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September 1, 2014

NFL Wolverines: Who made the cut

A look at former Wolverines on NFL rosters. Rookie Taylor Lewan is a backup tackle in Tennessee, fellow rookie Michael Schofield a second-string tackle in Denver. Linebacker Cameron Gordon is on injured reserve in New England.

NFL Wolverines
Player
Position
Team
Played at Michigan
Jason Avant
WR
Carolina Panthers
2002-05

Avant hauled in 38 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games (13 starts) last year, but signed with Carolina in the offseason. He's in his ninth year.
David Baas
C
Free Agent
2001-04

A free agent, Baaas was placed on injured reserve and out for the season with a knee injury after getting hurt in a Monday night win over Minnesota Oct. 21. He had started three of eight games, missing four others with a neck injury. On March 10, 2014, Baas was waived/failed physical from the Giants, designated as a post-June 1 cut. It was reported Baas may never play again due to neck and knee injuries.
Tom Brady
QB
New England Patriots
1996-99

Completed 380 of 628 passes for 4,343 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last year. He's back for his 15th season in New England.
Alan Branch
DT
Free Agent
2004-06

Released by Buffalo and is looking for a team Registered 21 solo tackles, two TFLs, 18 assists and four quarterback hurries in 16 games (13 starts) last year.
Stevie Brown
S
New York Giants
2006-09

Returns to the roster after missing last year on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in camp.
William Campbell
OL
Free Agent
2009-12

Did not play for the Jets last year, a reserve offensive lineman. He was cut and is now a free agent.
Michael Cox
RB
Free Agent
2003-06

Carried 22 times for 43 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards last year, and also returned 20 kicks, averaging 21.8 yards per return in 14 games (one start), for the Giants. He was cut and is now a free agent.
Kenny Demens
LB
Arizona Cardinals
2009-12

Sent back to the practice squad following a Week Seven loss to Seattle last year, but notched three solo tackles and a special teams stop in two games during his rookie year.
Jay Feely
PK
Free Agent
1995-98

Made 30 of 36 field goals and all 37 extra points in 16 games last season for the Cardinals, but was cut this year.
Larry Foote
LB
Arizona Cardinals
1998-2001

Was placed on injured reserve after rupturing a bicep muscle in Pittsburgh's season opener last year, recording three solo tackles and five assists before getting hurt. He's now in his 13th season and first with Arizona.
Jonathan Goodwin
C
New Orleans
1999-2001

Started all 16 games for the 49ers last season and is back with New Orleans after three years in San Francisco. Goodwin is starting his 13th NFL season.
Brandon Graham
LB
Philadelphia Eagles
2006-09

Recorded 12 solo tackles, four assists, three special teams stops, three sacks, four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and four quarterback hurries in 16 games last year. He'll start his fifth NFL season in Philadelphia.
Leon Hall
CB
Cincinnati Bengals
2003-06

Hall tore his Achilles and was lost for the year in a 27-24, Week Seven win at Detroit last year after recording 14 solo tackles (two for loss), six assists, one interception and six pass break-ups in four-plus games. He missed two with a hamstring injury, as well. He's back and ready for his eighth NFL season.
David Harris
LB
New York Jets
2003-06

Harris Recorded 70 solo tackles, 54 assists, two sacks, eight tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries, a pass break-up and a forced fumble in 16 starts. He's entering his eighth season with the Jets.
Junior Hemingway
WR
Kansas City Chiefs
2008-11

Hemingway played in 16 games, starting two, and hauled in 13 receptions for 125 yards and two scores as a rookie.
Chad Henne
QB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2004-07

Henne connected on 305 of 503 passes for 3,241 yards with 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, starting 13 of 15 games in which he appeared last year. He's entering his seventh NFL season.
Tim Jamison
DE
Houston Texans
2005-08

Jamison notched one tackle and broke up one pass in five games played. He's entering his sixth NFL season.
Jordan Kovacs
S
Free Agent
2005-08

Saw action in nine contests and made one tackle for 8-8 Miami, but was released at the beginning of his second year.
Jake Long
OT
St. Louis Rams
2004-07

Long was lost to a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in his 15th game and spent the offseason rehabbing. He started all 15 games in which he appeared and is back to near full strength.
Mario Manningham
WR
New York Giants
2005-07

Manningham hauled in nine receptions for 85 yards through six games (three starts) after returning from the physically unable to perform list, but he aggravated a knee injury. He was placed on season ending injured reserve by the Giants, still recovering from a torn ACL and PCL he suffered in 2012.
Mike Martin
DT
Tennessee Titans
2008-11

Recorded 11 solo tackles, three stops for loss, four assists, one sack, two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up in 13 games (one start) in his second year. Entering his third year with the Titans.
Zoltan Mesko
P
Free Agent
2006-09

Released by Pittsburgh after Week Eight last year. He punted 34 times, averaging 42.5 per kick and 36.7 net through seven games.
David Molk
C
Philadelphia Eagles
2006-09

Did not play last year Has had a good camp to make the team.
Jonas Mouton
LB
Free Agent
2007-10



Suffered an ACL injury in the preseason and went on injured reserve, missing the year. He's looking for a team.
Ryan Mundy
S
New York Giants
2003-06

Entering his sixth season and first with Chicago after playing with the New York Giants last year. Mundy registered 50 solo tackles, one sack, four tackles for loss, 27 assists, a fumble recovery, an interception (returned 91 yards) and a pass break-up in 16 games (nine starts) last year.
Patrick Omameh
OG
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2009-12

Opened the season on 4-10 Tampa Bay's practice squad and was added to the active roster Oct. 11, but did not see game action. He's made the team entering his second season.
Denard Robinson
RB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2009-12

Robinson carried 20 times for 66 yards and returned four kicks 88 yards in 16 games. He's a running back and special teams performer and has had a solid preseason.
Craig Roh
DE
Free Agent
2009-12

Spent all 16 weeks of the season on the 12-4 Panthers' practice squad last year and is now a free agent after being cut.
Stephen Schilling
OL
Seattle Seahawks
1999-2001


Played in seven games with San Diego last season. He made the Seattle roster and will start the season with the club.
Martell Webb
TE
Free Agent
1999-2001


Joined the 11-5 Colts' practice squad Nov. 28 after a short stint on the Detroit Lions' practice squad and remained there through the year. He was cut by the Cleveland Browns.
LaMarr Woodley
OLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2003-06

Went to injured reserve after suffering a calf injury in a Week 15 win over Cincinnati last year with Pittsburgh. He tarted 11 games and recorded 19 solo tackles, 17 assists, five sacks (29 yards), four tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, a pass break up, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He'll start his eighth NFL season playing for Oakland.
Charles Woodson
CB
Oakland Raiders
1995-97

Woodson notched 75 solo tackles, 22 assists, two sacks, five tackles for loss, an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one returned 25 yards for a touchdown), three pass break-ups and two quarterback hurries last year. He's entering his 17th NFL season.




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