Mike Banks spent his first three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before relocating to the New Orleans Saints. The tight end has yet to catch a pass in the league; he has 18 yards on kick returns and eight tackles in three seasons.
Jordan Carstens, an ISU walk-on turned team
captain began his professional career much the same as his collegiate. The
defensive tackle originally signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted
rookie free agent in 2004. He was waived by the team in September but days later
was signed to a practice squad contract. From there he was signed as a free
agent from the practice squad in October of 2004. Carstens was one of five
undrafted rookies to appear in a game for
Kevin DeRonde was recently picked up the by
Kansas City Chiefs. The linebacker had been playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy.
DeRonde signed with the Dallas Cowboys in the spring of 2002, but was released
at the end of training camp. He re-signed with the club in 2003 and was sent to
the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe. After a stop with the
Reggie Hayward signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March as an unrestricted free agent.
Ellis Hobbs was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (84th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft. At
Jeremy Lloyd signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2003, months later he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. In his first season, Lloyd played in 11 games for the Rams and finished fourth on the team with 18 special teams tackles. The linebacker suffered a shoulder injury last preseason and missed the entire year.
J.J. Moses was released from the
James Reed was selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2001 NFL draft. Throughout his four year career, Reed has played in 64 games, making two starts. He has compiled 118 tackles and four sacks.
Sage Rosenfels is entering his 5th season in the league. After beginning his NFL career with the Washington Redskins, Rosenfels is now a member of the Miami Dolphins. The quarterback has thrown for 314 yards over the last four seasons.
Oliver Ross relocated from the
Tyson Smith signed as a rookie free agent on
Seneca Wallace was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 13th pick in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2003 NFL draft. Last season he won the third quarterback spot for the second consecutive season. He played in all four preseason games, completing 41-of-77 passes for 439 yards and one touchdown.