Wildcats in the NFL – Week 5

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
Playing in his third NFL season, Brown played in Baltimore’s 33-30 overtime loss against Cleveland on Sunday 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 1-4 through the first five weeks.

Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
Evans, a 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia picked up a 39-17 home win on Sunday over New Orleans to move to 2-3.

B.J. Finney, OL – Pittsburgh Steelers
An undrafted rookie free agent who was cut by the Steelers prior to the regular season, Finney was signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad two weeks ago. The Steelers won at San Diego on Monday night, 24-20, to improve to 3-2.

Dakorey Johnson, LB – Dallas Cowboys
Johnson, an undrafted rookie free agent this summer, 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 dropped a 30-6 home decision to New England to fall to 2-3.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur carded three tackles, including a half sack – the first of his career – and a quarterback hurry in the Bengals’ narrow 27-24 home victory over Seattle on Sunday. In three-plus years, Lamur has 124 tackles, a half sack, nine passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati is 5-0, one of five teams to be undefeated through the first five weeks.

Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, a third-round selection in this year’s draft, carded 57 all-purpose yards in Seattle’s 27-24 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday. Lockett caught two passes for 29 yards – including a 22-yarder – returned two punts for eight yards and one kickoff 21 yards. His 291 total kickoff-return yards is first in the NFL, while his 29.1-yard average is fifth among players with five or more returns. Lockett is also seventh with 574 all-purpose yards through five weeks of play. The Seahawks fell to 2-3.

Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Detroit last year, played in Detroit’s 42-17 home loss to Arizona on Sunday. Lucas has played in all five games this year after playing in 15 games last year, while he also started the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas. Detroit is 0-5 to start the 2015 season.

Ryan Mueller, OLB – San Diego Chargers
An undrafted free agent signee by San Diego this summer, Mueller is on the Chargers’ practice squad. San Diego fell to Pittsburgh at home on Monday night, 24-20, to fall to 2-3.

Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a Pro Bowler in 2014, 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 earned a 24-10 home win over St. Louis on Sunday to remain undefeated at 5-0.

Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
Newman, a 13-year veteran, and the Minnesota Vikings enjoyed a bye last week. Newman has played in 178 career games, including 176 starts, 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 is 2-2 this season.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Sproles, playing in his 11th NFL season, recorded 37 yards from scrimmage – including 27 on the ground – in Philadelphia’s 39-17 home victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Sproles improved his career all-purpose yardage total to 17,146 yards, which ranks 16th in NFL history and second among active players. The Eagles improved to 2-3.

Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, started in Houston’s 27-20 Thursday-night home loss to Indianapolis but did not record any statistics. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 63 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception. Houston fell to 1-4.