Buckeyes in the NFL

This past weekend was a big week for Buckeyes in the NFL. There were two Buckeyes that played and started on Monday night, Jack Mewhort and Malcolm Jenkins. Mewhort helped lead the way and the Colts rushed for over 160 yards. Jenkins also had six total tackles. I liked the way both players played. Mewhort has really stepped up for the Colts, filling a big void at left guard. It was also great to see Tedd Ginn Jr. to make some plays on special teams and score a touchdown.

Buckeye Focus: would like to focus on Ryan Shazier, rookie linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have struggled this season on both sides of the ball. However Shazier has been a big bright spot for the Steelers this season. Shazier is on pace to have over 130 tackles this season, assuming along the wy he can get an interception and force some fumbles. Shazier is making a strong case for defensive rookie player of the year.

Buckeye Blunder: Mike Nugent missing three field goals is not a good start to the year,but luckily that did not cost the Bengals the game. If he does not step up he may want to start looking for another job.

Recruiting Impact: Every Sunday is a big recruiting tool for Ohio State, with so many Buckeyes in the NFL. I do think that this week could really help the Buckeyes with recruiting in the offensive line. The Buckeyes had Mewhort start and also Corey Linsley. Having offensive linemen start in the NFL is huge especially when we see the Ohio State line currently struggling. Many top recruits obviously have ambitions to go pro, but with Meyer actually being able to show recruits the type of success Buckeyes are having in the pros should be huge.

Want to own something OSU great Mike Vrabel once owned?

As everyone reading this post should know by now Mike Vrabel a Buckeye in the truest sense of the word has accepted a position coaching in the NFL and is moving his family to Houston, Texas. While this saddens so many of us Buckeye fans that he wont be standing on the sideline for OSU games anymore this was an opportunity he could not turn down and we understand that. What it does mean though is that the family has to move and when you move across country you have to get rid of some things because a purge is needed.

In there lies the awesomeness of this here post. You see the Vrabel family is auctioning off many of those belongings that they can’t take with them….

Who doesn’t want a signed Chevy Chase Caddyshack poster?

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How about the place where he kept his beer cold then after finishing them he probably smashed the cans on his forehead?

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How about the place where Coach Vrabel cooked copious amounts of meat products for himself and his players?

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You get the point I assume by now there are seemingly 100s of items for sale and anyone can bid and win some piece of the Vrabel family history. Curious how to bid? Let Coach Vrabel tell you himself…

St. Louis Rams Draft Christian Bryant in Round Seven

With the 241st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Ohio State safety Christian Bryant. Bryant missed most of his senior season after suffering a broken ankle late in the game against Wisconsin. Bryant was a three year starter for the Buckeyes and was named a team captain his senior season. Over the course of his career at Ohio State, he recorded 171 tackles, had two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He was named second team All-Big Ten during his junior season and was second on the team overall in total tackles (only trailing Ryan Shazier). Take a look at your new safety, Rams’ fans:

Here were some of the reactions to Bryant getting drafted on Twitter:

And here’s the man himself:

I think I speak for everyone in Buckeye Nation is saying how great it is to see Christian Bryant get drafted. He’s such a great guy and it was heartbreaking to see his senior season cut short. Urban Meyer himself got choked up on the podium after the Wisconsin game (see in the video above) announcing Bryant’s injury. If Bryant doesn’t get injured his draft stock would’ve been a lot higher. He was badly missed by the Buckeyes after his injury and for good reason. Bryant is a solid defensive back who should at least contribute on special teams for the Rams this season. If he can stay healthy, he might contribute even more.

Green Bay Selects Corey Linsley in the 5th Round

With the 161st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Ohio State center Corey Linsley. Linsley was the starting center for the Buckeyes his junior and senior season. He saw playing time at tackle and guard his freshman and sophomore seasons. His versatility of being able to play every position on the line is going to be a big plus for him. With Green Bay being thin at center, Linsley could see a lot of playing time soon. The draft was quite deep this season, which meant pretty solid players like Linsley have slid down the draft board until the third day. Take a look at your new offensive lineman, Green Bay fans:

I had no idea he grew up a Packers fan, so I’m sure he’s pretty excited about heading north to Wisconsin. I myself forgot how great he played with the Buckeyes and is one of the more underrated linemen in the draft. Linsley should have a pretty solid NFL career ahead of him.

