From Tom Brady to Chris Wormley, here is every ex-Wolverine to make an NFL roster


NFL teams had to submit their final 53-man rosters on Tuesday, and Michigan’s football program is well-represented across the league.

A total of 35 ex-Wolverines made the cut, from established veterans like Tom Brady and Brandon Graham to rookies such as Kwity Pay and Jalen Mayfield.

The New England Patriots have the most former Michigan players on their roster with four, while the Kansas City Chiefs have three.

Here is the full list of all the players on NFL rosters:

QB Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 44-year-old is entering year 22 in the NFL and his second with the Buccaneers. He will be looking for his second straight Super Bowl championship and eighth overall. Last season, he finished third in the NFL with 4,633 passing yards and second with 40 touchdown passes.

OL Ben Bredeson, New York Giants

The Giants acquired the 2020 fourth-round pick Tuesday from the Baltimore Ravens for a future fourth-round pick. Bredeson appeared in 10 games as a rookie and played 48 snaps on offense and 35 on special teams.

LB Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers

The No. 10 overall pick in 2019 had a stellar rookie season with 109 tackles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a sack, but he suffered a torn ACL in Week 5 of last season, missing the rest of the year. The 2018 consensus All-American is expected to be ready for the start of the season.

Long Snapper Camaron Cheeseman, Washington Football Team

WFT drafted Cheeseman in the sixth round of this year’s draft.

DE Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs

Clark was arrested twice this offseason on gun charges but still cracked the 53-man roster. He has earned Pro Bowl nods each of the past two seasons with eight and six sacks, respectively. The 2015 second-round pick has 49 career sacks.

OL Mason Cole, Minnesota Vikings

The 2018 third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals is in his first season with the Vikings. He is listed as the backup center on the depth chart.

WR Nico Collins, Houston Texans

The rookie third-round picks is listed as a backup on the two-deep.

DE Mike Danna, Kansas City Chiefs

Danna had a solid rookie season for a fifth-round pick. He played in 13 games, recording 25 tackles, 2 ½ sacks and six quarterback hits.

RB Chris Evans, Cincinnati Bengals

Evans became the first Michigan running back drafted since Mike Hart in 2008 when the Bengals selected him in the sixth round in May. He is listed as the third-string back and will likely primarily play in passing situations.

OLB Rashan Gary, Green Bay Packers

The 2019 first-round pick had a breakout 2020 season, finishing with 35 tackles, 11 quarterback hits and five sacks in 15 games. He had 21 tackles and two sacks as a rookie.

TE Zach Gentry, Pittsburgh Steelers

Gentry is the third-string tight end behind Eric Ebron and rookie Pat Freiermuth. He has one career reception in two NFL seasons.

OL Graham Glasgow, Denver Broncos

Glasgow is entering his second season with the Broncos after spending his first four years with the Detroit Lions. He started at right guard in all 13 games he appeared in 2020.

LB Jordan Glasgow, Indianapolis Colts

Glasgow likely won’t see much playing time on defense as a reserve linebacker but is expected to play a significant role on special teams once again. He was a sixth-round pick in 2020.

DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles

The 2010 first-round pick hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down with 8 ½ and eight sacks the past two seasons, respectively. He received his first Pro Bowl nod in 2020. The 32-year-old has 59 career sacks, with a career-high 9 ½ in 2017.

QB Chad Henne, Kansas City Chiefs

The 36-year-old is entering his third season as Patrick Mahomes’ backup. He appeared in three games last season, completing 28 of 38 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns.

LB Khaleke Hudson, Washington Football Team

Hudson was a fifth-round pick in 2020 and played in all 16 games last season, starting two. He primarily played on special teams but also saw 51 snaps on defense.

DT Maurice Hurst, San Francisco 49ers

Hurst was surprisingly released by the Raiders this offseason and was signed by the 49ers. The 2018 fifth-round pick has 76 career tackles and eight sacks.

OL Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans

The 2014 first-round pick also is returning from an ACL tear he suffered last season. Lewan has anchored the Titans’ left tackle position since entering the league. He is a three-time Pro Bowler.

CB Jourdan Lewis, Dallas Cowboys

Lewis is entering year five with the Cowboys and is coming off a 2020 season when he had a career-high 59 tackles and seven tackles for loss. The 2017 third-round pick also had two sacks.

CB David Long, Los Angeles Rams

Long has played less than 15% of defensive snaps his first two seasons and is listed as a reserve cornerback again heading into 2021. He sees ample time on special teams and has 16 career tackles.

OL Jalen Mayfield, Atlanta Falcons

The rookie third-round pick is the backup right tackle on the team’s depth chart.

TE Sean McKeon, Dallas Cowboys

The second-year pro is behind Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz on the depth chart. He has played in 14 NFL games but has yet to catch a pass.

Safety Josh Metellus, Minnesota Vikings

Metellus was primarily used on special teams as a rookie and is listed as the backup strong safety heading into 2021.

DT Bryan Mone, Seattle Seahawks

Mone is expected to slot into the backup defensive tackle role once again in 2021. He has 13 career tackles in 14 games.

Kicker Quinn Nordin, New England Patriots

Nordin might be the biggest surprise on this list. He was looking at jobs on LinkedIn after he went undrafted in May but signed with the Patriots. He beat out veteran Nick Folk during the preseason to earn the starting job.

OL Michael Onwenu, New England Patriots

Onwenu might have been the biggest rookie surprise last season. He was a sixth-round pick but earned the starting right tackle job out of camp and was one of the highest-graded rookies in the NFL.

DE Kwity Paye, Indianapolis Colts

The No. 21 overall pick in April had a strong preseason and is in line to have a substantial role as a rookie. In three preseason games, he had two sacks, four quarterback hits and 16 hurries.

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns

The second-year pro has shined during training camp and appears to be the No. 3 receiver behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry heading into the regular season. The 2020 sixth-round pick started to player a bigger role toward the end of last season, with nine of his 14 catches coming in the five games. He totaled 304 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Safety Jabrill Peppers, New York Giants

Peppers is coming off his best season as a pro, recording 91 tackles, eight for loss, 2 ½ sacks and an interception in 2020. He was the No. 25 overall pick in 2017.

OL Cesar Ruiz, New Orleans Saints

Ruiz started nine of 15 games he appeared in as a rookie and is in line to start at right guard against in 2021. He was drafted 24th overall in 2020.

OL Jon Runyan Jr, Green Bay Packers

Runyan is listed as a backup on the depth chart but could work his way into a starting role as Green Bay’s line heads into the season banged up. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams.

CB Ambry Thomas, San Francisco 49ers

Thomas is a rookie third-round pick and will begin the season as a backup cornerback but will likely see plenty of playing time on special teams.

OLB Josh Uche, New England Patriots

It took Uche a while to find his footing as a rookie but should have a larger role in 2021. He had nine tackles, seven quarterback hits and one sack in nine games last year.

DE Chase Winovich, New England Patriots

Winovich has 5 ½ sacks in each of his first two seasons and led the team in that category in 2020. He was a third-round pick in 2019.

DE Chris Wormley, Pittsburgh Steelers

The 2017 third-round pick had eight tackles and a sack in 13 games during his first season in Pittsburgh. He likely will continue to play in a reserve role in 2021.

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