As of 7 p.m., Sunday, several fewer former Iowa Hawkeyes are in the NFL than there were at this time last season.
Several ex-Hawkeyes were placed on waivers Saturday, including some surprises. I thought receiver Marvin McNutt would stick with Miami’s active roster. He was added to the Dolphins’ practice squad Sunday. He spent most of the 2012 season as a rookie on the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad before being added to the active roster late in the season.
I didn’t see safety Tyler Sash getting cut by the New York Giants. But I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him in pro ball.
Then there’s tight end Tony Moeaki, a 3-year veteran. The Kansas City Chiefs cut him Saturday. Moeaki fractured a shoulder Saturday, just one more injury in a career with too many of them, dating back to his Iowa days.
Moeaki needs to clear waivers before the Chiefs can put him on their injured list.
Then there’s cornerback Amari Spievey of the Detroit Lions, a third-round draft pick in 2010 just like Moeaki. Spievey started 15 games for the Lions two years ago when they went to the NFL playoffs. He had a season-ending concussion in midseason last year.
Other ex-Iowa players who were are on NFL rosters at this time last year but aren’t now include Nate Kaeding and Sean Considine, both of whom retired during the off-season.
Second-year cornerback Shaun Prater was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles from the Cincinnati Bengals today.
Here are the former Hawkeyes in the league:
Jonathan Babineaux DT Atlanta Falcons 9th year
Marshal Yanda OL Baltimore Ravens 7th year
Dallas Clark TE Baltimore Ravens 11th year
Scott Chandler TE Buffalo Bills 7th year
Pat Angerer LB Independence Colts 4th year
Ricky Stanzi QB Jacksonville Jaguars 3rd year
Allen Reisner TE Jacksonville Jaguars 3rd year
Micah Hyde CB Green Bay Packers 1st year
Mike Daniels DE Green Bay Packers 2nd year
Bryan Bulaga OL Green Bay Packers 4th year (injured reserve)
Charles Godfrey S Carolina Panthers 6th year
Colin Cole DT Carolina Panthers 9th year
Chad Greenway LB Minnesota Vikings 8th year
Seth Olsen OG Minnesota Vikings 5th year (injured reserve)
Markus Zusevics OT New England Patriots 2nd year (injured reserve)
Brandon Myers TE New York Giants 5th year
Bradley Fletcher CB Philadelphia Eagles 5th year
Julian Vandervelde OL Philadelphia Eagles 3rd year
Matt Tobin OT Philadelphia Eagles 1st year
Shaun Prater CB Philadelphia Eagles 2nd year
Adrian Clayborn DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3rd year
Karl Klug DT Tennessee Titans 3rd year
Shonn Greene RB Tennessee Titans 5th year
Adam Gettis OG Washington Redskins 2nd year
Riley Reiff OT Detroit Lions 2nd year
Christian Ballard DT Minnesota Vikings 3rd year (reserve/left squad)
Marvin McNutt WR Miami Dolphins (practice squad)
Jeff Tarpinian LB Miami Dolphins (practice squad)
Here are the former Iowa State players on NFL teams:
Jake Knott LB Philadelphia Eagles 1st year
A.J. Klein LB Carolina Panthers 1st year
Kelechi Osemele OL Baltimore Ravens 2nd year
Ahtyba Rubin DT Cleveland Browns 6th year
Tim Dobbins LB Houston Texans 8th year
Leonard Johnson CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2nd year
Seneca Wallace QB Green Bay Packers 10th year
Reggie Stephens OL Baltimore Ravens (practice squad)
Carter Bykowski OL San Francisco 49ers (practice squad)
The former UNI Panthers in the NFL:
Austin Howard OT New York Giants 4th year
Chad Rinehart OG San Diego Chargers 6th year
Brad Meester C Jacksonville Jaguars 14th year
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