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With NFC West teams opening mandatory minicamps Tuesday, I've updated rosters and made them available for download.
These 27-column behemoths feature information on every current player, plus former ones since about 2007. They show averages for age and weight, plus Pro Bowl counts and breakdowns by college conference. They will cost you a click.
Four quick notes, one per NFC West team:
The Seattle Seahawks have 21 players from college programs currently affiliated with the Pac-12 Conference. That is nearly double the league average (10.9). The numbers were high before Pete Carroll left USC to become the Seahawks' head coach. They have remained high.
The Arizona Cardinals have nine defensive linemen after re-signing Vonnie Holliday. That is the lowest figure in the league. They opened the 2011 regular season with six, which was tied for the league low. Ends Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell each played about 87 percent of the defensive snaps in 2011. Five other defensive linemen played in games.
The St. Louis Rams have nine players listed as tight ends. That is two more than any team in the league. Coach Jeff Fisher's Tennessee Titans kept three on their Week 1 roster in 2010, Fisher's most recent season as a coach. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's New York Jets kept three in Week 1 last season. Update: Ben Guidugli has moved to fullback.
The San Francisco 49ers have a division-high 13 players with one or more Pro Bowls on their résumés. That figure counts unsigned franchise player Dashon Goldson. The others: kicker David Akers, punter Andy Lee, running back Frank Gore, cornerback Carlos Rogers, inside linebacker Patrick Willis, center Jonathan Goodwin, tackle Joe Staley, tight end Vernon Davis, snapper Brian Jennings and defensive lineman Justin Smith. Note: Newcomers Randy Moss and Ryan Pontbriand also belong on this list.
The chart shows counts by team and position.
NFC West Roster Counts: Minicamps
With NFC West teams opening mandatory minicamps Tuesday, I've updated rosters and made them available for download.These 27-column behemoths feature information on every current player, plus former ones since about 2007.