Oct. 8, 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 played for the first time in three weeks as he carded one tackle in Baltimore's 26-23 victory at Miami. In three games, Brown has two tackles, including a half sack, for the 3-2 Ravens.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2012, had six touches in Philadelphia's 36-21 win at the New York Giants on Sunday. The second-year pro rushed five times for 11 yards and caught one pass for six yards. In five games this year, Brown has carded 75 yards on 28 carries and caught four passes for 48 yards. The Eagles earned their first win since the season opener as they improved to 2-3.
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
A seventh-year offensive lineman, Clary started at right guard in San Diego's 27-17 loss at Oakland late Sunday night a week after being sidelined due to injury. Clary has played in 92 career games and made 82 starts for the Chargers, who are now 2-3.
Josh Freeman, QB - Minnesota Vikings
After being released by Tampa Bay - the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009 - on Thursday, Freeman signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. The Vikings hold a 1-3 record and host Carolina on Sunday.
Video: Freeman on Joining the Vikings
Chris Harper, WR - San Francisco 49ers
Harper, a 2013 draft pick by Seattle who was later signed by the 49ers, was inactive for San Francisco's 34-3 Sunday-night victory over Houston. The 49ers are now 3-2.
Rob Jackson, LB - Washington Redskins
A fifth-year linebacker for the Redskins, Jackson served a four-game suspension to begin the season and will be eligible to play next Sunday after Washington's bye this past week. The 1-3 Redskins travel to Dallas Sunday night.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, Lamur was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals just prior to the 2013 season. The Bengals improved to 3-2 after defeating New England, 13-6, Sunday.
Jeron Mastrud, TE - Oakland Raiders
Mastrud, a fourth-year tight end who is in his first season with Oakland, played in the Raiders' 27-17 Sunday-night win over San Diego but did not record any statistics. In five games, Mastrud has hauled in two passes for 49 yards. Oakland is now 2-3.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
Coming off a bye week, Nelson helped Green Bay earn a 22-9 win over Detroit Sunday to extend the Packers' winning streak over the Lions in the state of Wisconsin to 23 games. Nelson was the Packers' second-leading receiver with five receptions for 82 yards, giving him 371 yards on 23 receptions with three touchdowns. Green Bay evened its record at 2-2.
Highlight: 31-yd reception
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
An 11-year NFL veteran, Newman made two tackles and batted away a pass in Cincinnati's 13-6 victory over New England. Newman led a defensive unit that held Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady without a touchdown pass to snap a 52-game streak, the second longest in NFL history. Newman now has 25 tackles to push his career total to 642, while he also has four passes defended for the 3-2 Bengals.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
The ninth-year running back for New Orleans, Sproles helped the Saints pick up a 26-18 victory at Chicago on Sunday. Sproles carded 81 all-purpose yards, which included 31 yards on three receptions. In five games this season, Sproles has 635 all-purpose yards, including 308 yards on 26 receptions and 8.7 yards per punt return to rank eighth in the NFL among players with 12 or more returns. The Saints are one of just three teams to begin the season with a perfect 5-0 record.
Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A third-year running back for Miami, Thomas caught two passes out of the backfield for 11 yards and rushed twice for one yard in the Dolphins' 26-23 home loss to Baltimore on Monday. Thomas has 71 yards on 27 carries and 40 yards on four receptions for the 3-2 Dolphins.
Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent for the Texans, Tuggle played in Houston's 34-3 loss Sunday night at San Francisco but did not record any tackles. In four games, the linebacker has three stops for the 2-3 Texans.
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
Walker, a fifth-year linebacker who is in his first season with San Diego, made one tackle in the Chargers' 27-17 loss at Oakland late Sunday night in a game that was pushed back due to playoff baseball at O.co Coliseum. Walker has 15 tackles in four games for the 2-3 Chargers.
Video Highlights from NFL.com