Ex-Illini in the NFL: Week 17
JEFF ALLEN and JON ASAMOAH, Chiefs. Starting guards had a rough one against the AFC’s best team, which had four sacks and held Kansas City to 93 yards rushing.
ALAN BALL, Texans. Cornerback inactive (foot injury).
ARRELIOUS BENN, Buccaneers. The former second-round pick is on injured reserve with shoulder and knee injuries. He had four catches this season.
JOSH BRENT, Cowboys. Was placed on the reserve/non-football list, ending his season.
JEFF CUMBERLAND, Jets. Starting tight end had three catches for 36 yards.
VONTAE DAVIS, Colts. Starting cornerback had two interceptions, three pass breakups and five tackles.
DAVE DIEHL, Giants. Starting right tackle had a good view of Eli Manning’s five TD passes.
KELVIN HAYDEN, Bears. Reserve cornerback had two tackles.
MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI, Patriots. Backup tight end was targeted once by Tom Brady.
A.J. JENKINS, 49ers. Jim Harbaugh actually called his backup receiver’s number once, but he couldn’t make the catch.
MIKEL LESHOURE, Lions. Pride of Centennial had a team-high 57 yards rushing on 15 carries.
COREY LIUGET, Chargers. Starting defensive end had three tackles, including one for loss.
BRANDON LLOYD, Patriots. Backup receiver had one catch for 9 yards.
RASHARD MENDENHALL, Steelers. In likely his last game in Pittsburgh, reserve tailback rushed for 19 yards on six carries.
WHITNEY MERCILUS, Texans. Quiet day for starting linebacker (one assist).
BRANDON MOORE, Jets. Starting right guard kept the Bills off Mark Sanchez (one sack).
PIERRE THOMAS, Saints. Tailback (knee) took the day off.
STEVE WEATHERFORD, Giants. Averaged 49.0 yards on two punts, both of which landed inside the 20.
MARTEZ WILSON, Saints. Backup linebacker played against the Falcons but did nothing statworthy.
TAVON WILSON, Patriots. Defensive back had two tackles in a reserve role.