Wildcats in the NFL – Week 14
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 14
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’ 35-6 home loss to Seattle on Sunday but did not record any statistics. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 31 career games and made 17 tackles. Baltimore fell to 4-9 this year.
Bryce Brown, RB – Seattle Seahawks
A fourth-year running back, Brown signed with Seattle for a third time this season on Monday following running back injuries for the Seahawks on Sunday. Brown originally signed with the Seahawks on October 27, and was inactive for two games before being waived. He also signed on November 24, but was waived four days later. Spending parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, Brown has 1,004 career rushing yards and six touchdowns on 226 carries in his career but has yet to play in a game in 2015.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
A 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, Evans is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia picked up a 23-20 home win over Buffalo on Sunday to improve to 6-7 and sit in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East.
B.J. Finney, OL – Pittsburgh Steelers
Finney, an undrafted rookie free agent, is on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. The Steelers picked up a big divisional road win at Cincinnati on Sunday, 33-20, to improve to 8-5. Pittsburgh is now just two games back of Cincinnati for first place in the AFC North.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, recorded two tackles in the Bengals’ 33-20 home loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. In three-plus years, Lamur has 147 tackles, a half sack, 10 passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati dropped its third game of the season to fall to 10-3 but still holds a two-game lead in the AFC North.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
A third-round selection in this year’s draft, Lockett recorded the best receiving day of his young career on Sunday in Seattle’s 35-6 win at Baltimore. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, product came away with 104 yards and two touchdowns on just six catches, setting career highs in yards and touchdowns. With his two touchdown receptions, he pushed his season total to five, while he also has touchdown returns via punt and kickoff to join Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five touchdown receptions, a kickoff-return touchdown and a punt-return touchdown. Lockett ranks third in the NFL in total kickoff-return yards (655) and third in average among players with 25 or more returns (26.2), and he is also fifth in all-purpose yards (1,423). Seattle improved to 8-5 with the win and is in second place in the NFC West at 8-5.
Highlights: Week 14 Highlights | Postgame Interview
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
An undrafted rookie free agent signee last year, Lucas played in Detroit’s 21-14 setback at St. Louis on Sunday. Lucas has played in 12 games this year after playing in 15 games a year ago. After starting the season 1-7, Detroit won three-straight games but have dropped the last two to fall to 4-9.
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 defeated Dallas, 28-7, at home on Sunday to push their record to 9-4, one game ahead of Minnesota for first place in the NFC North.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
A 13-year veteran and first-year member of the Minnesota Vikings, Newman made one tackle and had a pass breakup in Minnesota’s 23-20 Thursday-night loss at Arizona. Newman, who has made 185 career starts in 187 games, has 786 career tackles, two sacks, 158 passes defended and 40 interceptions. The Vikings fell into second place in the NFC North with an 8-5 record.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
An 11th-year pro, Sproles was Philadelphia’s leading rusher with 47 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, while he caught two passes for four yards and returned four punts for 47 yards in the Eagles’ 23-20 home win over Buffalo on Sunday. Sproles now has 17,757 career all-purpose yards to rank 11th in NFL history while he remains second among active players. He is 411 all-purpose yards away from tying Herschel Walker for 10th all-time. The Eagles improved to 6-7 on the year to sit in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East.
Highlight: TD run
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, Tuggle was inactive for the Texans’ 27-6 loss at home to New England on Sunday night. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 71 tackles, two passes defended and one interception. Houston fell to 6-7 with the loss but remain tied for first place in the AFC South with Indianapolis.
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