Tigers have 43 players on NFL rosters for opening weekend

Michael Bonnette
Patriots running back and former LSU Tiger Stevan Ridley Photo by LSUsports.net.

Forty-three former LSU football players made opening-weekend NFL rosters as this past weekend.

Of the 43 former Tigers on NFL rosters, 40 were on active rosters (53-man squad), two were on the practice squad (Sam Montgomery, Craig Loston) and one player (Trindon Holliday) was on the injured reserve. LSU has at least one player on 25 of the 32 NFL teams.

Cincinnati’s roster has four former Tigers, the most of any team, while three LSU players are with the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.

The following is a complete listing of the Tigers in the NFL for the start of the 2014 regular season:

Active Roster (40)

Joe Barksdale - St. Louis Rams - OT

Lamin Barrow - Denver Broncos - LB

Odell Beckham Jr. - New York Giants - WR

Alfred Blue - Houston Texans - RB

Dwayne Bowe - Kansas City Chiefs - WR

Michael Brockers - St. Louis Rams - DT

Ron Brooks - Buffalo Bills - CB

Morris Claiborne - Dallas Cowboys - CB

Ryan Clark - Washington Redskins FS

Glenn Dorsey - San Francisco 49ers - DT

Lavar Edwards - Dallas Cowboys - DE

Ego Ferguson - Chicago Bears - DT

Matt Flynn - Green Bay Packers - QB

Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals - RB

Tyson Jackson - Atlanta Falcons - DE

Ricky Jean-Francois - Indianapolis Colts - DT

Anthony Johnson - Miami Dolphins - DT

Donnie Jones - Philadelphia Eagles - P

Brandon LaFell - New England Patriots WR

Jarvis Landry - Miami Dolphins - WR

LaRon Landry - Indianapolis Colts - S

Bennie Logan - Philadelphia Eagles - DT

Tyrann Mathieu - Arizona Cardinals - DB

Danny McCray - Chicago Bears - S

Zach Mettenberger - Tennessee Titans - QB

Barkevious Mingo - Cleveland Browns - LB

Kevin Minter - Arizona Cardinals - LB

Patrick Peterson - Arizona Cardinals - CB/RS

Rueben Randle - New York Giants - WR

Eric Reid - San Francisco 49ers - S

Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots RB

Perry Riley - Washington Redskins LB

Russell Shepard - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR

Tharold Simon - Seattle Seahawks - CB

Trai Turner - Carolina Panthers - OG

Andrew Whitworth - Cincinnati Bengals - OG

Kyle Williams - Buffalo Bills DT

Brad Wing - Pittsburgh Steelers - P

Al Woods - Tennessee Titans - DT

James Wright - Cincinnati Bengals - WR

Practice Squad (2)

Craig Loston - Jacksonville Jaguars - S

Sam Montgomery - Cincinnati Bengals - LB

Injured Reserve (1)

Trindon Holliday - New York Giants - WR/RS