The 53-man rosters are now complete, and heading into the 2014 season Alabama is again well represented.
The biggest story of the new NFL year, at least as far as Alabama is concerend, is Vinnie Sunseri. Let me be the first to say it. I was wrong. I’m wrong a couple of times a year, and the Vinnie Sunseri story was one of those times. I thought him coming out for the 2014 draft was ridiculous, but apparently the New Orleans Saints didn’t. Sunseri joins New Orleans for the upcoming season, getting paid for playing a game. Way to go Vinnie.
The oldest Alabama player on an active NFL roster is San Diego’s Jarret Johnson. At 33, Johnson has been in the league for 12 years.
All in all, Alabama has 36 players spread over 22 different NFL teams; 23 of those are defensive players. 13 are offensive, with Carson Tinker being the lone designated special teams player, now in his second year with the Jaguars.
Here is a list of the players who made the cut around the league.
22 – Mark Ingram, RB (4th year)
43 – Vinnie Sunseri, S (Rookie)
95 – Brandon Deaderick, NT (5th year)
55 – Rolando McClain, LB (4th year)
59 – Demeco Ryans, LB (9th year)
69 – Evan Mathis, G (10th year)
21 – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S (Rookie)
27 – Eddie Lacy, RB (2nd year)
11 – Julio Jones, WR (4th year)
28 – Javier Arenas, CB (5th year)
41 – Roman Harper, S (9th year)
23 – Mark Barron, S (3rd year)
26 – Rashad Johnson, S (6th year)
72 – Ed Stinson, DE (Rookie)
67 – Barrett Jones, G/C (2nd year)
92 – Quinton Dial, DT (2nd year)
77 – James Carpenter, G (4th year)
81 – Kevin Norwood, WR (Rookie)
71 – Cyrus Kouandjio, T (Rookie)
99 – Marcell Dareus, DT (4th year)
54 – Dont’a Hightower, LB (3rd year)
27 – Dee Milliner, CB (2nd year)
57 – C.J. Mosley, LB (Rookie)
91 – Courtney Upshaw, OLB (3rd year)
27 – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB (3rd year)
71 – Andre Smith, OT (6th year)
95 – Wallace Gilberry, DE (7th year)
25 – Kareem Jackson, CB (5th year)
97 – Jeoffrey Pagan, DE (Rookie)
34 – Trent Richardson, RB (3rd year)
96 – Josh Chapman, NT (3rd year)
46 – Carson Tinker, LS (2nd year)
70 – Chance Warmack, G (2nd year)
98 – Damion Square, DE (2nd year)
76 – DJ Fluker, T (2nd year)
96 – Jarret Johnson, OLB (12th year)