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17 Former Cats are Set to Suit Up on NFL Opening Weekend

(Credit: CNN)

Yes, you read it correctly: Kentucky has SEVENTEEN players on active rosters in week one of the NFL season, which is the most Wildcats on NFL rosters since 1987. Team captains have been announced for the teams as well, as Josh Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been voted a captain. Mike Edwards kicks thing off tonight, where the Buccaneers will host the Dallas Cowboys, which consists of NFL rookies Quinton Bohanna and Kelvin Joseph.

This is huge news for not only the players that represented the blue and white, but the ones to come. Kentucky had six NFL Draft picks in 2021, and all six made their teams' final rosters.

The former Kentucky players and current team for opening weekend:

Arizona Cardinals

Corey Peters

Baltimore Ravens

Chris Westry

Carolina Panthers

Phil Hoskins

Chicago Bears

Danny Trevathan

Dallas Cowboys

Quinton Bohanna

Kelvin Joseph

Detroit Lions

Logan Stenburg

Green Bay Packers

Randall Cobb

Za'Darius Smith

Houston Texans

Lonnie Johnson Jr.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Josh Allen

Miami Dolphins

Lynn Bowden Jr. (Injured reserve)

Minnesota Vikings

Asim Rose Jr. (Practice squad)

New Orleans Saints

Landon Young

New York Jets

Brandin Echols

Pittsburgh Steelers

Benny Snell Jr

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Edwards

Tennessee Titans

Bud Dupree

Washington Football Team

Jamin Davis



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