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See where Ohio State players in the NFL landed after cut day 2015

The preseason is over and these Buckeyes will get their chance to compete in 2015.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nine former Ohio State players saw the chopping block ahead of the regular season. Three were released before the first deadline, with an additional eleven players let go in the last round of cuts. Should these players clear waivers and get overlooked by other teams, the younger players could still land on a team's practice squad.

This might be a good option for receiver Evan Spencer who was released by Washington. He was plagued with several injuries during the preseason, culminating in missing a game due to concussion protocol. The practice squad might give him time to rehab while also gaining experience for an impact next season.

Another surprising cut was running back Rod Smith from Seattle. He had an impressive preseason, but was ultimately passed up with the team having depth already at the position. All of these players are dealing with the darker side of playing at the next level, and will be hoping to find themselves in the league this year and years to come.

Buckeyes cut

PLAYER TEAM POSITION EXPERIENCE
Darryl Baldwin Baltimore Ravens Offensive Tackle Rookie
Zach Boren Tennessee Titans Fullback 1st year
Bryant Browning Miami Dolphins Guard 5th year
Christian Bryant (PS) St. Louis Rams Safety 1st year
Reid Fragel Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Tackle 3rd year
Curtis Grant San Diego Chargers Linebacker Rookie
Doran Grant (PS) Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Rookie
Daniel Herron Indianapolis Colts Running Back 4th year
Steve Miller Carolina Panthers Defensive End Rookie
DeVier Posey New York Jets Wide Receiver 4th year
Rod Smith (PS) Seattle Seahawks Running Back Rookie
Evan Spencer Washington Wide Receiver Rookie
Jake Stoneburner (PS) Miami Dolphins Tight End 2nd year
Doug Worthington (PS) St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle 3rd year

(PS) = Practice Squad

Ohio State boasts an impressive number of players on final team rosters ahead of the season. There's still time for those cut to join a team or earn a spot on a practice squad, but these are the Buckeyes in the NFL ahead of Week 1.

Buckeyes in the NFL

PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Mike Adams (PUP) Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Tackle
Will Allen Pittsburgh Steelers Safety
Michael Bennett Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Tackle
Alex Boone San Francisco 49ers Guard
Mike Brewster (IR) New Orleans Saints Center
Corey Brown Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver
Chimdi Chekwa (IR) Oakland Raiders Cornerback
Kurt Coleman Carolina Panthers Safety
Nate Ebner New England Patriots Defensive Back
Ted Ginn Jr. Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver
Johnathan Hankins New York Giants Defensive Tackle
Brian Hartline Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver
A.J. Hawk Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker
Jeff Heuerman (IR) Denver Broncos Tight End
Cameron Heyward Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End
Travis Howard (IR) Atlanta Falcons Cornerback
Carlos Hyde San Francisco 49ers Running Back
Malcolm Jenkins Philadelphia Eagles Safety
James Laurinaitis St. Louis Rams Linebacker
Corey Linsley Green Bay Packers Center
Nick Mangold New York Jets Center
Jake McQuaide St. Louis Rams Long Snapper
Jack Mewhort Indianapolis Colts Offensive Tackle
Andrew Norwell Carolina Panthers Guard
Mike Nugent Cincinnati Bengals Place kicker
Terrelle Pryor Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver
Bradley Roby Denver Broncos Cornerback
Ryan Shazier Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
John Simon Houston Texans Linebacker
Devin Smith New York Jets Wide Receiver
Donte Whitner Cleveland Browns Defensive Back

Catch your favorite former Buckeyes as they try to make an impact in the NFL this season.