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.

Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 12

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Inactive in Baltimore’s week 12 victory over the New York Jets. The Jet’s offense struggled mightily throughout the game and never got anything going.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- The Bengals were on a bye in week 12 and will continue play next week.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- The Bengals were on a bye in week 12 and will continue play next week.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 reception for 5 yards in the Texan’s week 12 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans have now lost 9 in a row after starting the season 2-0.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Recorded 4 rushes for 33 yards for the Colts in their loss to the Cardinals in week 12. Herron’s role continues to grow for the Colts as Trent Richardson continues to struggle to make a big impact.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Started along the offensive line for the Jaguars in their week 12 victory over the Texans. Brewster even went out for a pass. You know things are going well when a guy like Brewster runs a flag route.

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 78 yards in the Dolphins week 12 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Hartline was only targeted 5 times which makes his stat line that much more impressive.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in nearly half of all special teams plays. Spitler didn’t see the field on defense in week 12.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Recovered a fumble deep in Broncos territory in overtime to set up the game winning score. The Patriots beat the Broncos in week 12 to pull off the miraculous 24 point comeback.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 1 reception for 12 yards in the Jet’s week 12 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. No one on the New York offense had a good statistical day. They couldn’t get anything going.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at center for the New York Jets in their week 12 loss to the Ravens. The offensive line continues to struggle for New York. As an offense, they only gained 220 yards, scored no touchdowns and turned the ball over 3 times.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Pryor didn’t record any statistics in the Raider’s week 12 loss to the Titans. Pryor didn’t start, not because of injury, but because the Raiders elected to go with Matt McGloin instead. It is unknown what this may mean for Pryor moving forward, but it is safe to say the Raiders are wavering on their commitment to Pryor.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Raiders in their week 12 loss to the Titans. Chekwa saw a bigger role due to injuries in the secondary. He had a solid showing and certainly didn’t hurt his claim to see more playing time.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 2 total tackles, including 1 sack, and recovered a Brandon Weekend fumble in Pittsburgh’s week 12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Heyward continues to come on strong and it is safe to say he is a vital cog in the Pittsburgh defense.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics but started at TE in two tight sets once again in week 12. He reported eligible as a receiver on 2 plays as well. I am predicting Adams will have a reception before the season is over.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 4 total tackles and recovered a fumble in Pittsburgh’s week 12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Allen continues to play a big role in the Steeler’s resurgence of late. It’s definitely the Buckeye connection between him and defensive coordinator Dick LaBeau.

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Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 3 receptions for only 11 yards on 10 targets in the Panther’s week 12 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Ginn also had a 47 yard punt return and 17 yard kick return.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Inactive for the Panthers in week 12.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started along the offensive line for the Lions in their week 12 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims helped the Lions rush for 104 yards on 24 carries.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 11 tackles, 1 sack and forced a fumble in Green Bay’s overtime tie to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had an early lead but the Packer defense buckled down as the game went on.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Recorded 3 total tackles and played in nearly 75% of the defensive plays for the Packers in week 12. That is more than Pickett normally plays but they needed him because of the presence of Adrian Peterson.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in nearly half of the special teams plays in week 12. While Stoneburner isn’t playing much, it is a good thing he is dressing and contributing on special teams as an undrafted rookie free agent.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 5 total tackles and broke up a pass in the Saint’s week 12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Jenkins appears to be healthy after missing a few games earlier in November.

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. It remains to be seen whether or not Cordle will need surgery. The Giants offensive line had been coming together in recent weeks.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in a handful of snaps for the Giants in their week 12 loss to the Cowboys.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Coleman enjoyed a bye week before the Eagles return to play next week.

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 7 total tackles and recovered a fumble recovery against the Bears in the Ram’s week 12 victory. The recovery eventually led to a St. Louis touchdown.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- The long snapper played in nearly a third of all special teams snaps in week 12.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 5 total tackles and intercepted a Robert Griffin III pass attempt. The 49ers dominated the game and beat the Redskins 27-6.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Played in every offensive snap for the 49ers in their week 12 victory over the Redskins. Boone also recorded a tackle on a Redskin fumble recovery.

Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 10

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Inactive in loss to the Chicago Bears in week 11. There was nearly a 2 hour weather delay at the beginning. The field was on life support and I have a feeling Simon would have enjoyed the mud fest.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Converted 2 FG attempts and 5 PAT’s in the Bengals week 11 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals may have put a strangle hold on the AFC North.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Bengals week 11 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals beat the Browns 41-20 in the battle of Ohio.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 reception for 5 yards in the Texans week 11 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Texans are now on an 8 game losing streak after starting 2-0.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Recorded a crucial fumble recovering on the Titan’s 20-yard line. The play swung momentum towards the Colts and they eventually came back and beat the Titans, 30-27.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Started his second straight game for the Jaguars in their week 11 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It’s good to the Jaguars giving Brewster a chance as the season progresses.

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 65 yards in the Dolphins week 11 victory over the San Diego Chargers. He also recorded a tackle after a Ryan Tannehill interception.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)-

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Did not record any statistics in the Patriot’s week 11 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Ebner played exclusively on special teams.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Recorded 2 receptions for 71 yards in the Jets week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills. This was the first time Holmes was active since week 4.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at Center for the Jets yet again in week 11. The Jets found some success on the ground but gave up 4 sacks to the Bills. The Jets ran for 134 yards.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Inactive due to MCL sprain in week 11 against the Texans. Matt McGloin filled in admirably and threw for 3 touchdowns in Houston.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Raiders in week 11 against the Texans. Chekwa is continuing to contribute more and more for the Raiders. He also reunited with fellow Buckeye Devier Posey.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 5 total tackles for the Steelers in Week 11. He continues to carve a role in the Steeler’s defense. His 1st round potential is finally being realized.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Adams is continuing to lineup in Tight End situations to help beef up the Steelers running game. We’ll see if it translates to his starting tackle position back or not.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 9 total tackles and one interceptions for the Steelers in their week 11 victory over the Detroit Lions. Allen led the Steelers in tackles and is quickly becoming a key cog in their resurgence.

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Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 1 reception for 25 yards and a touchdown. Ginn made his catch count as it was the game-winning score. He also returned 3 kick-offs for 53 yards.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Hartsock was inactive for the Panthers week 11 game.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Sims started and played in every snap for the Lions in their week 11 loss to the Steelers. The Lions rushed for 107 total yards on 25 carries.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 6 total tackles and 1 sack in the Packers week 11 loss to the Giants. Hawk never left the field for Packers. They need all the help they can get with QB Aaron Rodgers out.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)- Didn’t record any statistics against the Giants. Pickett played in roughly half of the Packers defensive plays. That’s a little bit more than he normally plays.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 11 against the Giants. Stoneburner played predominantly on special teams.

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Recorded 2 total tackles and broke up a pass in the Saints week 11 victory over the 49ers. Jenkins returned to the starting lineup after missing the last few weeks due to a leg injury.

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 for the Giants in their victory over the Packers in week 11. Cordle helped the Giants rush for 78 yards and one touchdown. The offensive line also gave up four sacks.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Recorded 1 total tackle and QB hurry in week 11. Hankins only played in a handful of snaps so he was productive when in the lineup.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle in limited action against the Redskins in week 11. The Eagles won, 24-16.

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)- The Rams had a bye week and will return to action next week against Chicago.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- The Rams had a bye week and will return to action next week against Chicago.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 3 total tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and broke up 2 pass attempts in week 11 against the New Orleans Saints. Whitner played every defensive snap.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started along the offensive line for the 49ers in their loss to the New Orleans Saints. Helped the 49ers rush for 81 yards but allowed three sacks.

Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 10

[Apologies for the tardiness of this post once again. - Ed.]

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Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Active in week 10 for the Ravens in their overtime victory over the Bengals. Simon didn’t record any statistics during the game.

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Converted on 1/2 field goals with a long of 32 yards in the Bengals overtime loss to the Bengals in week 10. Nugent also converted 2/2 PAT’s for a total of 5 points.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 10 against the Ravens. Sanzenbacher has been in the stat book the last several weeks. Green and Bernard led the Bengals with 8 receptions a piece.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 3 receptions on 34 yards in week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Posey was third on the team in receptions behind only Hopkins and Johnson.

