His career began with the Jets and included stops in Tampa Bay, Arizona, Cincinnati, Chicago and Dallas. He spent seven seasons with the Bengals.
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Here is a list of the area players on NFL rosters:
- Bam Bradley, Trotwood-Madison, Ravens (Begins the season on the physically unable to perform list)
- Michael Bennett, Centerville, Jaguars
- Kurt Coleman, Northmont, Saints
- Taylor Decker, Butler, Lions
- Jordan Hicks, Lakota West, Eagles
- Nicholas Grigsby, Trotwood-Madison, Patriots
- Ryan Kelly, Lakota West, Colts
- Josh Kline, Mason, Titans
- Cody Latimer, Jefferson, Giants
- Elijah Nkansah, Mason, Seahawks (practice squad)
- Mike Nugent, Centerville, Raiders
- Ifeadi Odenigbo, Centerville, Browns
- Adam Pankey, Hamilton, Packers
- Quinten Rollins, Wilmington, Packers (injured reserve)
- Joe Thuney, Alter, Patriots
- Jerel Worthy, Wayne, Buccaneers
Three area players were waived or released in the past month and have not found new teams as of this writing (Chunky Clements, Trotwood-Madison; Donteea Dye, Fairfield and Braxton Miller, Wayne).
Jalin Marshall, a Middletown star and Ohio State standout, has announced he plans to be part of the Alliance of American Football, a new league set to begin play early next year.
Area standouts Nick Mangold (Alter) and Trent Cole (Xenia) officially retired in the past year while would-be rookies Sean Welsh (Springboro) and Mike McCray II both opted not to pursue pro careers after going through the draft process in the spring.
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On the coaching side, new Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale is a Trotwood-Madison grad.