Mountaineers in the Pros: Week 14

  • By Russell Luna
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  • December 06, 2016 10:02 AM
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Keith Tandy/Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
In this week’s report, Mountaineer veteran Keith Tandy recorded his first interception of the year to seal a Tampa Bay win at San Diego and rookie Nick Kwiatkoski made a career-high nine stops in Chicago’s victory over San Francisco.
Mario Alford
New York Jets (NFL)
WR | 5-9 | 180
Greenville, Ga.
Twitter: @mario_alford
Next Game: Practice Squad
Mario Alford signed with the New York Jets practice squad on Nov. 16. Alford was the seventh round selection by Cincinnati in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in one game for the Bengals last year with one reception for 15 yards. He was waived/injured with an ankle injury after training camp on Sept. 3.
Tavon Austin
Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
WR | 5-8 | 176
Baltimore, Md.
Twitter: @Tayaustin01
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Atlanta – 4:25 p.m.
Tavon Austin caught four passes for 45 yards and a touchdown and ran once for 10 yards in a 49-21 loss at New Orleans on Nov. 27. Austin missed Sunday’s game at New England due to a chest injury. It is unknown if he’ll play this week as the Rams (4-8) welcome Atlanta (7-5) to Los Angeles.
Don Barclay
Green Bay Packers (NFL)
T/G | 6-4 | 305
Harmony, Pa.
Twitter: @Barclay_64
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Seattle – 4:25 p.m. ET
Don Barclay played three snaps in Green Bay’s 21-13 win over Houston on Sunday. The Packers (6-6) play host to Seattle (8-3-1) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
DE | 6-6 | 280
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Twitter: @W_Clarke98
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – at Cleveland – 1 p.m. ET
Will Clarke registered a tackle in Cincinnati’s 32-14 win over Philadelphia on Sunday. The three-year pro has a career-high 13 tackles and three sacks for the Bengals this season. Cincinnati (4-7-1) visits the winless Cleveland Browns (0-12) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Houston Texans (NFL)
S | 6-0 | 200
Apopka, Fla.

Twitter: @K_DILLON20
Next Game: Injured Reserve
Rookie KJ Dillon was placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury against Indianapolis on Monday, Oct. 17.
Terence Garvin
Washington Redskins (NFL)
LB | 6-3 | 235
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Twitter: @T_Garvin28
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – at Philadelphia – 1 p.m. ET
Terence Garvin made a tackle in 17 special teams snaps, as Washington fell 31-23 at Arizona on Sunday. The four-year pro has eight tackles in 12 games this season, just one shy of his total from last year with Pittsburgh. Washington (6-5-1) hopes to snap its two-game losing streak with a visit to Philadelphia (5-7) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Mark Glowinski
Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
G | 6-4 | 310
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Twitter: @MarkGlowinski73
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – at Green Bay – 4:25 p.m. ET
Mark Glowinski played all 71 offensive snaps and 11 special teams snaps in Seattle’s 40-7 blowout win over Carolina on Sunday. Glowinski has started all 12 games for the Seahawks this season. Seattle (8-3-1) visits Green Bay (6-6) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Najee Goode
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
LB | 6-0 | 244
Cleveland, Ohio

Twitter: @all_goode53
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Washington – 1 p.m. ET
Najee Goode played 14 special teams snaps in Philadelphia’s 32-14 defeat at Cincinnati on Sunday. The Eagles (5-7) look to snap a three-game losing skid when Washington (6-5-1) visits Philadelphia on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Bruce Irvin
Oakland Raiders (NFL)
LB | 6-3 | 260
Atlanta, Ga.

Twitter: @BIrvin_WVU11
Next Game: Thursday, Dec. 8 – at Kansas City – 8:25 p.m. ET
Bruce Irvin tallied five tackles, including one for a six-yard loss, in Oakland’s 38-24 victory over Buffalo on Sunday. Irvin’s sack of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the first quarter forced the Bills to settle for a field goal opportunity. Irvin has a career-high 42 tackles and has 5.0 sacks in 12 games this season. Oakland (10-2) plays Kansas City (9-3) in a pivotal AFC West showdown on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Kansas City.
Will Johnson
New York Giants (NFL)
FB | 6-2 | 240
Dayton, Ohio
Twitter: @WillJohnson_6
Next Game: Injured Reserve
Will Johnson signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants in April. Johnson had played in 47 straight games in the regular season with the Steelers, which was the third-longest active streak among NFL fullbacks. However, he suffered an injury early in the preseason and was placed on the Giants injured reserve list.  
Adam Jones
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
CB | 5-10 | 180
Atlanta, Ga.
Twitter: @REALPACMAN24
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – at Cleveland – 1 p.m. ET
Adam Jones finished second on the team with a season-high nine tackles in Cincinnati’s 32-14 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. The Bengals (4-7-1) are aiming for their second road win this season with a visit to Cleveland (0-12) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Karl Joseph
Oakland Raiders (NFL)
S | 5-10 | 205
Orlando, Fla.
Instagram: @k_8joseph
Next Game: Thursday, Dec. 8 – at Kansas City – 8:25 p.m. ET
Karl Joseph made four stops in Oakland’s 38-24 win over Buffalo on Sunday. However, Joseph suffered a toe injury in the first half of the contest. His status is unknown at this time. Oakland (10-2) plays Kansas City (9-3) in a marquee AFC West showdown on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Nick Kwiatkoski
Chicago Bears (NFL)
LB | 6-2 | 242
Bethel Park, Pa.
Twitter: @nkwiatkoski27
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – at Detroit – 1 p.m. ET
In his third start this season, Nick Kwiatkoski finished with nine tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass deflection as the Bears rolled to a 26-6 win over San Francisco on Sunday. The nine tackles were a season-high for the rookie. Chicago (3-9) visits NFC North leader Detroit (8-4) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Pat McAfee
Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
P | 6-1 | 233
Plum, Pa.
Twitter: @PatMcAfeeShow
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Houston – 1 p.m. ET
Pat McAfee averaged 47.5 yards on his two punt attempts on Monday evening in Indianapolis’ 41-10 road victory over the New York Jets. The Colts (6-6) host Houston (6-6) in a critical AFC South showdown on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Charles Sims
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
RB | 6-0 | 211
Houston, Texas

