Wildcats in the NFL – Week 7
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 7
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
A third-year linebacker for Baltimore, Brown played in the Ravens’ 26-18 loss at Arizona on Monday night 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 fell to 1-6.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
Evans, a 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia lost at Carolina on Sunday night, 27-16, to fall to 3-4.
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 last month. The Steelers fell at Kansas City, 23-13, on Sunday to fall to 4-3.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur and the Bengals were off last week. 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 seven weeks.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, a third-round selection in this year’s draft, caught a team-high five passes for 79 yards – including a 43-yard touchdown – in Seattle’s 20-3 win at San Francisco on Thursday night. He also returned five punts for 11 yards and one kickoff 20 yards. With his 43-yard score, he is just the second rookie in NFL history with touchdowns via a reception, kickoff return and punt return. His 338 total kickoff-return yards this year ranks third in the NFL, while his 26.0-yard average is fifth among players with 10 or more returns. Lockett is also sixth with 739 all-purpose yards through seven weeks of play. The Seahawks improved to 3-4 with the win.
Highlights: Tyler Lockett highlights | 43-yd TD | Lockett’s spoken word
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Detroit last year, played in Detroit’s 28-19 home loss to Minnesota on Sunday. Lucas has played in all seven games this year after playing in 15 games last year, while he also started the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas. Detroit fell to 1-6 with the loss.
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 2-5 overall following a 37-29 home loss to Oakland on Sunday.
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, which was off last week, is 6-0, one of five teams to be undefeated through seven weeks.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
Newman, 13-year veteran, started and made one tackle in Minnesota’s 28-19 road win at Detroit on Sunday. Newman has now played in 180 career games, including 178 starts, as he plays for his third NFL team (Dallas: 2003-11, Cincinnati: 2012-14). In his career, Newman has recorded 763 tackles, two sacks, 149 passes defended and 37 interceptions in his career. Minnesota improved to 4-2 this season.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Sproles, playing in his 11th NFL season, recorded 42 all-purpose yards – including 31 receiving yards – in Philadelphia’s 27-16 loss at Carolina on Sunday night. Sproles improved his career all-purpose yardage total to 17,220 yards, which ranks 15th in NFL history and second among active players. His effort now put him 948 all-purpose yards away from the top 10 in NFL history. The Eagles fell back below .500 at 3-4.
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, started and made three tackles in the Texans 44-26 loss at Miami on Sunday. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 67 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception. Houston fell to 2-5 with the loss.
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