Oklahoman in the NFL: The comprehensive list

Taking a look at the players with Oklahoma ties who are on an NFL roster or are free agents.
by Michael Baldwin Published: July 30, 2012
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Okies in the NFL

Levy Adcock, OT (OSU) — Dallas: Undrafted rookie free agent trying to beat long odds and make the Cowboys' final roster.

Frank Alexander, DE (OU) — Carolina: Selected in fourth round, rookie is competing with three veterans for spots in defensive end rotation.

Mark Anderson, DE (Tulsa Washington) — Buffalo: Signed a four-year $19.5 million contract with Bills after compiling 10 sacks for Patriots last season.

Remi Ayodale, DT (OU) — New Orleans: Six-year veteran started 13 games for the Vikings last season; rejoins the team he played for in 2008-10.

Hubert Anyiam, WR (OSU) — Carolina: Undrafted rookie free agent signed with the Panthers after being cut by San Diego.

Dan Bailey, K (OSU) — Dallas: Was solid his rookie season, converting 32 of 37 field goal attempts. He was perfect (37-of-37) on PATs.

Jeremy Beal, DE (OU) — Denver: Spent his rookie season on the Broncos' practice squad. Will try to crack final roster his second year.

Justin Blackmon, WR (OSU) — Jacksonville: Two-time Biletnikoff winner gives second-year quarterback Andy Dalton an elite receiver.

Jamie Blatnick, DE (OSU) — Denver: Undrafted rookie free agent trying to make an impression in camp in an attempt to make the final roster.

Sam Bradford, QB (OU) — St. Louis: The 2010 Offensive Rookie of the Year has thrown 24 TDs, 21 interceptions first two seasons in 26 starts.

Cory Brandon, OT (OU) — Chicago: Second shot at making an NFL roster. Was in Tampa Bay's camp last year but was cut.

Jammal Brown, OT (OU) — Washington: Underwent late-season hip surgery but has 86 career starts, 26 the past two seasons with the Redskins.

Josh Brown, K (Foyil) — NY Jets: Ten-year veteran (80.9 career field goal percentage) has edge over Nick Folk heading into training camp.

Ryan Broyles, WR (OU, Norman) — Detroit: NCAA's all-time receptions leader coming off knee injury; joins talented receiving corps.

Dez Bryant, WR (OSU) — Dallas: Off-the-field issues and injuries have slowed development of talented wide receiver (63 catches in 2011).

Quinton Carter, DB (OU) — Denver: Started 10 games, recorded 56 tackles in his rookie season with the Broncos.

Chris Chamberlain, LB (Tulsa, Bethany) — New Orleans: First year with Saints; started 13 games, recorded 81 tackles, last year with Rams.

Chris Chester, OG (OU) — Washington: Versatile inside blocker has 63 career starts in six seasons, including 16 last year with Redskins.

Ugo Chinasa, DT (OSU) — Detroit: One of Carolina's final cuts in training camp last year; was signed to Lions' practice squad late his rookie year.

Charles Clay, FB/TE (Tulsa) — Miami: Hauled in 16 catches, started nine games his rookie season with the Dolphins.

Keenan Clayton, LB (OU) — Philadelphia: Primary role was on special teams and recorded 31 tackles in a reserve role last season.

Jon Cooper, C (OU) — Tennessee: After two seasons with the Vikings, cut early last season, projected to assume backup role with the Titans.

Josh Cooper, WR (OSU, Mustang) — Cleveland: Undrafted rookie free agent hoping to make a strong impression during training camp.

Perrish Cox, CB (OSU) — San Francisco: Fresh start after sitting out last year due to legal issues; was acquitted of sexual assault charges in March.

Jermelle Cudjo, DT (UCO, Lawton Mac) — St. Louis: Spent all of last season on injured reserve (back). Rams need some depth in the middle.

Bryce Davis, DS (UCO, Duncan) — Cincinnati: Undrafted rookie free agent trying to land a roster spot as a deep snapper.

Brody Eldridge, TE (OU) — St. Louis: Rejoins former OU teammate Sam Bradford after playing 27 games last two seasons with the Colts.

Auston English, DE (OU) — Cleveland: Appeared in seven games his rookie season, recording four tackles.

Joe Jon Finley, TE (OU) — Carolina: Third team after undrafted free agent spent three years on practice squads in Detroit and San Francisco.

Jamell Fleming, CB (OU) — Arizona: Rookie third-round pick is one of four candidates competing for left cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson.

Dominique Franks, CB (OU) — Atlanta: A reserve cornerback, Franks is one of the Falcons' punt return candidates entering his third season.

Grant Garner, C (OSU) — Washington: Undrafted rookie free agent will try to beat long odds and make the Redskins' final roster.

Jermaine Greshman, TE (OU, Ardmore) — Cincinnati: One of the league's top young tight ends has compiled 108 catches past two seasons.

James Hanna, TE (OU) — Dallas: Rookie selected in sixth round has enough speed to be a weapon but must improve blocking to earn playing time.

Garrett Hartley, K (OU) — New Orleans: Missed all of last season with hip injury; will battle 42-year-old John Kasay for the kicking job.

Corey Hilliard, OL (OSU) — Detroit: Has played in 36 games in five seasons, including all 16 games (one start) for the Lions last season.

Tyler Holmes, DL (Tulsa) — Minnesota: Undrafted rookie free agent will try to beat long odds and earn a roster spot.

Kendall Hunter, RB (OSU) — San Francisco: Solid rookie season (581 total yards), but 'Niners signed Brandon Jacobs and drafted LaMichael James.

Juaquin Iglesias, WR (OU) — Houston: Former third round pick is with his third team but has appeared in only one game.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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