Wildcats in the NFL – Week 2

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, who is beginning his third year in Baltimore, played in the Ravens’ 37-33 loss at Oakland on Sunday but did not record any statistics. A second-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 18 career games with 15 tackles. Baltimore is still in search of their first win of the season.

Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
A 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, Evans is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia lost at home to Dallas on Sunday, 20-10. The Eagles are winless in their first two games.

Chris Harper, WR – New York Giants
A 2013 draft pick by Seattle who has also played for San Francisco and Green Bay, Harper is on injured reserve for the New York Giants. New York fell at home to Atlanta, 24-20, on Sunday. The Giants are 0-2 this season.

Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, came away with two tackles and recovered a fumble on a muffed punt in the Bengals’ 24-19 win over San Diego on Sunday. In three years, Lamur has totaled 115 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati is one of nine NFL teams to be undefeated through two weeks of play.
Video Highlight: Fumble Recovery

Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
A third-round selection in this year’s draft, Lockett totaled another 100-yard all-purpose game but it wasn’t enough as Seattle fell at Green Bay, 27-17, on Sunday night. Lockett recorded two catches for 17 yards, returned a pair of punts for 22 yards and four kickoffs for 79 yards. Lockett’s 271 all-purpose yards through two weeks is tied for sixth in the league, while he ranks fourth in the NFL with a 22.5-yard kickoff return average among players with five or more returns. The Seahawks are 0-2 to start the year.

Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signed by Detroit last year, started his second-straight game at right tackle in the Lions’ 26-16 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. Lucas played in 15 games and made three starts during the regular season in 2014, while he also started the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas. Detroit is 0-2 to start the 2015 season.

Ryan Mueller, OLB – San Diego Chargers
Mueller, an undrafted free agent signee by San Diego in 2015, is on the Chargers’ practice squad. San Diego lost at Cincinnati on Sunday, 24-19, to fall to 1-1 on the year.

Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
A Pro Bowler in 2014, Nelson will be out the entire 2015 season after suffering an injury during the preseason. Nelson has totaled 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns in his seven-year career, including a 98-reception, 1,519-yard, 13-touchdown effort in 2014. Green Bay topped Seattle on Sunday night, 27-17, to improve to 2-0.

Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
Newman, playing in his 13th NFL season, made a pair of tackles and a pass breakup in Minnesota’s 26-16 win over Detroit on Sunday. It was Newman’s 176th career game played, including his 174rd career start, as he plays for his third team (Dallas: 2003-11, Cincinnati: 2012-14). Newman now has 750 tackles, two sacks, 148 passes defended and 37 interceptions in his career. Minnesota is 1-1 on the year.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Sproles, now playing in his 11th NFL season and his second with Philadelphia, recorded 39 all-purpose yards in the Eagles’ 20-10 home loss to Dallas on Sunday. He carded 23 receiving yards on four catches, 20 yards on two punt returns and minus-4 yards on one carry as Philadelphia could only muster seven total rushing yards in the game. In his 10-plus seasons, Sproles has accumulated 16,922 career all-purpose yards to rank 16th in NFL history and second among active players. The Eagles are 0-2 to begin the year.

Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, recorded four tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Houston’s 24-17 loss at Carolina on Sunday. His fumble recovery came following an interception when the defensive back dropped the ball on a return. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 59 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception. Houston is 0-2 on the year.
Video Highlight: Fumble Recovery

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