Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wolverines in the NFL: A Team-by-Team Breakdown (Updated)

Here's a 2011 guide to former Michigan players in the NFL broken down by team, conference and division. Hopefully it can provide easy reference for lazy Sundays when looking for an excuse to watch more football.

AFC East (6)
Buffalo Bills: shame
Miami Dolphins: Chad Henne, QB; Jake Long, OL
New England Patriots: Tom Brady, QB; Ryan Mallett, QB; Zoltan Mesko, P
New York Jets: David Harris, LB

AFC North (5)
Baltimore Ravens: shame
Cincinnati Bengals: Leon Hall, CB; Morgan Trent, CB
Cleveland Browns: shame
Pittsburgh Steelsers: Larry Foote, LB; Ryan Mundy, S; LaMarr Woodley, OLB

AFC South (2)
Houston Texans: Tim Jamison, DE
Indianapolis Colts: Stevie Brown, S
Jacksonville Jaguars: shame
Tennessee Titans: shame
AFC West (4)
Denver Broncos: Brandon Minor, RB (on the Injured Reserve)
Kansas City Chiefs: Steve Breaston, WR
Oakland Raiders: shame
San Diego Chargers: Jonas Mouton, LB; Steve Schilling, OL


NFC East (5)
Dallas Cowboys: shame
New York Giants: Mario Manningham, WR; David Baas, OL
Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Graham, DE (on Physically Unable to Perform list); Jason Avant, WR
Washington Redskins: shame

NFC North (3)
Chicago Bears: shame
Detroit Lions: Jeff Backus, OL
Green Bay Packers: Charles Woodson, DB
Minnesota Vikings: Steve Hutchinson, OL

NFC South (2)
Atlanta Falcons: shame
Carolina Panthers: shame
New Orleans Saints: Adrian Arrington, WR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: shame
NFC West (5)
Arizona Cardinals: Jay Feely, K
St. Louis Rams: James Hall, DE
San Francisco 49ers: Braylon Edwards, WR; Jonathan Goodwin, OL
Seattle Seahawks: Alan Branch, DT

Free Agents: Obi Ezeh, LB (Camped with Washington); Greg Banks, DE (camped with Detroit); James Rogers, DB (camped with Denver); Donovan Warren (formerly with Detroit); Todd Collins, QB (formely with Chicago); Martell Webb, TE (camped with Philadelphia); Greg Mathews, WR (formerly with St. Louis); Marlin Jackson, CB (formerly with Philadelphia), Jamar Adams, S (formerly with Philadelphia); Gabe Watson, DT (formerly with New York Giants); Matt Gutierrez, QB (formerly with Washington); Prescott Burgess, LB (formerly with Baltimore); Carson Butler, TE (formerly with New England); Pierre Woods, LB (formerly with Buffalo)

The AFC East is your conference leader, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers your team leaders.

Updated on September 25, 2011


  1. I believe Webb was cut today by the Eagles, and if we count Gutierrez, should Mallett be included for NE?

  2. I don't believe Dhani Jones is signed with Cleveland. I live in Cleveland and have not heard of him being signed, much as I would love to see him in town. Last I saw he was contemplating the possibility of his life after football.

  3. Holy crap, Doug Dutch is in the NFL!

  4. Also Donovan Warren is on the Lions' practice squad.

  5. Not surprised to see Brandon Minor carrying on in his usual UM style -- on IR!

  6. James Hall plays for the St. Louis Rams so that's one player on the Rams who went to Michigan

  7. The credibility of this post is seriously diminished by the obvious photoshopping of Chad Henne's number on a Dolphin who is running.

    But seriously, as a person who does not keep up with the NFL, this list really helps when deciding what team to root for when I find myself needing to chose one team over another.

  8. How on earth does Doug Dutch get a gig with the redskins when he couldn't get on the field for us?

  9. Unless I'm blind, Doug Dutch is not on the Redskins' roster:


    Practice squad, perhaps?

  10. @ Anon 2:09

    Yeah, not that I'm happy about it, but I couldn't help but crack a knowing smile when I saw his playing status.

  11. @ Updates

    I usually try to cross check the rosters between the sites, but things like practice squads, inconsistent information and the fluid nature of NFL rosters make your updates/comments helpful.

  12. @ Anon 2:57

    Glad you enjoy it. I find that it kind of dictates my rooting interests, too.

  13. Re: Dutch

    As of earlier this year, Dutch is no longer with the Redskins.

  14. NFL.com and Denver's site both show Brandon Minor as being on the Broncos not the Bears. Double checked the Bears site and he's not listed there