Aztecs in the NFL: 2013 Offseason Update

'Aztec For Life' DeMarco Sampson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. (Ernie Anderson)

‘Aztec For Life’ DeMarco Sampson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. (Ernie Anderson)

Aztec fans,

With a handful of NFL teams beginning their offseason workouts this week, many ‘Aztecs For Life’ are back to work and preparing for the 2013 season. Teams with new head coaches began workouts on Monday and Tuesday, while the rest of the teams begin their programs on April 15 or April 22.

Last season, 14 ‘Aztecs For Life’ were on NFL active rosters. 11 of those 14 remain with the same team, while three have become free agents. Additionally, four players who were free agents in 2012 were signed to an NFL roster in the offseason.

Aztecs in the NFL: 2012 
LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars, April 2*
LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers**
LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos, April 15*
WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers, April 1*
LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders, April 15*
OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers, April 1*
LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks, April 15*
RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos, April 15*
QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals, April 2*
OG Lance Louis – Miami Dolphins***, April 15*
LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills**
WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions, April 15*
OT Will Robinson – New Orleans Saints**
WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets**

2013 Offseason Free Agent Signings
OL Tommie Draheim – Kansas City Chiefs, April 1*
DL Jerome Long – Jacksonville Jaguars, April 2*
WR DeMarco Sampson – Philadelphia Eagles, April 1*
WR Roberto Wallace – Tennessee Titans, April 22*

*Offseason workout start date
**Current Free Agent (Released or expired contract)
***Played with Chicago Bears in 2012, signed by Miami in 2013

Don’t forget to watch the NFL Draft beginning on April 25 to see which ‘Aztecs For Life’ will have the opportunity to join this list.

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