Indianapolis Colts

Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Recorded 1 reception for 57 yards and carried the ball once for no gain in the Colts week 10 loss to the Rams. This is the only time he has put up offensive stats this season so far. We’ll see if he continues to see more playing time.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Started for the first time this season in the Jaguars week 10 victory over the Titans. Brewster played in every offensive snap. The offensive line also gave up 3 sacks and only racked up 54 yards rushing.

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 57 yards on 8 targets in Miami’s week 10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle and played in the majority of special teams plays for the Dolphins in week 10.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Was inactive due to New England’s bye in week 10. Ebner will resume play next week.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Was inactive due to New York’s bye in week 10. Holmes and the Jets will resume play next week.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Was inactive due to New York’s bye in week 10. Mangold and the Jets will resume play next week.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Was 11-for-26 for 122 yards, no touchdowns and 1 interception in the Raiders week 10 loss to the Giants. Pryor was also sacked 4 times but ran for another touchdown.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics and played predominantly on special teams in Oakland’s week 10 matchup against the Giants.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 6 total tackles with 1 sack in the Steelers week 10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Heyward started the game and also played some special teams.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at TE for the Steelers in week 10. Adams was in on two tight sets but didn’t record a catch. It’ll be interesting to see if the Steelers continue to use Adams the same way moving forward.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Recorded 1 total tackle and played in nearly half the defensive snaps for the Steelers. He didn’t play at all last week so this is a big step up in playing time. Allen’s familiarity with the Steeler’s defense helps.

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Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 2 receptions for 19 yards and returned 3 punts for 65 yards and 2 kick-offs for 42 yards. The Panthers defeated the 49ers in a defensive battle, 10-9.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics but started for the Panthers. Even though Hartsock started, it didn’t make a difference when it comes to statistics.

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Lions and played in every offensive snap for the Lions in their victory over the Bears. Sims helped the Lions rush for 145 yards on the ground.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 7 total tackles and 2 tackles for a loss in the Packers week 10 loss to the Eagles. Hawk continues to be the leader on a team reeling without their starting QB.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)-Didn’t record any statistics but started for the Packers in week 10. Pickett played in roughly a third of the defensive plays for Green Bay.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in a number of special teams plays for the Packers. Stoneburner continues to try and make a name for himself by contributing on special teams.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Was inactive (knee) for a 2nd week in a row for the Saints. It remains to be seen when he will return

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 for the Giants and helped the running game accumulate 133 yards. The offensive line gave up 3 sacks as well. The Giants beat the Raiders, 24-20.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Giant sin their week 10 victory. He didn’t start but played in roughly a quarter of the defensive snaps.

Philadelphia Eagles

Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics but played in roughly half of the Eagles special teams snap. The Eagles defeated the Packers, 27-13.

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 a team-high 8 total tackles and also recorded an interception. The Rams pounded the Colts, 38-8.

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

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 6 total tackles and forced a fumble in the 49ers loss to the Panthers in week 10. Whitner didn’t leave the field defensively.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started on the offensive line that struggled against the Panthers. Boone and his offensive line gave up 6 sacks to a talented and highly rated Panther defense. The 49ers could only manage 9 points.

Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 9

[Apologies for the tardiness of this post. Blame the editor - Ed.]

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Baltimore Ravens

John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Active in week 9 for the Ravens in their loss to the Cleveland Browns. Simon did not see the field and his playing time has been sporadic all year.

Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Converted 2/2 on field goals with a long of 54 yards and went 2/2 on PAT’s as well. The Bengals lost to the Dolphins in overtime on Thursday night.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Didn’t record any statistics but was targeted once in week 9. AJ Green was targeted 19 times which can a big reason why.

Houston Texans

Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 3 receptions for 23 yards in the Texans week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. His long for the game was 12 yards.

Indianapolis Colts

Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Recorded 1 total tackle on special teams for the Colts in week 9. Herron’s role on this team is going to be on special teams unless the Colts sustain some more injuries in the backfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Brewster (C) (2008-11)- Was inactive in week 9 due to Jacksonville’s bye week. They will resume action in week 10.