Twitter: @csims34
Next Game: Injured Reserve
Charles Sims was placed on injured reserve on Monday, Oct. 10, after suffering a knee injury at Denver on Oct. 2. Sims, who was tabbed the starting running back after an injury to Doug Martin, ran 41 times for 116 yards and one touchdown and caught 14 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in four games. Sims began practicing with the tam again on Nov. 23. Tampa Bay has eight more days to decide whether to activate Sims and add him to the 53-man roster.
Wendell Smallwood
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
WR | 5-10 | 208
Elkton, Md.
Twitter: @wsmallwood28
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Washington – 1 p.m. ET
Wendell Smallwood ran the ball eight times for 19 yards and returned a kickoff for 13 yards in Philadelphia’s 32-14 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday. This season, Smallwood has carried the pigskin 74 times for 309 yards, which is an average of 4.2 yards per return.
Dreamius Smith
Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
RB | 5-11 | 225
Wichita, Kan.

Twitter: @dreamius2
Next Game: Practice Squad 
Dreamius Smith was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on Nov. 28. Smith signed an undrafted free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers last season. He was placed on injured reseve on August 30 and released two days later. Smith appeared in two games with the Chargers in 2015.
Geno Smith
New York Jets (NFL)
QB | 6-3 | 221
Miami, Fla.
Twitter: @GenoSmith7
Next Game: Injured Reserve
Geno Smith started his first game of the season and completed 4-of-8 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown before suffering a torn ACL against Baltimore on Oct. 23. Smith was placed on the injured reserve on Oct. 26.  
Quinton Spain
Tennessee Titans (NFL)
G | 6-4 | 330
Petersburg, Va.
Twitter: @quinton_spain
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. Denver – 1 p.m. ET
Quinton Spain played all 58 of Tennessee’s offensive snaps in a 27-21 win at Chicago on Nov. 27. Tennessee (6-6) returns from the open week to play host to Denver (8-4), on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Keith Tandy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
CB | 5-10 | 205
Hopkinsville, Ky.
Twitter: @kytandy
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. New Orleans – 4:25 p.m. ET
In his first start of the season, Keith Tandy finished with five tackles and an interception in Tampa Bay’s 28-21 win at San Diego on Sunday. Tandy’s interception late in the fourth quarter helped seal the victory for Tampa Bay. Through 12 games, Tandy has 17 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception. Tampa Bay (7-5) welcomes New Orleans (5-7) on Sunday, Dec. 11.
J.T. Thomas
New York Giants (NFL)
LB | 6-1 | 236
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Twitter: @TheRealJT3
Next Game: Injured Reserve
J.T. Thomas played 11 snaps on special teams before suffering a knee injury in New York’s 20-19 season-opening loss at Dallas. Subsequently, the Giants placed Thomas on injured reserve on Monday, Sept. 12.
Kevin White
Chicago Bears (NFL)
WR | 6-3 | 216
Plainfield, N.J.
Twitter: @mrkevinwhite
Next Game: Injured Reserve
Kevin White caught 19 passes for 187 yards in four games before suffering an injury against Detroit on Oct. 2. White was placed on the injured reserve following the game. He had surgery on his fractured fibula. White will not return this season.
Daryl Worley
Carolina Panthers (NFL)
CB | 6-1 | 205
Philadelphia, Pa.
Twitter: @dworley7
Next Game: Sunday, Dec. 11 – vs. San Diego – 1 p.m. ET
Daryl Worley finished with six tackles in Carolina’s 40-7 loss at Seattle on Sunday before leaving the second half after being placed in the concussion protocol. A return for next week’s game is not yet determined. Carolina (4-8) plays host to San Diego (5-7) on Sunday, Dec. 11.