NFL Blitz Rosters: NFC North and East

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Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

ESPN has started to reveal the rosters for EA Sports’ reboot of NFL Blitz which is set to release on January 4th. The first two divisions to roll out are the NFC East and NFC North.

Each team gets seven players on both offense and defense along with a kicker and punter. Unfortunately this means some worthy players have to be left out and there are some questionable ones included – presumably because they were locked in before developments changed their individual stature on their respective teams. I would’ve rather seen the special teams spots used for two additional regular players that could be available to sub in – just have one of the others kick and punt – this is Blitz after all.

Still no word on whether there will be a post-release roster update as even just having one for adjustments as the league enters the post-season would be valuable. The last digitally-distributed football game from EA, Madden NFL Arcade, had multiple roster updates but that released in the middle of the season rather than January.

NFC North

Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler: QB
Matt Forte: RB
Devin Hester: WR
Johnny Knox: WR
Gabe Carimi: OT
J’Marcus Webb: OT
Roberto Garza: C
Israel Idonije: DE
Julius Peppers: DE
Tim Jennings: CB
Charles Tillman: CB
Anthony Adams: DT
Chris Harris: S
Brian Urlacher: LB
Adam Podlesh: P
Robbie Gould: K

Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford: QB
Jahvid Best: RB
Calvin Johnson: WR
Brandon Pettigrew: TE
Jeff Backus: OT
Gosder Cherilus: OT
Dominic Raiola: C
Cliff Avril: DE
Kyle Vanden Bosch: DE
Ndamukong Suh: DT
Eric Wright: CB
Chris Houston: CB
Louis Delmas: S
Stephen Tulloch: LB
Ryan Donahue: P
Jason Hanson: K

Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers: QB
Ryan Grant: RB
Greg Jennings: WR
Jermichael Finley: TE
Chad Clifton: OT
Bryan Bulaga: OT
Scott Wells: C
Ryan Pickett: DE
Mike Neal: DE
B.J. Raji: DT
Tramon Williams: CB
Charles Woodson: CB
Nick Collins: S
Clay Matthews: LB
Mason Crosby: K
Tim Masthay: P

Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder: QB
Adrian Peterson: RB
Percy Harvin: WR
Visanthe Shiancoe: TE
Charlie Johnson: OT
Phil Loadholt: OT
John Sullivan: C
Brian Robison: DE
Jared Allen: DE
Cedric Griffin: CB
Antoine Winfield: CB
Kevin Williams: DT
Husain Abdullah: S
Chad Greenway: LB
Chris Kluwe: P
Ryan Longwell: K

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo: QB
Felix Jones: RB
Doug Free: OT
Tyron Smith: OT
Phil Costa: C
Jason Witten: TE
Miles Austin: WR
Kenyon Coleman: DE
Marcus Spears: DE
Gerald Sensabaugh: S
Mike Jenkins: CB
Jay Ratliff: DT
Terence Newman: CB
DeMarcus Ware: LB
David Buehler: K
Mat McBriar: P

New York Giants
Eli Manning: QB
Ahmad Bradshaw: RB
Mario Manningham: WR
Hakeem Nicks: WR
William Beatty: OT
David Baas: C
Kareem McKenzie: OT
Justin Tuck: DE
Osi Umenyiora: DE
Aaron Ross: CB
Antrel Rolle: S
Corey Webster: CB
Michael Boley: LB
Chris Canty: DT
Steve Weatherford: P
Lawrence Tynes: K

Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Vick: QB
LeSean McCoy: RB
DeSean Jackson: WR
Jeremy Maclin: WR
Jason Peters: OT
Todd Herremans: OT
Jason Kelce: C
Jason Babin: DE
Trent Cole: DE
Moise Fokou: LB
Jarrad Page: S
Mike Patterson: DT
Asante Samuel: CB
Nnamdi Asomugha: CB
Chas Henry: P
Alex Henery: K

Washington Redskins
John Beck: QB
Tim Hightower: RB
Santana Moss: WR
Chris Cooley: TE
Trent Williams: OT
Jammal Brown: OT
Will Montgomery: C
Adam Carriker: DE
Stephen Bowen: DE
Barry Cofield: DT
Josh Wilson: CB
DeAngelo Hall: CB
OJ Atogwe: S
London Fletcher: LB
Sav Rocca: P
Graham Gano: K

  • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

    wow no dez bryant for the cowboys.

