Buckeyes In the NFL – Week 2

Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Recorded 1 total tackle in the Ravens Week 2 victory over the Cleveland Browns. While Simon doesn’t start for the Ravens, this was his NFL debut.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Nugent was 2/2 on FG’s and 2-2 on PAT’s. He hit one field goal between 20-29 yards and one between 40-49 yards.
Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 2. Sanzenbacher is still buried on the depth chart for the Bengals.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)-Was inactive and didn’t record any statistics in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. The Texans believe Posey is still a few weeks away from returning after the season ending achilles injury last year.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Brewster continues to back up Brad Meester at Center for the Jaguars. Unless Meester gets injured, it will be difficult for Brewster to see much time at Center.

Denver Broncos
Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time for the Broncos in Week 2. It will be difficult for Boren to see any playing time unless the offensive line becomes decimated with injuries over the course of the season.

Miami Dolphins
Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Recorded 5 catches for 68 yards in Week 2 against the Colts. He was targeted 8 times. Wallace continues to be the number 1 option but Hartline will continue to command attention.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any tackles in Week 2 against the Jets but did appear in three of the four special teams units.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 3 catches for 51 yards in Week 2 against the Patriots. Holmes is still not back to 100% but he played more than he did week 1. Without any setbacks, Holmes should be back as the Jets number one receiver.
Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Mangold started at Center as usual for the Jets in Week 2. He was involved in a scrum in the waning minutes of the game against the Patriots. He went low while trying to tackle Aquib Talib and the Patriots took offense. Teammates D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Willie Colon ended up being ejected.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Completed 15-of-24 passes for 126 yards and added 9 rushes for 50 yards in the Raider’s Week 2 victory over the Jaguars. Pryor will continue to start for the Raiders moving forward, especially with his mobility and their suspect offensive line
Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics during the Raiders Week 2 victory. Chekwa remains a back-up in the Oakland secondary.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 0 total tackles but had 2 pass deflections and 1 quarterback hurry. Heyward is still backing up Brad Keisel at defensive end.
Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at offensive tackle for the Steelers again in Week 2. Adams helped the Steelers average just over 5 yards per play. Unfortunately, the offense only scored 10 points against the Bengal’s defense.


Dallas Cowboys
Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 4 total tackles and 1 pass deflection in Week 2 for the Cowboys. Allen continues to start at SS and is heavily involved in the defensive scheme. His versatility will continue to help Monte Kiffin and his 4-3 scheme.

Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 3 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in Carolina’s Week 2 loss. Ginn was targeted 8 times as opposed to 1 target in Week 1.
Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 2. Greg Olsen continues to put up big numbers at TE for the Panthers. Hartsock is Carolina’s blocking TE.
Anderson Russell (S) (2006-09)- Russell is currently an unrestricted free agent. He is no longer on the Panthers roster.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started for the Lions at LG in Week 2. Sims also helped the offense to 5.6 yards per play against the Cardinals.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Started at LB for the Packers in Week 2 as usual. Hawk recorded 5 total tackles against the Redskins. This number is somewhat misleading, as RGIII was forced to throw the ball a lot due to an early deficit.
Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Started at DT for the Packers in Week 2 as usual. While Pickett didn’t record any tackles, he did have a pass deflection. The Redskins were forced to throw the ball early and often and eliminated Pickett’s effectiveness.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Started in the defensive backfield for the Saints in Week 2. Jenkins continues to be one of the key cogs in New Orleans’ defensive schemes. Jenkins recorded 2 total tackles and deflected a pass. Tampa Bay is a heave run team so Jenkins had to play close to the box in Week 2.
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 2 for the Giants. For a while, it looked like Cordle was going to start during the early portion of this season. 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 in Week 2 for the Giants. Hankins buried on the depth chart right now at defensive line. As he continues to round into shape, he might see some playing time later in the season.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Eagles in Week 2. Coleman is still sitting behind Patrick Chung at FS on the depth chart. With starting experience, Coleman will be ready if his number is called.

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)- Recorded 5 total tackles for the Rams in Week 2. As usual, Laurinaitis started at MLB for St. Louis. The Falcons only averaged 2.6 yards per carry.
Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 2. 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 5 total tackles and 2 pass deflections in Week 2. Overall, the 49ers played relatively well on defense against Seattle. The defense didn’t get much help from the 49er’s offense.
Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at guard for San Francisco in Week 2 against Seattle. Helped the 49ers average 5 yards a carry but the offense turned it over 5 times. Across the line, the offensive line lost the overall battle against Seattle’s defensive front.

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