26 former Tigers on NFL rosters as 2013 season begins

Group includes seven rookies from last year's 11-2 team

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley (14) hands off to running back Andre Ellington (38) against the Denver Broncos  during a pre-season NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley (14) hands off to running back Andre Ellington (38) against the Denver Broncos during a pre-season NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

A total of 26 former Clemson players are on NFL rosters heading into the first weekend of play in the National Football League. The list includes three players on practice squads and one on an injury list. So 22 of the players are currently on active rosters.

The list includes seven players from last year’s 11-2 Clemson team. DeAndre Hopkins, Jaron Brown, Malliciah Goodman, Andre Ellington and Jonathan Meeks are all on active rosters, while Tig Willard, Dalton Freeman. So seven of the 11 seniors on that team are on rosters at the moment.

Recent moves over the weekend include the signing of Antoine McClain to the Oakland Raiders and the signing of Thomas Austin (Colts), Dalton Freeman (Jets) and Tig Willard (Titans) to their respective teams practice squads.

Barry Richardson is a free agent and is not on a roster at the moment. But the offensive tackle has

Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters in 2013

Player, Pos Team CU years

Dwayne Allen, TE Indianapolis Colts 2009-11

@Thomas Austin, C Indianapolis Colts 2006-09

Da’Quan Bowers, DE Tampa Bay Bucs 2008-10

Andre Branch, DE Jacksonville Jags 2008-11

Jaron Brown. WR Arizona Cardinals 2009-12

Chris Clemons, FS Miami Dolphins 2005-08

Kavell Connor, LB Indianapolis Colts 2006-09

Andre Ellington, RB Arizona Cardinals 2009-12

Jacoby Ford, WR Oakland Raiders 2006-09

@Dalton Freeman, C New York Jets 2009-12

Marcus Gilchrist, CB San Diego Chargers 2007-10

Malliciah Goodman,DE Atlanta Falcons 2009-12

#Chris Hairston, OT Buffalo Bills 2007-10

DeAndre Hopkins, WR Houston Texans 2010-12

Jarvis Jenkins, DT Washington Redskins 2007-10

Byron Maxwell, SS Seattle Seahawks 2007-10

Antoine McClain, OT Oakland Raiders 2008-11

Jonathan Meeks, SS Buffalo Bills 2009-12

Phillip Merling, DE Washington Redskins 2005-07

Michael Palmer, TE Seattle Seahawks 2006-09

Ricky Sapp, DE New York Jets 2006-09

Coty Sensabaugh, CB Tennessee Titans 2008-11

C.J. Spiller, RB Buffalo Bills 2006-09

Brandon Thompson, DT Cincinnati Bengals 2008-11

Charlie Whitehurst, QB San Diego Chargers 2002-05

@Jonathan Willard, LB Tennessee Titans 2009-12

@ Practice Squad, #Injured reserve

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