Former Mississippi State Football Players in the NFL

There will be a lot of former Mississippi State guys in the league this year, which is always a good thing for a program that is working to be a contender for conference championships and national titles. 21 guys that wore the maroon and white made 53-man rosters across the NFL with 15 organizations being represented.

Baltimore Ravens – LB Pernell McPhee

Houston Texans – LB Benardrick McKinney, TE Jordan Thomas

Indianapolis Colts – DE Denico Autry

Miami Dolphins – OG Deion Calhoun

Kansas City Chiefs – DE Chris Jones, OG Martinas Rankin

Oakland Raiders – S Johnathan Abram, OG Gabe Jackson

Detroit Lions – CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers – OG Elgton Jenkins, LB Preston Smith, LS Hunter Bradley, CB Will Redmond

Carolina Panthers – DT Kyle Love

New Orleans Saints – S J.T. Gray

Dallas Cowboys – Dak Prescott

Philadelphia Eagles – DT Fletcher Cox

Washington Redskins – LB Montez Sweat

Seattle Seahawks – LB K.J. Wright

Jacksonville Jaguars – P Logan Cooke

With those guys making active rosters, others made practice squads around the league. While the Tennessee Titans first round pick Jeffery Simmons was put on the NFI, which means he isn’t eligible to practice for six weeks. That also means he will not be able to play in a game until week 9. With the Titans having a late BYE week in week 11,  it’s possible Bulldog fans will finally see Simmons in action week 12 of the NFL season. Here’s the list of former MSU players that are practice squads around the league:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – QB Nick Fitzgerald

Denver Broncos – WR Fred Brown

New England Patriots – DE/OLB Gerri Green

Green Bay Packers – FB Malcolm Johnson (Reserve/Injured)

New York Giants – LB Mark McLaurin (Reserve/Injured)

Every Tuesday there will be an update from around the NFL on former State players. Everyone will get an early look at Preston Smith, Hunter Bradley, Elgton Jenkins, and Will Redmond when the Green Bay Packers kick off the 100th NFL season against the Chicago Bears.

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