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Ryan Lindley | Quarterback | #3

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (185) / ARZ
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Colts waived QB Ryan Lindley.
Lindley was signed before Week 17, when the Colts found themselves in truly dire quarterback straits. Going on 27, Lindley has scattered six starts across four NFL seasons. At best, he'll compete for someone's No. 3 job next summer. Tue, Feb 9, 2016 03:01:00 PM

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Coach Chuck Pagano stated Friday that the Colts haven't decided on their Week 17 starting quarterback.

It's expected to be either Ryan Lindley or Josh Freeman. The Colts' coaches will presumably review this week's practice film on Saturday and make a decision then. Just 109 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards on the season, we expect Frank Gore to be the centerpiece of Indy's game plan against the Dolphins.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Colts signed QB Ryan Lindley.

The ex-Cardinal joins Stephen Morris and Josh Freeman as a candidate to start against the Titans if neither Matt Hasselbeck nor Andrew Luck can go, as seems likely. It's a dire situation for the Horseshoe.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Patriots waived QB Ryan Lindley.

Lindley is no longer needed with Tom Brady's suspension lifted. The Patriots will carry only two quarterbacks.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Patriots signed QB Ryan Lindley to a one-year contract.

Matt Flynn couldn't get over his pre-camp hamstring pull, so he loses his No. 3 job. If Lindley can keep his head above water, he could serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup while Tom Brady is suspended. Or maybe he'll just hang on the roster until Flynn gets healthy. Lindley appeared in nine NFL games (six starts) for the Cardinals over the last three years, completing just 50.8 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:06:00 AM

The Cardinals are not tendering restricted free agents QB Ryan Lindley and NT Alameda Ta'amu.

Combined with Dan Williams' unrestricted free agency, the Cardinals' decision to move on (at least for now) from Ta'amu leaves their nose tackle depth chart barren. Lindley is 25 years old with a strong arm, but he's one of the least accurate passers to set foot on an NFL field in recent memory.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Ryan Lindley completed 16-of-28 passes for 81 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Cardinals' 27-16, Wild Card loss to the Panthers.

He took four sacks for 31 yards, and the Arizona offense amassed just 77 total yards of offense. That's the worst mark in the history of the NFL playoffs. Predictably, Lindley was terrible all game, having no clue what was going on around him, forcing passes to his first read, and committing back-breaking turnovers. Logan Thomas' lone practice as the starting quarterback a couple weeks ago must have been truly awful because it's hard to imagine worse quarterback play than Lindley. Signed off the Chargers' practice squad after Carson Palmer wrecked his knee in November, Lindley needs to find another career path. His days as an NFL player are likely over.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Ryan Lindley completed 22-of-39 passes for 316 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians caught a lot of flak for attacking the Seahawks' defense aggressively, allowing Lindley to pile up over 40 pass attempts in last week's loss. Arians stuck with his plan against the 49ers, allowing Lindley to sling it all over the field. It worked early in the game as Lindley twice found Michael Floyd for long first-half TDs, but fell to pieces as Lindley turned the ball over to kill Arizona's chances. The Cardinals will be Wild Card round underdogs to the red-hot Panthers, who will host next week's playoff game.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have decided to go back to Ryan Lindley for Sunday's finale against the 49ers.

According to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban, the decision comes after Logan Thomas got off to a "seriously shaky start at practice." It must have been as shaky as you can get, as Lindley appeared completely overwhelmed in Arizona's Week 16 loss to the Seahawks. Things won't be much easier against a 49ers team that will likely be going to bat for coach Jim Harbaugh in what is expected to be his final game at the helm. The news has little effect on the rest of Arizona's skill players, as the offense was going to be a disaster either way. Lindley can be completely ignored in DFS leagues for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Ryan Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Lindley predictably struggled to move the offense, missing open receivers throughout the game. His interception came on a bad overthrow directly to Richard Sherman. Lindley completed only 41 percent of his passes and averaged an anemic 4.9 yards per attempt. With the loss, Arizona drops to second place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are hoping Drew Stanton can return in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:18:00 AM

Despite Drew Stanton's (knee) "limited" return to practice, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Lindley has been beyond horrendous any time he's taken the field in his three-year career. Seattle's fantasy defense should be fired up with excitement.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Ryan Lindley will be the Cardinals' Week 16 starter at quarterback.

