Buckeyes In the NFL – Week 3

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Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Recorded 1 total tackle in the Ravens’ week 3 victory over the Houston Texans. Simon continues to see infrequent playing time. We’ll see as the season progresses if he’ll play much more.

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Nugent missed his only field goal attempt in week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. He also missed a PAT but went four for five overall in that department.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Bengals week 3 victory over Green Bay. He remains buried behind a talented receiving core led by A.J. Green.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 3 catches for 29 yards on 4 targets. This was Posey’s season debut after suffering a season ending achilles injury last season.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Continues to be a back-up across multiple positions on the offensive line. Brewster has yet to start a game for Jacksonville this season but he continues to see some action as the game goes along.

Denver Broncos

Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time for the Broncos in Week 3. 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 4 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Even the Miami signed Mike Wallace to a big contract in the off season, Hartline continues to produce consistently.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Patriot’s week 3 victory over Tampa Bay. He continues to be a main stay on special teams.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 5 catches for 154 yards and 1 touchdown in the Jet’s week 3 victory over the Buffalo Bills. This was a breakout game for Holmes as he has been battling a foot ailment during the early part of the season.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at Center for the Jets in week 3 against the Buffalo Bills. Helped lead the Jets to over 500 total yards of offense.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Went 19-for-28 with 281 yards and a touchdown in the Oakland’s week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos. Pryor also ran the ball 4 times for 36 yards and continues to be a bright spot for the Raiders. However, he did suffer a concussion on Monday and his status for this upcoming week is unclear. If he continues to progress beyond the concussion, there is no doubt Pryor will remain the Oakland starting QB.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in Oakland’s week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos. He continues to be a backup at the cornerback position. Chekwa was a scratch during week 2 but was ready to go in week 3. It will only take an injury at cornerback for Chekwa to see action.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 1 total tackle in Pittsburgh’s week 3 loss to Chicago. Heyward continues to play behind Keisel but does see a decent amount of playing time. I still continue to believe Heyward will be a key cog on the Steeler’s defensive line.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at Left Tackle for the Steelers in their week 3 loss to Chicago. Helped lead the Steelers to 459 yards of total offense. However, the offense turned it over 5 times which negated many of the yards.

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Dallas Cowboys

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Allen lost his starting job in week 3 to Georgia Southern rookie safety JJ Wilcox. Wilcox played well and it looks like he will be the starter moving forward. Maybe Allen can see some nickel/dime package action if there are no injuries that thrust him back in the starting lineup.

Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 3 receptions and a team high 71 yards with a touchdown. The 47 yard touchdown came at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Ginn also had a punt return for 12 yards. He continues to make an impact on the Panthers and is definitely their deep threat.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Panthers in week 3 against the New York Giants. Hartsock continues to be the 2nd TE behind Greg Olsen. Olsen has been involved heavily in the passing game for Carolina but it hasn’t translated into opportunities for Hartsock. .

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Lions in week 3 against the Redskins. Sims will continue to start at LG unless he suffers an injury. He helped pave the way for the Lions’ 441 yards of total offense.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 9 total tackles and one tackle for loss in Green Bay’s week 3 loss to the Bengals. Hawk continues to rack up the tackles for Green Bay and now has 23 on the season.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Recorded 1 total tackle and 1 pass deflection for Green Bay in week 3. You can’t measure Pickett’s value to the Packer defense on stats alone. His ability to constantly demand double teams and keep blockers from getting to the next level shouldn’t be undervalued.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 3 total tackles and 1 pass deflection in New Orleans week 3 victory over the Cardinals. Jenkins helped hold Carson Palmer to just 161 yards and less than 5 yards per pass. He continues to be one of the most valuable members of the Saints defense.

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 3 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. The way the offense looked for the Giants this week, it certainly couldn’t hurt to test Cordle out.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in Week 3 for the Giants. Hankins is 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)- Recorded 1 total tackle in the Eagles week 3 loss to the Chiefs. 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 to start. Meanwhile, he’ll continue to see some playing time on special teams and in nickel/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)- Recorded 5 total tackles for the Rams in their week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The defense as a whole was dominated by the Cowboys as they rolled up 193 yards of rushing throughout the game. The Rams offense isn’t potent enough for their defense to not show up on a consistent basis.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 3. 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 total tackles in their week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Whitner was flagged during the first defensive play of the game for targeting a defenseless receiver. From there, it seemed to all go negative for the San Francisco’s defense. They gave up 27 points and 5 yards a play.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at guard for San Francisco in Week 3 against Indianapolis. Other than one sustained drive, the offense was in hibernation. Boone did help San Francisco gain 115 yards on the ground but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep up with the Colts.

Comments

  1. Nice to see Ted Ginn Jr. still doing work. Same for Santonio Holmes. Man those two were a dynamic 1-2 punch.

  2. Chris Kuhner says

    I agree. Unfortunately, their fellow teammate and 1st rounder Anthony Gonzalez wasn’t as fortunate.

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