The NFL has expanded the rosters for its 32 teams to 90 players for offseason workouts. The names on those rosters include 175 players with football roots in Alabama. These players were collegiate standouts for state teams, prep stars for Alabama high schools or sometimes both.
With Everett Golson's transfer from Notre Dame to Florida State, he becomes the latest quarterback to take advantage of the NCAA's grad transfer exception, which allows players who have already received their degrees to switch programs and play somewhere else immediately.
Former Auburn players could form a complete NFL team, at least for this summer. The 90-player rosters that NFL squads carry at this time of year have enough ex-Tigers to put complete offensive and defensive units on the field, plus a place-kicker, punter and long snapper.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is planning to rebound after an injury-filled 2014 season. The former Auburn star dealt with ankle surgery, a hairline rib fracture and a back injury suffered in a traffic accident last season. Consequently, he missed two games and posted the lowest passing and rushing stats of his four NFL seasons.
09/05 vs. Louisville (Atlanta) 09/12 vs. Jacksonville State 09/19 @ LSU 09/26 vs. Mississippi State 10/03 vs. San Jose State (HC) 10/10 -- Open Date -- 10/15 @ Kentucky 10/24 @ Arkansas 10/31 vs. Ole Miss 11/07 @ Texas A&M 11/14 vs. Georgia 11/21 vs. Idaho 11/28 vs. Alabama