K-State Places 14 Players on NFL Rosters

Brandon Banks

Sept. 5, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State placed 14 former players on NFL rosters as teams were mandated to trim their rosters to 53 active players on Saturday. Of the 14 players, eight are on offense and six are on defense.

The longest-tenured former Wildcats include running back Rock Cartwright (ninth season), safety Jon McGraw (ninth season) and cornerback Terrance Newman (eighth season).

Two players from the 2009 Wildcats captured spots on active rosters as sixth-round draft pick Joshua Moore remained on the Chicago Bears’ active roster, while wide receiver Brandon Banks made the 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins as an undrafted rookie free agent.

The 32 NFL teams will fill out practice squads, which will be announced at a later date.

The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 9, while a full slate a games are scheduled for Sunday, September 12.

Wildcats in the NFL – 2010 Opening Day

Name             Team          Pos. NFL Exp.
Brandon Banks    Washington    WR   R
Rock Cartwright  Oakland       RB   9
Jeromey Clary    San Diego     OT   4 
Zac Diles        Houston       LB   4
Yamon Figurs     Oakland       WR   4
Josh Freeman     Tampa Bay     QB   2
Ben Leber        Minnesota     LB   9
Ryan Lilja       Kansas City   OG   7
Jon McGraw       Kansas City   S    9
Joshua Moore     Chicago       CB   R
Jordy Nelson     Green Bay     WR   3
Terence Newman   Dallas        CB   8
Darren Sproles   San Diego     RB   6
Reggie Walker    Arizona       LB   2