NFL Texas Exes: Hampton Likely Out For Season

Inside Texas keeps an eye focused each week on Longhorn alums now playing on Sundays.

Pittsburgh beat Dallas 24-20 but lost DT Casey Hampton to a knee injury. After collecting a tackle in Sunday’s game, the lineman tore up his knee and will likely miss the remainder of the season. (For more on Hampton, see [link=]Losing Hampton hurts[/link].) Dallas LB Kalen Thornton also had a tackle, but the Cowboy defense allowed Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to connect on 21 of 25 passes in a comeback victory.

RB Priest Holmes served as Kansas City’s main offensive weapon again, but the struggling Chiefs dropped another game in a 22-16 loss against Jacksonville. Holmes ran for 75 yards and added 47 through the air, including a 28-yard touchdown reception. So far, Holmes’ 551 rushing yards ranks fifth in the league, while his seven total touchdowns trail only Seattle RB Shaun Alexander and Minnesota WR Randy Moss.

DT Shaun Rogers and DE Cory Redding both tallied three tackles for Detroit but the red-hot Lions fell victim to Green Bay 38-10. The Packers dominated both sides of the football by racking up 434 total offensive yards, while limiting the Lions to just over 100 total yards.

Detroit’s offense lacked WR Roy Williams, who did not play because of an ankle sprain sustained in last week’s game against Atlanta. The Lions felt Williams’ absence as QB Joey Harrington passed for only 92 yards.

Buffalo managed 341 total offensive yards with the help of OT Mike Williams. In a 20-13 win over Miami, Williams and the Bills’ O-line paved the way for rookie RB Willis McGahee to rush for over 100 yards.

Ten of Cleveland’s 34 points came off the foot of K Phil Dawson who connected on four extra points, helping the Browns defeat Cincinnati, 34-17. Dawson's two field goals extended the NFL’s longest current streak of successful field goals to 23. Cincinnati LB Marcus Wilkins had a tackle in the losing effort, but the Bengals failed to stop a Browns’ offense that collected 449 total yards.

After being listed as "questionable" earlier in the week, Seattle DT Cedric Woodard competed and racked up six tackles. Rookie DT Marcus Tubbs also recorded a tackle, but the Seahawks fell victim to an undefeated New England team 30-20.

OG Dan Neil and the Denver offensive line cleared the way for 254 rushing yards as the Broncos crushed Oakland 31-3.

OG Derrick Dockery played for Washington and helped RB Clinton Portis rack up 171 yards on the ground. Nathan Vasher played for Chicago but recorded no stats as the Redskins took down Chicago 13-10.

Long-snapper Cullen Loeffler played for Minnesota in the Vikings’ 38-31 win over New Orleans. OG Leonard Davis did not play as Arizona had a bye.

Meanwhile, former Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams is expected to negotiate this week for his return to the NFL.

Horns Digest Top Stories