Denver Broncos

Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Was inactive in week 9 due to Denver’s bye week. They will resume action in week 10.

Miami Dolphins

Brian Hartline (WR) (2006-08)- Recorded 3 receptions for 39 yards in week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was targeted the second most amount of times on the team behind Mike Wallace.

Austin Spitler (LB) (2006-09)- Didn’t record any statistics in week 9 for the Dolphins.

New England Patriots

Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)-Recorded 2 total tackles in the Patriots week 9 blowout victory over the Steelers. Ebner continues to see a lot of playing time on special teams.

New York Jets

Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Holmes is still nursing an injured hamstring and didn’t play yet again in week 9. The Jets have just one more game 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 9 against the New Orleans Saints. While the Jet’s offense was outgained by the Saints, they managed to make the big plays down the stretch. Mangold helped lead the Jets to 5.8 yards per play.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- Went 22-for-41 for 288 yards, zero touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Pryor did rush for 94 yards but the Raiders were run over by the Eagles in week 9. The defense certainly didn’t bail Pryor and the offense out.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- Recorded 2 total tackles for the Raiders in week 9. Chekwa hasn’t thrown up many stats this season so this was a good site to see. The Raiders were absolutely run over by the Eagles offense yielding 7 touchdowns passes to QB Nick Foles.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 5 total tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss. Heyward also recorded 2 QB hits on Tom Brady. While Heyward had a good statistical game, the Steelers defense was manhandled and gave up over 600 total yards.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Started at tackle again for the Steelers against the Patriots. Helped the Steelers offense gain over 6.5 yards per play.

Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Allen was picked up by the Steelers a few weeks after the Cowboys cut him. He didn’t record any statistics or playing time in week 9, but with his history on the Steelers, he certainly will in the coming weeks.

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Carolina Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)-Recorded 1 reception for 10 yards in the Panthers victory over the Falcons in week 9. For whatever reason, Ginn was not as involved as he has been in the passing game.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Panthers in week 9. Hartsock played well but just doesn’t get the receiving opportunities fellow TE Greg Olsen gets.

Detroit Lions

Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- The Detroit Lions had a bye in week 9. They will resume play in week 10.

Green Bay Packers

A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 8 total tackles in the Packers Monday night loss to the Bears. Hawk was the team’s second leading tackler.

Ryan Pickett (DT) (1998-00)-Recorded 2 total tackles for the Packers in their Monday night loss. Pickett continues to eat up blockers in the middle for guys like Hawk to run around free.

Jake Stoneburner (TE/WR) (2009-12)- Was active but didn’t record any statistics in week 9.

New Orleans Saints

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- Was inactive against the New York Jets in week 9 due to a leg injury. He will look to return in week 10 against the Cowboys.

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)- The New York Giants enjoyed their bye in week 9. They will continue their play in week 10.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- The New York Giants enjoyed their bye in week 9. They will continue their play in week 10.

Philadelphia Eagles

Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 4 total tackles in the Eagles week 9 victory over the Raiders. Coleman saw some snaps on special teams and in the secondary. Some of the playing time may be contributed to the lopsided victory the Eagles enjoyed.

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 and 1 sack for the Rams in their week 9 loss to the Titans. Laurinaitis played in every defensive snap for the Rams. As usual, he was the defensive leader for the Rams.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 9.

San Francisco 49ers

Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- The 49ers enjoyed a bye in week 9. They will continue play against Carolina next week.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- The 49ers enjoyed a bye in week 9. They will continue play against Carolina next week.

Buckeyes in the NFL: Week 8

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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.

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 7

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Baltimore Ravens
John Simon (LB) (2009-12)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Ravens week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It remains to be seen how much impact Simon will have this season for Baltimore.

Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Nugent (K) (2001-04)- Converted on 2-of-3 field goal tries, including a 54 yard game winner as time expired in Cincinnati’s 27-24 victory over the Detroit Lions. Nugent was also 3-3 on PAT attempts for the Bengals.

Dane Sanzenbacher (WR) (2007-10)- Recorded 1 reception for 7 yards in the Bengals week 7 victory over the Lions.

