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Cal in the NFL: Roster Cuts

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Which of our former Cal players will we be seeing during the NFL regular season?

Baltimore Ravens v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The NFL preseason is now over. The rosters have been trimmed down to just 53 players. Some of our former Cal players made it, others didn’t. Let’s see how they fared with the roster cuts.

Made the Roster

* = first time on an NFL roster

Lorenzo Alexander (Bills): returns for his 12th NFL season

Tyson Alualu (Steelers): playing out the first year of his two-year contract extension

Desean Jackson (Eagles): playing in his first season back with the team who drafted him

Marvin Jones Jr. (Lions): now in his 4th year with the Lions and 8th overall

Cameron Jordan (Saints): the four-time Pro Bowler looks to continue his decorated career

L.P. Ladouceur (Cowboys): now in his 15th NFL season, all with the Cowboys

Nick Sundberg (Redskins): now in his 10th NFL season, all with the Redskins

Alex Mack (Falcons): can he make it five straight Pro Bowl selections?

Mitchell Schwarz (Chiefs): can he make it two straight All-Pro selections?

Patrick Mekari (Ravens)*: the undrafted lineman makes the roster after a fantastic preseason

C.J. Anderson (Lions): the former undrafted free agent is back for his 7th NFL season

Mychal Kendricks (Seahawks): the 29-year-old looks to resurrect his career in his second season with Seattle

Trevor Davis (Packers): entering his fourth NFL season

Jordan Kunaszyk (Panthers)*: made the Panthers 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent

Patrick Laird (Dolphins)*: made the Dolphins 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent

Keenan Allen (Chargers): how is he still only 27 years old?

Jared Goff (Rams): just signed the largest guaranteed contract in NFL history

Brandon Mebane (Chargers): now playing his 13th NFL season

Aaron Rodgers (Packers): looks to bounce back after a tough year with a new head coach

Placed on Practice Squad

* = first time on an NFL practice squad

Stephen Anderson (Patriots)

Raymond Davison (Chiefs)

James Looney (Packers)

Hardy Nickerson (Bengals)

Ian Bunting (Jets)*

Khalfani Muhammad (Broncos)

Davis Webb (Bills)

Devante Downs (Vikings)


Giorgio Tavecchio

Bryan Anger

Chad Hansen

Jordan Veasy


Richard Rodgers (Eagles) was placed on season-ending IR.