NFL Ducks: Former Oregon players that made the final cut

Chip Kelly has five former Ducks on his first Eagles team.

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Here at, it’s no secret that we love our Ducks . . . Past, present, and future.

In this series, NFL Ducks, we will bring you updates on the former U of O players who are still “Winning The Day” at the next level. At the start of this season, there are 32 Ducks on 17 of the 32 NFL teams.  Twenty-seven have made the 53-man roster of active players, while five others are on the practice squads or injured reserve.

Below is a breakdown of exactly who is where, and a few interesting details below.



ARIZONA: Practice squad: Kenny Rowe, LB.

ATLANTA: Drew Davis, WR.

BALTIMORE: Ed Dickson, TE ; Haloti Ngata, DT.

BUFFALO: Kiko Alonso, LB ; Jairus Byrd, S ; Practice squad: Mark Asper, OL.

CAROLINA: Kenjon Barner, RB ; Brandon Williams, TE ; Injured list: Jonathan Stewart, RB.

Kenjon Barner scoring one of his many touchdowns

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Kenjon Barner scoring one of his many touchdowns

CHICAGO: Kyle Long, G ; Dante Rosario, TE.


DALLAS: Darrion Weems, OT.

HOUSTON: Eddie Pleasant, S.

KANSAS CITY: Geoff Schwartz, OL.

MIAMI: Dion Jordan, DE ; Josh Kaddu, LB.

NEW ENGLAND: LeGarrette Blount, RB.

NEW YORK GIANTS: Spencer Paysinger, LB.

Isaac Remington now protecting quarterbacks for the Eagles?

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Isaac Remington now protecting quarterbacks for the Eagles?

PHILADELPHIA: Patrick Chung, S ; Jeff Maehl, WR ; Casey Matthews, LB ; Practice squad: Brandon Bair, DE ; Isaac Remington, OL, Oregon.

PITTSBURGH: David Paulson, TE.

ST. LOUIS: Kellen Clemens, QB.

SAN FRANCISCO: LaMichael James, RB ; Adam Snyder, G.; Will Tukuafu, DE

SEATTLE: Walter Thurmond, CB ; Max Unger, C.


** Three items worth noting:

1. Former Tight End Brandon Williams had retired from football while at Oregon, citing medical reasons at the time. Good to see that for whatever reason, that situation has changed.

2. Former Oregon Defensive lineman Isaac Remington is listed as an Offensive lineman in Philadelphia.

3. Check back throughout the season for more “NFL Ducks” updates and news.

“Once a Duck, Always a Duck”

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Josh White

Josh White

Josh White has been a dedicated Duck fan since the Bill Musgrave days. He has attended (and lost his voice at) virtually every home game and many away games since the late 1980's, including 96 of the current 97 game sellout streak at Autzen Stadium. A Eugene native, Josh works full time in Eugene area real estate, helping people buy and sell residential and commercial properties, and also volunteers with Habitat For Humanity, Kidsports and Food For Lane County. He welcomes your feedback. Twitter: @WhiteHouseJosh Facebook: EugenesBestRealtor

  • Jonathan Evans

    You missed TJ Ward in Cleveland

    • FishStaff

      Thank you, Jonathan. TJ has been added to the article.

  • johnniethek

    Might wanna double-check your numbers…looks like there are 32 players here, with 27 being on the active roster.

  • michael coombs

    rahsaan vaughn is a jet now #15