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Pro Football Update


FOOTBALL BLOG
By Brian Kuppelweiser for WVUsports.com
September 18, 2012 09:49 AM

Sixteen former West Virginia University football players are currently on NFL rosters.

Here is an update on each of them following week two of the NFL season.

Corey McIntyre - Buffalo Bills
In the Bills 35-17 win over the Chiefs, McIntyre did not record any statistics, but he did see action on special teams.

Brandon Hogan - Carolina Panthers
Hogan has been placed on injured reserve, after he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

J.T. Thomas - Chicago Bears
Thomas, who forced a fumble in his debut last week, did not record any statistics, but did see action on special teams in the Bears 23-10 loss to the Packers.

Adam Jones - Cincinnati Bengals
In the early minutes of the Bengals’ 34-27 win over the Browns, Jones made an impact, as he had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown. It was Jones’ first touchdown of the season and the seventh return touchdown of his career.

Jones returned three punts along with one kickoff and racked up 121 return yards.

Robert Sands - Cincinnati Bengals
Sands has been placed on injured reserve, after he suffered a season-ending chest injury.

Don Barclay - Green Bay Packers
Barclay played a key role in the Packers 23-10 win over the Bears.

On a second quarter fake field goal attempt, Barclay made a critical block that paved the way for a Packers’ 27-yard touchdown.

Pat McAfee - Indianapolis Colts
McAfee punted five times in the Colts 23-20 win over the Vikings on Sunday. McAfee’s kicks, which covered a total of 268 yards, averaged 53.6 yards.

The fourth-year pro ranks third in the league in average yards per punt.

Ellis Lankster - New York Jets
With all-pro cornerback Darelle Revis out with a concussion, Lankster saw his playing time increase.

In total, Lankster registered four tackles and had one pass defended in the Jets 27-10 loss to the Steelers.

Owen Schmitt - Oakland Raiders
Schmitt played in the Raiders 35-13 loss to the Dolphins, but he did not register any statistics.

Will Johnson - Pittsburgh Steelers
In the Steelers 27-10 defeat of the Jets, Johnson had one reception for 26 yards and played a large amount of snaps at the fullback position.

Ryan Mundy - Pittsburgh Steelers
With safety Troy Polamalu sidelined with an injury, Mundy was given the starting nod for the second-consecutive week.

The fourth-year pro notched five tackles in the 27-10 win versus the Jets.

Bruce Irvin - Seattle Seahawks
Irvin got to the quarterback for the first time in his young NFL career on Sunday, as he recorded 0.5 sacks and one tackle in the Seahawks 27-7 defeat of the Cowboys.

Najee Goode - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Goode did not dress in the Buccaneers 41-34 loss to the Giants.

Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the loss to the Giants, Tandy played on special teams, but did not record any statistics.

Darius Reynaud - Tennessee Titans
Reynaud returned six kicks (three punts and three kickoffs) for a total of 77 yards in the Titans 38-10 loss to the Chargers.

For the game, Reynaud averaged 10 yards per punt return and 15.7 yards per kick return.

Chris Neild - Washington Redskins
Neild has been placed on injured reserve, after he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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