Wildcats in the NFL – Week 13

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week throughout the 2015 season, k-statesports.com will recap the week for the 10 former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.


Arthur Brown, LB – Baltimore Ravens
A third-year linebacker for Baltimore, Brown played in the Ravens’ 15-13 loss at Miami on Sunday but did not record any statistics. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 30 career games and made 17 tackles. Baltimore fell to 4-8 this year.

Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
Evans, a 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia earned a 35-28 road win at New England on Sunday to improve to 5-7. The Eagles are now in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East.

B.J. Finney, OL – Pittsburgh Steelers
An undrafted rookie free agent, Finney is on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. The Steelers routed Indianapolis at home on Sunday night, 45-10, to improve to 7-5. Pittsburgh is three games back on Cincinnati for first place in the AFC North.

Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur recorded two tackles, including a special-teams stop, in the Bengals’ 37-3 blowout win at Cleveland on Sunday. In three-plus years, Lamur has 145 tackles, a half sack, 10 passes defended and two interceptions. After starting the season 8-0, Cincinnati lost two-straight before winning its last two and is now 10-2 to hold a three-game lead in the AFC North.

Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, a third-round selection in this year’s draft, set a career-high with 90 receiving yards on seven catches while also returning a kickoff 47 yards, three punts for 19 yards and a rush for seven yards in Seattle’s 38-7 road win over Minnesota on Sunday. Just the second rookie in NFL history with touchdowns via a reception, kickoff return and punt return, Lockett has hauled in 35 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns, returned 25 kicks for 655 yards (26.2-yard average) and 32 punts for 215 yards (6.7-yard average) this season. He ranks third in the NFL in total kickoff-return yards and third in average among players with 25 or more returns, and he is also seventh with 1,319 all-purpose yards. Seattle improved to 7-5 with the win and now sits three games out of first place in the NFC West.
Highlight: 29-yd catch

Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signee last year, played in Detroit’s 27-23 last-second loss on a Hail Mary to Green Bay on Thursday night. Lucas has played in 11 games this year after playing in 15 games a year ago. After starting the season 1-7, Detroit won three-straight prior to Thursday’s loss and now sit a 4-8.

Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a Pro Bowler in 2014, 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 won at Detroit on Sunday, 27-23, on a Hail Mary on the final play of the game. The victory pushed Green Bay’s record to 8-4 as the Packers are now tied for first place in the NFC North.

Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota VikingsNewman, a 13-year veteran and first-year member of the Minnesota Vikings, recorded three tackles in a 38-7 loss at home to Seattle on Sunday. Newman, who has made 184 career starts in 186 games, has 785 career tackles, two sacks, 157 passes defended and 40 interceptions. The Vikings fell into a tie for first place in the NFC North at 8-4.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
In the midst of his 11th NFL season, Sproles had one of his better games of the year, helping Philadelphia earn a 35-28 road win at New England on Sunday. The Eagles’ starting running back recorded 66 rushing yards on 15 carries and was the team’s leading receiver with four catches for 34 yards, but his best work came in the return game as he took a third-quarter punt 83 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 14 points. He ended up with 115 punt-return yards on five attempts. With the 205-yard all-purpose effort, he now has 17,665 career all-purpose yards to rank 11th in NFL history while he remains second among active players. He is 503 all-purpose yards away from tying Herschel Walker for 10th all-time. The Eagles improved to 5-7 on the year and now sit in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East.
Highlights: Game Highlights

Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, was inactive for the Texans’ 30-21 road loss at Buffalo on Sunday. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 71 tackles, two passes defended and one interception. Houston fell to 6-6 with the loss but remain tied for first place in the AFC South with Indianapolis.

Video Highlights from NFL.com