Former Illini check-up: Week 1


Former Illini check-up: Week 1

A look at how former Illini fared in the opening week of the NFL season:

Jeff Allen, Chiefs: Starting offensive lineman helped Kansas City rush for 120 yards in road win.

Jon Asamoah, Chiefs: Offensive lineman was not active (calf) for road win.

Alan Ball, Jaguars: Starting cornerback had four tackles — second best on team — and knocked down a pass in home loss.

Arrelious Benn, Eagles: Wide receiver is on injured reserve (knee).

Michael Buchanan, Patriots: Defensive lineman saw action but had no tackles in road win.

Jeff Cumberland, Jets: Starting tight end had no catches in home victory.

Vontae Davis, Colts: Cornerback had a pair of solo tackles in home victory.

David Diehl, Giants: Offensive lineman (thumb) did not play in opening loss.

Glenn Foster, Saints: Defensive lineman (ankle) was not active for road win.

Kelvin Hayden, Bears: Cornerback is on injured reserve (hamstring).

Michael Hoomanawanui, Patriots: Starting tight end caught one pass for 5 yards in road win.

A.J. Jenkins, Chiefs: Wide receiver saw action but was not targeted in road win.

Mikel Leshoure, Lions: Running back was inactive for victory against Vikings.

Corey Liuget, Chargers: Defensive end plays tonight against the visiting Texans.

Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals: Starting running back ran it 16 times for 60 yards and caught one pass for 4 yards in opening loss.

Whitney Mercilus, Texans: Defensive end plays tonight at San Diego.

Tony Pashos, Raiders: Starting offensive lineman paved the way for 171 rushing yards and kept mobile QB Terrelle Pryor upright (one sack) in loss.

Graham Pocic, Rams: Offensive lineman is on injured reserve (shoulder).

Akeem Spence, Buccaneers: Starting defensive tackle had two tackles and recovered a fumble in loss.

Pierre Thomas, Saints: Reserve running back had team-high 43 yards on nine carries and caught four passes for 16 yards

Hugh Thornton, Colts: Backup offensive lineman helped Indy rush for 127 yards, but QB Andrew Luck was sacked four times in win.

Steve Weatherford, Giants: Punted it three times for 164 yards, an average of 54.7 yards per kick.

Martez Wilson, Saints: Linebacker was not active (elbow) for victory.

Tavon Wilson, Patriots: Reserve defensive back didn’t have any tackles in win.


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