Former Crimson Tide players poised to set new standard after NFL cutdown day

Alabama set to blow past last year's total for most active players in the league

Alabama's best statistic Saturday wasn't at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the 2019 Crimson Tide opened the regular season with a 42-3 victory against Duke, but in the National Football League.

Not only were Alabama players surviving cutdown day, but they were doing so with aplomb.

When the dust settled and every NFL team announced who had been released to get down to 53 players, after having up to 90 through the preseason, the Crimson Tide had 60 former players on various rosters. 

Three, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Gehrig Dieter, Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster and Cincinnati Bengals tackle Jonah Williams, were placed on injured reserve, and Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed suspended, but it still left 56 players poised to make the Week 1 rosters.

Last season, Alabama had the most active players on kickoff weekend — which is the only time the NFL takes a snapshot of all rosters because they’re otherwise always fluid — with 44. LSU was second with 40 and Florida third with 37. 

The previous year, 2017, Alabama and LSU were tied for the most with 39.

The Crimson Tide had 68 former players on various rosters after the 2019 NFL Draft and subsequent free-agent signings.

Alabama will also likely see some former players named to practice squads this week. Here's where everyone stood as of midnight Sunday morning. 

Former Alabama players released

Lester Cotton Sr., OL, Oakland Raiders

Johnny Dwight, DL, Houston Texans (was released last week)

J.C. Hassenauer, C, Pittsburgh Steelers

Jamey Mosley, LB, New York Jets

Bo Scarbrough, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Cam Sims, WR, Washington Redskins

Saivion Smith, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars

DeAndrew White, WR, Carolina Panthers

Alabama players on NFL rosters

1] Jonathan Allen, DE, Washington Redskins

2] Ryan Anderson, LB, Washington Redskins

3] Anthony Averett, DB, Baltimore Ravens

4] Mark Barron, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

5] Bradley Bozeman, C, Baltimore Ravens

6] Tony Brown, DB, Green Bay Packers

7] Isaiah Buggs, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers

8] James Carpenter, G, Atlanta Falcons

9] Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Chicago Bears

10] Landon Collins, S, Washington Redskins

11] Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys

12] Marcell Dareus, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars

13] Gehrig Dieter, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (injured)

14] Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins

15] Rashaan Evans, LB, Tennessee Titans

16] Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Miami Dolphins

17] D.J. Fluker, G, Seattle Seahawks

18] Reuben Foster, LB, Washington Redskins (injured)

19] Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills

20] Brandon Greene, G, Carolina Panthers

21] Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Washington Redskins

22] Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Detroit Lions

23] Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots

24] Ronnie Harrison, S, Jacksonville Jaguars

25] Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

26] Hale Hentges, TE, Indianapolis Colts

27] Dont’a Hightower, LB, New England Patriots

28] O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

29] Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens

30] Mark Ingram II, RB, Baltimore Ravens

31] Eddie Jackson, S, Chicago Bears

32] Kareem Jackson, CB, Denver Broncos

33] Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

34] Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

35] Cyrus Jones, CB, Baltimore Ravens

36] Ryan Kelly, C, Indianapolis Colts

37] Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

38] Cole Mazza, LS, Los Angeles Chargers

39] AJ McCarron, QB, Houston Texans

40] Christian Miller, LB, Carolina Panthers

41] C.J. Mosley, LB, New York Jets

42] Da’Ron Payne, DT, Washington Redskins

43] Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Washington Redskins

44] Reggie Ragland, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

45] Jarran Reed, DT, Seattle Seahawks (suspended)

46] Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

47] A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Detroit Lions

48] Cam Robinson, OT, Jacksonville Jaguars

49] JK Scott, P, Green Bay Packers

50] Andre Smith, OL, Cincinnati Bengals

51] Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings

52] Damion Square, DL, Los Angeles Charges

53] Deionte Thompson, S, Arizona Cardinals

54] Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, New York Giants

55] Levi Wallace, CB, Buffalo Bills

56] Tim Williams, LB, Baltimore Ravens

57] Jonah Williams, T, Cincinnati Bengals (injured)

58] Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets

59] Mack Wilson, LB, Cleveland Browns

60] T.J. Yeldon, RB, Buffalo Bills

Alabama players on NFL practice squads

(Does not count toward active-roster numbers)

