Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pair of rookies from UConn make NFL debuts

Andrew Adams had 4 tackles in his NFL debut
Neither Kenton Adeyemi nor Andrew Adams were among the 253 players taken in April's NFL draft but the former UConn teammates took advantage of the opportunities as undrafted free agents to make their NFL debuts on Friday night.

Adeyemi made the stop on Green Bay running back Brandon Ross with 2:37 left in the game in Cleveland's 17-11 loss.

Adams made his first NFL tackle on the final play of the third quarter on a 4-yard reception by Daniel Thomas then he made tackles on three consecutive plays including stuffing Thomas for no gain on 3rd and 1 at the Giants 16,

Other highlights from former UConn products included Shamar Stephen making four tackles in the Minnesota Vikings' 17-16 win over Cincinnati and Dan Orlovsky was 16 of 25 for 164 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Detroit's 30-17 win over Pittsburgh. Also, Tyvon Branch had three tackles for Arizona in a 31-10 loss to Oakland, the team he broke into the NFL with.

The news wasn't all positive. Geremy Davis, a second-year receiver for Giants, had two catches for 21 yards before leaving the game with a hamstring issue.


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