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October 29, 2013

Pack Pros: NFL week eight







NFL Wolfpack players
Player
Position
Team
Played at NC State
Zach Allen
G
Seattle Seahawks
2009-12
The undrafted rookie was signed to Seattle's practice squad on Oct 22.
David Amerson
CB
Washington Redskins
2010-12
The second-round draftee has started three of the 2-5 Redskins' first seven games, including Sunday's 45-21 loss to the Broncos, where he tallied four tackles and a defended pass ... On the year, Amerson has totaled 24 tackles and one interception, which he returned 45 yards for a score, with a total of six passes defended.
Brandan Bishop
S
Minnesota Vikings
2009-12
The undrafted rookie was re-signed to the Vikings' practice squad on Oct. 17 ... He also spent time with the 1-6 Vikings during training camp this summer.
Andre Brown
RB
New York Giants
2005-08
Brown returned to the practice field from his broken leg for the 2-6 Giants on Oct. 17 ... He can play in a game starting Nov. 10.
Audie Cole
LB
Minnesota Vikings
2008-11
The back-up linebacker appeared in six of the first seven games for the 1-6 Vikings ... Cole played in Sunday's 44-31 loss to the Packers and recorded one tackle ... He has logged two tackles on the year.
Jerricho Cotchery
WR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2000-03
The veteran has seen action in every contest with one start for the 2-5 Steelers ... He hauled in three passes for 39 yards in Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Raiders ... On the year, Cotchery has totaled 22 receptions for 328 yards and two scores ... This year's statistics line has already surpassed either of his season totals from the past two campaigns ... His averaged of 14.9 yards per catch is ranked 29th in the NFL.
Mike Glennon
QB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2011-12
The third-round rookie field general went 30-for-51 passing (58.8 percent) for 275 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 31-13 loss to the Panthers ... He rushed three times for two yards and compiled a passer rating of 80.1 in the game ... Glennon has improved the 0-7 Bucs' scoring average from 11.3 points in the first three games with him on the bench to 16.5 points with the first-year passer in the starting lineup ... In four games, he has completed 58.6 percent of his attempts (106-181) for 997 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions ... He has a passer rating of 78.0 on the season and has rushed nine times for 34 yards.
T.J. Graham
WR
Buffalo Bills
2008-11
Graham has started a pair of games and appeared in all eight for the 3-5 Bills ... The wide receiver recorded two receptions for 19 yards in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Saints ... On the year, he has hauled in 14 passes for 195 yards, and he has also rushed twice for 19 yards.
Leroy Harris
OL
Detroit Lions
2003-06
The veteran interior lineman has not been active for a game yet this year with the 5-3 Lions.
Steven Hauschka
K
Seattle Seahawks
2007
Hauschka made both PATs he tried in the 7-1 Seahawks' 14-9 win over the Rams on Monday night ... He also kicked off three times for an average of 72.7 yards ... In eight games, the kicker has gone 16-of-17 on field goals with a long of 51 yards and he has also made all 21 extra points attempts ... He is tied for fourth in the league for field goals made and ranks sixth in field goal percentage (94.1 percent) ... He is also tied for fourth in the NFL for points scored with 69.
Nate Irving
LB
Denver Broncos
2007-10
The third-year linebacker has logged action in every game this year with three starts and 29 total tackles for the 7-1 Broncos ... Irving played in Sunday's 45-21 win over the Redskins and notched a pair of stops.
Markus Kuhn
DT
New York Giants
2007-11
Kuhn is still working his way back from the torn ACL that ended his rookie campaign ... He recently returned to the practice field and the 2-6 Giants have until Nov. 7 to activate him or place him on injured reserve, which would end his season.
Ted Larsen
OL
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2006-09
Larsen has played in every game for the 0-7 Bucs and moved into the starting lineup for the last three contests ... He started at center in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Panthers.
Manny Lawson
LB
Buffalo Bills
2002-05