Lindley's four games of starting experience earn him the nod over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. However, coach Bruce Arians continues to insist he'll install a "package" of plays for Thomas against the Seahawks. It makes essentially no difference who gets the call against Seattle. Arians' job will be to put as little as possible on Lindley's plate. Depending on how the game unfolds, Lindley could easily be benched for Thomas. Things are highly likely to get ugly for the 11-3 Cardinals.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Filling in for an injured Drew Stanton (knee), Ryan Lindley completed 4-of-10 passes for 30 yards in the Cardinals' 12-6, Week 15 win over the Rams.

Stanton was injured early in the third quarter. Lindley has been on the roster for just 30 days, but got the call over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. It's possible coach Bruce Arians still views Thomas as his No. 2, but didn't want to throw him into the fire on the road against an elite defense. Lindley wasn't anything resembling functional, struggling to command the offense while making poor throws. Although he made four starts for the doomed 2012 Cardinals, he couldn't be considered a competent guiding hand were Stanton done for the season. Whatever happens, the Cardinals are in ridiculously bad shape at quarterback. It's a shame for an 11-3 team.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Cardinals signed QB Ryan Lindley off the Chargers' practice squad.

He'll take the roster spot of Carson Palmer, who was officially sent to I.R. Tuesday. Lindley knows Bruce Arians' offense after spending 2013 and the summer of 2014 in Arizona. He was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Chargers signed QB Ryan Lindley to the practice squad.

Lindley was waived by the Cardinals last week. A 2012 sixth-rounder, Lindley has NFL size at 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, but that's about it.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:13:00 PM

