Michigan Football: Wolverines in the NFL, Week Two

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While Michigan football was off this past weekend a number of former Wolverines stood out in the NFL. Here’s a look at who.

Last weekend in Ann Arbor was actually a somewhat relaxing one, which can only mean one thing: the Michigan football team had a bye.

But while Wolverine faithful were spared from a classic Michigan Saturday of highs and lows, panic, hyperventilation and tiki-torch-level anger, there were still relevant football games for them to watch the next day, as some of the best players to don the maize and blue in recent years took the field for their NFL teams.

In terms of players on active rosters, the Wolverines rank 18th out of all college programs. Over 20 former Michigan football currently play professionally, from veterans such as Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark to youngsters fighting to assert themselves like Rams cornerback David Long. About a dozen more currently inhabit the various practice squads and reserve lists around the league as well.

Michigan’s pros had no shortage of strong performances in Week 2 of the NFL season, including Tom Brady’s torching of the hapless Dolphins, Chase Winovich’s first career sack and Devin Bush’s seven tackles against the Seahawks.

With no Wolverines scheduled to take the field in Monday night’s Jets-Browns duel, here’s a look at the best of them in Week 2.