Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every Tuesday, we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the NFL and how they fared in Week 7.
Earl Thomas, Seahawks safety—The All-Pro led the Seahawks in tackles in Thursday’s 20-3 win over the 49ers with seven, increasing his season total to 32.
Keenan Robinson, Redskins linebacker—He had seven tackles in Sunday’s comeback win over the Buccaneers, bringing his total to 48. That’s second best on the team.
Jordan Hicks, Eagles linebacker—Hicks continued his solid play for the Eagles, notching six tackles in Sunday night’s game. The rookie is tied for the team lead in tackles with 43. He also has a sack, an interception and three fumble recoveries.
Derrick Johnson, Chiefs linebacker—Johnson had four tackles and two passes defended in Sunday’s victory over the Steelers.
Phil Dawson, 49ers kicker—Dawson was the lone scorer for the 49ers in Thursday’s loss as he connected on a 35-yard field goal.
Justin Tucker, Ravens kicker—He boomed nearly every kickoff through the end zone but only had the opportunity to kick one field goal. You bet he made it from 44 yards out.
Malcom Brown, Patriots defensive tackle—Brown earned his second start of the season and had three tackles in the Patriots’ 30-23 win over the Jets.
Kenny Vaccaro, Saints safety—Vaccaro filled the stat columns with his game on Sunday. He had five tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass defended.
Roy Miller, Jaguars defensive tackle—Miller had two tackles for loss in the Jaguars 34-31 win in London.
Brian Orakpo, Titans linebacker—He was third in tackles with five in Sunday’s 10-7 loss to the Falcons.
Michael Griffin, Titans safety—Didn’t make an appearance as he’s dealing with a knee injury.
Lyle Sendlein, Cardinals center—The center and the Cardinals’ offensive line paved the way for 150 rushing yards and allowed two sacks.
Fozzy Whittaker, Panthers running back—He was targeted just once in the passing game on an incomplete pass, but he had a kickoff return for 27 yards.
Tony Hills, Saints offensive tackle—He didn’t play in the Saints’ 27-21 win over the Colts as Terron Armstead returned to the lineup.
Quandre Diggs, Lions cornerback—Despite the loss, Diggs had his most productive day tackling, registering four total.
Geoff Swaim, Cowboys tight end—Didn’t register a stat in Sunday’s loss to the Giants.
Brian Robison, Vikings defensive end—He logged a tackle and a QB hit in Sunday’s 28-19 win over the Lions.
Henry Melton, Buccaneers defensive tackle—He didn’t register a tackle but pressured Kirk Cousin’s all game, with three quarterback hits. Earlier in the week, Melton cashed in on a bet he made with teammate Gerald McCoy. With Melton’s Longhorns defeating McCoy’s Sooners three weeks ago, this was the result.
Colt McCoy, Redskins quarterback—Backed up Kirk Cousins in Week 7.
Lamarr Houston, Bears linebacker—On a bye in Week 7.
Sam Acho, Bears linebacker—On a bye in Week 7.
Cory Redding, Cardinals defensive end—He didn’t log a stat in Monday night’s win over the Ravens.
Jackson Jeffcoat, Redskins linebacker—He picked up two tackles and a forced fumble in Sunday’s win for his most productive day this season.
Alex Okafor, Cardinals linebacker—Didn’t play as he’s still out with a calf injury.
Marquise Goodwin, Bills wide receiver—He suffered a rib injury in Week 5, after coming back from a different rib injury sustained in the preseason, and was put on IR after missing Week 6.
Tarell Brown, Patriots cornerback—He’s done for the year with a foot injury, placed on IR.
Aaron Williams, Bills safety—On short term IR which means he won’t be able to return to action until Week 14.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs running back—Torn ACL. He’ll be out for the rest of the year.
Mykkele Thompson, Giants safety—On injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.
John Chiles, Bears wide receiver—Currently on injured reserve.
Malcolm Brown, Rams running back—On the practice squad.
Adrian Phillips, Chargers safety—Currently on the practice squad, last played in a game on Oct. 4.
Jaxon Shipley, Cardinals wide receiver—Currently on the practice squad.
Carrington Byndom, Cardinals cornerback—Currently on the practice squad.
Chris Whaley, Cowboys defensive tackle—Currently on IR with a torn Achilles tendon. He missed his rookie season with a torn ACL.
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