Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 8


Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- The Ravens enjoyed a week 8 bye. They will resume play in week 9.

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Didn’t record any field goals in the Bengals week 8 victory over the Jets. Nugent did convert seven extra points in the 49-7 rout.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Recorded 2 catches for 18 yards in the week 8 victory over the Jets. Sanzenbacher continues to see some time in the slot for the Bengals. If the Bengals offense continues to play like they did this week, Sanzenbacher will continue to post statistics.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- The Texans enjoyed a week 8 bye. They will resume play in week 9.

Indianapolis Colts

Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- The Colts enjoyed a week 8 bye. They will resume play in week 9.

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 it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Jaguars to start playing some of their younger players. It continues to shock me that Brewster has not seen more playing yet this season. The Jaguars continue to be winless and this time they had to go across the pond (England) to lose.

Denver Broncos

Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time for the Broncos in week 8. 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 37 yards in the Dolphins week 8 loss to the Patriots. Hartline was targeted 6 times, which was third most on the Dolphins. Mike Wallace and Charles Clay were the only two Dolphins who recorded more targets.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the Dolphins in week 8. This marked the return of Spitler. He’s been in and out of the lineup much of the season.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Recorded 4 total tackles for the Patriots in their week 8 victory over the Dolphins. Ebner saw some time in the injury plagued New England secondary. This was his first playing time of the season other than special teams. Ebner definitely took advantage of the opportunity.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Holmes is still nursing an injured hamstring and didn’t play yet again in week 8. The Jets have just two more games until their bye week and they’ve considered shutting Holmes down through the bye week.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at Center for the Jets in week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Mangold and the whole offensive line struggled for much of the game against the Bengals. They didn’t open up many running lanes and left QB Geno Smith in some tough situations.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Pryor went 10-for-19 for 88 yards and two interceptions and ran the ball 8 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. Most of his yards came on a 93 yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage for the Raiders against the Steelers. The Raiders held onto the 21-18 victory.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 8 but did get some playing time on the punt unit. Chekwa can definitely find a solid role on special teams if he is committed to it.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 6 total tackles in week 8 for the Steelers. Statistically speaking, this was Heyward’s best game from a tackle perspective. He continues to carve is role in the Steelers defense.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Adams has lost his starting role with the Pittsburgh Steelers because of his poor play. The Steelers have been playing better in the past few weeks. Unless something changes, I can’t see Adams regaining his starting job in the next few weeks.

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Dallas Cowboys

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Allen was cut by the Cowboys two weeks ago.

Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 5 receptions for 80 yards in week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also had 2 kick-off returns for 44 yards and 2 punt returns for 7 yards. Ginn dropped a sure touchdown from Newton but it appears he’s finally making his mark in the league.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Panthers in week 8. Hartsock played well but just doesn’t get the receiving opportunities fellow TE Greg Olsen gets.

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Seahawks in week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. Helped the Lions gain 623 total yards and score 31 points in their victory.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 5 total tackles in week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Packer defense is banged up so a lot is being placed on Hawk. He continues to play well and be the leader of the defense.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)-Recorded 2 total tackles in week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings. Most of the time Pickett doesn’t record any stats because he eats up offensive linemen so guys like Hawk can run free.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Was active but didn’t record any statistics in week 8.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 5 total tackles in the Saints victory over the Bills in week 8. Jenkins is a play maker on the defensive side of the ball and continues to play well.

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)- Started at Center for the Giants in their week 8 victory over the Eagles. David Baas is injured and it has opened the door for Cordle to start and play consistently. The Giants moved the ball but were only able to come away with field goals.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 8 but did play a few snaps.

Philadelphia Eagles

Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the Eagles in their week 8 loss to the New York Giants. Coleman didn’t start but he saw a little bit of time in the secondary. His main contributions continue to be 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 only 3 total tackles for the Rams in their week 8 loss to the Seahawks. The Seahawks offense struggled quite a bit so it was surprising Laurinaitis didn’t have a higher tackle total.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 8.

San Francisco 49ers

Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the 49ers in their 42-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 8. He also deflected a pass.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at guard for San Francisco in Week 8 against the Jaguars in London. The 49ers rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns.

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