Buckeyes In the NFL- Week 1


Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Inactive

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Didn’t attempt a field goal but was 3/3 on PAT’s.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 1.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics for Week 1. Posey has recovered from a season ending Achilles injury last year in only 8 months. For now, he remains as the no. 5 WR for the Texans.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time in Week 1. Currently back up to Brad Meester.

Denver Broncos

Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time in Week 1.

Miami Dolphins

Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Caught 9 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in Miami’s week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. The touchdown was on a 34 yarder up the left sideline. It was quite the homecoming for the Canton product.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 1. Ebner is a key cog on the Patriots special teams unit. This is where he will see the vast majority of his playing time.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Caught 1 pass for 13 yards in the Jets Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is still working his way back from a major foot injury during the 2012 season.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started for the Jets at center and is the most important piece of the offensive line. Mangold injured his elbow early in the third quarter but returned after only missing a few offense plays. It is vital he plays every week with a rookie signal caller under center.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Completed 19-of-29 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for game high 112 yards on only 13 carries in Oakland’s Week 1 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. This is by far the best game of Pryor’s young career. Oakland may have found their Quarterback of the future.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Saw some action in Week 1 but didn’t record any statistics. Right now, Chekwa has a chance to get in the Raiders Nickel/Dime package. He is predominately a special teams player right now.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Saw some action in Week 1 as Brad Keisel’s backup. Heyward recorded 1 tackle in limited action. Unless there is an injury along the Defensive Line it will be hard for Heyward to see consistent playing time at this point.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at LT after playing RT last season. The Steelers only managed 9 points against the Tennessee Titans but much of that was just a lackluster performance across the board. Adams will continue to start at LT for the Steelers.


Dallas Cowboys

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 3 total tackles and 2 pass deflections in Week 1. Allen also, started at Strong Safety.

Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Caught 1 pass for 10 yards and returned 1 punt for 10 yards. Ginn is the no. 3 receiver right now for the Panthers.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 1. Hartsock is currently the no. 2 TE behind Greg Olsen.

Anderson Russell (S) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 1. Russell is currently buried on the Panthers depth chart. His best way to see the field will be through special teams.

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Lions in Week 1. Played well, helped the Lions to 469 yards and 34 points.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Started at LB as usual for the Packers in Week 1. Hawk recorded 9 total tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Wherever the ball is, so is Hawk.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Started at DT as usual for the Packers in Week 1. Pickett recorded 3 total tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Pickett was shaken on throughout the game against the 49ers but never missed extended time.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Led the Saints in total tackles in Week 1 with 6. Jenkins is all over the field and will continue to be a leading tackler for the Saints moving forward.

Will Smith (DE) (2000-03)- Placed on injured reserve (IR) for the remainder of the year. Smith injured his ACL back in August.

New York Giants

Jim Cordle (C) (2007-09)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 1 for the Giants. For a while, it looked like Cordle was going to start on opening day. However, Head Coach Tom Coughlin made a last minute decision to shift the offensive line around which sent Cordle back to 2nd string.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Giants in Week 1. Still buried on the depth chart to begin the season, I expect Hankins to eventually at least crack the two deep. Hankins will serve primarily as a gap stuffing nose tackle

Philadelphia Eagles

Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Eagles Week 1 victory over the Redskins. Coleman is a reserve safety and cornerback if needed. His major contributions will come on special teams as the season progresses. I also think he’ll see playing time in the nickel or dime packages.

Washington Redskins

Doug Worthington (DE) (2007-09)- Has been placed on the IR (bicep) for the remainder of the year.

St. Louis Rams

James Laurinaitis (LB) (2005-09)- Registered a team high 7 tackles in Week 1 for the Rams. Simply put, Laurinaitis never leaves the field. If healthy, he will be a tackling machine for the rest of the season.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 1. McQuaide signed a 4-year extension in the off season and will be the Rams long snapper for the foreseeable future.

San Francisco 49ers

Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 7 tackles and 1 pass deflection for the 49ers in Week 1. Whitner is the starting strong safety next to rookie Eric Reid.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at RG for the 49ers in Week 1. Boone has solidified the RG spot and is his to lose. The 49ers offense will be well balanced this season so I expect big things for Boone.

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