By Brendan Stiles
The second week of the 2012 NFL preseason begins Thursday. As of Wednesday, there currently remains 41 former Iowa football players listed on NFL rosters, with three listed on injured reserve. While not on injured reserve, former Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer suffered an injury last weekend that will sideline him for the remainder of the Indianapolis Colts’ preseason slate.
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 Friday and Saturday nights respectively. On Friday, KGAN-TV (CBS affiliate) will carry the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. KFXA-TV (FOX affiliate) will carry the Chicago Bears’ preseason game against the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
In addition, there are six nationally televised preseason games this week including Friday’s contest on FOX between the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens, which features five former Hawkeye players.
Thursday, Aug. 16:
Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (FOX) — Bengals: Shaun Prater (IR); Falcons: Jonathan Babineaux
Cleveland at Green Bay, 7 p.m. — Packers: Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels
Friday, Aug. 17:
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. — Titans: Karl Klug; Buccaneers: Dallas Clark, Adrian Clayborn, Eric Guthrie
Detroit at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (FOX) — Lions: Ryan Donahue, Riley Reiff, Amari Spievey; Ravens: Sean Considine, Marshal Yanda
Miami at Carolina, 7 p.m. — Dolphins: Eric Steinbach; Panthers: Charles Godfrey
Buffalo at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (KGAN-TV) — Bills: Scott Chandler; Vikings: Christian Ballard, Chad Greenway, Tyler Nielsen, Allen Reisner
Jacksonville at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Oakland at Arizona, 9 p.m. — Raiders: Brandon Myers
Saturday, Aug. 18:
NY Giants at NY Jets, 6 p.m. (NFL Network) — Giants: Tyler Sash; Jets: Shonn Greene, Matt Kroul
Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. (KFXA-TV) — Redskins: Jordan Bernstine, Adam Gettis
San Francisco at Houston, 7 p.m. — Texans: Mitch King
Kansas City at St. Louis, 7 p.m. — Chiefs: Rob Bruggeman, Tony Moeaki, Ricky Stanzi; Rams: Bradley Fletcher, Bryan Mattison
Seattle at Denver, 8 p.m.
Dallas at San Diego, 8 p.m. (NFL Network; JIP) — Chargers: Nate Kaeding
Sunday, Aug. 19:
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NBC) — Colts: Seth Olsen, Pat Angerer (injured), A.J. Edds (IR)
Monday, Aug. 20:
Philadelphia at New England, 7 p.m. (ESPN) — Eagles: Marvin McNutt, Julian Vandervelde; Patriots: Jeff Tarpinian, Markus Zusevics, Brad Herman (IR)
*All times listed are Central Standard Time