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Local NFL players to watch during training camp, regular season

As football fans all over the world prepare for the NFL season, ABC10 is helping you learn more about the local players around the league.
Kolton Miller (UCLA) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number fifteen overall pick to the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. (PHOTO: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

NFL Training Camps are now underway as the 2018-2019 season approaches. The regular season kicks off on September 6 when the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons for the season opener. Training camp is the time for young players to prove they can be contributors to a competitive team and, for veterans, it's a time to set the tone for the season.

With its rich football history, our region has pumped out tremendous NFL talent for decades. In January, former Stockton high school football stars Brandin Cooks and Jordan Richards played on the biggest stage in Super Bowl 52. In May, Roseville's Kolten Miller and Elk Grove's Taron Johnson were selected in the NFL Draft. Miller and Johnson represent the new generation of talented, professional athletes to come out of our area.

As football fans all over the world prepare for the NFL season, ABC10 is helping you learn more about the local players around the league. Here is a list of some NFL veterans and hopefuls from our area to keep an eye on as the season approaches:

Oakland Raiders:

Kolton Miller – Roseville, Roseville High School

Eddie Vanderdoes – Auburn, Placer High School

Doug Martin – Stockton, St. Mary's High School (Stockton)

San Francisco 49ers:

Arik Armstead – Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove High School

Ahkello Witherspoon – Sacramento, Christian Brothers High School

*Stockton's Devron Davis (Lincoln and Franklin High Schools) is reportedly likely to sign with the 49ers

Carolina Panthers:

Shaq Thompson – Sacramento, Grant High School

Los Angeles Chargers:

Jason Verrett – Fairfield, Fairfield High School

New England Patriots:

Jordan Richards – Folsom, Folsom High School

Los Angeles Rams:

Brandin Cooks – Stockton, Lincoln High School (Stockton)

Justin Davis – Stockton, Lincoln High School (Stockton)

Arizona Cardinals:

Deonne Bucanon – Fairfield, Vanden High School

Cincinnati Bengals:

Trayvon Henderson – Sacramento, Grant High School

Cleveland Browns:

Terrance Mitchell – Sacramento, Luther Burbank High School

Buffalo Bills:

Taron Johnson – Sacramento, Sheldon High School

Philadelphia Eagles:

Nate Sudfeld – Modesto, Modesto Christian High School

Baltimore Ravens:

Vince Mayle – Sacramento, Inderkum High School

Denver Broncos:

Devontae Booker – Sacramento, Grant High School

If there is any player missing from this list, e-mail Lina Washington at LWashington@abc10.com.

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