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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  After watching their Spartans knock off Notre Dame on Saturday, former Michigan State players around the NFL were in action Sunday and Monday. A few Spartans were in on some big moments and delivered. A few others are looking to turn things around after a tough start to the season. Either way, Michigan State is well represented at the next level.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  While the Michigan State football team was on a bye this weekend, former MSU players were busy kicking off the 2016 NFL season. With more than 20 Michigan State products on active rosters, it's not as easy as it used to be to track Spartans in the NFL.
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Football freep.com —  Here's a look at each former Michigan State player on an NFL roster with the 2016 season officially underway.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The 2012 Michigan State Spartans featured a special group of pass-catchers. While wide receiver Keith Mumphery and Bennie Fowler got a lot of the recognition that year, MSU also got good production from several other guys who are now on NFL rosters. You probably know about Fowler being a member of the Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos. However, Fowler was one of seven Spartan pass-catchers from that 2012 that are now on NFL Rosters.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  While most of college football was kicking off the 2016 season this weekend, NFL teams were busy trimming their rosters to the required 53-player maximum. Cuts had to be made by Saturday, which made Sunday a day for teams to claim and sign players released by other teams and cut more guys to make room. A few Michigan State Spartans weren't able to make it through the weekend on an NFL team -- somebody has to pick up Keshawn Martin -- but MSU is still well represented on rosters throughout the league.
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Football chron.com —  Heath is making a strong argument for a spot on the Texans' 53-man roster, if not their practice squad. He chose the Texans over the San Francisco 49ers and three other teams' contract offers based on their strong history of keeping and developing undrafted free agents. That includes former Pro Bowl runner Arian Foster and linebacker Max Bullough, a former Michigan State teammate.
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Football mlive.com —  As Connor Cook prepares to become the fifth former Michigan State quarterback on an NFL roster, he's put together a strong start to his preseason. In the team's first preseason game, Cook went 7 for 11 for 71 yards. In the team's second game, he went 6 for 9 for 101 yards and an interception.
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Football chron.com —  "He made an unbelievable hustle play when the quarterback scrambled up the middle," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "He was beyond the quarterback, he probably had something to do with the quarterback scrambling and he chased him down the field. He hustles. Overall, like every rookie defensive lineman, he needs to play with better pad level and be more consistent. You can tell, being from Michigan State, he's a well-coached, tough kid. He's doing a good job for us."
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Lawrence Thomas is getting first-team reps with the New York Jets’ defense in preseason action. Going all 2016 NFL Draft long without hearing his name called, Michigan State defensive tackle Lawrence Thomas entered the league the same way he left college — with a major chip on his shoulder.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  This weekend brought strange but exciting sights for Michigan State football fans. A few of the players who helped the Spartans put together a wildly successful past five years or so were wearing other colors as they made their NFL debuts in preseason action. It was another step in the process for those players chasing their dreams, which were helped made possible by their time at Michigan State.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Raiders haven’t played a preseason game yet, but their quarterback hierarchy already seems to have clarity behind starter Derek Carr. For Connor Cook, their fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, that means he’s looking up at the generously listed 6-foot-1 Matt McGloin.
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Football sfgate.com —  Aaron Burbridge entered Michigan State as a top-100 recruit, and his promising freshman season suggested he’d soon fully realize his potential: Before his sophomore campaign, he was on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s top wide receiver.
Instead of taking the next step, however, Burbridge dropped off the radar. What happened? On Saturday, the 49ers’ rookie candidly fielded that question. He didn’t work hard enough.
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Football thedenverchannel.com —  He wasn't being arrogant or smug -- just confident. When asked by Denver7 how he viewed the race for the Broncos' third wide receiver spot, Bennie Fowler was blunt. "I don’t really think it’s about competing for the No. 3. I like to compete with Emmanuel (Sanders) and Demaryius (Thomas). They push me so much. They have done it year in and year out," said Fowler, a former star at Michigan State. "Don’t get me wrong. I am competing with Cody (Latimer), and both Jordans (Norwood and Taylor), but at the same time I am competing with Demaryius and Emmanuel as well."
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Football titansonline.com —  Jack Conklin hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t faced pressure in his rookie season. Take, for instance, the heated battles that go on between the offensive linemen and defensive linemen every day in training camp. He had one earlier this week with the “WWE belt’ on the line.
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Football freep.com —  Spartans rookies prepared to head to training camps next month as undrafted free agents are: center Jack Allen with New Orleans, cornerback Arjen Colquhoun with Dallas, linebacker Darien Harris with Cincinnati, defensive tackle Joel Heath with Houston, tight end Paul Lang with Pittsburgh and defensive end Lawrence Thomas with the New York Jets.
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Football cincyjungle.com —  The Bengals aren't new to what Michigan State defensive players are capable of. Darqueze Dennard and Domata Peko are entering their third and 11th years with the Bengals respectively, after being stand-out players for the Spartans. This year, the Bengals added another MSU defensive player, this time, a linebacker, via undrafted free agency. And if Darien Harris is anything like his fellow-Spartans, he could have a long future ahead with the Bengals.
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