The Washington Times - September 1, 2012, 08:15AM

A year ago, 28 former Maryland football players survived the NFL’s cut day to 53-man rosters.

This year, the number is down to 22.


Among Friday’s cuts were tight end Dan Gronkowski (Cleveland), linebacker Adrian Moten (Philadelphia), kicker Nick Novak (San Diego), quarterback Josh Portis (Seattle) and wide receiver Isaiah Williams (Arizona).

None of the seniors on Maryland’s roster last season stuck with a team. Cornerbacks Cameron Chism and Trenton Hughes and running back Davin Meggett all were in camp last month.

As for who’s left (prior to any waiver claims and practice squad additions)? Read on. Player’s last year at Maryland is in parentheses:

RB Lance Ball (2007), Denver
CB Kevin Barnes (2008), Detroit
T Bruce Campbell (2009), Carolina
CB Nolan Carroll (2009), Miami
LS Jon Condo (2003), Oakland
C/G Phil Costa (2009), Dallas
TE Vernon Davis (2005), San Francisco
LB Moise Fokou (2008), Indianapolis
T Jared Gaither (2006), San Diego
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (2008), Oakland
LB Erin Henderson (2007), Minnesota
QB Shaun Hill (2001), Detroit)
LB D’Qwell Jackson (2005), Cleveland
P Adam Podlesh (2006), Chicago
RB Da’Rel Scott (2010), N.Y. Giants
WR Torrey Smith (2010), Baltimore
DT Randy Starks (2003), Miami
C/G Edwin Williams (2008), Chicago
WR LaQuan Williams (2010), Baltimore
S Madieu Williams (2003), Washington
CB Josh Wilson (2006), Washington
T Will Yeatman (2010), Miami

—- Patrick Stevens