Sept. 25, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Each week throughout the 2013 season, k-statesports.com will highlight former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB - Baltimore Ravens
A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown was inactive for Baltimore's 30-9 victory Sunday against Houston. In two games, Brown has one tackle, which was a half sack for nine yards against the Browns. Baltimore improved to 2-1.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2012, rushed three times for seven yards in Philadelphia's 26-16 loss Thursday against Kansas City. Through three games, Brown has 45 yards on 15 carries for the 1-2 Eagles.
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
A seventh-year offensive lineman, Clary played in his 91st career game and made his 81st career start for San Diego in the Chargers' 20-17 loss at Tennessee. The Chargers are now 1-2.
Josh Freeman, QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman, the fifth-year starting quarterback for Tampa Bay, went 19-of-41 for 236 yards through the air and also rushed one time for four yards in the Buccaneers' 23-3 loss at New England. Freeman has thrown for 571 yards on 43-of-94 aim and two touchdowns through three games while rushing five times for 20 yards. Tampa Bay is 0-3.
Chris Harper, WR - San Francisco 49ers
Harper, a 2013 draft pick by Seattle who was later signed by San Francisco off the Seahawks' practice squad, was inactive for the 49ers 27-7 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. San Francisco is 1-2.
Rob Jackson, LB - Washington Redskins
A fifth-year linebacker for the Redskins, Jackson will not play in the first four games of the season due to a suspension. Washington lost at Detroit, 27-20, Sunday to fall to 0-3.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, Lamur was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals just before the beginning of the 2013 season. Cincinnati improved to 2-1 with a 34-30 victory over Green Bay on Sunday.
Jeron Mastrud, TE - Oakland Raiders
A fourth-year tight end who is in his first season with Oakland, Mastrud played in the Raiders' 37-21 loss Monday night at Denver but did not record any statistics. In three games, Mastrud has one catch for 41 yards for a 1-2 Raiders.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
One of the top receiving threats in the NFL, Nelson came away with eight catches for 93 yards in Green Bay's 34-30 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday. Nelson, who was covered by former Wildcat cornerback Terence Newman for a majority of the game, hauled in a 30-yard reception on the sideline that lead to a Green Bay touchdown. Nelson - who leads the NFL with 25 receiving touchdowns since the 2011 season - has 18 receptions for 289 yards and three scores in the first three games of 2013. Green Bay fell to 1-2.
Video Highlights: 30-yd reception
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
An 11-year NFL veteran who is in his second season with Cincinnati, Newman made the play of the day for the Bengals' in their 34-30 victory Sunday against Green Bay. With Cincinnati trailing by three with less than four minutes remaining, Newman scooped up a fumble and returned it 58 yards for the game-winning touchdown. The starting cornerback also picked off his first pass of the season and recorded six tackles in a game in which he covered former Wildcat wide receiver Jordy Nelson for a majority of the contest. In three games this season, Newman has 17 tackles and three passes defended for the 2-1 Bengals.
Video Highlights: 58-yd fumble return TD
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
Sproles, the starting running back for New Orleans, carded 109 all-purpose yards in the Saints' 31-7 win over Arizona on Sunday. The ninth-year pro hauled in four receptions for 39 yards, rushed three times for 17 yards and returned three punts for 53 yards, including one for a season-long 28. In three games this season, Sproles has tallied 332 all-purpose yards, including 163 receiving yards on 16 catches, for the 3-0 Saints.
Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A third-year running back for Miami, Thomas rushed five times for 21 yards and a touchdown and also caught one pass for 16 yards in the Dolphins' 27-23 victory against Atlanta. Through three games, Thomas has 65 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and has caught three passes for 31 yards. Miami improved to 3-0.
Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent for Houston, Tuggle was inactive for Houston in its 30-9 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. The Texans fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego
Chargers Walker, a fifth-year pro who is in his first season with the Chargers, made his first start for San Diego Sunday in its 20-17 loss at Tennessee. Walker finished with eight tackles, including one sack for 10 yards. In three games, Walker has 10 tackles for the 1-2 Chargers. Video Highlights from NFL.com