Greg Stroman

American football player (born 1996)

American football player
Greg Stroman
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Stroman with the Redskins in 2019
No. 27 – Chicago Bears
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-08) March 8, 1996 (age 28)
Warrenton, Virginia, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Stonewall Jackson (Bull Run, Virginia)
College:Virginia Tech (2014–2017)
NFL draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
  • Washington Redskins / Football Team (2018–2020)
  • Buffalo Bills (2021)*
  • Los Angeles Rams (2021)*
  • Chicago Bears (2022–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2017)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:65
Pass deflections:6
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Return yards:135

Gregory O'Neill Stroman Jr. (born March 8, 1996) is an American football player who is a cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

While living in Bristow, Virginia , Stroman attended Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. At Stonewall Jackson, he was a first-team 6A All-State selection. A 3-star recruit, Stroman committed to play football for Virginia Tech over offers from Campbell, Duke, Norfolk State, Old Dominion, UMass, Virginia, and Wisconsin.[1]

College career

Stroman (left) playing in the 2014 Military Bowl.

As a freshman, Stroman made an immediate impact for the Hokies on special teams as he fielded 36 punts for 249 yards.[2] In his sophomore season, he recorded 27 punt returns for 109 yards and collecting 24 tackles on defense.[2] In his junior season, Stroman tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in both pass breakups (11, including one for a touchdown) and interceptions (four for 47 yards). He added 20 total tackles and 36 punts returned for 397 yards and two touchdowns on special teams.[2] Stroman ranks second all-time in Virginia Tech history with six career return scores, trailing just DeAngelo Hall (seven).[2] In the 2015 Independence Bowl against Tulsa, he had a career-long punt return of 67 yards.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
182 lb
(83 kg)
29+78 in
(0.76 m)
8+34 in
(0.22 m)
4.48 s 1.59 s 2.62 s 4.43 s 7.02 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[3][4][5]

Washington Redskins / Football Team

Stroman was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round, 241st overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[6] In his rookie season, Stroman played in 15 games, recording 38 tackles, 4 passes defended, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble.[7]

On September 10, 2019, Stroman was waived/injured by the Redskins[8] and reverted to the team's injured reserve list the next day. For the 2020 season he played in a few games before being placed on injured reserve again on October 16, 2020.[9] Stroman was released on August 17, 2021.[10]

Buffalo Bills

On December 2, 2021, Stroman was signed to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills.[11] He was released on December 9, 2021.

Los Angeles Rams

On December 16, 2021, Stroman was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.[12] He was released on December 28.

Chicago Bears

On April 21, 2022, Stroman signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[13] He was released on August 30, 2022.[14] He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 28, 2022.[15] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 26, 2023.[16]

On August 29, 2023, Stroman was released by the Bears and re-signed to the practice squad.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on September 14.[19] Stroman was released on November 8 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[20][21] He was signed to the active roster on January 6, 2024.


  1. ^ "Greg Stroman Recruit Interests".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Greg Stroman Jr. – ROCNATION". Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Greg Stroman Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Scout Greg Stroman College Football Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  5. ^ "Greg Stroman 2018 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  6. ^ Haduck, Alyssa. "Redskins Select Two In Seventh Round Of 2018 NFL Draft". Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Greg Stroman Stats, News and Video – CB".
  8. ^ "Redskins Sign DL T.Y. McGill, CB Simeon Thomas; Waive CB Greg Stroman (Injured), TE J.P. Holtz". September 10, 2019. Archived from the original on September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Alper, Josh. "Washington activates Brandon Scherff from IR". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations (August 17, 2021). "Washington Releases TE Nick Guggemos, CB Greg Stroman". Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Bills sign Greg Stroman to the practice squad". December 2, 2021. Archived from the original on December 2, 2021. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Rams Sign Cornerback to Practice Squad in Week 15". December 16, 2021.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 21, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears sign WR Moore, CB Stroman". Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit".
  15. ^ "NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/28/22". December 28, 2022.
  16. ^ Shapiro, Alex (January 26, 2023). "Bears sign DB Greg Stroman to reserve/future contract".
  17. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 29, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit".
  18. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears sign 11 players to practice squad".
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 14, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears put Gordon on IR; add Stroman to roster".
  20. ^ Ong, Eli (November 8, 2023). "Chicago Bears waive 2 defensive backs ahead of game against Carolina Panthers". WGN. Retrieved November 9, 2023.
  21. ^ Comeaux, Jonathan (November 10, 2023). "Bears Re-Sign DB Greg Stroman Jr. To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 11, 2023.

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