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8Thad Lewis
9Josh Johnson
10Matt Simms
11Nick Mullens
12Bryan Bennett
13G.J. Kinne
14Matt McGloin
15Johnny Manziel
16Charlie Whitehurst
17Dylan Thompson
18Aaron Murray
19Jerrod Johnson
20Dan Orlovsky
21Brad Sorensen
22Tim Tebow
23Seth Lobato
24Ryan Williams
25Garrett Grayson
26Matt Blanchard
27Dan LeFevour
28Austin Trainor
29Pat Devlin
30McLeod Bethel-Thompson
31Mike Bercovici
32Stephen Morris
33Dane Evans
34Cody Fajardo
35Shane Carden
36Griffin Neal
37Marquise Williams
38Max Wittek
39Joe Licata
40Sefo Liufau
41Bart Houston
42David Olson
43R.J. Archer
44David Fales
45Zach Mettenberger
46Sean Renfree
47Ryan Nassib
48Trevor Knight
49Keith Wenning
50Jerry Lovelocke
51Chandler Harnish
52Chase Rettig
53Dalyn Williams
54Eli Jenkins
55Jake Waters
56Wes Lunt
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2Rashad Jennings
3Joseph Randle
4Chris Johnson
5Toby Gerhart
6Khiry Robinson
7Aaron Green
8Joique Bell
9Tim Hightower
10Dominique Williams
11Karlos Williams
12LaMichael James
13Alonzo Harris
14Joe Banyard
15Terrell Newby
16Khalfani Muhammad
17Jahad Thomas
18Brian Hill
19Brandon Burks
20Jordan Johnson
21Marcus Murphy
22Ronnie Hillman
23Brandon Ross
24Cedric O'Neal
25Josh Harris
26Storm Johnson
27Zac Stacy
28Anthony Dixon
29Darrin Reaves
30Troymaine Pope
31Jerome Smith
32DuJuan Harris
33Matt Asiata
34Isaiah Pead
35Dan Herron
36B.J. Daniels
37George Atkinson III
38Jahwan Edwards
39Ross Scheuerman
40Kenneth Harper
41Jawon Chisholm
42Zac Brooks
43Brandon Brown-Dukes
44Jalen Simmons
45Glenn Winston
46Brandon Wilds
47Akeem Judd
48Stevan Ridley
49Keshawn Hill
50LaVance Taylor
51Jeremy Stewart
52Michael Dyer
53Shaun Draughn
54William Stanback
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Tim Hightower
3Chris Johnson
4Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Joe Don Duncan
2Ryan Mueller
3Andrew Bonnet
4Austin Johnson
5Henry Hynoski
6Cory Harkey
7James Casey
8Darrel Young
9Erik Lorig
10Will Johnson
11Emil Igwenagu
12Jorvorskie Lane
13Lorenzo Taliaferro
14Julian Howsare
15Brandon Cottom
16Paul Lasike
17Blake Renaud
18Devon Johnson
19Quayvon Hicks
20Joe Kerridge
21Alstevis Squirewell
22Marquez Williams
23Freddie Stevenson
24Tyler McCloskey
25Anthony Firkser
26Joe Bacci
27Kiero Small
28J.C. Copeland
29Joey Iosefa
30Zach Boren
31John Conner
32Sam Bergen
33Nikita Whitlock
34Trey Millard
35Brad Smelley
36Chris Swain
37Tyler Renew
38Soma Vainuku
39Will Ratelle
40Patrick Skov
41Jordan Campbell
42Glenn Gronkowski
43Darrin Laufasa
44Juwan Thompson
45Kyle Coleman
46Zach Laskey
47John Robinson-Woodgett
48Tim Cook
49Sione Houma
50Malcolm Johnson
51Algernon Brown
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Keith Mumphery
5Marcus Easley
6Jerome Simpson
7Douglas McNeil
8Stevie Johnson
9Jacoby Ford
10Josh Morgan
11Tyler Davis
12Hakeem Nicks
13Eddie Royal
14Andy Jones
15Kyle Prater
16Keenan Reynolds
17Devin Lucien
18Greg Ward Jr.
19Dwayne Bowe
20James Jones
21Preston Parker
22Greg Little
23Kris Durham
24Corey Fuller
25Corey Brown
26Freddie Martino
27Miles Austin
28Kain Colter
29DeAndre Reaves
30Greg Salas
31Josh Huff
32Dres Anderson
33Jordan Williams
34Jordan Leslie
35Marlon Brown
36Shane Wynn
37Ben Edwards
38Carlton Mitchell
39Nick Harwell
40Armon Binns
41Reggie Dunn
42Jonathan Krause
43Shaq Evans
44Kevin Norwood
45Solomon Patton
46Damian Williams
47Robert Herron
48Marquess Wilson
49Josh Lenz
50Uzoma Nwachukwu
51Eric Rogers
52Damaris Johnson
53Nate Washington
54Tevaun Smith
55Mitch Mathews
56Jared Dangerfield
57Andrew Turzilli
58Isaac Fruechte
59Zach D'Orazio
60Kenzel Doe
61Keyarris Garrett
62Joshua Stangby
63Jaxon Shipley
64Dezmin Lewis
65Ricky Collins
66Kenny Cook
67Michael Rector
68Tevin Jones
69Tevin Reese
70Issac Blakeney
71David Porter
72L'Damian Washington
73Brandon Shippen
74Ryan Spadola
75Corey Washington
76Duke Williams
77Josh Harper
78Rasheed Bailey
79Donatella Luckett
80Tyler Murphy
81Marquez Clark
82Chandler Worthy
83Alonzo Russell
84Dennis Parks
85Quinshad Davis
86Rashaun Simonise
87Reece Horn
88Ishmael Zamora
89Robert Wheelwright
90Shaq Hill
91Louis Murphy
92Jarrett Boykin
