August 20, 2014

Wichita-area players on NFL rosters

A look at the men representing south-central Kansas.

David Arkin

OL, Miami Dolphins (Kapaun ’06)

Arkin spent more than two full seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as a guard and center, but was demoted to the practice squad during last season. Miami signed him from the Dallas practice squad on Nov. 5 and he’s back with the Dolphins this season. He played collegiately at Missouri State.

Arthur Brown

LB, Baltimore Ravens (East ’08)

Brown is a backup inside linebacker in his second season. The former All-Big 12 selection from Kansas State was a backup as a rookie, compiling 12 tackles, a half-sack and a forced fumble. He played in 14 games, missing two with a chest injury.

Bryce Brown

RB, Buffalo Bills (East ’09)

Brown was an effective second-year backup to LeSean McCoy last season in Philadelphia, rushing for 314 yards and two touchdowns after a 564-yard rookie season. Brown, who played one year at the University of Tennessee before transferring to Kansas State (though he never played in a game), was traded to Buffalo on May 10 and he’s competing for time behind C.J. Spiller.

Chris Harper

WR, Green Bay Packers (Northwest ’08)

Harper spent time on the rosters of the Seahawks (fourth-round pick), 49ers and Packers last season. Seattle let him go during the final round of cuts, San Francisco signed him for a month and a half, then Green Bay claimed him and he appeared on special teams. He caught two passes for 55 yards in a preseason game against Tennessee.

Tanner Hawkinson

LT, Cincinnati Bengals (McPherson ’08)

Hawkinson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2013 and appeared in one game but was active in five. He’s listed as a backup left tackle in the preseason. Hawkinson was a freshman All-American at Kansas in 2009.

Elbert Mack

CB, Houston Texans (North ’04)

Mack played eight games last season for Houston and returns to the Texans as a backup in the secondary. Mack spent four seasons in Tampa Bay, then played seven games for New Orleans in 2012. He has six career interceptions.

Brian Moorman

P, Buffalo Bills (Sedgwick ’94)

Moorman returned to Buffalo last season after spending most of 2012 with the Cowboys. The Sedgwick and Pittsburg State standout athlete was with the Bills from 2001-12. He’s vying for the punting job with free-agent rookie Jake Dombrowski.

Joseph Randle

RB, Dallas Cowboys (Southeast ’10)

A standout at Oklahoma State, Randle rushed 54 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns as a Dallas rookie in 2013. He’s expected to back up Demarco Murray again this season.

Ryan Schraeder

RT, Atlanta Falcons (Maize ’06)

The offensive tackle from Maize appeared in 13 games last season after being signed as an undrafted free agent. Schraeder didn’t play football at Maize, then successfully walked on to the Butler Community College team and later played at Valdosta State.

Kamerion Wimbley

OLB, Tennessee Titans (Northwest ’02)

Wimbley is beginning his ninth NFL season and his third in Tennessee. He was a first-round draft pick by Cleveland in 2006 and recorded 26 1/2 sacks for the Browns over four years. He had 16 sacks over two years with the Raiders before joining the Titans in 2012. He was used mostly as a backup last season but still recorded three sacks. He’s moving to outside linebacker in a new 3-4 scheme and is a projected starter.

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