How Every Former Wolverine Performed In The NFL: Week 13
A trio of former Michigan Wolverines football defensive linemen in Chase Winovich, Mo Hurst and Taco Charlton each recorded sacks in the NFL's Week 13, with several other former U-M players making headlines as well.
Below is a complete list of how they all performed over Thanksgiving weekend.
OG Ben Braden, New York Jets
Resides on the 4-8 Jets' practice squad and has not appeared in an affair in 2019 …Released by the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 7 and was signed by New York on Nov. 13.
QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Connected on 24 of his 47 passes for 326 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while also rushing for 13 yards in New England's 28-22 loss at Houston … Has thrown for 3,268 yards, 18 touchdowns and six picks this season, to go along with a 61.1 completion percentage and three rushing scores … Brady's 3,268 yards are the fifth most in the NFL and his 18 TD passes are tied for 13th.
"Tom Brady's season-long frustration continued in Sunday night's 28-22 loss in Houston, during which the Patriots quarterback was visibly irritated on multiple occasions and vocally exhorted teammates on the sideline," NFL.com's Kevin Patra wrote.
"The relationship with a young and new receiving corps has been a problem all season, with Brady earning his third straight game with a completion percentage of below 60 and a passer rating of below 90.0 in four straight."
TE Ian Bunting, Indianapolis Colts
After being released by the Jets on Sept. 25, he was signed to the 6-6 Colts' practice squad on Oct. 8, and has not appeared in a clash with either team this year.
LB Devin Bush Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers
Started and accumulated seven tackles in 7-5 Pittsburgh's 20-13 victory over 5-7 Cleveland … Bush has started 11 of 12 contests this season and has compiled 86 tackles, one sack, four passes defended, two interceptions for six yards and a forced fumble.
"Entering the contest, Bush led the Steelers in tackles and now has 86 on the season," the RotoWire staff at CBSSports wrote. "The rookie linebacker has been an integral part of a defense that has held opponents to 13 points or less in three of the last four games."
TE Jake Butt, Denver Broncos
Resides on the 4-8 Broncos' injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL on Aug. 28.
DE Taco Charlton, Miami Dolphins
Came off the bench in 3-9 Miami's 37-31 victory over Philadelphia and logged two tackles, one sack and a forced fumble … Charlton has started five of the nine games he has played in with Miami this season, and has notched 20 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles.
Taco Charlton has 5 sacks since being traded to Miami.— Neal Driscoll (@NealDriscoll) December 2, 2019
WR Jehu Chesson, Washington Redskins
Is on the 3-9 Redskins' injured reserve and has not played in an outing this year.
DE Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs
Started the Chiefs' 40-9 win over Oakland but only posted one tackle … Clark has started nine of 10 showdowns with 8-4 Kansas City, and has racked up 27 stops, five sacks, three passes defended, one interception for five yards and three forced fumbles.
"Clark was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with a shoulder injury," the RotoWire staff at CBS Sports explained. "The Chiefs held a commanding lead when Clark exited, so there's hope that he was held out as a precautionary measure. It'll be worth keeping an eye on the disruptive defensive end's practice status leading up to Week 14's clash against the Patriots, as Clark was hitting his stride with four sacks over the previous three contests."
Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't have any injury updates from Sunday's game. DE Frank Clark, RB Darrel Williams and DB Rashad Fenton left the games with injuries.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) December 2, 2019
Chiefs’ snap counts from Sunday’s game:— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) December 2, 2019
* S Juan Thornhill played all 60 defensive snaps.
* CB Kendall Fuller played 17 defensive snaps on his return to action.
* DE Frank Clark played 33 snaps before exiting with a shoulder injury.
* RBs McCoy, Thompson each played 24 snaps. pic.twitter.com/JAuLeE4yeK
OL Mason Cole, Arizona Cardinals
Played, but did not start in Arizona's 34-7 loss to the 7-5 Los Angeles Rams … Cole has only begun two of the 12 tilts he has played in with the 3-8-1 Cardinals in 2019.
CB Blake Countess, New York Jets
Did not see the field in the Jets' 22-6 loss at 1-11 Cincinnati … Countess has only played in five affairs (no starts) with the Jets this season, but has yet to record a statistic.
