Week 8: Ex-Illini in the NFL

Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah, Chiefs: Starting offensive linemen helped keep the Chiefs perfect, paving the way for 136 rushing yards against Cleveland.

Alan Ball, Jaguars: Starting cornerback had three tackles in Jacksonville’s blowout loss to San Francisco in London.

Arrelious Benn, Eagles: Receiver is on injured reserve.

Michael Buchanan, Patriots: Reserve defensive lineman did not record any statistics in home victory.

Jack Cornell, Raiders: Offensive lineman was promoted Saturday, but he didn’t play against Pittsburgh.

Jeff Cumberland, Jets: Starting tight end had one catch for 9 yards in blowout loss to Cincinnati.

Vontae Davis, Colts: Cornerback took the week off.

David Diehl, Giants: Starting right guard helped quarterback Eli Manning pass for 246 yards in victory against rival Eagles.

Glenn Foster, Saints: Reserve defensive end had one sack and two quarterback hits in home victory.

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

Michael Hoomanawanui, Patriots: Starting tight end didn’t catch a pass in home win against Miami.

A.J. Jenkins, Chiefs: Reserve receiver played against Browns but did not catch a pass.

Mikel Leshoure, Lions: Running back was not active in Detroit’s stunning comeback against Dallas.

Corey Liuget, Chargers: Standout defensive lineman was in Champaign for Illinois’ homecoming because San Diego was off this week.

Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals: Running back was not active in Arizona’s home victory against Atlanta.

Whitney Mercilus, Texans: Linebacker took week off.

Tony Pashos, Raiders: Offensive lineman was not active in home victory against Steelers.

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

Akeem Spence, Buccaneers: Starting defensive tackle did not record any tackles in Thursday night loss.

Pierre Thomas, Saints: Starting running back gained 65 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 29 yards in home win against Bills.

Hugh Thornton, Colts: Offensive lineman was off.

Steve Weatherford, Giants: Punter had five kicks for 219 yards, including a long of 68.

Martez Wilson, Saints: Linebacker was waived earlier this week.

Tavon Wilson, Patriots: Reserve defensive back saw action but didn’t record any tackles in victory at Gillette Stadium against rival Dolphins.

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FloridaIllini wrote on November 03, 2013 at 3:11 pm

How in the heck can we have 2 tight ends in the NFL and they probably didn't catch a dozen balls combined in their careers here?