NFL Teams Fill Their Practice Squads for the 2009 Season

LVCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2009

DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Running back Darius Walker #34 of the Denver Broncos rushes against the Chicago Bears during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Bears defeated the Broncos 27-17.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
NFL Cut Day can be gut-wrenching for many players around the league as players' careers can pass by them in an instant. 

But after NFL teams completed their roster cuts on Saturday (Sept. 5) getting down to 53 players, they were able to extend lifelines to several younger players on Sunday. Teams started adding players to their eight-player practice squad roster.

Though the practice squad does not have the glitz of an NFL team’s regular season roster, players can still practice with the team, are eligible to be signed to another team’s active roster, and are paid approximately $5,200 per week.

Here is the list of current NFL practice squad players:


Arizona Cardinals

FB Fui Vakapuna


Atlanta Falcons

WR Troy Bergeron

OT Michael Butterworth

LB Robert James

DE Maurice Lucas

CB Glenn Sharpe

QB D.J. Shockley

OG Jose Valdez

DT Vance Walker


Baltimore Ravens

CB K.J. Gerard

WR Justin Harper

DE Bryan Mattison

OT Joe Reitz

WR Eron Riley

OT Stefan Rodgers

LB William VanDeSteeg


Buffalo Bills

LB Alvin Bowen

RB Bruce Hall

CB Cary Harris

WR C.J. Hawthorne

OT Nick Hennessey

WR Felton Huggins

DT Corey Mace

TE Jonathan Stupar


Carolina Panthers

QB Hunter Cantwell

WR Jason Chery

DT George Hypolite

LB Mortty Ivy

LB Kelvin Smith


Chicago Bears

S John Asiata

QB Brett Basanez

DE Ervin Baldwin

DE Joe Clermond

C Donovan Raiola

FB Will Ta’ufo’uo

CB Woodny Turenne


Cincinnati Bengals

TE Darius Hill

RB James Johnson

S Corey Lynch

DT Clinton McDonald

FB Chris Pressley

WR Maurice Purify

OG Jason Shirley

LB Dan Skuta


Cleveland Browns

CB Brandon Anderson


Dallas Cowboys

G Travis Bright

QB Rudy Carpenter

TE Scott Chandler

FB Julius Crosslin

DE Marcus Dixon

WR Jesse Holley (winner of Michael Irvin’s 4th and Long reality show)

WR Manuel Johnson

CB Mike Mickens


Denver Broncos

TE Marquez Branson

CB Tony Carter

G Mitch Erickson

CB D.J. Johnson

LB Braxton Kelley

DE Everette Pedescleaux

RB Darius Walker

WR Matthew Willis


Detroit Lions

LB Zack Follett

C Dan Gerberry

TE Dan Gronkowski

OT Lydon Murtha


Green Bay Packers

WR Jake Allen

QB Brian Brohm

CB Trevor Ford

RB Kregg Lumpkin

OT Jamon Meredith

LB Cyril Obiozor

DE Ronald Talley

NT Anthony Toribio


Houston Texans

LB Buster Davis

RB Arian Foster

C Brett Helms

DE Tim Jamison

WR Darnell Jenkins

DE Jesse Nading

CB Mark Parson

OT Adam Stenavich


Indianapolis Colts


Indianapolis Colts RB Mike Hart was one of many younger NFL players getting a second chance as they were signed to their team’s practice squad.

TE Colin Cloherty

WR Sam Giguere

WR John Matthews

DT John Gill

RB Mike Hart

WR Taj Smith

OG Jaimie Thomas


Jacksonville Jaguars

S Michael Desormeaux


Kansas City Chiefs

CB Jackie Bates

TE Tom Crabtree

DE Dion Gales

DE Bobby Greenwood

G Darryl Harris

RB Javarris Williams

WR Rodney Wright


Miami Dolphins

DE Ryan Baker

CB Will Billingsley

LB J.D. Folsom

OT Nate Garner

C/G Mark Lewis

WR Julius Pruitt

WR James Robinson


Minnesota Vikings

DB Colt Anderson

QB John David Booty

OT Chris Clark

RB Ian Johnson

DT Tremaine Johnson

TE Garret Mills

WR Nick Moore

OT Drew Radovich


New England Patriots

WR Terrence Nunn

DL Darryl Richard

QB/WR Isaiah Stanback

CB DeAngelo Willingham


New Orleans Saints

WR Adrian Arrington

OG Tim Duckworth

QB Chase Daniel

CB Danny Gorrer

RB P.J. Hill

T Jeremy Parnell

DT DeMario Pressley

WR Matt Simon


New York Giants

S Vince Anderson

QB Rhett Bomar

DT Anthony Bryant

RB Allen Patrick

TE Jason Pociask

S Sha’Reff Rashad

CB DeAndre Wright


New York Jets

No players signed yet to their practice squad.


Oakland Raiders

S Jerome Boyd

DE Greyson Gunheim

WR Johnathan Holland

LB David Nixon

LB Slade Norris

FB Marcel Reece


Philadelphia Eagles

WR Danny Amendola

OG Paul Fanaika

G Mike Gibson

TE Rob Myers


Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Tyler Grisham

DL Steve McLendon

RB Isaac Redman

TE Dezmond Sherrod

C A.Q. Shipley

LB Donovan Woods

RB Justin Vincent


St. Louis Rams

LB K.C. Asiodu

TE Eric Butler

DE Ian Campbell

LB Dominic Douglas

RB Chris Ogbonnaya

CB Cord Parks

WR Sean Walker


San Diego Chargers

WR Gary Banks

LB Darry Beckwith

CB Simeon Castille

OT Corey Clark

DE Andre Coleman

LB James Holt

FB Billy Latsko

C Ryan McDonald


San Francisco 49ers

OT Alex Boone

WR Dobson Collins

TE J.J Finley

FB Brit Miller

DT Khalif Mitchell

RB Kory Sheets

WR Dominique Zeigler


Seattle Seahawks

WR Mike Hass

RB Devin Moore

WR Logan Payne


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Kyle Arrington

WR Patrick Carter

DT Rashaad Duncan

RB Kareem Huggins

OT James Lee

TE Ryan Purvis

WR Mario Urrutia


Tennessee Titans

OG Ryan Durand

RB Rodney Ferguson

DT Mitch King

WR Phillip Morris

S Nick Schommer

G Fernando Velasco

WR Paul Williams


Washington Redskins

S Lendy Holmes

DE Robert Jackson

WR Trent Shelton

DE J.D. Skolnitsky

FB Eddie Williams

QB Andre Woodson


Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

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