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Irish In The NFL – Week Eight

Oct 28, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

Michael Floyd had yet another great game for the Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd had yet another great game for the Arizona Cardinals

Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre Dame student-athletes and how they did in their week eight games in the NFL.

Active Roster

Sam Young – OL – Jacksonville Jaguars – did not see game action in 42-10 loss to San Francsico

Will Yeatman – OL – Miami Dolphins (Transferred to Maryland) – saw game action in 27-17 loss to New England

Brady Quinn – QB – St. Louis Rams – did not see game action in 14-9 loss to Seattle

Darrin Walls – CB – New York Jets – had two tackles in 49-9 loss to Cincinnati
SEASON: Has seen action in eight games, starting three while tallying 16 tackles and four pass deflections.

Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – caught two passes for 29 yards in 49-9  win over the New York Jets
SEASON: Has started all eight games this season for the Bengals, catching 24 balls for 299 yards and a touchdown.

Trevor Robinson – OL – Cincinnati Bengals – was inactive in 49-9 win over the New York Jets

Ryan Harris – OL – Houston Texans – BYE WEEK

Sergio Brown – S – Indianapolis Colts – BYE WEEK
SEASON: Has seen action in all seven games this season, tallying seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

David Bruton – S – Denver Broncos – saw action in 45-21 win over Washington

Anthony Fasano – TE – Kansas City Chiefs – started at tight end and caught two balls for 14 yards in a 23-17 win over Cleveland
SEASON: Started four games (inactive for four games due to injury), catching 10 passes for 75 yards.

Manti Te’o – LB – San Diego Chargers – BYE WEEK
SEASON: Started four games (inactive for three games due to injury), tallying 17 tackles.

Justin Tuck – DE – New York Giants – tallied two tackles in a 15-7 win over Philadelphia
SEASON: Has seen action in all eight games this season, starting seven, accumulating 30 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Theo Riddick – RB – Detroit Lions – carried the ball once for seven yards and hauled in one pass for seven yards in a 31-30 win over Dallas

Joe Fauria – TE – Detroit Lions (Transferred to UCLA) – saw game action in 31-30 win over Dallas
SEASON: Has seen action in all eight games, catching eight passes for 81 yards and five touchdowns.

Robert Blanton – DB – Minnesota Vikings – recorded one tackle in 44-31 loss to Green Bay
SEASON: Has seen action in all seven games, recording eight tackles ont he season.

John Carlson – TE – Minnesota Vikings – caught one pass for three yards in 44-31 loss to Green Bay

Kyle Rudolph – TE – Minnesota Vikings – caught four passes for 51 yards in 44-31 loss to Green Bay
SEASON: Has started every game this season, catching 28 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns.

Harrison Smith – S – Minnesota Vikings – did not see action (injured) in 44-31 loss to Green Bay

John Sullivan – OL – Minnesota Vikings – started at the center position in 44-31 loss to Green Bay

Zeke Motta – S – Atlanta Falcons – Did not see game action in 27-13 loss to Arizona

J.J. Jansen – LS – Carolina Panthers – Saw action in 31-13 win over Tampa Bay

Derek Landri – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – did not see game action in 31-13 loss to Carolina

Michael Floyd – WR – Arizona Cardinals – caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in a 27-13 win over Atlanta
SEASON: Has started all eight games this season, catching 34 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns.

WATCH FLOYD’S TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION (click on video to begin playing)

Ronald Talley – DL – Arizona Cardinals (Transferred to Delaware) – did not see game action in 27-13 win over Atlanta

Ian Williams – DL – San Francisco 49ers – did not play (injured – broken ankle) in 42-10 win over Jacksonville

Golden Tate – WR – Seattle Seahawks – caught five passes for a game-high 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 14-9 win over St. Louis.
SEASON: Has caught 32 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns on the season and has two rushing attempts for 29 yards.

WATCH TATE’S 80-YARD TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION (click on video to begin playing)


 

Injured Reserve

Kapron Lewis-Moore – DL – Baltimore Ravens

Eric Olsen – OL – New Orleans Saints

Darius Fleming – LB – San Francisco 49ers

Practice Squad

Jonas Gray – RB – Baltimore Ravens

Robert Hughes – FB – Indianapolis Colts

Jamoris Slaughter – S – Cleveland Browns

Braxston Cave – OL – New England Patriots

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