Indianapolis Colts Select Jack Mewhort in the Second Round

With the 59th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts drafted Ohio State tackle Jack Mewhort. Mewhort was the best player on the line for the Buckeyes last season. He has great size at 6-6 and 310 pounds and moves much faster than someone you would expect at this size. Many expect Mewhort to be a starter in the NFL pretty soon. Mewhort was named an All-American by ESPN in 2013 and was a starter for three of his four seasons at Ohio State. Take a look at your new lineman, Colts’ fans:

Here were some of the reactions on Twitter on Mewhort being drafted to Indianapolis:

Jack Mewhort was one of my personal favorite on the team last season, especially after I interviewed him before the Orange Bowl in January. I thought he gave a great answer when I asked him what his biggest learning moment was in 2013. Great player and an even better person. Good pickup for the Colts offensive line.

San Francisco Drafts Carlos Hyde in the Second Round

With the 57th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde. For the second year in a row, no running backs were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Hyde was the third running back chosen. It was pretty surprising to see him fall this far in the draft, as many considered him the top running back in the draft. Hyde’s size and physical style of play should fit nicely in the NFL. He was the straw that stirred the drink for the Ohio State offense in 2013 and should make an impact immediately for the 49ers. Here’s a look at your newest running back, San Francisco fans:

Here were some of the reactions to the pick on Twitter:

While everyone in the B1G is breathing a sigh of relief, everyone in the NFC West just got a little more nervous about the 49ers.

Three Yards and a Cloud of Links

Good morning Buckeye Nation. Today I am speaking to you from the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Whats sad is if you actually looked up the weather conditions for Antarctica its actually warmer in many places than Ohio. OK so lets grab our cups of coffee or hot cocoa and get started.

Broken Tater? Word out of Pickerington Central is that Jae’Sean Tate has been shut down for the rest of the year due to a shoulder injury. Tate who is a senior forward for the Tigers signed in November to be a Buckeye next season. Reports are saying he needs surgery for a torn labrum which has been hurting him since May.

We here at MotSaG are hoping Tate makes a full and speedy recovery and is at full strength for the Buckeyes next season. Get well soon young man.

Buckeye Tabloid Gossip: Apparently the Internets were sent a buzzing recently. I’ll be honest here I am not sure of the who when and where, but someone or something was putting out there that coach Meyer and former coach Vrabel had some kind of falling out. Now since I don’t know the story I am going to put my shiny little two cents in here. Mike Vrabel left for the Houston Texans to coach the linebackers leaving behind his alma mater. I truly believe this was his choice and his alone. The man bleeds Scarlet and Gray and I feel did one heck of a job for the Buckeyes and it was great having him on the sidelines helping these kids become men. Vrabel had an opportunity to coach in the NFL which maybe in his mind (and buy his actions) was much bigger than the collegiate level. He might have aspirations of being a head football coach in the NFL. The reason I bring all this up is that coach Meyers wife had to go to twitter Thursday to set the record straight.

Good luck in the NFL coach Vrabel and you will always be a Buckeye in my and many many of Buckeye Nations hearts. Chase your dream and may you encounter success where ever you turn.

Step Back from the Ledge: I know Buckeye fans we have had some trying times this season watching the mens basketball team. We have been spoiled and expect nothing but the best because lets face it this is The Ohio State University and nothing but the best will do for ANYONE wearing Scarlet and Gray. How spoiled have we become in mens basketball? Well Doug Lesmerises of cleveland.com (Clevleand Plain Dealer) has a nice story on how the Buckeyes program has been the third most successful team in the nation during the regular season. During the last four years the Buckeyes have averaged a 2 seed for the NCAA tournament. That’s pretty impressive when Kansas has averaged a 1 seed and Duke 1.5 seed during the same span.

Speaking of the men’s basketball team don’t forget to watch them go for three in a row versus Purdue tonight and read Josh Schott’s preview on the game.

Breaking cHoke Steps Down: Word out of Ann Arbor is that Brady cHoke is stepping down. The Big House Report is reporting yesterday that cHoke is stepping down as the defensive lines coach. Apparently he wants to be the “head coach” now or something along those lines. Seems that his failures to date have his seat a little hot (must be the reason he doesn’t need a long sleeve shirt on a cold day) so he wants to concentrate on being a the head guy. This is Brady cHokes comments on the move.

Until next time Buckeye Nation stay warm and stay safe.

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 15

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in Baltimore’s week 15 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Didn’t record a field goal attempt but went 2/2 on PAT’s in Cincinnati’s week 15 loss to the Steelers. Nugent also filled in at punter for the injured Kevin Huber and averaged 40 yards per punt.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Inactive in week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Cleveland Browns
Reid Fragel (OL) (2008-12)- Inactive in week 15 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics in Houston’s week 15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Posey also suffered a high ankle sprain and his status for the rest of the season is questionable.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Inactive for the Colts victory over the Texans during week 15. He has been placed on the IR for the remainder of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Started at Center for the Jaguars in their week 15 loss to the Buffalo Bills. This was Brewster’s third start of the season.

