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Bergen Catholic grad Brian Cushing plays for the Houston Texans.
Bergen Catholic grad Brian Cushing plays for the Houston Texans. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikipedia
Victor Cruz returns to action with the New York Giants this weekend.
Victor Cruz returns to action with the New York Giants this weekend. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Don Bosco grad Justin Trattou with the Minnesota Vikings
Don Bosco grad Justin Trattou with the Minnesota Vikings Photo Credit: Justin Trattou/Twitter
Previously of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patrick Murray now kicks for the Cleveland Browns.
Previously of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patrick Murray now kicks for the Cleveland Browns. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Teaneck native Tamba Hali plays with the Kansas City Chief.
Teaneck native Tamba Hali plays with the Kansas City Chief. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikipedia
St. Joe's grad Devin McCourty plays for the New England Patriots.
St. Joe's grad Devin McCourty plays for the New England Patriots. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikipedia
Ramapo grad Chris Hogan is wide receiver for the New England Patriots.
Ramapo grad Chris Hogan is wide receiver for the New England Patriots. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikipedia
Carolina Panthers tight end, Greg Olsen, in a game against the New England Patriots.
Carolina Panthers tight end, Greg Olsen, in a game against the New England Patriots. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Passaic Tech grad and Indianapolis Colts safety, Mike Adams, at the United Service Organizations tour in Japan.
Passaic Tech grad and Indianapolis Colts safety, Mike Adams, at the United Service Organizations tour in Japan. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Former Bergen Catholic quarterback and Hillsdale native Tanner McEvoy survived cut-down day and has made the Seattle Seahawks opening day roster.
Former Bergen Catholic quarterback and Hillsdale native Tanner McEvoy survived cut-down day and has made the Seattle Seahawks opening day roster. Photo Credit: Seahawks.com
Saddle Brook's Steve Longa has been signed by the Detroit Lions as a member of the practice squad. Longa was picked up after being waived by the Seattle Seahawks.
Saddle Brook's Steve Longa has been signed by the Detroit Lions as a member of the practice squad. Longa was picked up after being waived by the Seattle Seahawks. Photo Credit: Seahawks.com
Dumont grad Sean Lissemore plays Defensive End for the San Diego Chargers.
Dumont grad Sean Lissemore plays Defensive End for the San Diego Chargers. Photo Credit: chargers.com
Bergen Catholic grad Jim Dray played two season with the Cleveland Browns. 2016 finds him on the Buffalo Bills roster.
Bergen Catholic grad Jim Dray played two season with the Cleveland Browns. 2016 finds him on the Buffalo Bills roster. Photo Credit: Twitter
From Nanuet, NY, Jason McCourty attended St. Joe's Montvale and plays for the Tennessee Titans.
From Nanuet, NY, Jason McCourty attended St. Joe's Montvale and plays for the Tennessee Titans. Photo Credit: Facebook

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The biggest football story of the weekend might be Victor Cruz' return to to the New York Giants, but Bergen and Passaic counties have neighbors to look out for.

Among the notables are Carolina Panther’s tight end Greg Olsen (Wayne Hills) who is Cam Newton’s favorite target.

Linebacker Brian Cushing (Bergen Catholic) and three-time second-team All-Pro selection will be playing for the Houston Texans.

The McCourty twins, who hail from Nanuet, N.Y., and played high school football at St. Joseph’s (Montvale) and at Rutgers together will also be on the fields. The pair is split in the pros, with Devin playing in New England and Jason playing in Tennessee.

Additionally, the Washington Redskins Junior Galette, who went to St. Joseph’s Montvale, is on the Redskins injured reserve list after rupturing his Achilles tendon during training camp, and will miss the entire season.

Below is a complete list of Bergen/Passaic NFL athletes:

  • Brian Cushing – LB – Houston Texans – Bergen Catholic (Park Ridge)
  • Jim Dray – TE – Buffalo Bills – Bergen Catholic (Paramus)
  • Justin Trattou – DL – Minnesota Vikings – Don Bosco (Ramsey)
  • Patrick Murray – K – Cleveland Browns – Don Bosco (Mahwah)
  • Tamba Hali- DE/LB – Kansas City Chiefs – Teaneck
  • Devin McCourty – S – New England Patriots – St.Joseph’s (Montvale) (Nanuet, NY)
  • Jason McCourty – CB – Tennessee Titans - St.Joseph’s (Montvale) (Nanuet, N.Y.)
  • Sean Lissemore – DE– San Diego Chargers – Dumont
  • Chris Hogan – WR- New England Patriots – Ramapo
  • Greg Olsen – TE – Carolina Panthers – Wayne Hills
  • Mike Adams – DB – Indianapolis Colts Passaic Tech
  • Victor Cruz – WR – Giants, Paterson Catholic
  • Tanner McEvoy – WR - Seattle Seahawks, Bergen Catholic (Hillsdale)
  • Steve Longa – LB – Detroit Lions, Saddle Brook (taxi squad)

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