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Kansans on opening-day NFL rosters

Wide receiver John Brown (12) of the Cardinals played collegiately at Pittsburg State.
Wide receiver John Brown (12) of the Cardinals played collegiately at Pittsburg State. AP

Here are the players with Kansas connections on opening-day NFL rosters. Each week during the season, The Eagle will publish statistics for all players who compile statistics (sorry, offensive linemen). If you see a Kansan we’re missing, e-mail sportsdesk@wichitaeagle.com or call 316-268-6278. (p-practice squad)

Player

NFL team

Pos

Ht.

Wt.

Yrs.

Last Kansas tie

Blake Bell

49ers

TE

6-6

252

2nd

Carroll HS

Arthur Brown

Jaguars

LB

6-0

240

4th

Kansas St.

John Brown

Cardinals

WR

5-11

179

3rd

Pittsburg St.

B.J. Finney

Steelers

OL

6-4

318

2nd

Kansas St.

Dashon Goldson

Falcons

S

6-2

200

10th

Coffeyville CC

Geneo Grissom

p-Patriots

DL

6-4

265

2nd

Hutchinson HS

Glenn Gronkowski

Bills

FB

6-3

234

1st

Kansas St.

Chris Harris

Broncos

CB

5-10

199

5th

Kansas

Ben Heeney

Raiders

LB

6-0

230

2nd

Kansas

Shaun Hill

Vikings

QB

6-3

230

15th

Hutchinson CC

Steven Johnson

Steelers

LB

6-1

237

5th

Kansas

Emmanuel Lamur

Vikings

LB

6-4

245

5th

Kansas St.

Tyler Lockett

Seahawks

WR

5-10

182

2nd

Kansas St.

Cornelius Lucas

Lions

T

6-9

328

3rd

Kansas St.

Dexter McDonald

Raiders

CB

6-1

200

2nd

Kansas

Bradley McDougald

Buccaneers

S

6-1

209

4th

Kansas

Zach Mettenberger

Steelers

QB

6-5

224

3rd

Butler CC

Jordy Nelson

Packers

WR

6-3

217

9th

Kansas St.

Reggie Nelson

Raiders

DB

5-11

210

10th

Coffeyville CC

Terence Newman

Vikings

CB

5-10

197

14th

Kansas St.

Cordarelle Patterson

Vikings

WR

6-2

220

4th

Hutchinson CC

Jordan Phillips

Dolphins

DT

6-6

335

2nd

Circle HS

Jason Pierre-Paul

Giants

DE

6-5

278

7th

Fort Scott CC

Ryan Schraeder

Falcons

T

6-7

300

4th

Butler CC

Kevin Short

Jets

CB

6-2

185

2nd

Fort Scott CC

Paul Soliai

Panthers

DT

6-4

345

10th

Coffeyville CC

Darren Sproles

Eagles

RB

5-6

190

12th

Kansas St.

Darrell Stuckey

Chargers

S

5-11

212

7th

Kansas

Aqib Talib

Broncos

CB

6-1

205

9th

Kansas

Cody Whitehair

Bears

OL

6-4

310

1st

Kansas St.

Michael Wilhoite

49ers

LB

6-0

240

5th

Washburn

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