Denver Broncos
Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics and is on injured reserve for the Broncos.

Miami Dolphins
Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Recorded 5 receptions for 70 yards in Miami’s week 15 victory over the New England Patriots. Hartline eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the season.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics in the week 15 victory over the Patriots. Spitler continues to be a backup at linebacker and sees the majority of his time during special teams.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics in New England’s week 15 loss to the Dolphins. Ebner continues to be a big asset on New England’s special team units.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 2 receptions for 14 yards in New York’s week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Jets continue to struggle with consistency on offense.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Recorded yet another start at Center for the New York Jets in their week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He hasn’t missed a start all season.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Went 1-for-4 passing for 12 yards and one interception in Oakland’s week 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. McGloin took the majority of snaps for the Raiders.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Raiders in their week 15 loss to the Chiefs. He was a substitute defensive back.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 3 total tackles in Pittsburgh’s week 15 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Heyward continues to be a stalwart on defense.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at tackle once again for the Steelers in week 15. Adams was in Mike Tomlin’s doghouse for a while a little earlier this season.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 5 total tackles and 1 tackle for a loss in Pittsburgh’s week 15 victory over the Bengals.

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Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 1 reception for 10 yards in Carolina’s victory over the New York Jets in week 15.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in and was a backup tight end for the Panthers in week 15.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at guard for the 14th straight game for the Detroit Lions in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens in week 15.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 3 total tackles and deflected 1 pass in the Packer’s triumphant week 15 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Packers in their week 15 victory over the Cowboys.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics as a backup tight end during week 15.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 4 solo tackles and hit the QB once in New Orleans week 15 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

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)- Currently on the IR for the rest of the season.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Didn’t record any statistics as a backup defensive lineman for the New York Giants in their week 15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics as a backup safety in the Eagles week 15 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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 and 1 tackle for a loss in St. Louis’ week 15 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- The starting long snapper in week 15 for the St. Louis Rams.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 1 total tackle and deflected 2 passes in the 49ers week 15 victory.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Recorded 14th straight start for the 49ers in their week 15 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 14

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in Baltimore’s week 14 heroic victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The game featured 4 touchdowns in the final two minutes before the Ravens beat the Vikings, 29-26.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Recorded 6 PAT’s on all of the Bengals touchdowns in their week 14 victory over the Colts. Nugent was a busy man all day.
Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Bengals week 14 victory over the Colts.

Cleveland Browns
Reid Fragel (OL) (2008-12)- Inactive for the Bengals week 14 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 reception for 9 yards in the Texans Thursday night loss in week 14 to the suddenly hot Jacksonville Jaguars. Posey was only targeted once all night.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Inactive for the Colts loss in Cincinnati during week 14. He has been placed on the IR for the remainder of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Brewster didn’t start but played in a handful of special teams plays in their week 14 victory over Houston. Meester got the starting nod once again.

Denver Broncos
Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics and is on injured reserve for the Broncos.

Miami Dolphins
Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Recorded 5 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown late in Miami’s week 14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hartline dragged both feet inbounds and the play was reviewed but upheld for the touchdown. Hartline continues to be the best Buckeye receiver in the NFL.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle in week 14 for the Miami Dolphins. That tackle came on special teams for Spitler.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 total tackle and was a part of the onside kick unit for the Patriots in their amazing comeback against the Cleveland Browns. They erased a 19-3 deficit to improve to 10-3.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 3 receptions for 55 yards in the Jets week 14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. This was Holmes’ best game in a while as he has been getting called out recently due to nagging injuries.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started along the offensive line for the Jets and helped pave the way for the New York’s 143 yards rushing in their week 14 victory.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Went 2 for 5 with 20 yards passing and also rushed for 4 yards in the Raiders loss to the Jets. Pryor was used to mix it up with Matt McGloin still starting in the game.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the Raiders in their week 14 loss to the Jets. Chekwa was also a game captain in New York.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded a team high 10 total tackles including 1 sack for the Steelers. Heyward continues his impressive play and is really coming on strong for the Steelers.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Adams found his way back into the starting lineup along the offensive line in week 14. He helped the Steelers gain 412 total yards of offense against the Dolphins.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 4 total tackles in the Steelers week 14 loss to the Dolphins. Allen continues to resurrect his season in Pittsburgh after beginning the year with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 2 receptions for 5 yards in the Panthers week 14 loss to the Saints. Ginn also returned a punt for 32 yards and two kick returns for 73 yards.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Panthers week 14 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He was able to start after missing the last few weeks due to injury.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started along the offensive line for the Detroit Lions in their week 14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 version of the snow bowl. Detroit was only able to rush for 80 yards and fumbles 5 times.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 4 total tackles and deflected a pass in the Packers week 14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Recorded 2 total tackles along the interior of the Packers defensive front in their week 14 victory over the Falcons.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in a few snaps during week 14. We’ll see if Stoneburner gets any more playing time as the season comes to an end.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 9 tackles, including one for a loss in the Saints week 14 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

