NFL training camps are now several weeks in, and Kansas City sports talk radio is already unbearable unless you’re a huge Chiefs fan. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the guys in the league.
With the information from ESPN, in alphabetical order (let me know if I forgot anybody):
Dorance Armstrong, DE, Dallas Cowboys
Armstrong enters his second season in the NFL after being a 4th-round draft pick in 2018. Last season, he saw action in 15 games, collecting 13 tackles and 0.5 sacks. He is currently listed at third-string at DE and is expected to make the 53-man roster.
Joe Dineen Jr, LB, Denver Broncos
Dineen broke his hand in a preseason game and is expected to miss two weeks and be assigned to the Broncos’ practice squad.
Chris Harris Jr, CB, Denver Broncos
Famously an undrafted free agent who has found stardom in the NFL, Harris is a four-time Pro Bowler, an All-Pro (2016), and a Super Bowl Champion. Harris was credited with 49 tackles, a sack, 3 INTs, and a TD in 2018.
Ben Johnson, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
Johnson signed with the Chargers back on August 14, but is not expected to make the 53-man roster. He was listed at 6th on the depth chart for the upcoming fourth preseason game.
Bradley McDougald, S, Seattle Seahawks
McDougald ranked as the #22 safety by Pro Football Focus in 2018 after collecting 78 tackles, 3 INTs, and 3 FF. He started all 16 games for Seattle at strong safety last year and barring injury should do so again this season.
Tyler Patmon, CB, Miami Dolphins
Patmon spent four years at KU before doing a graduate transfer to Oklahoma State for his final season of college eligibility. He has spent parts of five seasons with various NFL teams, playing in 49 games overall. In 2018, he played in 12 games for Jacksonville, starting 2, and registering 14 tackles. This season he was trying to catch on with the Dolphins, but did not make the 53-man roster.
Steven Sims Jr, WR, Washington Redskins
Sims signed with the Redskins as a UDFA but appears destined for the practice squad for his first season as a pro.
Fish Smithson, S, Baltimore Ravens
Smithson played in two games for the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent last season. He just signed to the Ravens 90-man roster on August 27.
Aqib Talib, CB, Los Angeles Rams
A first-round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, Talib is probably the most well-known Jayhawk in the league. He has been a five-time Pro Bowler, All-Pro in 2016, and a Super Bowl Champion in his 12-year career. Talib started just 8 games for the Rams last season, picking up 23 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 FF.
John Wirtel, LS, Chicago Bears
Wirtel signed with the Bears back in May, but appears to have been cut following Chicago’s third preseason game.
Daniel Wise, DL, Dallas Cowboys
Wise signed with the Cowboys as a UDFA and is in contention for the fifth DT spot and a spot on a 53-man roster.