    • Abramovich

      Is this game gonna be a 15$ arcade game?

      • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

        Yes. $15

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      That was definitely a name that immediately stood out to me. They chose Witten over him which is justifiable but exactly why I thought they should have at least another player or two to choose from from game-to-game.

    • http://twitter.com/michaelcole87 Michael Cole

      no DeMarco Murray either.

      • Mason Drews

        How about them having David Buehler over Dan Bailey WTF?

  • Stoft619

    Wish they would of gave us the extra player as an option for each team having two receivers and one te to choose from instead of a WR and te or two wrs per team.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Exactly my thinking as well.

      • Sounds like stupid fun.

        Really Pasta? You don’t think EA will be offering up DLC players later?

        $1.99 or more per downloadable player?

        Really Pasta?

        Really?

        Pasta?

        Really?

        • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

          Just going by precedent. They haven’t done that with past arcade games including the most recent (NBA Jam On Fire Edition). 

          I’m not sure consumers would go for a digital download that then tried to tack on more. Maybe for some games, probably not for arcade style sports though.

          • Sounds like stupid fun.

            Consumers were dumb enough to pay EA an extra $25 just to download and play Madden12 only 3 days earlier than its release date, even though they still had to purchase the full game at the regular retail price of $59.99. Consumers are pretty dumb and EA knows how to milk them for extra coin all too well.

            The football season is almost over and EA is already marketing another dumbed down Madden football game for dummies. Mark my words. There will be “tacked on” paid DLC for this digital download. Greed is insatiable.

          • Jarod

            I for one, did not purchase the Season Ticket. People who purchased it were either hardcore gamers, guys who wanted to be able to try out every EA game before it comes out, or idiots. But I do agree with you that there are dumb people out there and I’m pretty sure there are going to be add-ons; either for roster updates or for additional players.

    • Sounds like stupid fun.

      You will be able to get all the players you want. And when you wantt to get them, you will pay for them.

      There are 3 important facts about this game that I need to point out.

      1) This game is made by EA. The extra players you really want will be added as DLC content, as always.

      2) EA knows that its customers are stupid.

      3) You guys are stupid.

  • Keith.

    What a complete waste of the NFL license. Leave it to EA to mine 20 year old arcade games rather than devote development funds to something innovative or fresh with the license. Sad.

    • Sounds like stupid fun.

      Leave it to EA to mine 20 year old arcade games rather than devote
      development funds to something innovative or fresh with the license.
      Sad.

      Leave it to Pastapadre to help them sling this tired ass crap to the EA legion of Madden buying idiots.

  • Perrylarry44

    sports game of year!!!!

  • Spanky

    Spank me

  • Why?

    I don’t know who would be stupid enough to buy this game.

  • Anonymous

    Dan Bailey has been the Cowboys kicker since training camp, how is David Buehler in this game?

  • alex

    lol @ no cruz or pierre-paul for the giants

  • Jarod

    These rosters seem really outdated. I mean who in their right minds would put Moise Fokou, who is on the IR, sucks, and is an OLB; in the game instead of Jamar Chaney, who is the best LB on the team and is a MLB. What it seems like EA is doing on offense is giving every team a QB, RB, WR, C, two OTs, and a WR/TE. On defense, it seems like they’re giving every team a LB, DT, and a S; two DEs and two CBs. What they should do is make it a 25-man roster limit so teams can have backups and take TEs out of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/ZechariahMorris Zechariah Morris

    You think they could at least update the rosters i mean come on. Chris Harris Plays for Detroit now Chicago released him almost 7 weeks ago thats just sad. EA never amazes me anymore just plain sad.

  • Clueminati017

    Wow they shitted on Dallas hard on not putting Dez Bryant & Laurent Robinson on there. Especially for NYG on not putting Victor Cruz on there.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FYDMTCS3726WM2CI2SJLXQNNEY Craig

      Don’t forget DeMarco Murray.

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