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Irish In The NFL – Week One

Sep 9, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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, 25 (23 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and two were signed to the practice squad. Below, you will find all the former Notre Dame student-athletes and how they did in their week one games in the NFL.

Active Roster

Sam Young – OL – Buffalo Bills – saw game action in 23-21 loss to New England

Will Yeatman – OL – Miami Dolphins (Transferred to Maryland) – saw game action in 23-10 victory over Cleveland

Braxston Cave – OL – New England Patriots (9/5 – Released by Patriots)

Brady Quinn – QB – New York Jets – (released prior to game then re-signed after the game was finished)

Darrin Walls – CB – New York Jets – record one tackle in 18-17 win over Tampa Bay

Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – snagged four balls for 47 yards in 24-21 loss to Chicago

Trevor Robinson – OL – Cincinnati Bengals – did not see any game action in 24-21 loss to Chicago

Ryan Harris – OL – Houston Texans – saw action in 31-28 win over San Diego

Cierre Wood – RB – Houston Texans – did not see action in 31-28 win over San Diego

Sergio Brown – S – Indianapolis Colts – saw action at safety position in 21-17 victory over Oakland

David Bruton – S – Denver Broncos – blocked a punt deep in the Ravens territory, leading to a Broncos touchdown in a 49-27 victory over Baltimore

Anthony Fasano – TE – Kansas City Chiefs – started for the Chiefs and caught two balls for eight yards in 28-2 victory over Jacksonville

Manti Te’o – LB – San Diego Chargers – did not play due to injury in 31-28 loss to Houston

Justin Tuck – DE – New York Giants – recorded eight tackles and 0.5 sacks in 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys

Theo Riddick – RB – Detroit Lions – saw action at running back in 34-24 victory over Minnesota

Joe Fauria – TE – Detroit Lions (Transferred to UCLA) – had three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown in a 34-24 victory over Minnesota

Robert Blanton – DB – Minnesota Vikings – recorded one tackle in 34-24 loss to Detroit

John Carlson – TE – Minnesota Vikings – saw action at the tight end position in 34-24 loss to Detroit

Kyle Rudolph – TE – Minnesota Vikings – caught two balls for 27 yards in 34-24 loss to Detroit

Harrison Smith – S – Minnesota Vikings – recorded 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection in a 34-24 loss to Detroit

John Sullivan – OL – Minnesota Vikings – started at the center position along the offensive line in a 34-24 loss to Detroit

Zeke Motta – S – Atlanta Falcons – did not see action for Falcons in 23-17 loss to New Orleans

J.J. Jansen – LS – Carolina Panthers – saw action as long snapper in 12-7 loss to Seattle

Derek Landri – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – recorded two tackles in 18-17 loss to the New York Jets

Michael Floyd – WR – Arizona Cardinals – caught four passes for 82 yards in a 24-21 loss to St. Louis

FLOYD’S ONE-HANDED CATCH (Click picture to begin video)

Ronald Talley – DL – Arizona Cardinals (Transferred to Delaware) – saw game action along the defensive line in a 24-21 loss to St. Louis

Ian Williams – DL – San Francisco 49ers – picked up a tackle in 34-28 win over Green Bay.

Golden Tate – WR – Seattle Seahawks – caught four passes for 51 yards in 12-7 win over Carolina

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

Jamoris Slaughter – S – Cleveland Browns

  1. Dan from Jersey - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Just a heads up: Manti is injured so he won’t be playing in the MNF game tonight.

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