Cut Day Tracker: NFL Roster Status of Every Alabama Alum
According to ESPN, there were 65 former Alabama players on NFL rosters on Saturday morning. That number will have declined by 3 p.m. CT, as teams must reduce their 80-player rosters down to 53 players.
These moves are by no means final, though. Players who don't make a 53-man roster can still be signed by any team at any time during the season, or they can be signed to a team's practice squad, which means they can be called up to the gameday active roster twice during the regular season.
Here is the roster status of every Alabama alumni on an NFL roster as of Saturday morning:
Jonathan Allen: safe. Allen is a starting defensive lineman for the Washington Football Team.
Ryan Anderson: safe, for now. Anderson is a backup defensive lineman for the Washington Football Team, but multiple reports have indicated the team may be looking to trade him.
Anthony Averett: barely safe. Averett has been with the Baltimore Ravens since being drafted in 2018, but he's expected to be the team's No. 5 corner out of the five who made the 53.
Mark Barron: safe. Barron signed a 1-year deal with the Denver Broncos on Monday, and the team released veteran linebacker Todd Davis on Friday, clearing the way for Barron to compete for the starting job.
Bradley Bozeman: safe. Bozeman started all 16 games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2019.
Tony Brown: no official news yet, but the Cincinnati Bengals released another corner on Saturday, so Brown looks to have a good chance to make the 53.
Isaiah Buggs: safe. Buggs is a backup defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
James Carpenter: safe. Carpenter is competing for a starting spot on the offensive line for the Atlanta Falcons. If he wins it, the team will have 10 former first-rounders on its starting offense.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Clinton-Dix is a bonus listing, as he currently isn't on an active roster. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
Landon Collins: safe. Collins is a starting safety for the Washington Football Team. He will reportedly change his jersey number from No. 20 to No, 26, which he wore at Alabama.
Amari Cooper: very safe. Cooper signed a 5-year, $100 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
Lester Cotton Sr.: there's no official news yet on Cotton, a guard for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Gehrig Dieter: Dieter was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. He is a candidate to return to the team's practice squad.
Trevon Diggs: safe. Diggs, a rookie, is expected to start at corner for the Dallas Cowboys.
Kenyan Drake: very safe. Drake had a breakout year after being traded to the Arizona Cardinals last season and is expected to be the starting running back.
Johnny Dwight: no official news on Dwight, a defensive lineman for the Houston Texans.
Rashaan Evans: safe. Evans started all 16 games at linebacker last year for the Tennessee Titans.
Minkah Fitzpatrick: very safe. Fitzpatrick was a unanimous First-Team All-Pro in 2019 after being traded to the Steelers after Week 2.
D.J. Fluker: no official news yet, but Fluker is expected to compete for the starting right guard spot, according to The Athletic.
Robert Foster: up in the air. The Buffalo Bills are reportedly interested in trading Foster. If they do not trade him, it's unclear whether he would make the 53.
Shaun Dion Hamilton: safe. Hamilton is competing for one of the Washington Football Team's inside linebacker spots.
Da'Shawn Hand: safe. Hand is a part of the Detroit Lions' rotation on the defensive line. He missed all but three games last season due to injury.
Damien Harris: safe. Harris is expected to compete for snap in the New England Patriots' backfield, but he may miss a few weeks after having surgery on his pinky finger.
Ronnie Harrison: safe. Harrison was traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
J.C. Hassenauer: no news yet, but Hassenauer was not projected to make the Steelers 53-man roster.
Derrick Henry: very safe. Henry led the NFL in rushing last year and signed a 4-year, $50 million contract extension with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.
Hale Hentges: Hentges was released by the Washington Football Team on Saturday.
O.J. Howard: safe, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end room is crowded, with Howard, Cameron Brate and Rob Gronkowski competing for snaps.
Marlon Humphrey: safe. Humphrey emerged as one of the best corners in the NFL last season, his third with the Baltimore Ravens.
Mark Ingram II: safe. Ingram rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season as an effective complement to NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.
Kareem Jackson: safe. At age 32, Jackson is expected to be one of the Denver Broncos' starting safeties.
Eddie Jackson: very safe. Jackson, a safety, signed a 4-year, $58 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears this offseason. He has made back-to-back Pro Bowls.
Josh Jacobs: safe. Jacobs rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a rookie last season, breaking Raiders rookie records in the process.
Anfernee Jennings: safe. Jennings was a third-round draft pick of the Patriots this April and is expected to compete for the spot vacated by fellow Alabama alum Dont'a Hightower, who isn't listed here because he has opted out of this season.
