&T; Matt Kaskey, OL, Dartmouth. Practice Squad: Lachlan Edwards, P, Sam Houston; Madre Harper, DB, Southern Illinois; Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island.
Chicago Bears (10)
Active Roster: Jesper Horsted, TE, Princeton; DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB; Caleb Johnson, LB, Houston Baptist; Bilal Nichols, DL, Delaware; Lachavious Simmons, OL, Tennessee State. Practice Squad: Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island; Dieter Eiselen, OT, Yale; LaCale London, DL, Western Illinois; Nsimba Webster, WR, Eastern Washington; Tyrone Wheatley Jr., OT, Stony Brook.
Cincinnati Bengals (1)
Practice Squad: Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky.
Cleveland Browns (8)
Active Roster: Jamie Gillan, P, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; JC Tretter, OL, Cornell. Injured Reserve: Stephen Carlson, WR, Princeton; Drew Forbes, OL, Southeast Missouri; Montrel Meander, LB, Grambling State. Practice Squad: Bryan Mills, CB, North Carolina Central; David Moore, OL, Grambling State; Alex Taylor, OL, South Carolina State.
Dallas Cowboys (3)
Active Roster: Jabril Cox, OLB, North Dakota State; Ty Nsekhe, OT, Texas State. Practice Squad: Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison.
Denver Broncos (8)
Active Roster: Jacob Bobenmoyer, LS, Northern Colorado; Jonas Griffith, LB, Indiana State; Shelby Harris, DE, Illinois State; Sam Martin, P, Appalachian State; Aaron Patrick, DL, Eastern Kentucky; Eric Saubert, TE, Drake; Diontae Spencer, WR, McNeese. Practice Squad: Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State.
Detroit Lions (7)
Active Roster: KhaDarel Hodge, WR, Prairie View A&M; Tom Kennedy, WR, Bryant; Dean Marlowe, S, James Madison; Bobby Price, S, Norfolk State; Kalif Raymond, WR, Holy Cross; Nick Williams, DE, Samford. Injured Reserve: Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky.
Green Bay Packers (5)
Active Roster: Dominique Dafney, TE, Indiana State; Billy Turner, OL, North Dakota State. Injured Reserve: Robert Tonyan, TE, Indiana State. Practice Squad: Abdullah Anderson, DL, Bucknell; Chris Blair, DB, Alcorn State.
Houston Texans (8)
Active Roster: Davion Davis, WR, Sam Houston; Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, Eastern Illinois; Tytus Howard, OL, Alabama State; David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa; Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison; Tremon Smith, DB, Central Arkansas; Cole Toner, OL, Harvard. Practice Squad: Derek Rivers, OLB, Youngstown State.
Indianapolis Colts (9)
Active Roster: Julien Davenport, OL, Bucknell; Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State; George Odum, S, Central Arkansas; Luke Rhodes, LS, William & Mary; Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Presbyterian; Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State. Practice Squad: Kameron Cline, DT, South Dakota; Greg Senat, OL, Wagner; Chris Williams, DT, Wagner.
Jacksonville Jaguars (5)
Active Roster: Jamal Agnew, WR, San Diego; James Robinson, RB, Illinois State. Injured Reserve: James O’Shaughnessy, TE, Illinois State. Practice Squad: Jeff Cotton Jr., WR, Idaho; Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond.
Kansas City Chiefs (4)
Active Roster: Daniel Brown, TE, James Madison; Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern; Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois. Practice Squad: Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa.
Las Vegas Raiders (3)
Active Roster: Brandon Parker, OL, North Carolina A&T. Practice Squad: Jordan Brown, DB, South Dakota State; Patrick Onwuasor, LB, Portland State.
Los Angeles Chargers (6)
Active Roster: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware; Donald Parham Jr., TE, Stetson; Andre Roberts, RS, The Citadel; Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central; Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State. Practice Squad: Michael Bandy, WR, San Diego.
Los Angeles Rams (8)
Active Roster: Michael Hoecht, DL, Brown; JJ Koski, WR, Cal Poly; Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington; Troy Reeder, LB, Delaware; Robert Rochell, DB, Central Arkansas; Christian Rozeboom, LB, South Dakota State. Injured Reserve: Jamil Demby, OL, Maine. Practice Squad: Kareem Orr, CB, Chattanooga.
