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Who Are the 15 Former Bulldogs on NFL Training Camp Rosters?



Derek Carr, left, and Jake Haener are among the 15 former Fresno State players on NFL rosters as training camps open. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Davante Adams and Derek Carr have been the best-known Fresno State products in the NFL for nearly a decade.

But who else from Fresno State is in an NFL training camp this week?

There are a total of 15 Bulldogs either guaranteed a roster spot or hoping to make the cut.

Carr is now with the New Orleans Saints after nine seasons with the Raiders, and he’ll be joined by rookie Jake Haener, another former Bulldog, in the Saints quarterback room.

In addition, defensive back DaRon Bland returns to the Dallas Cowboys after leading them with five interceptions last season as a rookie. And, Jalen Moreno-Cropper will attempt to carve out a spot with the Cowboys as a wide receiver and special teams player.

As for Adams, he returns to the Las Vegas Raiders, where he’ll be the prime target for new QB Jimmy Garopolo. Another former Bulldog is on the Raiders roster: offensive lineman Netane Muti, who started four games over three seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Read more at this 24/7 Sports link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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