NFL training camps have opened for rookies in the past few days and all teams will be on the road for rookies and veterans this week.
At least 14 former UI football players are expected to report to various NFL teams to compete for a spot in the lineup. Some are certain to play in the league in 2019, while others are long term.
Here is the complete summary of former Hoosier stars who will wear an NFL helmet at the end of July.
SIMMIE COBBS – SAINTS OF THE NEW ORLEANS
Last year, at the same time, Cobbs was in Washington. He finished the 2018 season in the Saints training team after being signed in December. Cobbs will be back and play a spot in the New Orleans roster with a decent shot to be part of the team.
TEVIN COLEMAN – SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Coleman reached career highs in litters, yards and yards per race in 2018. He finished 22nd in the NFL in rushing yards and compiled his first 1,000-yard multi-purpose season. Now, a new opportunity in San Francisco, and Coleman will compete for titles with groups like Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida.
CHRIS COVINGTON – DALLAS COWBOYS
Covington saw limited action during his 2018 rookie season, mostly in special teams. He looks set to do the training again in Dallas and will look for a bigger role in the second year.
DAN FEENEY – LOS ANGELES LOADERS
2019 will mark the third year for Feeney with the Chargers. He started every game for the Chargers and was the only player on the team to have attended all the offensive shots (995) of the season. Feeney also saw 74 shots on special teams. The former All-American has his detractors in Los Angeles and will seek to silence them with a year of escape.
JORDAN HOWARD – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Howard has a new home for 2019 and will be competing with former Penn State backstroker Miles Sanders. He finished 14th in the NFL in rushing yards and tied his career career because of touchdowns. Howard now has over 3,300 yards for his career.
BRANDON KNIGHT – THE COWBOYS OF DALLAS
After not being selected at the NFL draft in 2019, Knight quickly signed an independent agent deal with Dallas where he will have the opportunity to be part of the 53-man roster.
CODY LATIMER – NEW YORK GIANTS
2019 will mark the sixth year of the NFL Latimer. He had 11 catches for 190 yards and one touchdown in 2018 in a season of reduced injury. All Giants recipients will seek expanded role after departure of Odell Beckham, Jr.
WES MARTIN – REDSKINS OF WASHINGTON
Martin was a fourth round pick by Washington in the 2019 NFL draft and seems to have an outside chance of winning a starting role if things go well during the exhibition season.
ROB McCRAY – KANSAS CITY MANAGERS
Undefeated in 2018, McCray spent his first season in the Chiefs' training team. He has signed again with Kansas City and will be looking for a place in 2019.
RODGER SAFFOLD – TENNESSEE TITANS
After becoming the oldest Ram and playing in the 2018 Super Bowl, Saffold moved to Tennessee for 2019. Among active players, he is the oldest Hoosier in the NFL.
LADIES OF TEGRAY – PITTSBURGH STEELERS
After brief stays with the Rams and Colts in 2018, Scales arrived in Pittsburgh to try to be part of the 53-man roster, although the Steelers were not at the bottom of the lines.
– Matt Rhea, PhD (@MattRheaPhD) July 15, 2019
JASON SPRIGGS – GREEN BAY PACKERS
This will be the fourth year for Spriggs in Green Bay. He had nine career starts there. The Spriggs started at weeks 14 and 15 for Green Bay in 2018. In total, Spriggs has witnessed 291 assists in attack and 61 more in special teams before missing the last two games of the season due to injury. a concussion.
NATE SUDFELD – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
As the third quarter in 2018, Sudfeld was one for 2 for 22 yards and one touchdown for the season. While Nick Foles is no longer in Philadelphia, Sudfeld seems to be on the way to Carson Wentz's next generation.
IAN THOMAS – PANTHERS CAROLINA
Thomas took advantage of Greg Olsen's injuries throughout the 2018 season to organize a very impressive rookie campaign. His stats over the last five weeks of the season would average 80 catches, 787 yards and 6 touchdowns during a full 16-game season.
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