93Lance Lewis
94Joseph Anderson
95Josh Stewart
96Devin Street
97Marlon Moore
98Travis Labhart
99Tyler McDonald
100Ezell Ruffin
101DaVaris Daniels
102Jeff Beathard
103Javontee Herndon
104Aaron Dobson
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2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Marcus Thigpen
6Rod Streater
7Denarius Moore
8Chris Givens
9Austin Pettis
10Ryan Whalen
11Joe Morgan
12Jacoby Jones
13A.J. Jenkins
14Kevin Smith
15Dorial Green-Beckham
16R.J. Harris
17Kenbrell Thompkins
18Emory Blake
19Matt Hazel
20Wendall Williams
21Bobo Wilson
22Jordan Payton
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24Chris Harper
25Donteea Dye
26Victor Cruz
27Daniel Braverman
28Onterio McCalebb
29Nathan Palmer
30Da'Ron Brown
31Shakim Phillips
32Andre Debose
33DeVier Posey
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36Devante Davis
37Devon Wylie
38Jimmie Hunt
39Mike Williams
40Jay Lee
41Keshawn Martin
42Rashad Ross
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44Marcus Leak
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48Amir Carlisle
49Milton Williams III
50Michael Preston
51Phil Bates
52Valdez Showers
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54Paul Turner
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56Jerome Lane
57Chris Brown
58James Butler
59Kenny Lawler
60Anthony Dable
61Noel Thomas
62Mose Frazier
63Kadron Boone
64Ryan Lankford
65Myles White
66Isiah Ferguson
67Daniel Rodriguez
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70Titus Davis
71T.J. Graham
72Jeremy Ross
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74Clyde Gates
75Stephen Hill
76Tom Nelson
77Leonard Hankerson
78Saalim Hakim
79Kashif Moore
80Josh Boyce
81Juron Criner
82Andre Davis
83Demetrius Wilson
84Josh Reese
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86Trevor Harman
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88Paul Browning
89Austin Willis
90Durron Neal
91David Glidden
92Kieran Duncan
93Jarvis Turner
94T.J. Thorpe
95Bug Howard
96Mitchell Paige
97Josh Magee
98James Quick
99Rodney Smith
100Trindon Holliday
101Chris King
102Michael Clark
103Reggie Diggs
104Trey Griffey
105Tim Patrick
106Moritz Bohringer
107Levi Norwood
108Ed Williams
109Danny Anthrop
110Marken Michel
111Christion Jones
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2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
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3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Ladarius Green
6Tony Moeaki
7Brandon Bostick
8Dante Rosario
9Zach Sudfeld
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11Matt Spaeth
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21Nic Jacobs
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24Gavin Escobar
25Marcus Lucas
26Evan Baylis
27Tyrone Swoopes
28Jason Vander Laan
29John Phillips
30Richard Gordon
31Nick Kasa
32Chase Dixon
33J.P. Holtz
34Eric Wallace
35Alan Cross
36Aaron Peck
37Matt Lengel
38Rob Blanchflower
39Jacob Maxwell
40Asante Cleveland
41Anthony Denham
42Casey Pierce
43Mike McFarland
44Beau Sandland
45Ben Braunecker
46D.J. Williams
47Chase Coffman
48David Johnson
49Jeff Cumberland
50Cameron Clear
51Hakeem Valles
52Larry Donnell
53Rashaun Allen
54Cooper Helfet
55Mason Schreck
56David Paulson
57Justice Cunningham
58Steve Maneri
59Gerell Robinson
60Brandon Barden
61Kevin Greene
62Robert Tonyan Jr.
63Jake Stoneburner
64Chris Gragg
65Nick Truesdell
66Adrien Robinson
67Chris Pantale
68Ryan Taylor
69Konrad Reuland
70Brett Brackett
71Michael Egnew
72Jay Rome
73Kivon Cartwright
74John Peters
75Tevin Westbrook
76Jake Murphy
77Rory Anderson
78Gannon Sinclair
79Clayton Echard
80Taylor McNamara
81Jason Croom
82Braxton Deaver
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84Dan Light
85Jack Tabb
86Jordan Thompson
87Rob Housler
88Arthur Lynch
89Adam Zaruba
90Keith Towbridge
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11Cameron Bradfield
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13Rob Crisp
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23Khalif Barnes
24Javarius Leamon
25Tyson Chandler
