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