LOCALS IN THE NFL

Local NFL Players Make Initial 53-Man Rosters

Sep 1, 2021, 11:52 AM | Updated: Sep 2, 2021, 3:29 pm
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A detailed view of two NFL footballs with Baltimore Ravens logos are seen on the field before the preseason game between the Washington Football Team and the Baltimore Ravens at FedExField on August 28, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Multiple local NFL players represent the state of Utah on rosters across the league following mandatory cuts before the start of the season.

NFL teams were forced to trim their training camp rosters to 53 players on Tuesday, August 31.

While some local players were waived, the following players made 53-man rosters:

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Former Utah Utes

  • Leki Fotu – Arizona Cardinals
  • Tyler Huntley – Baltimore Ravens
  • Star Lotulelei – Buffalo Bills
  • Zack Moss – Buffalo Bills
  • Jaylon Johnson – Chicago Bears
  • Bradlee Anae – Dallas Cowboys
  • Francis Bernard – Dallas Cowboys
  • Garret Bolles – Denver Broncos
  • Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos
  • John Penisini – Detroit Lions
  • Julian Blackmon – Indianapolis Colts
  • Sam Tevi – Indianapolis Colts
  • Jeremiah Poutasi – Las Vegas Raiders (Practice Squad)
  • Terrell Burgess – Los Angeles Rams
  • Matt Gay – Los Angeles Rams
  • Eric Rowe – Miami Dolphins
  • Chase Hansen – New Orleans Saints
  • Marcus Williams – New Orleans Saints
  • Devontae Booker – New York Giants
  • Jackson Barton – New York Giants (Practice Squad)
  • Javelin Guidry – New York Jets
  • Mitch Wishnowsky – San Francisco 49ers
  • Cody Barton – Seattle Seahawks
  • Marquise Blair – Seattle Seahawks
  • Jared Norris – Washington Football Team (Practice Squad)

Former BYU Cougars

  • Ty’Son Williams – Baltimore Ravens
  • Brady Christensen – Carolina Panthers
  • Khyiris Tonga – Chicago Bears
  • Sione Takitaki – Cleveland Browns
  • Jamaal Williams – Detroit Lions
  • Bronson Kaufusi – Green Bay Packers (Practice Squad)
  • Daniel Sorensen – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Zayne Anderson – Kansas City Chiefs (Practice Squad)
  • Matt Bushman – Las Vegas Raiders (Practice Squad)
  • Michael Davis – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kyle Van Noy – New England Patriots
  • Harvey Langi – New England Patriots
  • Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints
  • Zach Wilson – New York Jets
  • Fred Warner – San Francisco 49ers
  • Corbin Kaufusi – San Francisco 49ers (Practice Squad)
  • Troy Warner – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Practice Squad)
  • Dax Milne – Washington Football Team

Former Utah State Aggies

  • Patrick Scales – Chicago Bears
  • Jalen Davis – Cincinnati Bengals
  • JoJo Natson – Cleveland Browns (Practice Squad)
  • Jordan Love – Green Bay Packers
  • Tipa Galeai – Green Bay Packers (Practice Squad)
  • Nevin Lawson – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Kyler Fackrell – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Nick Vigil – Minnesota Vikings
  • Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks
  • Darwin Thompson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Practice Squad)
  • Tyler Larsen – Washington Football Team

Former Weber State Wildcats

  • Taron Johnson – Buffalo Bills
  • Jonah Williams – Los Angeles Rams
  • Sua Opeta – Philadelphia Eagles (Practice Squad)

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

  • Miles Killebrew – Pittsburgh Steelers

Former High School Players

  • Xavier Su’a-Filo (Timpview) – Cincinnati Bengals
  • Porter Gustin (Salem Hills) – Cleveland Browns (Practice Squad)
  • Dalton Schultz (Bingham) – Dallas Cowboys
  • Simi Fehoko (Brighton) – Dallas Cowboys
  • Penei Sewell (Desert Hills) – Detroit Lions
  • Jay Tufele (Bingham) – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Marcus Kemp (Layton) – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Alohi Gilman (Orem) – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Andre James (Herriman) – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial) – New Orleans Saints
  • Bryan Mone (Highland) – Seattle Seahawks
  • John Ursua (Westlake/Cedar City) – Seattle Seahawks

Recently Waived/Released/Cut Players

  • Brian Allen (Utah) – Cleveland Browns
  • Kylie Fitts (Utah) – Arizona Cardinals
  • Darrin Paulo (Utah) – Detroit Lions
  • Pita Taumoepenu (Utah) – Denver Broncos
  • Hunter Thedford (Utah) – Detroit Lions
  • Zac Dawe (BYU) – Atlanta Falcons
  • Chandon Herring (BYU) – Tennessee Titans
  • Aleva Hifo (BYU) – Arizona Cardinals
  • Tristen Hoge (BYU) – New York Jets
  • Isaiah Kaufusi (BYU) – Indianapolis Colts
  • Dayan Lake (BYU) – Los Angeles Rams
  • Kai Nacua (BYU) – San Francisco 49ers
  • Micah Simon (BYU) – Carolina Panthers
  • Dominik Eberle (Utah State) – Carolina Panthers
  • Dallin Leavitt (Utah State) – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Siaosi Mariner (Utah State) – Baltimore Ravens
  • Dax Raymond (Utah State) – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Andrew Vollert (Weber State) – Indianapolis Colts
  • Branden Bowen (Corner Canyon High School) – Arizona Cardinals
  • Jordan Devey (American Fork High School) – Buffalo Bills
  • Noah Togiai (Hunter High School) – Indianapolis Colts

Week 1 of the NFL regular season begins on Thursday, September 9 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys at 6:20 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on KSL TV.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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