Local NFL Players Land On Practice Squads Ahead Of Regular Season

Sep 1, 2022, 4:27 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2022, 2:12 pm
Harvey Langi - New England Patriots...
Harvey Langi #52 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple local NFL players found homes on rosters as additions to team’s practice squads ahead of the start of the 2022 regular season.

NFL franchises were required to trim their active rosters to 53 players on August 30. After cut players began to clear the waiver wire the following day, Wednesday, September 1, many of them began to sign as members of team’s practice squads.

The following local NFL players landed on practice squads:

Former Utah Utes

Marquise Blair – Safety – Carolina Panthers

Nick Ford – Center – Jacksonville Jaguars

Cole Fotheringham – Tight End – Las Vegas Raiders

Britain Covey – Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles

Bradlee Anae – Defensive End – Philadelphia Eagles

Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

Former BYU Cougars

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Tackle – Atlanta Falcons

Chris Wilcox – Cornerback – Indianapolis Colts

Harvey Langi – Linebacker – New England Patriots

Zayne Anderson – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs

Former Utah State Aggies

Derek Wright – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Darwin Thompson – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks

Former Weber State Wildcats

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

Former High School Players

Porter Gustin – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins (Salem Hills)

Noah Togiai – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles (Hunter)

Click here to see the local NFL players on 53-man active rosters.

NFL Regular Season Begins

Week One of the 2022 NFL season begins when the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8. The game will start at 6:20 p.m. and will be televised on KSL TV.

The first full Sunday slate of games will take place on September 11.

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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