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Utes in the Pros: Preseason Week 1

Aug 4, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Football program will be well represented in the preseason of the 2022 NFL season as 26 former players are on rosters in the league. Thursday night marks the first preseason game of the season when Jacksonville plays Las Vegas in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
 
After Devin Lloyd was taken in the first round of the NFL draft, he will be joined in the league by teammates Britain Covey, Nick Ford, Cole Fotheringham, Bamidele Olaseni, Nephi Sewell, Mika Tafua and TJ Pledger, who will all be competing for a roster spot.
 
How to what your Utes in the Preseason
Preseason Week 1

Day Game Time (MT) TV Players
Thurs, Aug. 4 Jacksonville vs. Las Vegas 6 p.m. NBC #77 Nick Ford (Jacksonville)
#33 Devin Lloyd (Jacksonville)
#78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)
#79 Bamidele Olaseni (Las Vegas)
#85 Cole Fotheringham (Las Vegas)
Thurs, Aug. 11 Tennessee at Baltimore 5:30 #2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)
#32 Marcus Williams (Baltimore)
Fri., Aug. 12 Atlanta at Detroit 4 p.m. NFL Network #66 Darrin Paulo (Detroit)
Fri., Aug. 12 Cleveland at Jacksonville 5 p.m. #77 Nick Ford (Jacksonville)
#33 Devin Lloyd (Jacksonville)
Fri., Aug 12 Arizona at Cincinnati 5:30 p.m. #21 TJ Pledger (Arizona)
#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
Fri., Aug. 12 NY Jets at Philadelphia 5:30 p.m. #50 Bradlee Anae (New York)
#40 Javelin Guidry (New York)
#41 Britain Covey (Philadelphia)
Fri., Aug. 12 Green Bay at San Francisco 6:30 p.m. NFL Network #18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
Sat., Aug. 13 Kansas City at Chicago 11 a.m. NFL Network #33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
Sat., Aug. 13 Indianapolis at Buffalo 2 p.m. NFL Network #20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
#32 Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis)
Sat., Aug. 13 Seattle at Pittsburgh 5 p.m. NFL Network #57 Cody Barton (Seattle)
#27 Marquise Blair (Seattle)
Sat., Aug. 13 Miami at Tampa Bay 5:30 p.m. #21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
Sat., Aug. 13 New Orleans at Houston 6 p.m. #45 Nephi Sewell (New Orleans)
Sat., Aug. 13 Dallas at Denver 7 p.m. NFL Network #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)
#52 Mika Tafua (Dallas)
Sat., Aug. 13 LA Rams at LA Chargers 8 p.m. #26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
Sun., Aug. 14 Minnesota at Las Vegas 2:25 p.m. NFL Network #78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)
#79 Bamidele Olaseni (Las Vegas)
#85 Cole Fotheringham (Las Vegas)

 
With the 26 Utes on rosters this season, Utah is also represented in the coaching realm with Alex Whittingham serving as the Kansas City Chiefs defensive quality control coach.
 
Current Utes in the NFL
Offensive Line (5)
Jackson Barton..................... Las Vegas
Garett Bolles............................. Denver
Nick Ford.......................... Jacksonville
Bamidele Olaseni.................. Las Vegas
Darrin Paulo.............................. Detroit
 
Quarterbacks (1)
Tyler Huntley........................ Baltimore
 
Running Backs (2)
Zack Moss................................ Buffalo
T.J. Pledger.............................. Arizona
 
Wide Receivers (2)
Britain Covey.................... Philadelphia
Tim Patrick........................ Denver (IR)
 
Tight Ends (1)
Cole Fotheringham............... Las Vegas
 
Defensive Line (3)
Bradlee Anae........................... NY Jets
Leki Fotu................................. Arizona
Mika Tafua................................. Dallas
 
Linebackers (3)
Cody Barton.............................. Seattle
Devin Lloyd...................... Jacksonville
Nephi Sewell.................... New Orleans
 
Defensive Backs (7)
Julian Blackmon................ Indianapolis
Marquise Blair........................... Seattle
Terrell Burgess...................... LA Rams
Javelin Guidry......................... NY Jets
Jaylon Johnson........................ Chicago
Eric Rowe.................................. Miami
Marcus Williams................... Baltimore
 
Special Teams (2)
Matt Gay............................... LA Rams
Mitch Wishnowsky.......... San Francisco
 
IR = Injured/Reserve
PS = Practice Squad

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