Houston Texans
Devier Posey (WR) (2008-11)- Recorded 1 reception for 42 yards in the Texans 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in week 7. The Texans continue to free fall in the standings.

Indianapolis Colts
Daniel “Boom” Herron (RB) (2008-09, 2011)- Herron was active for the Colts on Sunday night as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos returned to Indianapolis. Herron is an insurance policy at running back behind Richardson and Brown. He will also get an opportunity to contribute on special teams.

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.

Denver Broncos
Justin Boren (G) (2009-10)- Didn’t record any statistics or playing time for the Broncos in week 7. 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 6 receptions for 69 yards in the Dolphins week 7 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Hartline was targeted 11 times and it is clear he remains the top receiving option in Miami.

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (DB) (2008-11)- Didn’t record any statistics for the Patriots in their week 7 loss to the New York Jets. Ebner was again active but didn’t have an impact.

New York Jets
Santonio Holmes (WR) (2003-05)- Holmes remained inactive again in the Jets week 7 victory over the Patriots. Holmes remains week to week but my guess is he’ll remain out for at least a few more weeks.

Nick Mangold (C) (2002-05)- Started at Center for the Jets in week 7 against the New England Patriots. Mangold helped the Jets gain 383 total yards of offense.

Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor (QB) (2008-10)- The Raiders were among the few teams who were on a bye in week 7. Pryor and the Raiders will return to action next week.

Chimdi Chekwa (CB) (2007-10)- The Raiders were among the few teams who were on a bye in week 7. Chekwa and the Raiders will return to action next week.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (DE) (2007-10)- Recorded 1 solo tackle and returned a short kick-off 11 yards in the Steelers week 7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Mike Adams (OT) (2008-11)- Adams has lost his starting role with the Pittsburgh Steelers because of his poor play. The Steelers are trying to shake things up and make sure the guys playing are fully committed. We’ll see if Adams gains his starting position back or not.

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Dallas Cowboys
Will Allen (SS) (2000-03)- Allen was cut by the Cowboys last week.

Carolina Panthers
Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) (2004-2006)- Recorded 2 receptions for 34 yards in the Panthers week 7 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Ginn continues to consistently put up statistics for the Panthers.

Ben Hartsock (TE) (1999-03)- Didn’t record any statistics in the Panthers week 7 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Hartsock remains the backup Tight End behind Greg Olson and is a special teams staple for the Panthers.

Detroit Lions
Rob Sims (OL) (2002-05)- Started at LG for the Seahawks in there week 7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Sims helped lead Seattle to 135 yards rushing with 4.2 yards per rush.

Green Bay Packers
A.J. Hawk (LB) (2002-05)- Recorded 12 total tackles in the Packers 31-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns in week 7. Hawk led the Packers in tackling and he continues to be a monster in the middle.

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

New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins (CB) (2005-08)- The Saints didn’t play in week 7. Jenkins will be back in action next week against the Buffalo Bills.

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 start for the Giants in their Monday night game against Minnesota. Cordle did play in nearly 80 percent of the offensive snaps for the Giants. The rushing offense struggled and only managed 64 yards on the ground.

Johnathan Hankins (DT) (2010-12)- Hankins was inactive in week 7 for the New York Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kurt Coleman (DB) (2006-09)- Recorded 1 total tackle for the Eagles in their week 7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Coleman didn’t start and only played in a handful of plays defensively. He played in the majority of special teams snaps.

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 11 total tackles and played in every defensive snap for the St. Louis Rams in week 7. Laurinaitis also recorded a 13-yard sack. He continues to lead the St. Louis defense in every way.

Jake McQuaide (LS) (2008-10)- Starting long snapper for the Rams in Week 7.

San Francisco 49ers
Donte Whitner (DB) (2003-05)- Recorded 3 total tackles for the 49ers in their 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans in week 7. Whitner left the game in the 4th quarter because of a knee injury he sustained. The injury isn’t thought to be serious as Whitner could be seen jogging off the field at the end of the game.

Alex Boone (G) (2005-08)- Started at guard for San Francisco in Week 7 against Tennessee. The 49ers rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns.