There are 14 former Northwestern Wildcats on NFL rosters. Two guys fighting for a spot — Mike Kafka and Brian Peters — have already seen preseason game action and played well, while others, like Kyle Prater, have been impressing in camp.
Here's the game lineup for Week 1 of the NFL preseason for games involving former Northwestern players:
NOTE: All times are Central
New Orleans Saints (Zach Strief, Kyle Prater) at Baltimore Ravens; 6:30 p.m.
REPLAY: 3 p.m. August 14
New York Jets at Detroit Lions (Corey Wootton); 6:30 p.m.
REPLAY: 4 a.m. August 14
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears (Sherrick McManis, Rashad Lawrence); 7 p.m.
REPLAY: 9 a.m. August 14
Washington Redskins (Tony Jones) at Cleveland Browns (Ibraheim Campbell); 7 p.m.
REPLAY: 12 a.m. August 14; 9 a.m. August 16
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (Chi Chi Ariguzo); 9 p.m.*
REPLAY: 12 p.m. August 14; 3 a.m. August 15; 11 p.m. August 16
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills (Corbin Bryant); 6 p.m.
REPLAY: 9 a.m. August 15
St. Louis Rams at Oakland Raiders (Jimmy Hall); 9 p.m.
REPLAY: 12 a.m. August 15
Denver Broncos (Trevor Siemian) at Seattle Seahawks, 9 p.m.*
REPLAY: 3 p.m. August 15; 8:30 p.m. August 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings (Mike Kafka, Brian Peters); 7 p.m.*
REPLAY: 3:30 p.m. August 16
Indianapolis Colts (Brandon Vitabile) at Philadelphia Eagles; 12 p.m.*
*= LIVE on NFL Network
Because most preseason games are only broadcast on local channels, you may not be able to see every team live. But fear not, Wildcat diehards, EVERY SINGLE GAME will be replayed by NFL Network. Replay schedules through the weekend are included above. If you're willing to be up at 3 a.m. Central on your Saturday morning to watch Chi Chi Ariguzo take on Dallas backups, kudos to you. Let us know how you think he looks.