Buckeyes In the NFL – Week 5


Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in Baltimore’s week 5 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Simon played in nearly every special teams snap but was penalized once for an unnecessary roughness.

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Went 2 for 2 on field goals, converting a 39 and 50 yarder. He also hit a PAT but didn’t record any touchbacks on kickoffs.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in Cincinnati’s week 5 victory over the New England Patriots. Sanzenbacher only played on a few snaps and didn’t make an impact. He continues to sit behind a talented receiver core.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 reception for 5 yards on 2 targets. Posey didn’t start for the Texans, but played in nearly a third of their offensive snaps. The Texans were run out of the stadium in week 5 against San Francisco. They lost 34 to 3.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- 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 it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Jaguars to start playing some of their younger players. He did, however, get in for a few snaps on special teams.

Denver Broncos

Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time for the Broncos in week 5. Boren is currently on the injured reserve. If he gets healthy, it will be difficult for him 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 receptions for 60 yards on 7 targets in Miami’s week 5 loss to Baltimore. Hartline continues to be the starting WR opposite of Mike Wallace. His production has been up and down but he continues to accumulate statistics.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 total tackle on special teams. He played in nearly every special teams snap for the Patriots in their week 5 loss to Cincinnati.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Was inactive in week 5 due to a hamstring injury suffered last week. We’ll see how long the injury lasts for Holmes, but my guess is at least a few weeks.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at Center for the Jets in week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. Mangold didn’t miss a single offensive snap and helped the Saints accumulate 118 yards on the ground.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Pryor returned from his concussion and went 18 of 23 for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also gained 31 yards on the ground and accumulated an impressive 135.7 passer rating. The Raiders beat the Chargers, 27-17.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any tackles in the Raiders week 5 victory over the Chargers. Chekwa did recover a fumble on an Eddie Royal fumble on a punt return. Chekwa’s snaps came on special teams as he is an active member of multiple units.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- The Steelers had a bye week after they went to London in week 4. They return to action this week.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- The Steelers had a bye week after they went to London in week 4. They return to action this week.


Dallas Cowboys

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 1 total tackle in the Cowboys week 5 loss to the Denver Broncos. Allen only played in a handful of snaps on defense and about half on special teams. If things remain the same, I can’t see him getting much playing time in the defensive backfield.

Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 4 receptions for 78 yards on 5 targets in the Panthers week 5 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Ginn didn’t start but played in nearly half of the offensive snaps. He continues to be a valuable asset for the Carolina passing game.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Panthers week 5 loss to the Cardinals. Hartsock continues to be a none factor in the passing game on a weekly basis. He is stuck behind Greg Olsen.

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Lions in week 5 against the Green Bay Packers. Sims didn’t come off the field once but only helped the Lions gain 64 yards on the ground. The offensive line also gave up five sacks.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 9 total tackles and a pass deflection in the Packers week 5 victory over the Detroit Lions. As usual, Hawk was all over the field and didn’t take many breaks on the sidelines either. His value continues to increase, especially when Clay Mathews can’t play.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Started in the middle for the Packers as usual but didn’t record any statistics. He only played in roughly a third of the snaps as well.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 3 total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Saints week 5 victory over the Chicago Bears. Jenkins didn’t leave the field at all for 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.

Jay Richardson (LB) (2002-06)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 5 for the Saints. He played in a few special teams snaps but didn’t record any playing time on defense.

New York Giants

Jim Cordle (C) (2007-09)- Recorded his second career start for the New York Giants in week 5. While Cordle struggled to see the field the first few weeks of this season, he recorded his second start in a row. He didn’t miss a single snap the entire game. Things are looking up for Cordle even if the Giants are struggling right now.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Recorded 5 total tackles, a tackle for a loss and a QB hurry in Week 5 for the Giants. Hankins was active for the first time all season and he produced. I expect him to stay active moving forward for the Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles

Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle on special teams for the Eagles in their week 5 victory over the New York Giants. Coleman didn’t play on defense but was a mainstay on special teams.

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 8 total tackles with one tackle for a loss and an interception week 5. The Rams held the Jaguars to 20 points in their victory.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 5.

San Francisco 49ers

Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 3 total tackles and forced and recovered a fumble in the 49ers week 5 victory over the Texans. Whitner is also trying to change his last name to Hitner. However, the government shutdown has prevented him from submitting the necessary paperwork to legally change it. Stay tuned.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at guard for San Francisco in Week 5 against Houston. The 49ers rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns.

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