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Which former Huskies made 53-man NFL rosters heading into 2017?

While former Huskies safety Budda Baker, left, is preparing for his first year with the Cardinals, former UW linebacker John Timu, right, is searching for a team Sunday after being waived by the Chicago Bears.
While former Huskies safety Budda Baker, left, is preparing for his first year with the Cardinals, former UW linebacker John Timu, right, is searching for a team Sunday after being waived by the Chicago Bears. AP

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.

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.

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