The eighth-year veteran started the first seven games of the year for the 3-5 Bills, but missed Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Saints with an injury ... Lawson has totaled 40 tackles with one sack and a forced fumble on the year.
Terrell Manning
LB
San Diego Chargers
2009-11
Is currently on the 4-3 Chargers' practice squad and has played in one game for the team, but did not record any statistics.
Philip Rivers
QB
San Diego Chargers
2000-03
Rivers and the 4-3 Chargers had Sunday off ... The veteran quarterback is enjoying a career year and he has completed 73.9 percent of his attempts (184-249) for 2,132 yards and 15 touchdowns against just five interceptions ... He has also rushed seven times for 32 yards and has recorded a passer rating of 111.1 ... He leads the NFL in completion percentage, ranks second in passer rating, fourth in yards per attempt (8.56), tied for sixth in touchdown throws and ninth in passing yards ... Rivers' current completion percentage and quarterback rating would stand as career-highs, while his projected total for passing yards (4,873) would also set a new career-best ... He is also on pace to throw for 34 touchdowns, which would equal his best single-season total ever, set in 2008 ... He surpassed both 30,000 passing yards and 200 touchdowns in his career this season.
J.R. Sweezy
OG
Seattle Seahawks
2009-11
The 7-1 Seahawks' starting right guard has opened every game at the position and helped Seattle rank No. 4 in the league with an average of 140.6 rushing yards per game ... Sweezy and the Seahawks won 14-9 over the Rams on Monday night.
Stephen Tulloch
LB
Detroit Lions
2003-05
The veteran middle linebacker tallied eight stops in the 5-3 Lions' 31-30 victory over the Cowboys ... Tulloch has started every game for Detroit and totaled 65 tackles, which is ranked 10th in the NFL, to go along with two sacks, an interception and a pair of pass breakups.
Mario Williams
LB
Buffalo Bills
2003-05
Williams has tallied at least 0.5 sacks in each of the last five contests, and he added a sack and two tackles in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Saints ... After eight starts for the 3-5 Bills, the star defender has totaled 21 tackles and 11.0 sacks with a forced fumble ... Williams is tied for second in the NFL for sacks and he leads all defensive linemen ... He has already surpassed last year's sack total and is on pace to break Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5.
Adrian Wilson
S
New England Patriots
1998-2000
The veteran safety was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31, but no further information about his injury was given.
C.J. Wilson
CB
Chicago Bears
2009-12
The undrafted rookie has appeared in a pair of games for the 4-3 Bears and totaled one tackle ... He is currently on the team's practice squad.
Russell Wilson
QB
Seattle Seahawks
2008-10
Wilson went 10-of-18 (55.6 percent) passing for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 14-9 win over the Rams ... The second-year signal caller recorded a passer rating of 117.6 and rushed three times for 16 yards ... Through seven games while leading the 'Hawks to the best record in the NFC, he has completed 61.0 percent of his attempts (125-205) for 1,628 yards and 13 touchdowns against just four interceptions ... He has recorded a passer rating of 99.0 on the year and has also rushed 61 times for 339 yards, which is second in the league among all quarterbacks and ranks 27th overall ... Only one player with more rushing yards has a better yards per rush average than Wilson's 5.6 ... As a thrower, he ranks seventh in the NFL for passer rating, eighth in yards per attempt (7.94), 10th in touchdown throws, 16th in completion percentage and 20th in passing yards.
Earl Wolff
QB
Philadelphia Eagles
2009-12
The fifth-round draftee has started four times and played in every game for the 3-5 Eagles ... Wolff notched four tackles in Sunday's 15-7 loss to the Giants ... He has collected a total of 38 tackles, one interception and three broken up passes on the year.
Willie Young
DE
Detroit Lions
2006-09
Young, who had never started an NFL game before this year, has been in the opening lineup seven times and played in every contest for the 5-3 Lions ... He totaled four tackles in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Cowboys … On the year, Young has notched 24 tackles with a pair of sacks.









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