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50 days until kickoff: Players with Utah ties set to head to NFL training camps (28 items)

By , Deseret News

July 16, 2014

Fifty days — that is all that remains until the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers kick off the 2014 NFL regular season on Sept. 4.

Between now and then, there will be training camps and preseason games. These will be proving grounds for more than 60 athletes with ties to the state of Utah.

The process has already started, as rookies for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers reported to training camp on Wednesday. That includes the first local tie, Utah State defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali’i, who reported with the Ravens rookies.

When will your favorite local players officially start their next step in the lead-up to the 2014 season?

Here's a look at players with Utah ties on NFL rosters as of Wednesday, with rookies noted, and the training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams, according to NFL.com:

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1 of 28. Atlanta Falcons

Training camp reporting dates: Rookies, July 22; veterans, July 24

Utah ties

Tay Glover-Wright, CB, Utah State (rookie)

Paul Soliai, DT, Utah

2 of 28. Baltimore Ravens

Training camp reporting dates: Rookies, July 16; veterans, July 23

Utah ties

Haloti Ngata, DT, Highland High

A.J. Pataiali’i, DT, Utah State, Snow College and Hunter High (rookie)

Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU

Steve Smith Sr., WR, Utah

3 of 28. Buffalo Bills

Training camp reporting dates: Rookies, July 16; veterans, July 18

Utah tie

Stevenson Sylvester, LB, Utah

4 of 28. Carolina Panthers

Training camp reporting dates: Rookies and veterans, July 24

Utah tie

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High

5 of 28. Chicago Bears

Training camp reporting dates: Rookies and veterans, July 24

Utah tie

Stephen Paea, DT, Snow College and Timpview High

1. UtesBy5
Syracuse, UT,
July 17, 2014

Utah - 30 players
USU - 17 players
BYU - 9 players
WSU - 1 player
SUU - 1 player

2. Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT,
July 17, 2014

One measure of any university is how well it prepares students to succeed in their chosen career and in life. Utah totally dominates this list and it isn't some subjective ranking based on opinion. It is simple fact.

3. patriot
Cedar Hills, UT,
July 17, 2014

Congrats to the U for continuing to rise up the ladder nationally in football. 30 players in the NFL is pretty impressive!! BYU is WAY down on the list at 9. Wow. Two programs going in opposite directions.

4. VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV,
July 17, 2014

Wow! More Utes on Raiders, Jets and Phins alone than all byU combined.

Way to move up Ags!!

Go Utes! Go Ags!

5. utsouthwestern
Irving, TX,
July 19, 2014

Big BYU fan here tipping my hat to Utah, Utah State for showing up big in the NFL.