There is no shortage of UCF alumni heading off to NFL training camps which open up this week. Last fall the Knights had 15 alumni on active NFL rosters, two of which played in the Pro Bowl in Asante Samuel of the Philadelphia Eagles and new Miami Dolphin Brandon Marshall who signed the richest free agent contract in NFL history for a wide receiver this offseason.
In addition to Marshall, a few other former Knights have also changed teams since the conclusion of the 2009 season.
Defensive tackle Leger Douzable has recently moved from St. Louis to Detroit. Travis Fisher has gone from the Seattle Seahawks to the Baltimore Ravens. Michael Gaines signed as a free agent with the Houston Texans but has since been released by the club. Michael Greco signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants and earned a spot on the team’s training camp roster. Veteran offensive lineman Cornell Green was given a three-year free agent contract by the Buffalo Bills where he will share a locker room with Torell Troup, a second round pick of the Bills in April’s draft. Also, Darcy Johnson has moved from the New York Giants to the St. Louis Rams.
Below is a listing of the 17 former Knights who will begin NFL training camps this week:
- Atari Bigby, S, #20, Green Bay Packers
- Patrick Brown, OL, #78. Minnesota Vikings
- Joe Burnett, CB, #27, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Leger Douzable, DT, Detroit Lions
- Travis Fisher, CB, #41, Baltimore Ravens
- Michael Greco, S, #41, New York Giants
- Cornell Green, OT, #74, Buffalo Bills
- Rashad Jeanty, LB, #53, Cincinnati Bengals
- Darcy Johnson, TE, #87, St. Louis Rams
- Brandon Marshall, WR, #19, Miami Dolphins
- Matt Prater, PK, #5, Denver Broncos
- Sha’reff Rashad, S, #30, New York Giants
- Asante Samuel, CB, #22, Philadelphia Eagles
- Mike Sims-Walker, WR, #11, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Josh Sitton, OG, #71, Green Bay Packers
- Kevin Smith, RB, #34, Detroit Lions
- Torell Troup, DT, #96, Buffalo Bills
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