Wildcats in the NFL – Week 4
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 4
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, in the midst of his third year in Baltimore, played in Baltimore’s 23-20 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Thursday night but did not record any statistics. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 20 career games and made 16 tackles. Baltimore is now 1-3 through the first four games.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
A 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, Evans is on the Eagles’ practice squad. The Eagles lost at Washington in the final minute, 23-20, to fall to 1-3.
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 week. The Steelers fell at home on Thursday night to Baltimore, 23-20, in overtime to fall to 2-2.
Dakorey Johnson, LB – Dallas Cowboys
An undrafted rookie free agent this summer, Johnson is on the Cowboys’ practice squad. He was originally signed in training camp by Seattle before signing with Dallas later in the preseason and cut prior to the regular season. Dallas lost in overtime at New Orleans, 26-20, Sunday night to fall to 2-2.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, made his first start of the season and 14th of his career in Cincinnati’s 36-21 win over Kansas City on Sunday. The linebacker registered three tackles and a pass breakup. In three-plus years, Lamur has 121 tackles, nine passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati is 4-0, one of six teams to be undefeated through the first four weeks.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, a third-round selection in this year’s draft, made his second-career start and came away with 131 all-purpose yards – including a team-leading 58 receiving yards – in Seattle’s 13-10 home win over Detroit on Monday night. Lockett, who had a long catch of 23 yards, also recorded 42 yards on five punt returns, 30 yards on two kickoff returns and one rush for a yard. His 270 total kickoff-return yards this season ranks first in the NFL, while his 30.0-yard average is fourth among players with five or more returns. Lockett is also fourth in the NFL with 516 all-purpose yards through four weeks of play. The Seahawks evened their record at 2-2.
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Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Detroit last year, played in the Lions’ 13-10 loss at Seattle on Monday night. 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 0-4 to start the 2015 season.
Ryan Mueller, OLB – San Diego Chargers
Mueller, an undrafted free agent signee by San Diego this summer, is on the Chargers’ practice squad. San Diego edged Cleveland at home, 30-27, on Sunday to improve to 2-2.
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. 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. Green Bay won at San Francisco, 17-3, to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
A 13-year veteran, Newman came away with four tackles and a pass breakup in Minnesota’s 23-20 loss at Denver on Sunday. It was Newman’s 178th career game played, including his 176th career start, as he plays for his third NFL team (Dallas: 2003-11, Cincinnati: 2012-14). Newman now has 758 tackles, two sacks, 149 passes defended and 37 interceptions in his career. Minnesota fell to 2-2.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Playing in his 11th NFL season, Sproles was listed as starting at wide receiver in Philadelphia’s 23-20 last-minute loss at Washington on Sunday. His biggest contribution was a 45-yard punt return in the second quarter, while he also rushed four times for 17 yards. Sproles improved his career all-purpose yardage total to 17,109 yards to rank 16th in NFL history and second among active players. The Eagles fell to 1-3.
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, carded three tackles in Houston’s 48-21 loss at Atlanta on Sunday. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 63 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception. Houston fell to 1-3.
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