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Hawkeyes in the NFL: 2012 Preseason Week One

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

The first week of the 2012 NFL preseason begins Thursday. As of Wednesday, there are currently 41 former Iowa football players listed on NFL rosters, with three of those 41 players listed on injured reserve. Those three players are former tight end Brad Herman (Patriots), former linebacker A.J. Edds (Colts) and former defensive back Shaun Prater, who was a fifth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals last April.

Below is a list of this week’s preseason games in the NFL, including which former Iowa players are with which teams. For those in Eastern Iowa, two NFL preseason games will be shown Thursday and Friday nights respectively. KFXA-TV (FOX affilate) will carry the Chicago Bears’ preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, while KGAN-TV (CBS affiliate) will have the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason game on Friday against the San Francisco 49ers.

There are also six nationally televised preseason games this week including Sunday’s contest on NFL Network between the St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts, which features four former Hawkeye players who are currently active.

Thursday, Aug. 9:

Washington at Buffalo, 6 p.m. — Redskins: Jordan Bernstine, Adam Gettis; Bills: Scott Chandler

Baltimore at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. — Ravens: Sean Considine, Marshal Yanda; Falcons: Jonathan Babineaux

New Orleans at New England, 6:30 p.m. — Patriots: Jeff Tarpinian, Markus Zusevics, Brad Herman (IR)

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. — Eagles: Marvin McNutt, Julian Vandervelde

Green Bay at San Diego, 7 p.m. (ESPN) — Packers: Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels; Chargers: Nate Kaeding

Denver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (KFXA-TV)

Friday, Aug. 10:

NY Jets at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. (NFL Network) — Jets: Shonn Greene, Matt Kroul; Bengals: Shaun Prater (IR)

Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. — Lions: Ryan Donahue, Riley Reiff, Amari Spievey

NY Giants at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. — Giants: Tyler Sash

Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:30 p.m. — Buccaneers: Dallas Clark, Adrian Clayborn, Eric Guthrie; Dolphins: Eric Steinbach

Arizona at Kansas City, 7 p.m. — Chiefs: Rob Bruggeman, Tony Moeaki, Ricky Stanzi

Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (KGAN-TV) — Vikings: Christian Ballard, Chad Greenway, Tyler Nielsen, Allen Reisner

Saturday, Aug. 11:

Houston at Carolina, 6 p.m. (NFL Network) — Texans: Mitch King; Panthers: Charles Godfrey

Tennessee at Seattle, 9 p.m. (NFL Network) — Titans: Karl Klug

Sunday, Aug. 12:

St. Louis at Indianapolis, 12:30 p.m. (NFL Network) — Rams: Bradley Fletcher, Bryan Mattison; Colts: Pat Angerer, Seth Olsen, A.J. Edds (IR)

Monday, Aug. 13:

Dallas at Oakland, 7 p.m. (ESPN) — Raiders: Brandon Myers

*All times listed are Central Standard Time

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