25 former Virginia Tech football players have been on NFL rosters during the
regular season. Most are role players, a couple are budding stars, a few are
special teams standouts, and a couple have just been on the practice squad.
Today we’ll update you on the status of all Tech players in the NFL.
Pro Bowl voting is now open, and if you’re the type to vote, three former
Tech players should get serious consideration from you: linebacker James
Anderson, and cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and DeAngelo Hall. Others are making
significant contributions to their respective teams.
A big thanks goes to Virtual Hokie’s excellent site, “The
Xavier Adibi, LB, Houston Texans – Adibi started three games early in the
season when Brian Cushing was out. Other than that, he has played mostly special
teams. He is currently second string at outside linebacker, though he’s out with
a hamstring injury right now. He has 11 tackles on the season.
James Anderson, LB, Carolina Panthers – Anderson could be on his way to
the Pro Bowl. An injury put him into the starting lineup for the second half of
last season, where he played well enough in the final season of his contract to
earn a one year tender. In his first year as a full-time starter in 2010,
Anderson leads Carolina with 60 tackles, and he is also eighth in the NFL in
that category. He also has 1.5 sacks, an interception, six passes broken up, a
forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, and all of that in just six games.
Brent Bowden, P, Free Agent – Bowden was on the practice squad of the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers early in the season, but was released. He is currently a
Duane Brown, OT, Houston Texans – The former first round draft pick
started the first two games of the season for the Texans at left tackle.
However, he was then suspended for four games for using performance enhancing
drugs. He’s slated to return to the starting
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