Alabama has 68 former players on NFL rosters as training camps open

Christopher Walsh

The opening of training camps in the National Football League marks the unofficial end of summer, but more importantly to some it also signals the start of the upcoming college season as well.

While Alabama is preparing for its current players to report on Thursday, there are so many former players in the league that they could form their own team.

With the league having 53-man roster limits it’s been that way for a couple of years.

What’s different is that Alabama could fill 60 percent of an NFL team with just the players selected during the last three years.

You may remember that the Crimson Tide had 12 players selected in 2018 to break both the school and SEC record for most players taken in a single draft. Alabama’s modern record was set the previous year, 10, which it tied this year.

That’s 32 players drafted over three years.

Overall, with former first-round selection Andre Smith signing with the Bengals this week to help replace the loss of first-round selection Jonah Williams, who is out for the season after having shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, there are 68 former players on NFL rosters.

Last year, Alabama had the most active players on kickoff weekend — which is the only time the NFL takes a snapshot of all rosters because they’re otherwise always fluid — with 44. LSU was second with 40 and Florida third with 37. The previous year, 2017, Alabama and LSU were tied for the most with 39.

Only four teams don’t have a former Crimson Tide player on the active roster: Rams, Saints, Eagles and 49ers. All of them had an Alabama player last year.

The most popular position is linebacker, where there are 13 former Alabama players, plus free agent Rolando McClain is trying to make a comeback at age 30.

Alabama players on NFL rosters

Updated July 26

1] Jonathan Allen, DE, Washington Redskins

2] Ryan Anderson, LB, Washington Redskins

3] Anthony Averett, DB, Baltimore Ravens

4] Mark Barron, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

5] Bradley Bozeman, C, Baltimore Ravens

6] Tony Brown, DB, Green Bay Packers

7] Isaiah Buggs, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers

8] James Carpenter, G, Atlanta Falcons

9] Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Chicago Bears

10] Landon Collins, S, Washington Redskins

11] Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys

12] Lester Cotton Sr., OL, Oakland Raiders

13] Marcell Dareus, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars

14] Gehrig Dieter, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

15] Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins

16] Johnny Dwight, DL, Houston Texans

17] Rashaan Evans, LB, Tennessee Titans

18] Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Miami Dolphins

19] D.J. Fluker, G, Seattle Seahawks

20] Reuben Foster, LB, Washington Redskins

21] Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills

22] Brandon Greene, G, Carolina Panthers

23] Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Washington Redskins

24] Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Detroit Lions

25] Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots

26] Ronnie Harrison, S, Jacksonville Jaguars

27] J.C. Hassenauer, C, Pittsburgh Steelers

28] Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

29] Hale Hentges, TE, Indianapolis Colts

30] Dont’a Hightower, LB, New England Patriots

31] O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

32] Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens

33] Mark Ingram II, RB, Baltimore Ravens

34] Eddie Jackson, S, Chicago Bears

35] Kareem Jackson, CB, Denver Broncos

36] Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

37] Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

38] Cyrus Jones, CB, Baltimore Ravens

39] Ryan Kelly, C, Indianapolis Colts

40] Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

41] Cole Mazza, LS, Los Angeles Chargers

42] AJ McCarron, QB, Houston Texans

43] Christian Miller, LB, Carolina Panthers

44] C.J. Mosley, LB, New York Jets

45] Jamey Mosley, LB, New York Jets

46] Da’Ron Payne, DT, Washington Redskins

47] Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Washington Redskins

48] Reggie Ragland, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

49] Jarran Reed, DT, Seattle Seahawks

50] Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

51] A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Detroit Lions

52] Cam Robinson, OT, Jacksonville Jaguars

53] Bo Scarbrough, RB, Seattle Seahawks

54] JK Scott, P, Green Bay Packers

55] Cam Sims, WR, Washington Redskins

56] Andre Smith, OL, Cincinnati Bengals

57] Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings

58] Saivion Smith, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars

59] Damion Square, DL, Los Angeles Charges

60] Deionte Thompson, S, Arizona Cardinals

61] Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, New York Giants

62] Levi Wallace, CB, Buffalo Bills

63] DeAndrew White, WR, Carolina Panthers

64] Tim Williams, LB, Baltimore Ravens

65] Jonah Williams, T, Cincinnati Bengals

66] Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets

67] Mack Wilson, LB, Cleveland Browns

68] T.J. Yeldon, RB, Buffalo Bills

Alabama players in the NFL by team


Baltimore Ravens: Anthony Averett (34); Bradley Bozeman (77); Marlon Humphrey (44); Mark Ingram II (21); Cyrus Jones (27); Tim Williams (56)

