Saturday was the final NFL cut-down day as teams finalizing their 53-man rosters. The NFL season starts Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers.

A total of 24 former Auburn Tigers survived Saturday’s final cuts. When rookie mini-camps first opened in May, there were 32 former Tigers trying to make a roster spot.

A majority of the NFL Tigers will be found on the defensive side of the ball. There are five linebackers, four defensive tackles and four cornerbacks. The St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders each have three Auburn players.

In May’s NFL Draft four Tigers were selected: offensive tackle Greg Robinson (1st round, 2nd overall), defensive end Dee Ford (1st round, 24th overall), running back Tre Mason (3rd round, 75th overall) and fullback Jay Prosch (6th round).

Kicker Cody Parkey made the Eagles roster as an undrafted signee. Parkey signed with the Colts in May and was traded to Philadelphia for running back David Fluellen on Aug. 20.


LB Daren Bates, St. Louis Rams
LB Josh Bynes, Baltimore Ravens
QB Jason Campbell, Cincinnati Bengals
LB Carlos Dansby, Cleveland Browns
CB Chris Davis, San Diego Chargers
OT King Dunlap, San Diego Chargers
LB Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs
DT Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions
G Ben Grubbs, New Orleans Saints
LS Josh Harris, Atlanta Falcons
LB Corey Lemonier, San Francisco
RB Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
DT Sen’Derrick Marks, Jacksonville Jaguars
G Brandon Mosley, New York Giants
QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
K Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
FB Jay Prosch, Houston Texans
CB Jerraud Powers, Arizona Cardinals
DT Jeremiah Ratliff, Chicago Bears
OT Greg Robinson, St. Louis Rams
CB Carlos Rogers, Oakland Raiders
DT Pat Sims, Oakland Raiders
RB Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns
CB Neiko Thorpe, Oakland Raiders

Not making the cut  

  • WR Emory Blake – Made it to the last round of cuts before being released by Rams on Saturday.
  • P Steven Clark – Invited to Denver Broncos mini-camp but was waived to reach Denver’s offseason roster limit.
  • LB Quentin Groves – Worked out for Titans and Jets then was released by the Texans released Groves on Friday.
  • DE Nosa Eguae – The undrafted free agent was cut by Atlanta Falcons on Friday.
  • CB Onterio McCalebb – Didn’t make the Bengals 53-man roster but was signed to the team’s practice squad.
  • S Ryan Smith – Released by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.
  • G John Sullen – Was cut by the New York Giants last Monday to get their roster to 75.
  • CB Ryan White – Released by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.