Monday, December 30, 2013

UConn in NFL: Week 17

It was a memorable final day of the regular season for some UConn alums.

Darius Butler had a team-high eight tackles and Donald Brown had a 1-yard scoring run as the Indianapolis Colts capped a run to the AFC South title with a 30-10 win over Jacksonville.

Sio Moore had a sack as he finished fourth among rookies with 4 1/2 sacks. Kendall Reyes also had a sack as San Diego clinched a playoff spot with an overtime win over Kansas City.

Will Beatty suffered a gruesome leg injury which put a damper on the Giants' season-ending win over Washington while Danny Lansanah made his first appearance in a regular season NFL game since the 2008 season..

Here's the breakdown with not only this today's accomplishments but also season recaps including players who are on injured reserve or on practice squads. This will be the final weekly report although I will update how the former Huskies fare in the playoffs. There are four UConn products on the active rosters of playoff-bound teams (Brown and Butler, Reyes and Kansas City fullback Anthony Sherman).

Will Beatty, OT New York Giants: Started in 20-6 win over Washington but suffered a broken leg in third quarter
Started all 16 games at left tackle

Tyvon Branch, S Oakland: On injured reserve with leg injury
Started two games and finished with five tackles and a sack

Donald Brown, RB Indianapolis: Ran 12 times for 31 yards including 1-yard TD and had three catches in 30-10 win over Jacksonville
Ran for 537 yards and six touchdowns and had career-high 27 catches while starting five games

Darius Butler, DB Indianapolis: Had eight tackles and fumble recovery in 30-10 win over Jacksonville
Had career highs with 54 tackles and four interceptions while starting seven games

Marcus Easley, WR Buffalo: Returned kickoff for 28 yards and had two tackles in 34-20 loss to New England
Special teams standout had 24 tackles and 83 yards on four kickoff returns and also recorded first two career NFL catches

Dwayne Gratz, CB Jacksonville: Did not play (ankle)
Had 32 tackles and two interceptions despite missing six games with ankle injuries

Ryan Griffin, TE Houston: Had three catches for 49 yards in 16-10 loss to Tennessee
Had 14 of his 19 catches in the final three games of the season

Danny Lansanah, LB Tampa Bay: Did not record tackle in 42-17 loss to New Orleans
Played in first regular-season game in five seasons in Sunday's regular-season finale

Scott Lutrus, LB Indianapolis
Spent season on injured reserve

Robert McClain, CB Atlanta: Had two tackles and returned three punts for 34 yards
Had 65 tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles and averaged 10.2 yards on 19 punt returns

Kashif Moore, WR Pittsburgh
Signed to practice squad by Pittsburgh Steelers

Sio Moore, LB Oakland: Had four tackles and a sack in 34-14 loss to Denver
Started 11 games and had 50 tackles with 4.5 sacks

Dan Orlovsky, Tampa Bay: Did not play in 42-17 loss to New Orleans
Made only appearance in Nov. 17 loss to Atlanta but did not attempt a pass

Kendall Reyes, DL San Diego: Had three tackles and sack in 27-24 overtime win over Kansas City
Started 16 games and had 34 tackles with five sacks

Anthony Sherman, FB Kansas City: Had one tackle in 27-24 overtime loss to San Diego
Had career-high 18 catches and rated as best blocking fullback by Pro Football Focus site

Donald Thomas, OG Indianapolis
Started two games before suffering a season-ending torn quad

Jordan Todman, RB Jacksonville: Had a 12-yard catch , two carries for three yards and had 50 yards on two kickoff returns in 30-10 loss to Indianapolis 
Ran for 276 yards and two touchdowns and 116 yards on 14 catches with another TD

Nick Williams, WR Washington: Averaged 18.6 yards on five kickoff returns in 20-6 loss to New York Giants
Had three catches for 15 yards and averaged 20.9 yards on nine kickoff returns

Trevardo Williams, LB Houston
Spent season on injured reserve with ankle injury

Lawrence Wilson, LB Chicago
Signed to practice squad by Chicago Bears on Nov. 19

Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB Tennessee: Had three tackles in 16-10 win over Houston
Had 13 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games as a rookie


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, Danny Lansanah has played in several games this year... Week 17 was not his first appearance since 2008. He returned two interceptions for TDs earlier this year.

December 15, 2014 10:32 AM 

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