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27Terry Poole
28Cyrus Kouandjio
29Jason Fox
30Micah Hatchie
31Kyle Roberts
32Vince Kowalski
33David Hedelin
34Taylor Fallin
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45Jonathan McLaughlin
46Andrew McDonald
47Cody Booth
48Justin Renfrow
49David Foucault
50Larson Graham
51Chauncey Briggs
52Arturo Uzdavinis
53Donald Hawkins
54Jerry Ugokwe
55Jordan Swindle
56Max Rich
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2Dallas Thomas
3Cameron Jefferson
4Ben Heenan
5Orlando Franklin
6David Arkin
7Edawn Coughman
8Ryan Seymour
9Brandon Thomas
10Antoine Everett
11Sebastian Tretola
12Oni Omoile
13Isaiah Williams
14Mackenzy Bernadeau
15Jarell Broxton
16Cyril Richardson
17Jake Simonich
18Sam Brenner
19Darren Keyton
20Jake Bernstein
21Collin Rahrig
22Vi Teofilo
23Zach Voytek
24Kitt O'Brien
25Dustin Stanton
26Lene Maiava
27Jamison Lalk
28Marquis Lucas
29Josh Allen
30Ronald Patrick
31Brian Folkerts
32Matthew Masifilo
33Austin Shepherd
34Al Bond
35Cameron Hunt
36Jeff Adams
37Adrian Bellard
38Tanner Hawkinson
39Alex Cooper
40Alex Kozan
41Anthony Fabiano
42Nila Kasitati
43Garrick Mayweather
44Pearce Slater
45Freddie Tagaloa
46Greg Pyke
47Richard Levy
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3Gino Gradkowski
4Joey Hunt
5Manuel Ramirez
6Khaled Holmes
7Mitchell Bell
8Julian Vandervelde
9Jack Allen
10Kofi Amichia
11Cornelius Edison
12Marcus Henry
13Jacob Flores
14Fernando Velasco
15Jacques McClendon
16Tim Barnes
17Drew Nowak
18Garth Gerhart
19Barrett Jones
20Dalton Freeman
21Patrick Lewis
22Demetrius Rhaney
23Karim Barton
24Gabe Ikard
25Ben Clarke
26Ross Burbank
27Brian De La Puente
28Taylor Boggs
29Lucas Crowley
30James Stone
31Reese Dismukes
32Dillon Farrell
33Ben Gottschalk
34Braxston Cave
35Quinton Schooley
36Robert Kugler
37Mark Spelman
38Erik Austell
39Tyler Orlosky
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2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Cyril Lemon
5Geoff Schwartz
6Andrew Tiller
7Ethan Cooper
8Darrion Weems
9Mike Matthews
10Kraig Urbik
11Paul Fanaika
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14Jared Smith
15Tre' Jackson
16Josue Matias
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18Clay DeBord
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20Robert Myers
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26Trip Thurman
27Ruben Carter
28Alvin Bailey
29Adam Replogle
30Michael Ola
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32Antoine McClain
33Tony Hills
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35Boston Stiverson
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39Jarvis Harrison
40Donavon Clark
41Matt Rotheram
42Chris Muller
43Mitchell Kirsch
44Tyler Johnstone
45Chris Barker
46Kent Perkins
47Mike McQueen
48Thomas Evans
49Cameron Hunt
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7Eric Winston
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11Mitchell Van Dyk
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13Patrick Miller
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19Darryl Baldwin
20Zeth Ramsay
21Justin Murray
22Kevin Bowen
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24Ryan Mack
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26Brad Seaton
27Lamar Holmes
28Michael Williams
29Luke Marquardt
30Martin Wallace
31Colin Kelly
32Pierce Burton
33Kona Schwenke
34Andrew Lauderdale
35Laurence Gibson
36Keavon Milton
37Jonah Pirsig
38Nick Becton
39Andreas Knappe
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8Jordan Gay
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10Kyle Brindza
11Taylor Bertolet
12Brad Craddock
13Devon Bell
14Brandon Bogotay
15Shayne Graham
16Mike Nugent
17Shaun Suisham
18Carey Spear
19Billy Cundiff
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22Marshall Koehn
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24Mike Meyer
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26Andrew Furney
27Justin Manton
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32Ty Long
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