Dec. 3, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Each week throughout the 2013 season, k-statesports.com will highlight former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB - Baltimore Ravens
Brown, a rookie linebacker for Baltimore, played in the Ravens' 22-20 Thanksgiving Night win over AFC North rival Pittsburgh but did not record any statistics. The second-round selection in 2013 has nine tackles in 10 games for the 6-6 Ravens.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Brown, a seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2012, rushed five times for four yards in Philadelphia's 24-21 victory over Arizona. The second-year running back has 58 carries for 169 yards and eight catches for 84 yards. Philadelphia has won four straight to tie for the NFC East lead at 7-5.
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
A seventh-year offensive lineman, Clary started at right tackle in San Diego's 17-10 loss to Cincinnati. The start was the 89th of Clary's career, while he has now played in 99 career games. The Chargers fell to 5-7.
Josh Freeman, QB - Minnesota Vikings
A fifth-year quarterback for Minnesota, Freeman was inactive in the Vikings' 23-20 victory over Chicago on Sunday. Combining his time in Tampa Bay to open the 2013 campaign with his one game for Minnesota, Freeman has thrown for 761 yards on 63-of-147 passing with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Minnesota improved to 3-8-1.
Chris Harper, WR - Green Bay Packers
A 2013 draft pick by Seattle who was later signed by the 49ers and then claimed off waivers by Green Bay, Harper was inactive for the Packers' 40-10 Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit. The wide receiver made his NFL debut earlier this year for the Packers as he played mainly on special teams and recorded a tackle on kickoff coverage. Green Bay dropped to 5-6-1.
Rob Jackson, LB - Washington Redskins
Jackson, a sixth-year linebacker for the Redskins, came away with four tackles in Washington's 24-17 Sunday-night loss to the New York Giants. In eight games this year, Jackson has nine tackles, including two sacks, while he also has an interception. Washington fell to 3-9.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, Lamur suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on reserve by the Bengals prior to the start of the regular season. Cincinnati won at San Diego, 17-10, on Sunday and continues to lead the AFC North at 8-4.
Jeron Mastrud, TE - Oakland Raiders
A fourth-year tight end mainly used as a blocker, Mastrud made his ninth start of the year in Oakland's 31-24 Thanksgiving Day loss at Dallas. In 12 games this year, Mastrud has five receptions for 76 yards. The Raiders are now 4-8.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
A sixth-year receiver for the Packers, Nelson tallied two catches for 14 yards in Green Bay's 40-10 Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit. Nelson, who is 39 yards shy of his second career 1,000-yard season, has recorded 63 receptions for 961 yards and seven touchdowns this season. The Packers fell to 5-6-1.
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
An 11-year NFL veteran, Newman carded one tackle in Cincinnati's 17-10 win at San Diego Sunday afternoon. The cornerback now has 665 career tackles to go along with 136 career passes defended, which includes season totals of 48 and 14, respectively. The Bengals improved their lead in the AFC North with an 8-4 record.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
Sproles, a ninth-year running back for New Orleans, caught seven passes for 32 yards and rushed three times for 11 yards in the Saints' 34-7 Monday-night loss at Seattle. In 11 games, Sproles has 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns, 495 receiving yards on 55 receptions and another two touchdowns, while he has averaged 21.2 yards on 10 kickoff returns. The loss dropped New Orleans into a tie for first with Carolina in the NFC South at 9-3.
Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A third-year running back for Miami, Thomas was inactive due to injury during the Dolphins' 23-3 win at the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. In 11 games this year, Thomas has rushed for 279 yards and three scores on 77 carries while catching 12 passes for 54 yards and another touchdown. Miami is now in second place in the AFC East with a 6-6 record.
Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent, Tuggle made a special teams tackle in Houston's 34-31 home loss to New England on Sunday. Tuggle has 11 tackles in 11 games for the Texans, which includes one start. Houston fell to 2-10.
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
Walker, a fifth-year linebacker who is in his first season with San Diego, registered six tackles, including one for a loss, in a 17-10 home loss to Cincinnati. In 12 games this year, Walker has 32 tackles with four sacks. The Chargers fell to 5-7.