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Pryor Highlights Former Buckeyes In NFL

After being cut by the Bengals and switching to wide receiver Terrelle Pryor made the Cleveland Brown's 53-man roster, making him one of 26 former Buckeyes on active rosters heading into the 2015 season.

Terrelle Pryor missed out on a roster spot with the Seattle Seahawks ahead of the 2014 season, then ended up being released after a brief stint with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He finally latched on with the Cincinnati Bengals ahead during the offseason, but he was cut, seemingly ending his dreams of being an NFL quarterback.

While those particular dreams certainly appear to be a thing of the past, the former Ohio State signal caller found himself making the trip north to join the Cleveland Browns, and he switched positions along the way.

Now Pryor has officially made the Browns’ 53-man roster as a wide receiver, and he said he’s holding himself “to the highest standard” despite still having work to do.

Devin Smith Waits His Turn

After a standout senior season for the Buckeyes, Devin Smith found himself headed to New York as a second round pick for the Jets. But by no fault of his own, Smith hit a roadblock almost immediately when he fractured his ribs and suffered a punctured lung in practice.

With the season kicking off this week, Smith said he doesn’t have a timetable for a return, but he expects to form a dangerous trio with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall once he returns to full health.

Panthers Go All-Buckeyes At WR

With top wideout Kelvin Benjamin out for the season, the Carolina Panthers had limited options when it came to picking two starters. But the two they picked — at least for the time being — once starred for Ohio State: Philly Brown and Ted Ginn Jr.

Neither has been an established starter in recent seasons, but they’ll get there chance to shine “right now,” Carolina head coach Ron Rivera said.

Buckeyes in the NFL

In total 26 former Ohio State players landed on 53-man NFL rosters after final cuts were made, while a number of others ended up on practice squads or reserve/injured lists.

Atlanta Falcons:

Reserve/Injured: Travis Howard, CB.

Carolina Panthers:

Active Roster: Philly Brown, WR; Kurt Coleman, S; Ted Ginn Jr., WR; Andrew Norwell, G.

Cincinnati Bengals:

Active Roster: A.J. Hawk, LB; Mike Nugent, K.

Cleveland Browns:

Active Roster: Brian Hartline, WR; Terrelle Pryor, WR; Donte Whitner, DB.

Denver Broncos:

Active Roster: Bradley Roby, CB.

Reserve/Injured: Jeff Heuerman, TE.

Green Bay Packers:

Active Roster: Corey Linsley, C.

Houston Texans:

Active Roster: John Simon, LB.

Indianapolis Colts:

Active Roster: Jack Mewhort, T/G.

Reserve/Injured: Dan Herron, RB.

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Active Roster: Michael Bennett, DT.

Miami Dolphins:

Practice Squad: Jake Stoneburner, TE.

New England Patriots:

Active Roster: Nate Ebner, DB.

New Orleans Saints:

Reserve/Injured: Mike Brewster, C.

New York Giants:

Active Roster: Johnathan Hankins, DT.

New York Jets:

Active Roster: Devin Smith, WR; Nick Mangold, C.

Oakland Raiders:

Reserve/Injured: Chimdi Chekwa, CB.

Philadelphia Eagles:

Active Roster: Malcolm Jenkins, S.

Pittsburgh Steelers:

Active Roster: Will Allen, S; Cameron Heyward, DE; Ryan Shazier, LB.

Practice Squad: Doran Grant, CB.

Reserve/Physically unable to perform: Mike Adams, OT.

San Francisco 49ers:

Active Roster: Alex Boone, G/T; Carlos Hyde, RB.

Seattle Seahawks:

Practice Squad: Rod Smith, RB.

St. Louis Rams:

Active Roster: James Laurinaitis, MLB; Jake McQuaide, LS.

Practice squad: Christian Bryant, S; Doug Worthington, DT.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Practice Squad: Reid Fragel, T.


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