After a flurry of weekend activity during NFL cutdown times, looks like nearly 20 former UW players made it on active 53-man rosters.
Longtime Huskies sports information director Jeff Bechtold compiled the list:
1. Budda Baker, Arizona
Role: Won’t start, but should play a ton at free safety and nickel cornerback.
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2. Desmond Trufant, Atlanta
Role: Resumes top cornerback status; on verge of joining NFL’s elite cover men.
3. Shaq Thompson, Carolina
Role: Expect an uptick in snaps, staying in on third downs, as starting outside linebacker.
4. John Ross, Cincinnati
Role: Suffered minor knee injury late in camp, but should be mainstay in three-receiver sets.
5. Danny Shelton, Cleveland
Role: Since 2009, only one first-rounder — Shelton at nose tackle — remains with Browns.
6. Kasen Williams, Cleveland
Role: Browns wasted no time claiming ex-Seahawk; already arrives as team’s No. 4 receiver.
7. Dwayne Washington, Detroit
Role: Likely third running back, he is one major injury to Abdullah away from seeing action.
8. Kevin King, Green Bay
Role: Has already impressed organization with outside-coverage skills, and could move up quickly.
9. Darrell Daniels, Indianapolis
Role: Great story making team as undrafted free agent; roster spot as No. 3-4 tight end always tenuous.
10. Marcus Peters, Kansas City
Role: Really the lone reliable shutdown cornerback on the roster, his pass-playing skills are elite.
11. Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams
Role: Won heated four-for-one battle for final linebacker spot with Rams; active pursuer of football.
12. Bishop Sankey, Minnesota
Role: Out for season after suffering serious knee injury during preseason camp.
13. Senio Kelemete, New Orleans
Role: Reserve offensive lineman, he will back up both tackle spots to open the season.
14. Hau’oli Kikaha, New Orleans
Role: The Saints kept plenty of pass rushers around to create havoc, and Kikaha is part of rotation.
15. Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets
Role: Could he go from underappreciated local to top receiving option in a matter of one week?
16. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
Role: Suspended two games after his DUI arrest in Tampa, nothing is in his way to claiming No. 1 tight end role.
17. Sidney Jones, Philadelphia
Role: After suffering serious knee injury, he will be on PUP for six weeks, but could return sometime in November.
18. Elijah Qualls, Philadelphia
Role: Came on late and showed just enough to grab final of 10 spots along Eagles’ defensive line.
19. Mason Foster, Washington
Role: After starting 13 games for the Redskins last season,. he returns to be reliable top middle linebacker.