OU players in NFL camps
DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): The 2012 fourth-round pick has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive line rotation the past two seasons. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks.
WR Lacolton Bester (Houston): The undrafted free agent made an impression during a tryout but must have a strong training camp to make the Titans roster.
QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former Heisman Trophy winner was limited to seven games last season (knee injury). Bradford’s numbers have been solid (11,065 yards, 58.6 percent completion rate, 59-to-38 touchdown-to-interception ratio), but he still has much to prove.
OT Cory Brandon (Arizona): In his fourth season, with his third team, Brandon was on the Bears practice squad two years ago and was briefly activated without appearing in a game. He signed with the Cardinals in May but is a longshot to make the 53-man roster.
WR Justin Brown (Pittsburgh): The 2013 sixth-round pick was on the practice squad last season. Signing an injured reserve contract, Brown is trying to make the roster his second year.
WR Ryan Broyles (Detroit): The NCAA’s all-time leading receiver for the second straight year was forced to overcome a major injury, this time a ruptured Achilles tendon. Broyles has been limited to 16 games in two seasons but has made an impression when healthy (30 catches).
S Quinton Carter (Denver): After sitting out all last season with a knee injury he suffered during his second season, Carter will try to regain a role in the Broncos’ defensive back rotation. Carter started 12 games his rookie season (2011) and compiled 49 tackles his first two seasons before the knee injury led to a lengthy rehabilitation.
OG Chris Chester (Washington): Entering his ninth season, the former second-round pick has started 95 games, including all 48 games the past three seasons. Chester returns to his right guard slot, one of the Hogs assigned to protect QB Robert Griffin III.
RB Brennan Clay (Denver): Monte Ball is entrenched as the starter but Clay, an unrestricted free agent, will compete with Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson and two other free agents (Kapri Bibbs and Juwan Thompson) for backup roles.
LB: Keenan Clayton (Arizona): Originally a fourth-round pick by Philadelphia, Clayton compiled 48 career tackles in 36 games in three seasons with the Eagles and Raiders.
CB: Aaron Colvin (Jacksonville): Sidelined by a knee injury, the Owasso product is expected to miss all of training camp, possibly be out the first half of the season. At some point the Jaguars want to take a close look at Colvin, who could figure into their future plans.
RB Roy Finch (New England): After an up-and-down career with the Sooners, Finch’s best shot at making the Patriots roster is to use his speed as a kick returner.
CB Jamell Fleming (Jacksonville): In his second season with the Jaguars, after two seasons with the Cardinals, Fleming faces stiff competition for one of the final two backup cornerback vacancies.
CB Dominique Franks (Baltimore): With Aaron Ross out for the season the Ravens have a need. After playing a reserve role the past four seasons with the Falcons, the former fifth-round pick signed with Baltimore.
TE Jermaine Gresham (Cincinnati): In four seasons, the Ardmore product has compiled 218 receptions for 2,262 yards and 19 touchdowns. Playing in a two-tight end package last season, Gresham hauled in 46 passes for 458 yards and four TDs.
TE James Hanna (Dallas): A sixth-round pick two years ago, Hanna has been effective in a reserve role. The Flower Mound, Texas, product has hauled in 20 catches and also provides an extra blocker in short-yardage situations.
CB Demontre Hurst (Chicago): The Bears are loaded with talented cornerbacks, but Hurst has a shot at making the roster after being on the practice squad in 2013.
C Gabe Ikard (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, the Bishop McGuinness product is versatile. That should improve his chances of making the 53-man roster, at least secure a spot on the practice squad.
OT Bronson Irwin (Seattle): The undrafted rookie signed with the Seahawks, who have a veteran offensive line. But Seattle also dealt with multiple injury issues last season.
S Tony Jefferson (Arizona): It was a surprise Jefferson went undrafted last year, but he played well in preseason to make the Cardinals roster. Playing in all 16 games, Jefferson compiled 24 tackles and started two games.
OT Lane Johnson (Philadelphia): The fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson will miss the first four games for testing for a banned substance. Johnson started all 16 games his rookie season and was an All-Rookie selection, but he won’t be eligible to return until Oct. 5.
