Ex-Illini in the NFL update: Another TD for Leshoure
JEFF ALLEN and JON ASAMOAH, Chiefs. It was a rough day for starting guards as offense struggled (10 rushing yards, four sacks) in loss at Oakland.
ALAN BALL, Texans. Cornerback (foot injury) missed his third straight game, a win against visiting Colts.
JOSH BRENT, Cowboys. Was on the sideline for Sunday’s OT victory against the Steelers, but he was placed on the reserve/non-football list this week, ending his season.
JEFF CUMBERLAND, Jets. Catch tight end Monday night at Tennessee.
VONTAE DAVIS, Colts. Starting corner had nine tackles — all solo — in loss at Houston.
DAVE DIEHL, Giants. Starting offensive lineman helped lead way for 161 yards rushing and kept Eli Manning off his back (one sack), but offense stalled in loss at Atlanta.
KELVIN HAYDEN, Bears. Starting cornerback had six tackles, but he was beat on one of Green Bay’s touchdowns in a home loss to visiting Packers.
MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI, Patriots. Tight end saw action in Sunday’s late game against San Francisco.
A.J. JENKINS, 49ers. Rookie receiver was active for Sunday’s late game at New England.
MIKEL LESHOURE, Lions. Pride of Centennial had 55 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD run, his eighth score of the season, but Detroit was blown out at Arizona.
COREY LIUGET, Chargers. Starting defensive end had five tackles, including one for loss, and a QB hurry in home loss to Panthers.
BRANDON LLOYD, Patriots. Receiver had a busy night in Sunday’s late game against visiting 49ers.
RASHARD MENDENHALL, Steelers. Was suspended for Sunday’s loss at Dallas for conduct detrimental to the team when he skipped last week’s game.
WHITNEY MERCILUS, Texans. Starting rookie linebacker had one tackle and a quarterback hurry in home win against Colts.
BRANDON MOORE, Jets. Catch offensive lineman Monday night at Titans.
PIERRE THOMAS, Saints. Backup tailback had 39 combined yards (13 rushing, 26 receiving) in victory against visiting Bucs.
STEVE WEATHERFORD, Giants. Punter nailed two boomers — 58, 52 yards — in loss at Atlanta.
MARTEZ WILSON, Saints. Backup defensive lineman had a tackle and a deflected pass in home win vs. Bucs.
TAVON WILSON, Patriots. Rookie cornerback saw action in Sunday’s late game against visiting 49ers.