J, Vontae and Other Illinois Fighting Illini on NFL Preseason Rosters

With the preseason beginning last night with the sloppy Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals, here’s a list of former Fighting Illini gridiron greats on NFL rosters (per team Web sites).

On my count, there are currently 26 Illini playing in the NFL.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

#59 Will Davis (Linebacker, 2 Seasons)

ATLANTA FALCONS

None

BALTIMORE RAVENS

None

BUFFALO BILLS

None

CAROLINA PANTHERS

None

CHICAGO BEARS

None

CINCINNATI BENGALS

None

CLEVELAND BROWNS

#79 Tony Pashos (Offensive Lineman, 8Seasons)

DALLAS COWBOYS

#20 Alan Ball (Cornerback, 3 Seasons)

#78 Josh Brent (Defensive Tackle, Rookie)

DENVER BRONCOS

#84 Brandon Lloyd (Wide Receiver, 8Seasons)

DETROIT LIONS

None

GREEN BAY PACKERS

None

HOUSTON TEXANS

#53 Danny Clark (Linebacker, 10Seasons)

#4 Neil Rackers (Kicker, 11 Seasons)

#26 Eugene Wilson (Safety, 8Seasons)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

#26 Kelvin Hayden (Cornerback, 6Seasons)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

None

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

#73 Jon Asamoah (Offensive Lineman, Rookie)

MIAMI DOLPHINS

#21 Vontae Davis (Cornerback, 2 Seasons)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

#57 J Leman (Linebacker, 1Season)

#17 Greg Lewis (Wide Receiver, 8Seasons)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

None

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

#23 Pierre Thomas (Running Back, 4Seasons)

NEW YORK GIANTS

#66 David Diehl (Offensive Tackle, 8 Seasons)

NEW YORK JETS

#86 Jeff Cumberland (Tight End, Rookie)

#43 Jason Davis (Fullback, 2 Seasons)

#65 Brandon Moore (Offensive Guard, 8 Seasons)

#9 Steve Weatherford (Punter, 5Seasons)

OAKLAND RAIDERS

None

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

None

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

#34 Rashard Mendenhall (Running Back, 3 Seasons)

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

#60 Ryan McDonald (Center, 1 Season)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

#47 Brit Miller (Fullback, 1 Season)

#78 Derek Walker (Defensive Tackle, 2 Seasons)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

None

ST. LOUIS RAMS

#86 Michael Hoomanawanui (Tight End, Rookie)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

#17 Arrelious Benn (Wide Receiver, Rookie)

#68 Xavier Fulton (Offensive Tackle, 2 Seasons)

TENNESSEE TITANS

None

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

None

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