Kenny Vaccaro #32 of the New Orleans Saints returns a interception during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 27, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Rams 49-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 12

Posted November 29th, 2016

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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 week 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 12.

Justin Tucker, PK, Baltimore—Tucker remained perfect on the year as he nailed four field goals, three from 50-plus yards, in the Ravens’ 19-14 win over the Bengals. His 57-yarder was a season-high. The NFL’s Twitter account even featured him as apart of their “have a day” tweets which highlight great fantasy football performances.

Malcom Brown, DT, New England—Brown led the Patriots with a season-high seven tackles as the Patriots defeated the Jets 22-17. The second-year player recorded at least five tackles for the fifth time this season.

Derrick Johnson, LB, Kansas City—Johnson made seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and broke up a pass as the Chiefs outlasted the Broncos 30-27 on Sunday night.

Jordan Hicks, LB, Philadelphia—Hicks led the Eagles with eight tackles and hit Aaron Rodgers once as Philadelphia fell 27-13 to the Packers on Monday night.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 28: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles with the ball against Jordan Hicks #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles with the ball against Jordan Hicks #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Quandre Diggs, CB, Detroit—Diggs had six tackles, third best on the team, as the Lions edged the Vikings 16-13 .

Keenan Robinson, LB, N.Y. Giants—Robinson made five tackles as he helped the Giants win their sixth straight game. He needs just four more tackles to match last season’s total when he played for Washington.

Kenny Vaccaro, S, New Orleans—Vaccaro had an interception to go along with four tackles and a pass break up in the big win over the Rams. His interception came early in the third quarter.

Phil Dawson, PK, San Francisco—Dawson made a 36-yard field goal to go along with his three extra points.

San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (4) attempts a field goal as punter Bradley Pinion (5) holds, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (4) attempts a field goal as punter Bradley Pinion (5) holds, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Adrian Phillips, S, San Diego—Phillips had three tackles as his Chargers defeated the Texans 21-13.

Brian Robison, DE, Minnesota—The Vikings fell for the fifth time in six games with Robison contributing two tackles in the effort.

Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Indianapolis—Ridgeway tied a season-high, two tackles, in the 28-7 loss to the Steelers.

Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brian Orakpo, LB, Tennessee—Orakpo made two tackles and hit the quarterback once in the Titans’ 27-21 win over the Bears.

Sam Acho, LB, Chicago—Acho had two tackles in loss to the Titans on Sunday. He’s played in about 53 percent of the defensive snaps this season.

Michael Griffin, S, Carolina—Griffin had two tackles and a tackle for loss as the Panthers fell to the Raiders 35-32.

Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Carolina—Whittaker had four rushes for 14 yards but didn’t connect on his two targets. He also had two kickoff returns for 29 yards.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, Buffalo—Goodwin caught two of his four targets for 13 yards in the Bills’ 28-21 win over the Jaguars.

Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles—Brown actually got to tote the ball a few times in the Rams’ 49-21 loss to the Saints. He had three carries for nine yards and played in five snaps overall.

Earl Thomas, S, Seattle—Thomas missed the first game of his NFL career and it showed on the field as the Seahawks trailed early to the Buccaneers. They eventually lost 14-5.

Alex Okafor, LB, Arizona—Okafor played in 23 defensive snaps but failed to log a stat as the Cardinals fell to the Falcons 38-19. His team has won just one game out of the last five.

Colt McCoy, QB, Washington—He backed up Kirk Cousins in Week 12’s loss to the Cowboys.

Donald Hawkins, OT, Carolina—He hasn’t had any playing time since Week 10.

Geoff Swaim, TE, Dallas—Swaim suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week 10. His season is over as his recovery time will be about four months.

Aaron Williams, S, Buffalo—Williams is on injured reserve due to another neck injury. He suffered the injury in the Bills’ loss to the Dolphins on Oct. 23. He is out indefinitely.

Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City—Charles was placed on injured reserve. He’s still able to return by Week 17, which would allow him to be available for the playoffs.

Roy Miller, DT, Jacksonville—Miller tore his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

Lamarr Houston, LB, Chicago—He tore his ACL in Week 2 and is done for the year.

Mykkele Thompson, S, N.Y. Giants—He injured his knee in Week 2 and was placed on injured reserve.

Trey Hopkins, G, Cincinnati—The third-year lineman is currently on the Bengals’ practice squad.

Duke Thomas, CB, free agent—He was signed to the Eagles practice squad after he had previously reached an injury settlement with the Texans before the start of the season. Philadelphia cut him from the practice squad on Oct. 21.

Carrington Byndom, CB, free agent—He reached an injury settlement with the Ravens before the season started and is free to sign with any team.

Cedric Reed, DE, free agent—Reed was cut by Miami before the season started and spent most of last year on the Bills’ practice squad. He’s currently a free agent.

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