Wildcats in the NFL – Week 6

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’ 25-20 loss at San Francisco on Sunday but did not record any statistics. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 21 career games and made 16 tackles. Baltimore is now 1-5 through the first six weeks.

Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
A 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, Evans is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia earned a 27-7 home Monday night win over the New York Giants to improve to 3-3.

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 three weeks ago. The Steelers scored 22 points in the second half to earn a 25-13 come-from-behind victory at home over Arizona on Sunday. Pittsburgh is now 4-2 this season.

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 was off last week and enters week seven with a 2-3 record.
 
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, started and came away with six tackles in the Bengals’ 34-21 victory at Buffalo on Sunday. In three-plus years, Lamur has 130 tackles, a half sack, nine passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati is 6-0, one of five teams to be undefeated through the first six weeks.

Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
A third-round selection in this year’s draft, Lockett recorded 55 all-purpose yards in Seattle’s late 27-23 loss at home to Carolina on Sunday. He returned four punts for 28 total yards and two kickoffs for 27 yards. He was also targeted twice but did not come up with a reception. His 318 total kickoff-return yards this year ranks third in the NFL, while his 26.5-yard average is fourth among players with 10 or more returns. Lockett is also eighth with 629 all-purpose yards through six weeks of play. The Seahawks fell to 2-4 with the loss.

Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Detroit last year, Lucas played in Detroit’s 37-34 overtime home win over Chicago on Sunday. Lucas has played in all six games this year after playing in 15 games last year, while he also started the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas. Detroit picked up its first victory of the season to improve to 1-5.

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 suffered a narrow road defeat at Green Bay on Sunday, 27-20, to fall to 2-4.

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 improved to 6-0 with a 27-20 home victory over San Diego on Sunday.

Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
A 13-year veteran, Newman came away with four tackles in Minnesota’s 16-10 victory over Kansas City on Sunday. Newman has now played in 179 career games, including 177 starts, as he plays for his third NFL team (Dallas: 2003-11, Cincinnati: 2012-14). In his career, Newman has recorded 762 tackles, two sacks, 149 passes defended and 37 interceptions in his career. Minnesota improved to 3-2 this season.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Playing in his 11th NFL season, Sproles was listed as a starter at wide receiver and came away with 32 all-purpose yards in Philadelphia’s 27-7 home win on Monday night over the New York Giants. Sproles improved his career all-purpose yardage total to 17,178 yards, which ranks 15th in NFL history and second among active players. His effort now put him 990 all-purpose yards away from the top 10 in NFL history. The Eagles evened their record at 3-3 with the win.

Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, Tuggle registered one tackle in the Texans’ 31-20 road win at Jacksonville on Sunday, a game in which Houston scored 21 fourth-quarter points. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 64 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception. Houston improved to 2-4 with the comeback win.