Wildcats in the NFL – Week 10
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 10
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week
throughout the 2015 season, k-statesports.com will recap the week for
the 11 former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB – Baltimore Ravens
Brown, a third-year linebacker for Baltimore, played in the Ravens’ 22-20 setback at home to Jacksonville on Sunday. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 21 career games and made 16 tackles. Baltimore is 2-7 this season.
Bryce Brown, RB – Seattle Seahawks
Brown, who signed by Seattle three weeks ago, was inactive for the Seahawks’ 39-32 defeat at home to Arizona on Sunday night. A draft selection in 2012, Brown is now on his third team after playing two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and just over a year with the Buffalo Bills. In 39 career games, Brown has rushed for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns on 226 carries. Seattle fell to 4-5 with the loss and sits in second place in the NFC West.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
A 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, Evans is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia fell at home to Miami on Sunday, 20-19, to fall to 4-5, but the Eagles are only a half game out of first place in the NFC East.
B.J. Finney, OL – Pittsburgh Steelers
Finney, an undrafted rookie free agent who was cut by the Steelers prior to the regular season, was signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad last month. The Steelers picked up a 30-9 home victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Standing at 6-4, Pittsburgh is in second place in the AFC North, 2.5 games behind Cincinnati.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, recorded five tackles and one pass breakup in the Bengals’ 10-6 home loss to Houston on Monday night, Cincinnati’s first defeat of the season. In three-plus years, Lamur has 138 tackles, a half sack, 10 passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati fell to 8-1 on the year but still holds a 2.5-game lead in the AFC North.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
A third-round selection in this year’s draft, Lockett made his fourth start of the season and came away with 111 all-purpose yards, but it wasn’t enough as Seattle fell to Arizona, 39-32, Sunday night. Lockett had one catch for seven yards and returned five kickoffs for 104 yards. Just the second rookie in NFL history with touchdowns via a reception, kickoff return and punt return, Lockett has 460 total kickoff-return yards to rank sixth in the NFL, while he ranks 11th with 916 all-purpose yards. The Seahawks are tied for second place in the NFC West at 4-5.
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
An undrafted rookie free agent signee last year, Lucas was inactive for Detroit’s 18-16 victory at Green bay on Sunday. Lucas has played in eight games this year after playing in 15 games a year ago. Detroit improved to 2-7 with the win.
Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
A Pro Bowler in 2014, Nelson is on injured reserve for the entire 2015 season after suffering an injury during the preseason. In his seven-year career, Nelson has totaled 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns, including 98 catches, 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. The Packers fell at home to Detroit, 18-16, on Sunday. After starting the season 6-0, the Packers have dropped three-straight games and are now in second place in the NFC North.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
A 13-year veteran and first-year member of the Minnesota Vikings, Newman had his best game in a Viking uniform on Sunday in Minnesota’s 30-14 victory at Oakland. Making his 181st career start, Newman recorded four tackles – including one for a loss – two interceptions and a career-high five passes defended. It was this sixth-career game with two or more interceptions and one shy of his career high of three picks at Washington during his rookie year of 2003. Newman, who has now played in 183 career games, has 776 career tackles, two sacks, 155 passes defended and 39 interceptions. The win pushed the Vikings to 7-2 as they took a one-game lead over Green Bay in the NFC North.
Video Highlights: 1st Quarter INT | 4th Quarter INT | Postgame Reaction
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
In the midst of his 11th NFL season, Sproles carded 145 all-purpose yards in Philadelphia’s 20-19 setback to Miami on Sunday. Sproles caught five passes for 34 yards, returned seven punts for 57 yards and one kickoff for 20 yards. He now has 17,357 career all-purpose yards, which ranks 14th in NFL history and second among active players. He is now 811 all-purpose yards away from the top 10 in NFL history. The Eagles fell to 4-5 on the season but are only a half game out of first place in the NFC East.
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, Tuggle registered one tackle in the Texans’ 10-6 win at Cincinnati on Monday night, handing the Bengals’ their first loss of the season. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 69 tackles, two passes defended and one interception. The victory put Houston in a tie for first place in the AFC South at 4-5.
Video Highlights from NFL.com