Active Rosters Include 24 Bruins as NFL Season Kicks Off
With the 2022 regular season slated to kick off Thursday in Los Angeles, 24 former UCLA football standouts are in line to see NFL fields in the coming days as members of active rosters.
Among the Bruins in the professional ranks are 17th-year tight end Marcedes Lewis of the Green Bay Packers, and wide receiver and special teams star Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots, who is embarking on his 15th campaign. A Week 1 matchup of NFC South rivals Green Bay and the Minnesota Vikings (Sunday, 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX) not only features Lewis, but linebacker Krys Barnes, defensive lineman Kenny Clark and rookie tackle/guard Sean Rhyan of the Packers, as well as Minnesota linebacker Eric Kendricks.
In addition to Rhyan, running back Brittain Brown of the Las Vegas Raiders, defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia of the Los Angeles Chargers and wide receiver Kyle Philips of the Tennessee Titans are first-year players looking for their first action. Brown and Ogbonnia square off in an AFC West showdown at SoFi Stadium (Sunday, 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS). Philips will look across the line of scrimmage at third-year cornerback Darnay Holmes of the New York Giants (Sunday, 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX).
In total, 32 Bruins are affiliated with 20 NFL teams, with others occupying spots on practice squads and reserve lists. Three linebackers – Anthony Barr (Dallas Cowboys), Jayon Brown (Las Vegas Raiders) and Myles Jack (Pittsburgh Steelers) – joined new teams during free agency, following lengthy stints with the teams that drafted them.
The season begins Thursday at 5:20 p.m. PT, when the Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills on NBC.
|Alec Anderson||T||2018-2021||Buffalo Bills||Practice Squad||R|
|Devin Asiasi||TE||2017-19||Cincinnati Bengals||Active||3|
|Krys Barnes||LB||2016-19||Green Bay Packers||Active||3|
|Anthony Barr||LB||2010-13||Dallas Cowboys||Active||9|
|Jake Brendel||OL||2011-15||San Francisco 49ers||Active||6|
|Brittain Brown||RB||2020, 2021||Las Vegas Raiders||Active||R|
|Jayon Brown||LB||2013-16||Las Vegas Raiders||Active||6|
|Kenny Clark||DL||2013-15||Green Bay Packers||Active||7|
|Matt Dickerson||DE||2014-17||Atlanta Falcons||Active||4|
|Greg Dulcich||TE||2018-2021||Denver Broncos||Reserve/Injured||R|
|Ka'imi Fairbairn||K||2012-15||Houston Texans||Active||7|
|Demetric Felton Jr.||RB||2016-2020||Cleveland Browns||Active||2|
|Ethan Fernea||WR||2016-2021||Indianapolis Colts||Practice Squad||R|
|Darnay Holmes||CB||2017-19||New York Giants||Active||3|
|Myles Jack||LB||2013-15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Active||7|
|Andre James||C||2015-18||Las Vegas Raiders||Active||4|
|Joshua Kelley||RB||2017-19||Los Angeles Chargers||Active||3|
|Eric Kendricks||LB||2010-14||Minnesota Vikings||Active||8|
|Qwuantrezz Knight||CB||2020, 2021||San Francisco 49ers||Practice Squad||R|
|Quentin Lake||S||2017-2021||Los Angeles Rams||Reserve/PUP||R|
|Marcedes Lewis||TE||2002-05||Green Bay Packers||Active||17|
|Conor McDermott||OL||2012-16||New York Jets||Active||6|
|Kolton Miller||T||2014-17||Las Vegas Raiders||Active||5|
|Fabian Moreau||DB||2012-16||New York Giants||Practice Squad||6|
|Osa Odighizuwa||DT||2016-2020||Dallas Cowboys||Active||2|
|Otito Ogbonnia||DL||2018-2021||Los Angeles Chargers||Active||R|
|Kyle Philips||WR||2018-2021||Tennessee Titans||Active||R|
|Scott Quessenberry||OL||2013-17||Houston Texans||Active||5|
|Sean Rhyan||T/G||2019-2021||Green Bay Packers||Active||R|
|Josh Rosen||QB||2015-17||Cleveland Browns||Practice Squad||4|
|Matthew Slater||WR||2003-07||New England Patriots||Active||15|
|Kenny Young||ILB||2014-17||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Practice Squad||5|