Josh Wilson

Connecticut Update: 24 Players With State Ties In NFL

There are just over 700 starting NFL jobs, and as the 2014 season nears, 13 players with ties to Connecticut are among the fortunate ones. The list includes eight former UConn players: Danny Lansanah, Dwayne Gratz, Anthony Sherman, Kendall Reyes, Will Beatty, Tyvon Branch, Sio Moore and Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Add in Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton, Matt Shaughnessy, Marcus Cooper, Chris Baker and Jordan Reed and the state is well-represented.

In total, 22 players stuck with NFL teams, and two more were brought back as practice squad players.

BILLS: Marcus Easley, WR, UConn: Listed as No. 3 behind Sammy Watkins and Marquise Goodwin.

BRONCOS: Terrance...