WR Amara Darboh, Pittsburgh Steelers
Is on the 7-5 Steelers' practice squad and has not seen the field in 2019.
WR Devin Funchess, Indianapolis Colts
Returned to practice on Nov. 13 after breaking his collarbone in the opening week of the season, but will not return in 2019 per 1075thefan.com. "The 2019 season for Devin Funchess will be just three quarters long," they wrote. "That’s it. Following Sunday’s loss to the Titans, Frank Reich confirmed that the broken collarbone Funchess suffered in the season opener is still not close to 100 percent healed.
"With the Colts facing a Wednesday deadline of either bringing Funchess back onto the 53-man roster, or leaving him on IR for the remainder of the season, they will choose the latter. An MRI late last week confirmed the news of Funchess’ 2019 campaign being over."
Funchess only appeared in the season-opening loss to the Chargers, and reeled in three catches for 32 yards.
LB Rashan Gary, Green Bay Packers
Registered one tackle off the bench in Green Bay's 31-13 triumph over the Giants … Gary has played in all 12 clashes (no starts) for the 9-3 Packers, but has only tallied 13 tackles and one sack.
LB Ben Gedeon, Minnesota Vikings
Is on injured reserve after suffering his second concussion of the year on Nov. 17 … Gedeon started five of the eight tilts he participated in this season, and logged 13 tackles.
TE Zach Gentry, Pittsburgh Steelers
Was inactive for the Steelers' 20-13 win over the Browns and has only played in three contests this season for Pittsburgh, with the lone stat he's accumulated being a fumble recovery.
OL Graham Glasgow, Detroit Lions
Started in the 3-8-1 Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Bears, and has earned the starting nod in all 11 contests he has taken part in this season.
DT Ryan Glasgow, Cincinnati Bengals
Is on the Bengals' injured reserve … Glasgow started two of the five games he participated in before sustaining a knee injury on Oct. 27, and compiled seven tackles.
DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
Logged two tackles in Philadelphia's 37-31 setback at 3-9 Miami … Graham has received the starting nod in all 12 outings this year and has notched 39 tackles, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble … His 7.5 quarterback takedowns are tied for 20th in the NFL.
QB Chad Henne, Kansas City Chiefs
Has yet to appear in a showdown for the 8-4 Chiefs in 2019.
RB Karan Higdon, Houston Texans
Has found a home on the 8-4 Texans' practice squad and has been there the entire campaign.
S Lano Hill, Seattle Seahawks
Played in Seattle's 37-30 win over Minnesota last night, but did not accumulate any stats … Hill has started two of the eight games he's played in in 2019, and has compiled eight tackles.
DT Maurice Hurst, Oakland Raiders
Didn't start, but posted one tackle and a sack in Oakland's 40-9 blowout loss at 8-4 Kansas City over the weekend … Hurt has only started two of 12 tilts in 2019, and has racked up 15 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one pass defended.
OL Kyle Kalis, Oakland Raiders
Was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on Oct. 23 and has not received playing time this season.
OT Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans
Started in the Titans' 31-17 triumph over the Colts … Lewan has started all eight affairs he has participated in after returning on Oct. 6 from his four-clash suspension.
CB Jourdan Lewis, Dallas Cowboys
Started the 6-6 Cowboys' 26-15 Thanksgiving loss to the Bills, and recorded six tackles and one pass defended … Lewis has earning the starting nod in three of 12 contests in 2019, and has registered 29 stops, three sacks, four passes defended, an interception he returned 20 yards and a fumble recovery he ran back 63 yards for a touchdown.
"On 1st and 10 from the Dallas 20, Frank Gore was tackled for a loss, but it was the next play that would really push the Bills back and force them to settle for a field goal," Matt Minich of Blogging the Boys wrote, breaking down a huge play Lewis made on Thursday.
"The Bills came out in the shotgun with two receivers lined up tightly on either side of the formation. The Cowboys overloaded their defensive line away from the single-back, Devin Singletary. It was this defensive alignment that made the sack happen.