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)- Currently on the IR for the rest of the season.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Recorded 2 tackles in the Giants week 14 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 tackle during the Eagles week 14 victory over the Detroit Lions in the second coming of the snow bowl.

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 4 tackles and broke up a pass in the Rams week 14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- The long snapper played in nearly a third of all special teams snaps in week 14.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 4 tackles and broke up 1 pass in the 49ers week 14 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started along the offensive line as the 49ers racked up 163 yards rushing in their week 14 victory over the Seahawks.

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 13

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Inactive during week 13 in their victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Recorded 1 made field goal and 2 extra points in the Bengal’s week 13 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Inactive during week 13 in their victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any receptions in Houston’s week 13 loss to the New England Patriots. As a matter of fact, Posey wasn’t targeted even once.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Didn’t record any statistics in Indianapolis’ week 13 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Herron left the game early with a pectoral injury. He has been placed on the IR because of the injury.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Started along the offensive line for the Jaguars in their victory over the Cleveland Browns. Jacksonville has won 3 out of their last 4 games. They are also playing much better since Brewster has been inserted into the starting lineup.

Denver Broncos
Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics and is on injured reserve for the Broncos.

Miami Dolphins
Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Recorded 9 receptions for 127 yards and 1 touchdown in Miami’s week 13 victory over the New York Jets. Hartline scored on a 31 yard catch and run.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle in Miami’s week 13 victory over the Jets. Spitler continues to hang on to a roster spot in Miami.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the Patriots in their week 13 victory over the Houston Texans. Ebner continues to be a special team monster and one of the game’s best.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 13 and only played in three plays overall. Holmes had been coming off a leg injury and it was reported that the team wanted to be precautionary. Holmes has been taking his fair share of criticism from Jets fans due to his lack of playing this season.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at center once again for the Jets in their week 13 loss to the Dolphins. The New York offense was miserable and couldn’t get much of anything going all day. Rookie QB Geno Smith was eventually benched.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in Oakland’s Thanksgiving day loss to the Dallas Cowboys in week 13. Pryor was active but didn’t play as Matt McGloin continues to start.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Recorded 1 total tackle and was also penalized for a pass interference against the Cowboys. Chekwa is seeing a little bit of time in the defensive backfield due to injuries in the Oakland secondary.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 7 total tackles, including 1 tackle for loss in the Steelers 22-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Adams is still starting at tight end for the Steelers. He reported as an eligible receiver one but didn’t record a reception. It remains to be seen whether or not Adams will become more involved.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 6 total tackles and played in most of the defensive snaps for the Steelers in their week 13 loss to the Ravens. Allen continues to make an impact on defense for the Steelers.

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Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 2 receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown in Carolina’s week 13 victory over the Buccaneers. Ginn also had 59 total return yards between punts and kick returns.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Inactive for the Panthers in week 13.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started on the offensive line for the Lions during their Thanksgiving victory over the Green Bay Packers. Sims help the Lions gain 241 rushing yards on 43 carries.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 12 total tackles for the Packers in their week 13 loss to the Lions. That was a team high number and Hawk never came off the field.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Packers in their week 13 loss to the Lions. Pickett played in roughly half of the defensive snaps.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in a handful of special teams plays.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 10 total tackles for the Saints in their week 13 loss to the Seahawks. New Orleans got absolutely demolished on Monday night in the great northwest.

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)- Left the week 12 game a third of the way in with a partially torn patellar tendon for the Giants. He has been placed on the injured reserve.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Giants in their week 13 game against the Washington Redskins.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Eagles in their week 13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Coleman played solely 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 9 total tackles in St. Louis’ week 13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams seem to be getting better as the season moves along. Much of that can be attributed to the play of Laurinaitis.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- The long snapper played in nearly a third of all special teams snaps in week 13.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 9 total tackles in San Francisco’s week 13 victory over the Rams. The 49er defense played well against the Rams.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started on the offensive line for the 49ers in their week 13 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The 49ers gave up 4 sacks and only rushed for 83 yards but found a way to win.