NFL Never played for

by fedoratipper - 97 cards (Last updated on Oct. 6, 2018)

1. 2005 Topps Total #524 Derek Anderson

Released on September 20th 2005

2. 2013 Topps #373b Brian Banks

Released on August 30th 2013

3. 2002 Bowman #195 Atrews Bell

Released on August 26th 2002

4. 2015 Topps #456 Kenny Bell

Spent the entire 2015 season on injured reserve

5. 1955 Topps All-American #78 Jay Berwanger

Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1936 NFL Draft but never played for them

6. 2006 Bowman #231 Josh Betts

Released on September 9th 2006, September 1st 2007, and July 24th and September 24th 2008

7. 2002 Bowman #260 Dusty Bonner

Released on August 26th 2002

8. 2001 Upper Deck Victory #421 Josh Booty

Released on September 9th 2002

9. 2014 Topps #353 Tajh Boyd

Released on August 30th 2014

10. 2010 Topps #328 Dezmon Briscoe

Released on September 4th 2010



Sep. 26, 2018 - 6:52AM

Looks like the criteria is not being on the active regular season roster. I can see this list getting extremely large. Card companies start producing cards after the Draft; using training camp photos.  Since team rosters start at 90 players and then are cut to 53 for the regular season, many of those newly drafted players end up being cut.

Ernie DavisEric CrouchJason White

Demetrius DavisSam ManuelJim FinnTevita OfahengaueRyan HoagKevin McMahanTimothy TooneGerald Christian


Sep. 26, 2018 - 11:15AM

John Henry Johnson

John Henry Johnson never actually played for the Cleveland Browns. After the 1956 season, the San Francisco 49ers traded him to the Detroit Lions for fullback Bill Bowman and defensive back Bill Stits. Ironically, the Lions defeated the Browns in the 1957 NFL Championship Game.

Sep. 26, 2018 - 6:52PM

@C2Cigars I figured it would get long. I'll add all of them.

@SunDevilCollection Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add him.

Sep. 30, 2018 - 4:24PM

Brock Lesnar has at least one football card as a Viking.

Sep. 30, 2018 - 4:39PM

Bobby Garrett - Browns

Dimitrius Underwood - Vikings

Sep. 30, 2018 - 5:58PM

@switzr1 Thanks. I'll add all of them.

Oct. 1, 2018 - 5:18AM

Bo Wallace was invited, on a try out, to rookie minicamp for the Chiefs, but was not offered a contract afterwards.

Oct. 1, 2018 - 12:30PM

@awmckenz Ah, thanks. I'll update it.

Oct. 4, 2018 - 8:43AM

Matt Stover, was on Injured Reserve entire 1990 season, signed with Browns in 1991.
Ken McMichel
Elliott Searcy, cut in 1990 pre-season

Oct. 4, 2018 - 11:53AM

@C2Cigars Thanks. I'll add all of them.

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