Lester Cotton Sr., OL, Oakland Raiders

Jamey Mosley, LB, New York Jets

Cam Sims, WR, Washington Redskins

DeAndrew White, WR, Carolina Panthers

Alabama players in the NFL by team

AFC

Baltimore Ravens: Anthony Averett (34); Bradley Bozeman (77); Marlon Humphrey (44); Mark Ingram II (21); Cyrus Jones (27); Tim Williams (56)

Buffalo Bills: Robert Foster (16); Levi Wallace (39); T.J. Yeldon (29)

Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick (27); Andre Smith (71); Jonah Williams (73)

Cleveland Browns: Mack Wilson (51)

Denver Broncos: Kareem Jackson (22)

Houston Texans: AJ McCarron (2)

Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly (78); Hale Hentges (86)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Marcell Dareus (99); Ronnie Harrison (36); Cam Robinson (74)

Kansas City Chiefs: Gehrig Dieter (12); Reggie Ragland (59)

Los Angeles Chargers: Cole Mazza (45); Damion Square (71)

Miami Dolphins: Kenyan Drake (32); Minkah Fitzpatrick (29)

New England Patriots: Dont’a Hightower (54); Damien Harris (53)

New York Jets: C.J. Mosley (57); Quinnen Williams (95)

Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs (28)

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mark Barron (26); Isaiah Buggs (96)

Tennessee Titans: Rashaan Evans (54), Derrick Henry (22)

NFC

Arizona Cardinals: Deionte Thompson (35)

Atlanta Falcons: James Carpenter (77); Julio Jones (11); Calvin Ridley (18)

Carolina Panthers: Brandon Greene (75); Christian Miller (50)

Chicago Bears: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21); Eddie Jackson (39)

Dallas Cowboys: Amari Cooper (19)

Detroit Lions: Da’Shawn Hand (93); A’Shawn Robinson (91)

Green Bay Packers: Tony Brown (28); JK Scott (6)

Los Angeles Rams: None

Minnesota Vikings: Irv Smith Jr. (84)

New Orleans Saints: None

New York Giants: Dalvin Tomlinson (94)

Philadelphia Eagles: None

San Francisco 49ers: None

Seattle Seahawks: D.J. Fluker (78); Jarran Reed (90)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard (80)

Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen (93); Ryan Anderson (52); Landon Collins (20); Reuben Foster (56); Shaun Dion Hamilton (51); Da’Ron Payne (94), Ross Pierschbacher (72)

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Alabama players in the NFL by position

QB

AJ McCarron, Houston Texans

RB

Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins

Damian Harris, New England Patriots

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders

Mark Ingram II, Baltimore Ravens

T.J. Yeldon, Buffalo Bills

WR

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

Gehrig Dieter, Kansas City Chiefs

Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

TE

Hale Hentges, Indianapolis Colts

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings

OL

Bradley Bozeman, Baltimore Ravens

James Carpenter, Atlanta Falcons

D.J. Fluker, New York Giants

Brandon Greene, Chicago Bears

Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

Ross Pierschbacher, Washington Redskins

Cam Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals

Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals

DL

Jonathan Allen, Washington Redskins

Isaiah Buggs, Pittsburgh Steelers

Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills

Da’Ron Payne, Washington Redskins

Jarran Reed, Seattle Seahawks

A’Shawn Robinson, Detroit Lions

Damion Square, Los Angeles Chargers

Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants

Quinnen Willias, New York Jets

LB

Ryan Anderson, Washington Redskins

Mark Barron, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rashaan Evans, Tennessee Titans

Reuben Foster, Washington Redskins

Shuan Dion Hamilton, Washington Redskins

Da’Shawn Hand, Detroit Lions

Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots

Christian Miller, Carolina Panthers

C.J. Mosley, New York Jets

Reggie Ragland, Kansas City Chiefs

Tim Williams, Baltimore Ravens

Mack Wilson, Cleveland Browns

DB

Anthony Averett, Baltimore Ravens

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chicago Bears

Landon Collins, Washington Redskins

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins

Ronnie Harrison, Jacksonville Jaguars

Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens

Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears

Kareem Jackson, Denver Broncos

Cyrus Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals

Deionte Thompson, Arizona Cardinals

Levi Wallace, Buffalo Bills

Special teams

Cole Mazza, Los Angeles Chargers

JK Scott, Green Bay Packers

CFL

Christion Jones, RB, Edmonton Eskimos

This story will be updated if necessary

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