QB Landry Jones (Pittsburgh): OU’s all-time leading passer, a fourth-round pick in 2013, Jones is No. 3 on the Steelers depth chart. But Jones will challenge Bruce Gradkowski for the backup role. Jones didn’t suit up last year during the regular season but played in three preseason games (30-of-66, 348 yards, 2 TDs, 3 interceptions).
OG Davin Joseph (St. Louis): The Rams signed the veteran O-lineman, who appeared in 100 games, including 99 starts, the past seven years with Tampa Bay. The two-time Pro Bowler is embracing the fresh start providing protection for Sam Bradford.
DE David King (Cincinnati): He spent part of last season on the Bengals’ practice squad, which puts him back in the competition for a roster spot.
LB Travis Lewis (Detroit): A reserve, Lewis has appeared in 25 games his first two seasons. Lewis primarily has been relegated to special teams’ duties, compiling only nine tackles.
OT Phil Loadholt (Minnesota): A second-round pick in 2009, the Vikings right tackle has started 78 games his first five seasons, missing only two games. Scouts graded him at a Pro Bowl level last season, but he wasn’t named to the squad. He still has three years left on a $25 million extension.
LB Curtis Lofton (New Orleans): Ranked in the top 10 among all NFL players for tackles the past five seasons, Lofton begins his seventh season, his third with the Saints. The Kingfisher product compiled 125 tackles last season and has 740 in his career.
S Gabe Lynn (free agent): An undrafted free agent, Lynn was placed on waivers last week to open up a training camp roster spot.
DT Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay): The third overall pick in the 2010 draft, McCoy turned in a Pro Bowl season. The Southeast High School product collected 50 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks, a breakthrough season that established McCoy as one of the elite defensive tackles in the NFL.
FB Trey Millard (San Francisco): A seventh-round draft pick, Millard is coming off a knee injury but is the type of versatile player coaches fall in love with. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him make the 49ers’ 53-man roster.
RB DeMarco Murray (Dallas): Injuries have always been the key variable. Murray played in 14 games last season to rush for a career high 1,121 yards and seven touchdowns. He also compiled 53 receptions to develop into a two-way threat. He’s missed eight games his first three seasons.
DT Stacy McGee (Oakland): Currently on the injured list with a thumb injury, McGee is coming off a solid rookie season. A sixth-round pick, the Muskogee product compiled 15 tackles in 15 games last season that included five starts.
LB Corey Nelson (Denver): A seventh round pick, Nelson has a good shot to make the roster as a reserve if he can provide the type of speed and athleticism the Broncos are seeking on special teams.
RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota): After becoming the 28th running back in NFL history to reach 10,000 career yards rushing, Peterson this season can move into the top 15 all-time, leapfrogging names like John Riggins and O.J. Simpson. Entering his eighth season, Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards in 14 games last season.
WR Jaz Reynolds (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, Reynolds is one of a dozen receivers in camp. He’s a long shot to grab one of the five or six receiver spots.
WR Jalen Saunders (NY Jets): The fourth-round pick is one of three receivers the Jets drafted, all fighting for roster spots in addition to several young receivers invited to camp.
OT Donald Stephenson (Kansas City): After serving as a backup his first two seasons, Stephenson inherits the starting right tackle job. Playing in his hometown, Stephenson has appeared in all 32 games with the Chiefs, including 14 starts.
WR Kenny Stills (New Orleans): A fifth-round pick, Stills was a steal. A big-play threat, Stills hauled in 32 catches his rookie season. His 20.0 yards-per-catch average led the NFL. After a solid debut, Stills is projected to play an even larger role this season.
DT Casey Walker (Carolina): An undrafted free agent, Walker spent most of last seasons on the Panthers’ practice squad. With a solid camp he could make the 53-man roster.
P Tress Way (Chicago): The Bears used a sixth-round draft pick to nab Pat O’Donnell. Since O’Donnell also projects as the team’s holder on kicks, he owns an edge. Coaches claim Way can steal the job if he clearly outperforms O’Donnell during training camp.
RB Damien Williams (Miami): The rookie is competing to earn the No. 4 running back spot behind Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, who are considered locks to make Miami’s roster.
OT Trent Williams (Washington): The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Williams is entrenched as the Redskins starting left tackle. Selected to the Pro Bowl, Williams has started 55 games for the Redskins, including all 32 games the past two seasons.
CORRECTION / ADDITION: Former Central Oklahoma and Lawton MacArthur defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo plays for the St. Louis Rams.