Penn Staters In The NFL

As the 2015 NFL regular season kicks off, we let you know which former Nittany Lions made rosters and which were cut.

NFL rosters had to be cut from 75 men to 53 men Saturday. Sunday, teams could begin assembling their 10-man practice squads.

This led to the obvious flurry of activity, some of it involving former Penn State players. Here is the latest info on Nittany Lions in the league as of Thursday evening (the start of the 2015 regular season)

Among the more well-known Penn State products who were cut Saturday were Devon Still (Cincinnati) and Mike Mauti (Minnesota). But Mauti was not out of work long, as he was signed by his hometown New Orleans Saints Sunday.

As of this writing, Still, who has become well known nationally for helping his daughter Leah through her fight with pediatric cancer, was still looking for a new team.

Also cut were rookie free agents Mike Hull (Miami), Deion Barnes (New York Jets) and Brad Bars (New York Giants). But all cleared waivers and were quickly signed to practice squads.

The 23-year-old Bars’ story is a good one. After an injury-plagued career at Penn State, he hoped to gain a sixth year of collegiate eligibility. But the NCAA did not approve his request (see video above). So he decided to take a shot at the NFL and earned a pracrice spot with the Giants as a defensive end.

As news on NFL rosters continues to break, we’ll continue to update you on any former Lions involved. Players bracketed by two X's were out of the league as of this writing.

Nittany Lions In The NFL

Arizona Cardinals (1)

X Glenn Carson (2): Cut 8/31 X

A.Q. Shipley (6)

Atlanta Falcons (1)

X Evan Royster (4): Cut 8/26 X

X Mickey Shuler (6): Cut 8/30 X

Nathan Stupar (4)

Baltimore Ravens (1)

John Urschel (2)

Cincinnati Bengals

X Devon Still (4): Cut 9/5 X

Chicago Bears (2)

Adrian Amos (1)

Robbie Gould (11)

Dallas Cowboys (2)

Jack Crawford (4)

Sean Lee (6)

Denver Broncos (1)

Jordan Norwood (7)

Green Bay Packers (1)

Andrew Quarless (6)

Jacksonville Jaguars (4)

Jared Odrick (6)

Paul Posluszny (9)

Allen Robinson (2)

Stefen Wisniewski (5)

Kansas City Chiefs (1)

Tamba Hali (10)

Miami Dolphins (2)

Mike Hull (1): Cut 9/5; Signed to PS 9/6

Cameron Wake (7)

Minnesota Vikings (1)

Gerald Hodges (3)

X Michael Mauti (3): Cut 9/5 X; Signed by Saints 9/6

New Orleans Saints (1)

Michael Mauti (3): Acquired From Waivers 9/6

New York Giants (1)

Brad Bars (1): Cut 9/5; Signed to PS 9/6

New York Jets (1)

Deion Barnes (1): Cut 9/5; Signed to PS 9/6

Oakland Raiders (1)

Matt McGloin (3)

Pittsburgh Steelers (1)

X Miles Dieffenbach (1): Cut 8/31 X

Jesse James (1)

San Diego Chargers (1)

Johnnie Troutman (4)

San Francisco 49ers (1)

NaVorro Bowman (6)

Seattle Seahawks (2)

Garry Gilliam (2)

Jordan Hill (3)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1)

Donovan Smith (1)

Tennessee Titans (1)

DaQuan Jones (2)


Other Players Of Interest

 Buffalo Bills

X Justin Brown: Cut 8/13 X

Chicago Bears

X Levi Norwood: Cut 8/30 X

Cleveland Browns

X Pat Devlin: Signed 8/27, Cut 9/5 X

X Kevin Haplea: Cut 8/9 X

X Phil Taylor: Cut 9/1 X

Jacksonville Jaguars

X Khairi Fortt: Cut 8/29 X

Washington Redskins

Silas Redd: IR 8/18 (torn right ACL/MCL)

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