Dec. 24, 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
A rookie linebacker for Baltimore, Brown played in the Ravens' 41-7 home loss to New England on Sunday but did not record any tackles. The second-round selection in 2013 has 15 tackles in 13 games for the 8-7 Ravens.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
A seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2012, Brown carded 115 rushing yards on nine carries, including a career-long tying 65-yard touchdown run that put the exclamation point Philadelphia's 54-11 Sunday night victory over Chicago. The second-year running back has rushed for 303 yards on 77 carries while catching eight passes for 84 yards this season. The victory improved the Eagles to 9-6 and set up a showdown in Dallas next Sunday night in a winner-take-all matchup for the NFC East title.
Highlights: 65-yd TD run | 15-yd run
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
Clary, a seventh-year offensive lineman, started at right guard in San Diego's 26-13 victory over Oakland on Sunday. The start was the 92nd of Clary's career, while he played in his 102nd career game. San Diego kept its playoff hopes alive heading into the final week with an 8-7 record.
Josh Freeman, QB - Minnesota Vikings
Freeman, a fifth-year quarterback for the Vikings, was inactive for Minnesota's 42-14 loss at Cincinnati Sunday afternoon. Adding his time in Tampa Bay to open the 2013 campaign with his one game played for Minnesota, Freeman has thrown for 761 yards on 63-of-147 passing with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Minnesota fell to 4-10-1.
Chris Harper, WR - Green Bay Packers
Harper, a 2013 draft pick by Seattle who was later signed by the 49ers and then claimed off waivers by Green Bay, played on special teams in the Packers' 38-31 loss to Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. The wide receiver, made his NFL debut earlier this year for Green Bay, has one tackle on kickoff coverage this season. The Packers fell to 7-7-1 but have a chance to win the NFC North next week when they take on Chicago.
Rob Jackson, LB - Washington Redskins
A sixth-year linebacker for Washington, Jackson played in the Redskins' 24-23 last-minute loss to Dallas on Sunday but did not record any tackles. In 11 games this year, Jackson has 15 tackles, including two sacks, and an interception. Washington fell to 3-12.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals prior to the start of the season. Cincinnati defeated Minnesota, 42-14, Sunday night to win the AFC North at 10-5 with one week remaining.
Jeron Mastrud, TE - Oakland Raiders
Mastrud, a fourth-year tight end used mainly as a blocker, made a 12-yard reception in Oakland's 26-13 loss at San Diego on Sunday. Used mainly as a blocker, Mastrud has six receptions for 88 yards in 15 games this year for the 4-11 Raiders.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a sixth-year receiver for Green Bay, caught three passes for 46 yards - including a 31-yarder - in the Packers' 38-31 loss to Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. Nelson, who is in the midst of his second career 1,000-yard season, has logged 1,153 yards and eight touchdowns on a career-best 75 receptions. Nelson is now 110 yards away from tying his career best of 1,263 yards in 2011. Despite the loss, Green Bay kept its playoff hopes alive at 7-7-1 as the Packers take on Chicago in a de facto NFC North championship game this Sunday.
Highlight: 31-yd reception
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
Newman, an 11-year NFL veteran, was inactive for the Bengals' 42-14 defeat of Minnesota on Sunday. The cornerback has 669 career tackles to go along with 136 career passes defended, which includes season totals of 52 and 14, respectively. The Bengals won the AFC North title and hold a 10-5 record with one week left.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
A ninth-year running back for the Saints, Sproles hauled in three passes for 18 yards, rushed once for two yards, returned a kickoff 21 yards and averaged 7.5 yards on four punt returns in New Orleans' 17-13 loss at Carolina on Sunday. In 14 games, Sproles has 221 rushing yards and two touchdowns, 574 receiving yards on 69 receptions and another two touchdowns, while he has averaged 21.2 yards on 11 kickoff returns. The Saints dropped into second place in the NFC South with a 10-5 mark.
Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A second-round pick by Miami in 2011, Thomas had nine carries for six yards and caught one pass for three yards in the Dolphins' 19-0 loss at Buffalo on Sunday. Thomas has rushed for 406 yards and four scores on 107 carries while catching 15 passes for 63 yards and two more touchdowns in 14 games this year. Miami remains in the hunt for the No. 6 seed for the plays with an 8-7 record.
Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent, logged a pair of special teams tackles Sunday in Houston's 37-13 home loss to Denver. In 14 games, including one start, Tuggle has 13 tackles for the 2-13 Texans.
Highlight: Punt Return Tackle
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
A fifth-year linebacker who is in his first season with San Diego, Walker carded one tackle and a quarterback hurry as he helped the Chargers pick up a 26-13 home win over Oakland on Sunday. In 15 games this year, Walker has 36 tackles, which includes three sacks. San Diego remains in contention for the No. 6 seed in the playoffs as the Chargers enter the final week at 8-7.
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