Buffalo Bills: Robert Foster (16); Levi Wallace (39); T.J. Yeldon (29)

Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick (27); Andre Smith (71); Jonah Williams (73)

Cleveland Browns: Mack Wilson (51)

Denver Broncos: Kareem Jackson (22)

Houston Texans: AJ McCarron (2); Johnny Dwight (95)

Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly (78); Hale Hentges (86)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Marcell Dareus (99); Ronnie Harrison (36); Cam Robinson (74); Saivion Smith (35)

Kansas City Chiefs: Gehrig Dieter (12); Reggie Ragland (59)

Los Angeles Chargers: Cole Mazza (45); Damion Square (71)

Miami Dolphins: Kenyan Drake (32); Minkah Fitzpatrick (29)

New England Patriots: Dont’a Hightower (54); Damien Harris (53)

New York Jets: C.J. Mosley (57); Jamey Mosley (55); Quinnen Williams (95)

Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs (28); Lester Cotton Sr. (67)

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mark Barron (26); Isaiah Buggs (96); J.C. Hassenauer (60)

Tennessee Titans: Rashaan Evans (54), Derrick Henry (22)


Arizona Cardinals: Deionte Thompson (35)

Atlanta Falcons: James Carpenter (77); Julio Jones (11); Calvin Ridley (18)

Carolina Panthers: Brandon Greene (75); Christian Miller (50); DeAndrew White (18)

Chicago Bears: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21); Eddie Jackson (39)

Dallas Cowboys: Amari Cooper (19)

Detroit Lions: Da’Shawn Hand (93); A’Shawn Robinson (91)

Green Bay Packers: Tony Brown (28); JK Scott (6)

Los Angeles Rams: None

Minnesota Vikings: Irv Smith Jr. (84)

New Orleans Saints: None

New York Giants: Dalvin Tomlinson (94)

Philadelphia Eagles: None

San Francisco 49ers: None

Seattle Seahawks: D.J. Fluker (78); Jarran Reed (90); Bo Scarbrough (40)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard (80)

Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen (93); Ryan Anderson (52); Landon Collins (20); Reuben Foster (56); Shaun Dion Hamilton (51); Da’Ron Payne (94), Ross Pierschbacher (72); Cam Sims (89)

Alabama players in the NFL by position


AJ McCarron, Houston Texans


Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins

Damian Harris, New England Patriots

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders

Mark Ingram II, Baltimore Ravens

Bo Scarbrough, Seattle Seahawks

T.J. Yeldon, Buffalo Bills


Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

Gehrig Dieter, Kansas City Chiefs

Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

Cam Sims, WR, Washington Redskins

DeAndrew White, Carolina Panthers


Hale Hentges, Indianapolis Colts

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings


Bradley Bozeman, Baltimore Ravens

James Carpenter, Atlanta Falcons

Lester Cotton Sr., Oakland Raiders

D.J. Fluker, New York Giants

Brandon Greene, Chicago Bears

J.C. Hassenauer, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

Ross Pierschbacher, Washington Redskins

Cam Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals

Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals


Jonathan Allen, Washington Redskins

Isaiah Buggs, Pittsburgh Steelers

Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills

Johnny Dwight, Houston Texans

Da’Ron Payne, Washington Redskins

Jarran Reed, Seattle Seahawks

A’Shawn Robinson, Detroit Lions

Damion Square, Los Angeles Chargers

Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants

Quinnen Willias, New York Jets


Ryan Anderson, Washington Redskins

Mark Barron, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rashaan Evans, Tennessee Titans

Reuben Foster, Washington Redskins

Shuan Dion Hamilton, Washington Redskins

Da’Shawn Hand, Detroit Lions

Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots

Christian Miller, Carolina Panthers

C.J. Mosley, New York Jets

Jamey Mosley, New York Jets

Reggie Ragland, Kansas City Chiefs

Tim Williams, Baltimore Ravens

Mack Wilson, Cleveland Browns


Anthony Averett, Baltimore Ravens

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chicago Bears

Landon Collins, Washington Redskins

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins

Ronnie Harrison, Jacksonville Jaguars

Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens

Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears

Kareem Jackson, Denver Broncos

Cyrus Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals

Saivion Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars

Deionte Thompson, Arizona Cardinals

Levi Wallace, Buffalo Bills

Special teams

Cole Mazza, Los Angeles Chargers

JK Scott, Green Bay Packers

Additional players

Free agents who were on NFL rosters last season

Arie Kouandjio

Cyrus Kouandjio

ArDarius Stewart

Carson Tinker

Chance Warmack


Christion Jones, RB, Saskatchewan Roughriders