Ex-Illini in NFL: Week 2

Ex-Illini in NFL: Week 2

A look at how former Illini fared in the NFL in Week 2:

JEFF ALLEN, Chiefs. Backup offensive lineman saw action in loss to Bills.

JON ASAMOAH, Chiefs. Starting guard helped pave way for 150 rushing yards in loss at Buffalo.

ALAN BALL, Texans. Reserve cornerback saw action but didn't record any tackles in win against Jaguars.

ARRELIOUS BENN, Buccaneers. In his return (knee), fielded seven kickoffs for 180 yards with a long of 55. Also made a tackle on special teams in loss to Giants.

JOSH BRENT, Cowboys. Starting nose tackle had three tackles in loss to Seahawks.

JEFF CUMBERLAND, Jets. Starting tight end caught two balls for 11 yards in a loss to the Steelers.

VONTAE DAVIS, Colts. Starting corner had seven tackles in victory against Vikings.

DAVE DIEHL, Giants. Starting right tackle was injured (knee) in the first quarter and did not return to win against Tampa Bay.

KELVIN HAYDEN, Bears. Saw action on three plays — all on special teams — in loss at Green Bay.

MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI, Patriots. Reserve tight end saw action in loss to Cardinals.

A.J. JENKINS, 49ers. Was inactive.

MIKEL LESHOURE, Lions. Served second of two-game suspension. Will return next week at Tennessee.

COUREY LIUGET, Chargers. Starting defensive end defended a pass in a big win against the Titans.

BRANDON LLOYD, Patriots. Starting receiver caught eight passes for 60 yards in home loss to Arizona.

RASHARD MENDENHALL, Steelers. Remained sideline (knee) for victory against Jets.

WHITNEY MERCILUS, Texans. Linebacker recorded one tackle in a victory against the Jaguars.

BRIT MILLER, Rams. Reserve fullback did not record any meaningful stats in a victory against the Redskins.

BRANDON MOORE, Jets. Rough day for starting guard and linemates (two sacks, 90 rushing yards) in loss.

PIERRE THOMAS, Saints. Starting running back carried the ball nine times 110 yards, including a 48-yard game. He also caught four passes for 33 yards in a loss.

STEVE WEATHERFORD, Giants. Wasn't busy as a punter (two kicks for 79 yards), but he held successfully on four field goals and three extra points in a victory.

MARTEZ WILSON, Saints. Backup defensive lineman made a pair of special teams tackles in loss at Carolina.

TAVON WILSON, Patriots. Backup defensive back recovered a fumble in loss to Cardinals.

Categories (3):Illini Sports, Football, Sports

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments