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Auburn in the NFL: Week 15


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Auburn had 22 players record a snap in Week 15 of the NFL season.

Teams that do not have an active former Auburn player: Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Arizona Cardinals (at Atlanta)

  • Rudy Ford, DB: In consecutive weeks, Ford has recorded at least 91 percent of all special teams snaps. He ranks sixth on the team in such participation.

Carolina Panthers (vs. New Orleans)

  • Cameron Artis-Payne, RB: Artis-Payne recorded 11 special teams snaps on Monday night.

  • Cam Newton, QB: Continuing to play through a shoulder injury, Newton failed to throw a touchdown pass for the second week in a row. He finished with 131 passing yards and 15 on the ground. He, and the Panthers, will look to end its current six-game losing skid versus Atlanta this weekend.

Chicago Bears (vs. Green Bay)

  • Cody Parkey, K: Parkey hit his lone attempt against the Packers on Sunday from 24 yards. He was a perfect 3-of-3 on extra point tries.

Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Oakland)

  • CJ Uzomah, TE: Uzomah was targeted five times versus Oakland reeling in one catch for 27 yards.

Cleveland Browns (at Denver)

  • Greg Robinson, OT: For the sixth consecutive week, Robinson held down left tackle starting responsibilities for Cleveland.

  • Jermaine Whitehead, DB: Whitehead was in on 12 special teams snaps.

Denver Broncos (vs. Cleveland)

  • Jeff Holland, LB: In his first game of the season, Holland recorded 21 defensive snaps accounting for one tackle.

Detroit Lions (at Buffalo)

  • Kerryon Johnson, RB: Inactive (knee sprain)

Green Bay Packers (at Chicago)

  • Montravius Adams, DT: Adams recorded three stops in 16 defensive plays.

Houston Texans (at NY Jets)

  • Angelo Blackson, DE: Blackson recorded three combined tackles for Houston Saturday afternoon win.

  • Sammie Coates, WR: Coates recorded a snap on 39 percent of the special teams snaps on Saturday.

Indianapolis Colts (vs. Dallas)

Kansas City Chiefs (vs. LA Chargers)

  • Dee Ford, LB: Ford notched another sack on Thursday night giving him 11.5 on the year (tied for 12th in NFL). He has recorded a sack in nine games this season.

Los Angeles Rams (vs. Philadelphia)

  • Blake Countess, DB: Countess continues to be a focal point on special teams for the Rams, as he now ranks second on the team contributing on 80 percent of special teams plays this season.

New England Patriots (at Pittsburgh)

  • Jonathan Jones, CB: One of the more balanced players on New England’s roster, Jones played 65 percent of the snaps on special teams and 40 percent of the defensive snaps. He tied a season high with five solo tackles while also recording his first full sack on the year.

  • Brandon King, LB: King played 14 special teams snaps (70 percent).

Oakland Raiders (at Cincinnati)

  • Daniel Carlson, K: Hitting all of his past 12 kicks, Carlson was once again perfect for Oakland. He nailed three field goals with his longest coming from 50 yards out. He finished with 10 points on the day.

San Francisco 49ers (vs. Seattle)

  • Shon Coleman, OT: Inactive (healthy scratch)

Seattle Seahawks (at San Francisco)

  • Neiko Thorpe, CB: Thorpe contributed on 30 special teams snaps on Sunday afternoon.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Baltimore)

  • Peyton Barber, RB: In one of his best outings on the year, Barber carried the ball 19 times for 85 yards. He finished with a rushing score, which gives him a rushing touchdown in four of his last five games.

  • Carlton Davis, CB: Davis battled through a knee injury and managed two tackles on the day.

Tennessee Titans (at NY Giants)

  • Daren Bates, LB: As the special teams leader, Bates played 81 percent of such snaps to help guide Tennessee to a shutout victory (first since 2000).

Washington Redskins (at Jacksonville)

  • Joshua Holsey, DB: In his first game of the year, Holsey recorded two tackles for the Redskins. Unfortunately, he tweaked his knee again and will be placed on injured reserve.

Current practice squad members (6):

  • Casey Dunn (Washington Redskins)

  • Devaroe Lawrence (Cleveland Browns)

  • Tray Matthews (Indianapolis Colts)

  • Jonathon Mincy (Chicago Bears)

  • Chad Slade (Houston Texans)

  • Gabe Wright (Oakland Raiders)

Current players on injured reserve (6):

  • Josh Bynes (Arizona Cardinals)

  • Corey Grant (Jacksonville Jaguars)

  • Josh Harris (Atlanta Falcons)

  • Carl Lawson (Cincinnati Bengals)

  • Ricardo Louis (Cleveland Browns)

  • Cassanova McKinzy (Washington Redskins)

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