Miami Dolphins (2)
Active Roster: Elijah Campbell, DB, Northern Iowa. Practice Squad: Jake Dolegala, QB, Central Connecticut State.
Minnesota Vikings (8)
Active Roster: Jordan Berry, P, Eastern Kentucky; Michael Pierce, DT, Samford; Oli Udoh, OL, Elon; Jonah Williams, DE, Weber State. Injured Reserve: Ben Ellefson, TE, North Dakota State. Practice Squad: Dakota Dozier, OL, Furman; Timon Parris, OL, Stony Brook; Tye Smith, DB, Towson.
New England Patriots (4)
Active Roster: Justin Bethel, DB, Presbyterian; Kendrick Bourne, WR, Eastern Washington. Practice Squad: Bill Murray, DT, William & Mary; Kristian Wilkerson, WR, Southeast Missouri.
New Orleans Saints (6)
Active Roster: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Kaden Elliss, LB, New Orleans; Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova; Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton. Injured Reserve: Ethan Greenidge, OL, Villanova. Practice Squad: Dylan Mabin, CB, Fordham.
New York Giants (6)
Active Roster: James Bradberry, DB, Samford; Keion Crossen, DB, Western Carolina. Injured Reserve: C.J. Board, WR, Chattanooga; Kyle Murphy, OL, Rhode Island. Practice Squad: Niko Lalos, OLB, Dartmouth; Jarren Williams, CB, Albany.
New York Jets (6)
Active Roster: Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware; John Franklin-Myers, DL, Stephen F. Austin; Greg Van Roten, OL, Penn; Quincy Williams, LB, Murray State. Practice Squad: Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego; D.J. Montgomery, WR, Austin Peay.
Philadelphia Eagles (8)
Active Roster: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State; Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State; Rick Lovato, LS, Old Dominion; Mac McCain III, CB, North Carolina A&T; Sua Opeta, DL, Weber State; Alex Singleton, LB, Montana State; Reid Sinnett, QB, San Diego. Practice Squad: Craig James, DB, Southern Illinois.
Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
Active Roster: Joe Haeg, OL, North Dakota State; Miles Killebrew, LB, Southern Utah; Christian Kuntz, LB/LS, Duquesne; Derrek Tuszka, OLB, North Dakota State. Practice Squad: Isaiah Mack, DE, Chattanooga; Kevin Rader, TE, Youngstown State.
San Francisco 49ers (11)
Active Roster: Tom Compton, OL, South Dakota; Ross Dwelley, TE, San Diego; Samson Ebukam, DE, Eastern Washington; Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois; Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard; Zach Kerr, DL, Delaware; Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State; Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina. Injured Reserve: Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford. Practice Squad: Christian Elliss, LB, Idaho; Davontae Harris, DB, Illinois State.
Seattle Seahawks (5)
Active Roster: Jason Myers, PK, Marist; Ryan Neal, S, Southern Illinois; Tyler Ott, LS, Harvard. Practice Squad: Gavin Heslop, CB, Stony Brook; Cade Johnson, CB, South Dakota State.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)
Active Roster: Cameron Brate, TE, Harvard; Dee Delaney, CB, The Citadel; Cam Gill, LB, Wagner; Nick Leverett, OG, North Carolina Central; Aaron Stinnie, OL, James Madison; Josh Wells, OL, James Madison. Practice Squad: Chris Cooper, S, Stony Brook.
Tennessee Titans (8)
Active Roster: Nick Dzubnar, LB, Cal Poly; Anthony Firkser, TE, Harvard; Corey Levin, OL, Chattanooga; Briley Moore-McKinney, TE, Northern Iowa; MyCole Pruitt, TE, Southern Illinois; Dillon Radunz, OL, North Dakota State; Chester Rogers, WR, Grambling State. Injured Reserve: B.J. Bello, LB, Illinois State.
Washington Football Team (5)
Active Roster: DeAndre Carter, WR, Sacramento State; Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion; Danny Johnson, CB, Southern. Injured Reserve: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Harvard. Practice Squad: David Steinmetz, OT, Rhode Island.
Stats Perform research analyst Chase Weight contributed to this story.