K-State in the NFL - Week 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Each week throughout the 2014 season, k-statesports.com will highlight former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.


Arthur Brown, LB - Baltimore Ravens
Brown, a second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, was in active for the Ravens' 34-27 win at New Orleans on Monday night. Brown has played in two games this season for the 7-4 Ravens.

Bryce Brown, RB - Buffalo Bills
A seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo in the offseason, Brown helped the Bills earn a 38-3 victory over the New York Jets Monday night in Detroit in a game that was moved due to heavy snowfall in upstate New York. Brown rushed six times for 20 yards, pushing his season rushing total to 84 yards on 26 attempts, while he has also hauled in seven receptions for 57 yards this season. Buffalo improved to 6-5 with the win.

Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
Clary, an eighth-year offensive lineman for San Diego, remains on the Chargers' physically unable to perform list. San Diego improved to 7-4 with a 27-24 home win over St. Louis on Sunday.
 
Zac Diles, LB - Cleveland Browns
Diles, who was signed by Cleveland on Tuesday, played in the Browns' 26-24 home victory over Atlanta but did not record any statistics. The Browns improved to 7-4 and sit a half-game back of first place in the AFC North.
 
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee in 2012, made eight tackles in Cincinnati's 22-13 win at Houston on Sunday. The strongside linebacker, who had double-digit tackle games each of the previous two weeks, now has 79 stops this season to go along with seven passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati leads the AFC North with a 7-3-1 record.

Cornelius Lucas, OL - Detroit Lions
An undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman, Lucas played in the Lions' 34-9 loss at New England on Sunday. He has played in 10 games this year for Detroit, which fell to 7-4 with the loss.

Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a seventh-year veteran, made eight catches for 68 yards in Green Bay's 24-21 victory at divisional foe Minnesota on Sunday. A career 52-game starter, Nelson topped the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in his career, including a second straight season, as he has 68 receptions for 1,066 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014. He is tied for fourth in the league in touchdowns, while he ranks fifth in yards and eighth in receptions. In his seven-year career, Nelson has 370 receptions for 5,656 yards and 45 touchdowns. The Packers lead the NFC North at 8-3.

Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
Newman, a 12-year NFL veteran, made his 169th career start in Cincinnati's 22-13 win at Houston on Sunday. The cornerback recorded four tackles and batted away two passes. Newman now has 724 career tackles and 143 career passes defended, including season totals of 55 and 10, respectively. The Bengals improved to an AFC North-leading 7-3-1 with the win.

Tavon Rooks, OL - New Orleans Saints
A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Rooks is on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. The Saints lost at home on Monday night to Baltimore, 27-10, to see their record fall to 4-7.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - Philadelphia Eagles
Sproles, a 10th-year pro, totaled 89 all-purpose yards in Philadelphia's 43-24 home win over Tennessee on Sunday. The running back ran six times for 25 yards and a touchdown, caught three passes for 14 yards and returned six punts for 50 yards. Traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, Sproles tallied has 282 rushing yards and five touchdowns, 294 receiving yards and a 14.9-yard average on punt returns. He has also racked up 16,543 career all-purpose yards to rank 16th in NFL history. The Eagles improved to 8-3 with the win.

Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
Thomas, a 2011 draft pick by Miami who was cut and then resigned by the Dolphins this year, rushed three times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Miami's narrow 39-36 loss at Denver on Sunday. In eight games this year, the fourth-year back has 157 rushing yards on 40 carries and 97 receiving yards on nine catches for the 6-5 Dolphins.

Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
Tuggle, a second-year linebacker, recorded one tackle in Houston's 22-13 home loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. In 11 games this season, the former undrafted rookie free agent has 37 tackles to improve his two-year career total to 51. The Texans fell to 5-6.

Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
Walker, a sixth-year pro, was inactive for San Diego's 27-24 home win over St. Louis on Sunday. In his second season in San Diego, Walker has 11 tackles this year for the 7-4 Chargers.

Ty Zimmerman, S - New Orleans Saints
Zimmerman, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by the New Orleans Saints, is on injured reserve for the 2014 season. New Orleans fell at home on Monday night to Baltimore, 34-27, to see its record drop to 4-7.