September 12, 2012
94 Craig Veasey, nose tackle
A third-round choice by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000, he played six seasons with the Steelers, Dolphins and Houston Oilers. He started one game for the Dolphins in the 1994 season.
Salary in 1994:
Stay-at-home dad in the Houston area. He had worked as a construction project manager until lingering football injuries left him unable to do the job. He had two back surgeries within the past year and contracted bacterial meningitis during preparation for one of the surgeries. He lost more than 60 pounds as a result of the illness. He declared bankruptcy in 2007.