6 players with Alabama football roots join NFL rosters

The Seattle Seahawks mislaid haven Earl Thomas to a damaged leg on Sunday. On Wednesday, a Seahawks announced they’d sealed haven T.J. Green, a former Sylacauga High School standout.

Green played 31 games and done 11 starts for a Indianapolis Colts over a prior dual seasons. The Colts expelled him on Sept. 1 in a rebate from a 90-player preseason register to strech a regular-season extent of 53.

Coming out of Sylacauga, Green had dual grant offers from schools in a Power 5 conferences — Auburn and Clemson. Green arrived during Clemson as a far-reaching receiver, and he held dual passes as a freshman. In his sophomore season, Green switched to safety. As a junior, he became a starter, and a Tigers went all a approach to a CFP championship game, where they mislaid to Alabama. Green afterwards left for a NFL with a year of eligibility remaining.

The Colts comparison Green in a second turn of a 2016 NFL Draft.

Green is partial of a bustling week on a NFL exchange handle for players with Alabama football roots.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sealed defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Central-Phenix City) for their active register on Tuesday. A sixth-round collect of Kansas City in 2015, Nunez-Roches started 11 games for a Chiefs final season.

Also returning to an NFL active register this week is New Orleans Saints using back Mark Ingram (Alabama). Ingram was suspended for a initial 4 games of a 2018 deteriorate for violating a league’s Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances.

Three other players from Alabama high schools and colleges have returned to a NFL as practice-squad members this week.

Safety Rolan Milligan (UAB), who spent many of final deteriorate on Detroit’s use squad, returned to a Lions in that mark again.

Cornerback Kalan Reed (Briarwood Christian), a Mr. Irrelevant of a 2016 NFL Draft as a final actor picked, assimilated a Seahawks’ use squad. Reed played in 7 games over a past dual seasons for a Tennessee Titans.

Offensive tackle Jylan Ware (Valley, Alabama State) assimilated a New York Giants’ use squad. A seventh-round preference by Oakland in a 2017 NFL Draft, Ware played in one diversion for a Raiders as a rookie.

Each NFL group can have a use patrol of as many 10 players, who can use with a group though can't play in games. Only players on a active register are authorised to do that.


On a other side of a exchange ledger, 3 players with Alabama football roots mislaid their NFL spots.

Cornerback Dee Virgin (West Alabama) was waived off a Lions’ active register after removing on a margin for 42 special-teams plays in a prior 3 games.

The Carolina Panthers expelled far-reaching receiver DeAndrew White (Alabama) off their use patrol on Monday. White assimilated Carolina on Sept. 11 after being expelled by a Houston Texans during a finish of a preseason. He played in dual games with Houston in 2017 and 4 games with a San Francisco 49ers in 2015.

The Colts waived safety Robenson Therezie (Auburn) off harmed haven on Monday. He’d been on harmed haven given Sept. 2. Therezie’s NFL career started as a audition actor during a Atlanta Falcons’ rookie minicamp in 2015. He played in 25 games for a Falcons in 2015 and 2016.

Indianapolis Colts haven T.J. Green tackles Jacksonville Jaguars parsimonious finish Marcedes Lewis during an NFL diversion on Dec. 3, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Mark Inabinett is a sports contributor for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @AMarkG1.

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