"DeMarcus Lawrence lined up outside of right tackle Cody Ford, rushing the edge. Christian Covington lined up basically head-up on center Mitch Morse. Although Covington rushed the A-Gap opposite of the blitz, this alignment forced Morse to block Covington initially. This left only one blocker on the right side of the Bills’ offensive line, right guard Jon Felciano.
"Felciano pass-set to protect the B-gap from Kerry Hyder who was aligned in a 3-technique, but when Hyder stunted into the A-gap, he stayed engaged. This left no one to block slot-cornerback Jourdan Lewis. Lewis aligned over the number two receiver, but since the formation was so compact, he was able to quickly blitz the B-gap.
"Morse eventually came off of his block on Covington and engaged with Hyder, but Felciano never came off to pick up the blitzer. Lewis brought down Bills quarterback Josh Allen for an 11-yard loss. This put the Bills in an insurmountable third down situation and they came away from the drive with only three points."
CB David Long, Los Angeles Rams
Tallied two tackles and a pass defended in the Rams' 34-7 triumph at Arizona … Long has played in six games (no starts) and has totaled seven stops and a pass defended on the year.
OL Erik Magnuson, Oakland Raiders
Resides on the Raiders' practice squad, with his lone appearance in 2019 coming in the Nov. 3 win over Detroit … Magnuson was signed by Oakland off the Bills' practice squad on Oct. 30.
DT Bryan Mone, Seattle Seahawks
Is on Seattle's practice squad and has not played in an outing since Sept. 22, after taking part in the first three showdowns of the season and accumulating three tackles.
OL Patrick Omameh, New Orleans Saints
Earned his first start of the year in 10-2 New Orleans' 26-18 win at Atlanta on Thanksgiving … Omameh has taken part in 10 tilts for the Saints this season.
S Jabrill Peppers, New York Giants
Missed Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Packers with a back injury … Peppers had begun all 11 affairs for 2-10 New York prior to this past weekend, and had compiled 76 tackles, five passes defended, one interception he returned 32 yards for a score and three forced fumbles … He has also averaged 12.3 yards on four punt returns and 23 yards on one kick return.
QB Jake Rudock, Miami Dolphins
Has spent the entire campaign on the 3-9 Dolphins' practice squad.
LB Jake Ryan, Jacksonville Jaguars
Played for the first time all season in Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers, but did not log any stats … Ryan had missed the first 11 clashes of the year recovering from a torn ACL in the offseason.
#Jaguars snap counts from Sunday against the Buccaneers— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 2, 2019
Jake Ryan was back on the football field with 22 special teams snaps. Didn’t get in on the action as far as defense
Josh Allen played 44 snaps (58%)
Marcus Gilchrist played 19 defensive snaps (25%) — mostly 3rd down. pic.twitter.com/ZUHb3yNFUl
OL Michael Schofield, Los Angeles Chargers
Started at right guard 4-8 Los Angeles' 23-20 loss to Denver, marking the 12th straight contest he'd begun this year.
CB Brandon Watson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Played, but did not notch any stats in Jacksonville's 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay … Watson has received playing time in four games in 2019, and has posted one tackle.
P Matt Wile, Detroit Lions
Is on the Lions' practice squad, after the club signed him on Nov. 16 following his waiving by the Falcons on Oct. 15 … Wile appeared in two outings with Atlanta, and averaged 48.3 yards on six punts, while dropping three of the six inside the opposing 20-yard line.
S Jarrod Wilson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Started and racked up seven tackles in the Jaguars' loss to the Buccaneers … Wilson has begun all 12 showdowns this season, and has recorded 60 stops, two passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble.
DE Chase Winovich, New England Patriots
Registered one tackle and a sack in the Patriots' Sunday night loss at Houston … Winovich has seen the field for all 12 tilts (no starts), and has tallied 17 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a touchdown he scored after running back a blocked punt.
DE Chris Wormley, Baltimore Ravens
Started Baltimore's 20-17 triumph over 10-2 San Francisco, totaling four tackles, half a sack and one pass defended … Wormley has received the starting nod in five of the Ravens' 12 affairs in 2019, and has accumulated 20 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two passes defended.
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