Jerry Jeudy: safe. Jeudy was selected in the first round of this year's draft by the Broncos and is expected to be a starting wide receiver.
Julio Jones: extremely safe. Jones is set to receive $20 million from the Atlanta Falcons this season and is generally considered the best wide receiver in the NFL.
Ryan Kelly: very safe. Kelly signed a 4-year contract extension on Thursday making him the highest-paid center in the league.
Dre Kirkpatrick: safe. Kirkpatrick is expected to start at corner for the Arizona Cardinals, according to The Athletic.
Terrell Lewis: safe, but maybe headed to temporary injured reserve? Lewis, a linebacker, struggled with injuries during his time at Alabama, and another one is threatening to delay the start of his NFL career. Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay vaguely called Lewis' injury "a unique situation." If he's not ready for the first few weeks of the regular season, the team could keep him on the 53 on Saturday and put him on injured reserve on Sunday, which would allow him to return to the active roster in three weeks.
Jared Mayden: no official news yet, but two 49ers reporters for The Athletic projected Mayden, an undrafted safety, would not make the 53-man roster. He would be a candidate for the team's practice squad.
Cole Mazza: safe. Mazza is the only long snapper on the Los Angeles Chargers' roster.
AJ McCarron: safe. McCarron signed a 1-year, $4 million deal to remain the Texans' backup quarterback.
Xavier McKinney: safe, but headed to IR. McKinney will make the team and likely start for the New York Giants at safety this year, but not before a stint on the injured reserve. He broke a bone in his foot two weeks ago and is expected to miss two to three months.
Daron Payne: safe. Payne is a starting defensive lineman for the Washington Football Team.
Ross Pierschbacher: a fifth-round pick in 2019, Pierschbacher was released by the Washington Football Team on Saturday.
Reggie Ragland: safe. This isn't official yet, but The Athletic projects that Ragland will make the Lions' roster as a backup linebacker.
Jarran Reed: safe. Reed has started 26 games for the Seattle Seahawks at defensive tackle over the last two seasons and signed a two-year extension this offseason.
Calvin Ridley: safe. Ridley has more than 800 receiving yards in each of the last two seasons and is a very capable No. 2 option behind Jones in Atlanta.
A'Shawn Robinson: Robinson is on the active/non-football injury list due to an unspecified condition. That means he cannot play or practice until he returns to the active roster, which McVay expects to happen "at some point this season."
Cam Robinson: safe. Robinson is the Jaguars' starting left tackle.
Henry Ruggs III: safe. Ruggs was selected in the first round of this year's draft by the Raiders and is expected to start.
Bo Scarbrough: possibly safe. The Lions released another running back on Saturday, which bodes well for Scarbrough's status. The County High and Northridge alum started five games for Detroit last season.
JK Scott: safe. Scott is the Green Bay Packers' punter.
Cam Sims: Sims was released by the Washington Football Team on Saturday.
Saivion Smith: Smith, an undrafted corner in 2019, was waived by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday but is expected to either be signed by another team or end up on Dallas' practice squad.
Irv Smith Jr.: safe. Smith was the Minnesota Vikings' second option at tight end last year and will continue splitting targets with veteran Kyle Rudolph.
Tua Tagovailoa: safe. The Miami Dolphins' quarterback of the future, Alabama fans will be watching eagerly to see when the No. 5 overall pick takes over as the starter.
Deionte Thompson: safe. Thompson is expected to be a backup safety for the Cardinals in his second year.
Dalvin Tomlinson: safe. Tomlinson has started 48 straight games at defensive tackle for the Giants.
Levi Wallace: safe. Wallace, a former walk-on at Alabama and undrafted free agent in the NFL, has a good chance to start this season due to All-Pro corner Tre'Davious White opting out.
Tim Williams: Williams was released by the Packers on Saturday.
Jonah Williams: safe. After missing all of last season, Williams will soon make his debut as the Bengals' left tackle.
Quinnen Williams: safe. The New York Jets' No. 3 overall pick in 2019 had a disappointing rookie season due to injuries, but he's still a lock to make the team.
Jedrick Wills Jr.: safe. The rookie O-lineman was picked No. 10 overall by the Cleveland Browns and is expected to be their starting left tackle.
Mack Wilson: safe, but temporary IR. Wilson hyperextended his knee in training camp but the injury will not require surgery. He's expected to make the 53 and then be placed on IR until he's recovered.
T.J. Yeldon: probably safe. Yeldon only had 17 carries for the Bills last year, but he's a veteran running back who can catch. He seems to be one of the most "on-the-bubble" players on this list.
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