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Notre Dame Football: 30 Former Irish Make NFL Rosters, 14 Cut Saturday

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From Josh Adams to Sam Young, and everyone in between.

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The NFL’s 32 teams finalized their 53-man rosters today, with 30 former Notre Dame Fighting Irish remaining on rosters and 14 looking for new jobs.

We are now within the 24-hour window for teams to claim players who were placed on waivers. When the waiver claim period ends at noon Sunday, teams will begin putting together their 16-player practice squads.

CUT

Josh Adams ’20: The New York Jets released the running back, who spent last year oscillating between Gang Green’s practice and active squads.

Jalen Elliott ’20: The Detroit Lions waived the safety, who was an undrafted free agent.

Matthias Farley ’15: The Jets released the safety, who signed with the team on Aug. 30, 2019.

Bennett Jackson ’14: The Jets released the defensive back, who split time between the New Jersey team and the Baltimore Ravens last year. He had resigned with the Jets on March 25.

Jarron Jones ‘16: The Pittsburgh Steelers released the former Irish defensive tackle, who has played offensive tackle in the pros. Jones signed with the Steel Curtain April 20 after a stint in the XFL.

Tony Jones Jr. ’20: The New Orleans Saints released the running back, who they signed as an undrafted free agent following the draft.

Sam Mustipher ’18: The Bears waived the former center, who they signed as an undrafted free agent at the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft. Mustipher was on the Bears’ practice squad last year.

James Onwualu ’17: The Carolina Panthers cut the former Irish linebacker, whom they signed Wednesday. Onwualu played in nine games for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and in five games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018. He missed the entire season with a knee injury while with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Theo Riddick ’13: The Las Vegas Raiders released the former Irish running back, who was a sixth round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2013.

KeiVarae Russell ’18: The New York Giants signed the former Irish defensive back on Aug. 29 and released him a week later.

Dexter Williams ’19: The Green Bay Packers waived their sixth round pick from the 2019 NFL Draft.

Sam Young ’10: The Las Vegas Raiders released the offensive tackle, who signed with the team May 6. He was a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, but played three seasons each with the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins.

PRACTICE SQUAD BOUND

Asmar Bilal ’19: The Los Angeles Chargers waived the linebacker, who was signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft.

C.J. Prosise ’16:

Donte Vaughn ’20: The Los Angeles Chargers waived the defensive back, who signed with the team following the 2020 NFL Draft.

PREVIOUSLY CUT

Te’von Coney ’19: The Las Vegas Raiders cut the former Irish linebacker on May 5.

Chris Finke ’19, ’20 MBA:

Jamir Jones ’20: Jarron’s younger brother was waived July 28 by the Houston Texans.

DeShone Kizer: The former Cleveland Browns second round pick was waived May 5 by the Las Vegas Raiders.

Ben Koyack ’15: The former Irish tight end has had tryouts in the last month with the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts.

Cole Luke ’17: The Carolina Panthers cut ties with the defensive back on Aug. 28. He worked out today with the Washington Football Team, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

Alize Mack: The Kansas City Chiefs waived the former Irish tight end on May 4.

Tyler Newsome ’18: The Kansas City Chiefs waived the former Irish punter July 29. He has signed tried out for the New England Patriots.

HEADED TO INJURED RESERVE?

Sheldon Day ’16:

ON THE ROSTER

Alex Bars ’18: The former Notre Dame guard signed a three-year deal with the Bears on May 3, 2019. The contract is for $1.76 million with a $5,000 signing bonus and a $40,000 salary guarantee, according to OverTheCap.com.

Miles Boykin ’19: The receiver, who was a big part of the Irish’s playoff run in 2018, signed a four-year, $3.5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the team that drafted him.

Chase Claypool: The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their second-round pick to a four-year, $6.61 million contract.

Tyler Eifert ’13: The Mackey Award winner signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His guarantee was $3.25 million, according to OverTheCap.com.

Will Fuller: The Houston Texans exercised a fifth-year option on Fuller’s rookie contract, paying him $10.2 million this season.

Alohi Gilman ’20: The Los Angeles Chargers signed Asai Alohilaniokala Gilman to a four-year, $3.48 million deal after drafting him in the sixth round.

Jalen Guyton: Guyton redshirted at Notre Dame his freshman season before transferring, eventually, to North Texas. He’s made the Los Angeles Chargers roster.

J.J. Jansen ’08: The long snapper has one season remaining on his five-year, $5 million contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Khalid Kareem ’20: The Cincinnati Bengals signed their fifth-round pick to a four-year, $3.65 million contract.

Cole Kmet: The Chicago Bears signed their second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to a four-year, $7.57 million contract.

Julian Love: The lockdown corner — now a safety for the New York Giants — signed a four-year, $3.29 million contract after being drafted 108th overall during the 2019 NFL Draft.

Nick Martin ’15: The Houston Texans center signed a three year, $33 million extension in September 2019. Of that $33 million, $18.3 million is fully guaranteed, according to OverTheCap.com.

Zack Martin ’13: The former Irish tackle is in the third year of a six-year, $84 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys. (He plays guard for America’s Team.)

Mike McGlinchey ’17: The former Irish tackle is in his third year of a four-year, $18.3 million fully guaranteed contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Quenton Nelson ’18: The former Irish guard is in his third year of a four-year, $23.8 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Julian Okwara ’20: The Detroit Lions signed their third-round draft pick to a four-year, $4.93 million contract.

Romeo Okwara ’16: The former Irish defensive end — and older brother of current Irish DE Julian Okwara — signed a two-year, $6.8 million contract with the Detroit Lions on March 1, 2019.

Troy Pride Jr. ’20: The Carolina Panthers signed their fourth-round pick to a four-year, $4.07 million contract.

Isaac Rochell ’17: The Los Angeles Chargers signed their seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to a four-year contract worth $2.48 million. This is the final year of that deal.

Kyle Rudolph: The former Irish tight end signed a four-year, $36 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings on June 10, 2019.

Harrison Smith ’11: Smith has two seasons left on his five-year, $51.25 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

Jaylon Smith ’19: The Dallas Cowboys announced a five-year, $63.75 million extension for the former Notre Dame linebacker on Aug. 20, 2019.

Durham Smythe ’17: The former Irish tight end is entering the third year of a four-year, $3.09 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.

Equanimeous St. Brown: The Green Bay Packers signed their sixth-round pick in 2018 to a four-year contract worth $2,578,408, according to OverTheCap.com. (The signing bonus was $118,408.)

Ronnie Stanley ’16: The Baltimore Ravens exercised the fifth-year option in Stanley’s contract, and will pay him $12.86 million guaranteed this year.

Golden Tate: Tate is in the second year of a four-year, $37.5 million contract with the New York Giants.

Jerry Tillery ’19: The former Irish defensive tackle signed a four-year, $11.4 million contract with Los Angeles Chargers, the team that drafted him 28th overall during the 2019 NFL Draft.

Drue Tranquill ’18: Tranquill signed a four-year, $3.17 million contract with the Chargers, the organization that picked him 130th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Stephon Tuitt: The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end signed a 5-year, $60 million contract extension before the 2017 season.