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List: Iowa, Iowa State, UNI players in the NFL

Remember Derrick Willies? He's a Cleveland Brown

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson (94) of Iowa and outside linebacker Reshard Cliett (43) combine to bring down Tennessee Titans running back Akrum Wadley (38) in an Aug. 30 NFL preseason game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Johnson is on the Vikings’ regular-season roster. Wadley was cut by the Titans Saturday. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson (94) of Iowa and outside linebacker Reshard Cliett (43) combine to bring down Tennessee Titans running back Akrum Wadley (38) in an Aug. 30 NFL preseason game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Johnson is on the Vikings’ regular-season roster. Wadley was cut by the Titans Saturday. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

There is no sentiment in pro football.

We know how tight New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz. The latter worked for the former for three years in Cleveland. Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz was Belichick’s tight ends coach not too many years ago.

But on Saturday, Belichick cut four of the five former Hawkeyes on his roster, including offensive lineman James Ferentz. Also getting pink slips were offensive linemen Cole Croston and Matt Tobin, and wide receiver Riley McCarron. On Sunday, the Patriots signed Croston, Ferentz and McCarron to their practice squad. Tobin signed Monday with the San Francisco 49ers.

Other ex-Hawkeyes who got released on Saturday as NFL teams got down to their 53-player regular-season rosters were”

RB Akrum Wadley, Tennessee

OL Andrew Donnal, Baltimore (claimed by Detroit on waivers)

DL Carl Davis, Baltimore (claimed by Cleveland on waivers)

TE Henry Krieger Coble, L.A. Rams (re-signed by the Rams for their practice squad)

RB LeShun Daniels, Green Bay

K Marshall Koehn, N.Y. Giants

RB James Butler, Oakland

DL Nathan Bazata, Tampa Bay

Also cut was quarterback Jake Rudock, who had been with the Detroit Lions the last two years after playing his senior season at Michigan as a graduate transfer from Iowa. The Lions will re-sign Rudock to their practice squad.

So which former Hawkeyes are on NFL teams? These men:

OL Ike Boettger, Kansas City (cut by Buffalo Saturday, claimed by the Chiefs Sunday)

OL Marshal Yanda, Baltimoree

DB Micah Hyde, Buffalo

OL James Daniels, Chicago

DL Carl Davis, Cleveland

LB Christian Kirksey, Cleveland

LB Josey Jewell, Denver

LS Casey Kreiter, Denver

OL Andrew Donnal, Detroit

OL Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay

DB Josh Jackson, Green Bay

DL Mike Daniels, Green Bay

LB Anthony Hitchens, Kansas City

LB Ben Niemann, Kansas City

DB Desmond King, L.A. Chargers

OL Austin Blythe, L.A, Rams

DL Jaleel Johnson, Minnesota

OL Riley Reiff, Minnesota

DL Adrian Clayborn, New England

QB C.J. Beathard, San Francisco

TE George Kittle, San Francisco

DB Greg Mabin, San Francisco

OT Matt Tobin, San Francisco

OL Adam Gettis, Tampa Bay

OL Brandon Scherff, Washington

WR Tevaun Smith, Jacksonville (injured reserve)

Practice squads

WR Riley McCarron, New England

OL James Ferentz, New England

OL Cole Croston, New England

TE Henry Krieger Coble, L.A. Rams

Wide receiver Derrick Willies, who caught four passes for Iowa in 2004 before leaving the team, stuck as a rookie with the Cleveland Browns.

As for Iowa State, rookie linebacker Joel Lanning and rookie offensive lineman Jake Campos were cut by the Dallas Cowboys and rookie wide receiver Allen Lazard was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, then signed to the Jaguars’ practice squad. Campos was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Cyclones in the NFL:

DT David Irving, Dallas

OL Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

LB A.J. Klein, New Orleans

LB Jeremiah George, Indianapolis (IR)

DT Ahtyba Rubin, Oakland (IR)

Practice squad:

WR Allen Lazard, Jacksonville

OL Jake Campos, Dallas

Former Northern Iowa players in the NFL:

LB L.J. Fort, Pittsburgh

RB David Johnson, Arizona

DB Deiondre Hall, Philadelphia

DL Xavier Williams, Kansas City

Practice squad

WR Reece Fountain, Indianapolis

DB Terrell Sinkfield, Oakland

Drake

TE Eric Saubert, Atlanta

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