As the 2020 NFL season gets underway Sunday, here are the four former Nevada Wolf Pack players who made the 53-man rosters.
Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Joel Bitonio (OG) — Cleveland Browns
Bitonio is projected to start at left guard of the Cleveland Brown offensive line in between rookie Jedrick Wills (LT) and JC Tretter (C). Bitonio, 28, is entering his seventh season in the NFL after a second round selection (No. 35 overall) by the Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is coming off two consecutive second-team All-Pro selections and two Pro Bowl appearances. Bitonio has started all 16 games in the last three seasons and four times in his six-year career.
Austin Corbett (OG) — Los Angeles Rams
Corbett, entering his third season in the NFL, is projected to slot in as the starting right guard for the Los Angeles Rams in between Rob Havenstein (RT) and Austin Blythe (C). Corbett was drafted in the second round (No. 33 overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft. He appeared in 11 games (one start) as a rookie. After playing just three games as a reserve in his sophomore season, he was traded on Oct. 15 to the Rams for a 2021 fifth-pick round pick. He started in seven of his eight games in blue and gold.
Virgil Green (TE) — Los Angeles Chargers
Green is entering his 10th season in the NFL and his third with the Chargers. He spent his first seven seasons with the Denver Broncos, who drafted in the seventh round (No. 204 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. Green is a two-time AFC Champion (2013, 2015) and won the Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015. He is slotted as the second-string tight end behind Hunter Henry. Green has garnered 99 career receptions for 1,095 yards with six receiving scores. The best year of his career came in 2016 — totaling career highs in receptions (22), receiving yards (237), receiving touchdowns (1) and yards per game (19.8). Green has started all 16 games in two of the last three years.
Malik Reed (LB) — Denver Broncos
Reed is entering his second year in the league after signing with the Broncos as a undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. He is projected to be a second-string weakside linebacker behind Bradley Chubb. Reed appeared in 15 games — including eight starts — as a rookie, registering 27 combined tackles with two sacks, four tackles-for-loss, one pass deflection and one fumble recovery. With superstar EDGE rusher Von Miller potentially out for the season with an injured tendon in his ankle, Reed could see an extended role as a pass rusher in 2020. Before Reed played a single NFL snap, Miller — an eight-time pro bowler and a three-time All-Pro honoree — nicknamed him the “Dream Killer” for killing quarterback’s dreams everyday.