Pro Football Update


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By Brian Kuppelweiser for WVUsports.com
September 25, 2012 09:44 AM

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

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

Corey McIntyre - Buffalo Bills
McIntyre had one reception for nine yards in the Bills 24-14 win over the Browns.

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 contributed on special teams and made one tackle in the Bears 23-6 win over the Rams.

Adam Jones - Cincinnati Bengals
A week after being named the AFC’s special teams player of the week, Jones made three tackles and returned three kicks (one punt and two kickoffs) for a total of 26 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 saw action on special teams in the Packers 14-12 loss to the Seahawks.

Pat McAfee - Indianapolis Colts
In the Colts 22-17 loss to the Jaguars, McAfee had six punts for 280 yards, which was good for a 46.7 yard average. Two of McAfee’s kicks pinned the Jaguars inside their 20-yard line.

The fourth-year pro ranks sixth in the league in average yards per punt and average net yardage per punt.

Ellis Lankster - New York Jets
After all-pro cornerback Darelle Revis suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday, Lankster’s role in the Jets defense became more prominent.

Lankster played a large amount, while registering one tackle and one pass breakup in the Jets 23-20 win over the Dolphins.

Owen Schmitt - Oakland Raiders
Schmitt played, but did not register any statistics in the Raiders 34-31 win over the Steelers.

Will Johnson - Pittsburgh Steelers
Johnson had one catch for four yards in the Steelers 34-31 loss to the Raiders.

Ryan Mundy - Pittsburgh Steelers
With safety Troy Polamalu out with an injury, Mundy made his third consecutive start for the Steelers.

The fourth-year pro collected five tackles in the team’s 34-31 loss to the Raiders.

Bruce Irvin - Seattle Seahawks
In the Seahawks 14-12 win over the Packers, Irvin had two sacks and multiple quarterback pressures, as he gave the Green Bay’s offensive line fits throughout the evening.

Irvin now leads all rookies with 2.5 sacks this season.

Najee Goode - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Goode played on special teams in the Buccaneers 16-10 loss to the Cowboys, but did not register any statistics.

Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tandy did not dress in the Buccaneers 16-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Darius Reynaud - Tennessee Titans
In the Titans 44-41 overtime victory over the Lions, Reynaud had a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with a little under seven minutes remaining in the game.

Reynaud also factored in on a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown, as he lateraled the ball to teammate Tommie Campbell.

In total, Reynaud returned seven kicks (four kickoff and three punts) for 182 yards. He also carried the ball one time that went for no gain.

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