Former Illini in the NFL: Week 16
JEFF ALLEN and JON ASAMOAH, Chiefs. Linemen helped pave way for 352 yards on the ground, including 226 by Jamaal Charles and 101 by Peyton Hillis in loss to Colts.
ALAN BALL, Texans. Cornerback was inactive with a foot injury in loss to Vikings.
JOSH BRENT, Cowboys. Was placed on the reserve/non-football list, ending his season.
JEFF CUMBERLAND, Jets. Started at tight end for the third consecutive week but did not record a catch in a loss against Chargers.
VONTAE DAVIS, Colts. Recorded his first interception as a member of Indianapolis and chipped in four tackles in a playoff-clinching victory against Kansas City.
DAVE DIEHL, Giants. Lineman saw action in another blowout loss, this time against the Ravens.
KELVIN HAYDEN, Bears. Cornerback had an interception and three tackles in a win against the Cardinals.
MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI, Patriots. Starting tight end had a season-high 46 receiving yards on two receptions in a victory against Jacksonville.
A.J. JENKINS, 49ers. Receiver was active in Sunday night’s loss against Seattle.
MIKEL LESHOURE, Lions. Pride of Centennial had 15 carries for 46 yards and one touchdown, and he caught three passes for 20 yards in Saturday night loss against Atlanta.
COREY LIUGET, Chargers. Defensive end recorded five tackles, including two sacks, in win against the Jets.
BRANDON LLOYD, Patriots. Receiver hauled in six passes for 62 yards in victory against the Jaguars.
RASHARD MENDENHALL, Steelers. Recorded 11 carries for 50 yards in a crushing loss to Cincinnati.
WHITNEY MERCILUS, Texans. Rookie linebacker saw action and contributed a tackle in a loss against Vikings.
BRANDON MOORE, Jets. Starting offensive guard made his 15th start of the season in a loss to San Diego.
PIERRE THOMAS, Saints. Versatile running back had seven receptions for 61 yards and a TD and seven carries for 16 yards in overtime win against Dallas.
STEVE WEATHERFORD, Giants. Booted eight punts, including three inside the 20, in a loss to Ravens.
MARTEZ WILSON, Saints. Defensive end chipped in a tackle in OT win against Dallas.
TAVON WILSON, Patriots. Rookie defensive back recorded four tackles in a win against Jaguars.