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Where Are Penn Staters In The NFL Ahead Of The 2022 Season?

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The 2022 NFL season kicks off at 8:20 tonight, September 8, with a battle between the Buffalo Bills and the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. There are 46 former Penn State football players on NFL rosters ahead of the season, as well as five who serve as coaches.

You have rookies like Jahan Dotson and Jaquan Brisker who’ll try to make a splash early on, and you have veterans Saquon Barkley, Cam Brown, and Adrian Amos who’ll serve as captains for their respective squads.

As of September 7, 2022, here are where Nittany Lions in the NFL are playing this football season:

Penn Staters On 53-Man Rosters

  • RB Saquon Barkley — New York Giants
  • LB Cam Brown — New York Giants
  • LB Micah Parsons — Dallas Cowboys
  • OL Connor McGovern — Dallas Cowboys
  • WR Jahan Dotson — Washington Commanders
  • DE Shaka Toney — Washington Commanders
  • CB Tariq Castro-Fields — Washington Commanders
  • CB Zech McPhearson — Philadelphia Eagles
  • RB Miles Sanders — Philadelphia Eagles
  • WR Chris Godwin — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • DE Carl Nassib — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • OT Donovan Smith — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • P Blake Gillikin — New Orleans Saints
  • TE Juwan Johnson — New Orleans Saints
  • DE Arnold Ebiketie — Atlanta Falcons
  • DE Yetur Gross-Matos — Carolina Panthers
  • LB Brandon Smith — Carolina Panthers
  • QB Trace McSorley — Arizona Cardinals
  • WR Allen Robinson — Los Angeles Rams
  • DB Nick Scott — Los Angeles Rams
  • DL Kevin Givens — San Francisco 49ers
  • K Robbie Gould — San Francisco 49ers
  • S Adrian Amos — Green Bay Packers
  • OL Rasheed Walker — Green Bay Packers
  • S Jaquan Brisker — Chicago Bears
  • CB Amani Oruwariye — Detroit Lions
  • FB Jason Cabinda — Detroit Lions
  • OL Ryan Bates — Buffalo Bills
  • DL DaQuan Jones — Buffalo Bills
  • TE Mike Gesicki — Miami Dolphins
  • OL Will Fries — Indianapolis Colts
  • WR KJ Hamler — Denver Broncos
  • DL Austin Johnson — Los Angeles Chargers
  • P Jordan Stout — Baltimore Ravens
  • LB Odafe Oweh — Baltimore Ravens
  • LB Marcus Allen — Pittsburgh Steelers
  • TE Pat Freiermuth — Pittsburgh Steelers
  • TE Jesse James — Cleveland Browns

Penn Staters On Practice Squads

  • DB Troy Apke — Washington Commanders
  • DL Derrick Tangelo — Atlanta Falcons
  • RB John Lovett — Carolina Panthers
  • LB Jesse Luketa — Arizona Cardinals
  • DB Grant Haley — Lose Angeles Rams
  • WR Dan Chisena — Minnesota Vikings
  • TE Nick Bowers — Cincinnati Bengals

Penn Staters On Injured Reserve

  • DB John Reid — Seattle Seahawks


  • Matt Rhule — Head coach, Carolina Panthers
  • Jeff Nixon — Assistant head coach (offense), Carolina Panthers
  • Paul Pasqualoni — Defensive line coach, Carolina Panthers
  • D’Anton Lynn — Defensive backs coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • DeOn’tae Pannell — William Clay Ford Minority Coaching Assistantship, Detroit Lions

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