Chuck Burton, Associated Press
Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith, an ex-University of Utah star, has become one of the top receivers in the NFL. His temper, however, has gotten him into trouble at times.

Player ... Team ... Pos. ... Year ... Utah tie


JOHN BECK ... Dolphins ... QB ... 2 ... BYU

Lost competition for starting job, may be traded out of Miami


RYON BINGHAM ... Chargers ... DT ... 4 ... Alta HS

A backup for now, but likely being groomed as a future starter


JESSE BOONE ... Raiders ... C ... 2 ... Millard HS/Utah

Still fighting to earn a roster spot with the Raiders


STEWART BRADLEY ... Eagles ... LB ... 2 ... Highland HS

Former Highland star now a starter in Philly


MARTAIL BURNETT ... Vikings ... DE ... R ... Utah

Fighting to earn a roster spot as a backup


JARRETT BUSH ... Packers ... CB ... 3 ... USU

Hoping to earn the Packers' No. 3 corner spot


KIRK CHAMBERS ... Bills ... OL ... 5 ... BYU

A lock to make the roster, and could get playing time


DANIEL COATS ... Bengals ... FB ... 2 ... Northridge HS/BYU

Moved from tight end to fullback during offseason


CHRIS COOLEY ... Redskins ... TE ... 4 ... Logan HS/USU

Will continue to be a prime target for QB Campbell


KEVIN CURTIS ... Eagles ... WR ... 5 ... Bingham HS/USU

Out indefinitely after sports hernia surgery


JOHN DENNEY ... Dolphins ... DE ... 4 ... BYU

Valuable to the Dolphins as their long snapper


RYAN DENNEY ... Bills ... DE ... 7 ... BYU

Finally healthy, should be a big contributor on defense


ANDRE DYSON ... FA ... DB ... 8 ... Clearfield HS/Utah

Played for Jets last season, hoping to resume career


JONATHAN FANENE ... Bengals ... DE ... 3 ... Utah

Started in preseason, but likely to be a backup


STEVE FIFITA ... Patriots ... DT ... 3 ... Utah

Cut by Dolphins, hoping to catch on with AFC champs


AARON FRANCISCO ... Cardinals ... DB ... 4 ... BYU

Just one of a deep group of safeties in Arizona


JORDAN GROSS ... Panthers ... T ... 6 ... Utah

Changing positions to help improve the o-line


DAVID HALE ... Ravens ... OL ... R ... Fremont HS/Weber State

Didn't play well in preseason but will make roster


MARQUES HARRIS ... Chargers ... LB ... 4 ... SUU

Top special teams player and situational pass rusher


CHRIS HOKE ... Steelers ... NT ... 8 ... BYU

Still contributing as a valuable backup for the Steelers


ADE JIMOH ... FA ... DB ... 6 ... USU

Signed by Patriots in offseason but released a week later


BRYAN KEHL ... Giants ... LB ... R ... Brighton HS/BYU

Came on strong late in preseason and will contribute


BRETT KEISEL ... Steelers ... DE ... 7 ... BYU

A reliable starter on a defense that's getting older


CHRIS KEMOEATU ... Steelers ... G ... 4 ... Utah

Has to replace the departed Alan Faneca at left guard


MA'AKE KEMOEATU ... Panthers ... DT ... 7 ... Utah

Will be counted on to be team's top run-stuffer


GABE LONG ... Texans ... DT ... R ... Utah

Hoping to earn a roster spot as a reserve


JOHN MADSEN ... Raiders ... TE ... 3 ... Hunter HS/Utah

No. 2 on depth chart at tight end, should get chances


PAT MCQUISTAN ... Cowboys ... T ... 3 ... Weber State

Probably sent a message when team recently traded for a guard


PAUL MCQUISTAN ... Raiders ... G ... 3 ... Weber State

Should make the team as a reserve lineman


ROB MORRIS ... FA ... LB ... 9 ... BYU

Could be re-signed by Colts before opener


SHAWN MURPHY ... Dolphins ... OL ... R ... Lone Peak HS/USU

Battled injuries during the preseason


HALOTI NGATA ... Ravens ... DT ... 3 ... Highland HS

Preseason showed he's indispensable to defense


DONALD PENN ... Bucs ... T ... 3 ... USU

Now the starter at left tackle after Petitgout's release


BRADY POPPINGA ... Packers ... OLB ... 4 ... BYU

Fought off challenge from Chillar to remain starter


KELLY POPPINGA ... Dolphins ... LB ... R ... BYU

Played sparingly in preseason, but hoping to make team


SIONE POUHA ... Jets ... DT ... 4 ... East HS/Utah

Saw most defensive snaps of his career last season


KEVIN ROBINSON ... Chiefs ... WR ... R ... USU

Has an injured knee, will miss at least the first six weeks


JOSH SAVAGE ... Saints ... DE ... 4 ... Hillcrest HS/Utah

Started in preseason finale, will likely be team's fourth DE


BARRY SIMS ... 49ers ... G ... 11 ... Utah

Moved across the bay in the offseason


ALEX SMITH ... 49ers ... QB ... 4 ... Utah

Former No. 1 pick now a backup


DEREK SMITH ... Chargers ... MLB ... 11 ... American Fork HS

New Charger will start first four of games of the season


STEVE SMITH ... Panthers ... WR ... 8 ... Utah

Will have a huge season — after his suspension


PAUL SOLIAI ... Dolphins ... DT ... 2 ... Utah

Progressing well and should be a contributor


FAHU TAHI ... Vikings ... FB ... 3 ... Granger HS/BYU

Hurt in preseason, might not make final roster


JOHN TAIT ... Bears ... T ... 10 ... BYU

Struggled in preseason, but needed by offense


PARIS WARREN ... FA ... WR ... 4 ... Utah

Cut by team after gruesome ankle injury last season


TODD WATKINS ... Raiders ... WR ... 3 ... BYU

In running to earn one of team's final roster spots


ERIC WEDDLE ... Chargers ... DB ... 2 ... Utah

Will start at free safety following the release of McCree


SCOTT YOUNG ... Eagles ... G ... 4 ... Hillcrest HS/BYU

On the bubble if he'll make the final roster