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Kelly's Eagles lead NFL clubs in local players

After coach Chip Kelly ventured to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, he used a little local knowledge to fill out his squad.

When the Eagles play Washington in the teams' season opener on Monday night, they'll have three former Ducks and one ex-Oregon State player on their active 53-man roster.

Former Oregon safety Patrick Chung will start at safety, while ex-Ducks Jeff Maehl (receiver) and Casey Matthews (linebacker) and ex-Beaver Jordan Poyer (safety) will be available for duty.

In addition, former Beaver Brandon Hughes (cornerback) has a broken left hand but is on the active roster, and a pair of former Ducks -- Brandon Bair (defensive end) and Isaac Remington (offensive lineman) -- are on Philadelphia's practice squad.

The other team stocked with state-of-Oregon players is Carolina, which lists defensive tackle Dwan Edwards of Oregon State as a starter, cornerback James Dockery and quarterback Derek Anderson of Oregon State, running back Kenjon Barner and tight end Brandon Williams of Oregon and linebacker Jordan Senn of Portland State as reserves and running back Jonathan Stewart of Oregon as physically unable to perform.

There are 30 former Ducks, 18 former Beavers and four ex-Portland State Vikings listed on NFL rosters going into the opening weekend of regular-season play.

Oregon has eight starters, 17 reserves, four practice squad members and one player on an injured list.

Oregon State lists seven starters, seven reserves, two practice squad members and two players on the injured list.

Portland State fields one starter, a pair of reserves and one member of a practice squad.

The breakdown of players with local ties includes:

ARIZONA: Practice squad: Kenny Rowe, LB, Oregon.

ATLANTA: Steven Jackson, RB, Oregon State (starter); Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State (reserve); Drew Davis, WR, Oregon (reserve). Practice squad: James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State.

BALTIMORE: Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon; (starter); Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon (starter).

BUFFALO: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon (starter); Jairus Byrd, S, Oregon (starter). Practice squad: Mark Asper, OL, Oregon.

CAROLINA: Derek Anderson, QB, Oregon State (reserve); Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon (reserve); James Dockery, CB, Oregon State (reserve); Dwan Edwards, DT, Oregon State (starter); Jordan Senn, LB, Portland State (reserve); Brandon Williams, TE, Oregon (reserve). Injured list: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon.

CHICAGO: Kyle Long, G, Oregon (starter); Stephen Paea, NT, Oregon State (starter); Dante Rosario, TE, Oregon (reserve).

CINCINNATI: None.

DALLAS: Darrion Weems, OT, Oregon (reserve).

DENVER: Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State (starter).

DETROIT: None.

GREEN BAY: None.

HOUSTON: Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon (reserve).

INDIANAPOLIS: None.

JACKSONVILLE: None.

KANSAS CITY: Geoff Schwartz, OL, Oregon (reserve).

MIAMI: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon (reserve); Josh Kaddu, LB, Oregon (reserve); Matt Moore, QB, Oregon State (reserve).

MINNESOTA: None.

NEW ENGLAND: LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon (reserve).

NEW ORLEANS: Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon State (starter). Injured list: Victor Butler, LB, Oregon State.

NEW YORK GIANTS: Spencer Paysinger, LG, Oregon (starter).

NEW YORK JETS: Alex Green, RB, Benson High (reserve).

OAKLAND: None.

PHILADELPHIA: Patrick Chung, S, Oregon (starter); Brandon Hughes, CB, Oregon State (injured but on 53-man roster); Jeff Maehl, WR, Oregon (reserve); Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon (reserve); Jordan Poyer, S, Oregon State (reserve). Practice squad: Brandon Bair, DE, Oregon; Isaac Remington, OL, Oregon.

PITTSBURGH: David Paulson, TE, Oregon (reserve); Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State (reserve).

ST. LOUIS: Kellen Clemens, QB, Oregon (reserve); Johnny Hekker, P, Oregon State (starter).

SAN DIEGO: None.

SAN FRANCISCO: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (reserve); Adam Snyder, G, Oregon (reserve).

SEATTLE: Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State (starter); Walter Thurmond, CB, Oregon (reserve); Max Unger, C, Oregon (starter). Practice squad: DeShawn Shead, S, Portland State.

TAMPA BAY: Adam Hayward, LB, Portland State (reserve). Practice squad: Mike Remmers, OT, Oregon State.

TENNESSEE: Andy Levitre, G, Oregon State (starter).

WASHINGTON: Nick Barnett, LB, Oregon State (reserve).