WVU Alumni NFL Update

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Aaron Beasley Defensive Back
Class of 1995
The Falcons had a bye this week to prepare for the second half of their schedule.
6-2, 1st NFC South, vs. Tampa Bay (11/14)
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony was blanked in the reception column as the Jets fell to the Bills 22-17. The Jets saw their starting quarterback, Chad Pennington, likely lost for a few weeks with a rotator cuff injury. The Jets rushing attack managed only 88 yards on the afternoon.
6-2, 2nd AFC East, vs. Baltimore (11/14)
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Rich Braham Offensive Lineman
Class of 1993
The Bengals rushed for 116 yards and allowed no sacks in a 26-3 win over the Cowboys. The Bengals currently rank 21st in the NFL in rushing.
3-5, T-3rd AFC North, @ Washington (11/14)
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Antonio Brown Wide Receiver
Class of 2001
Antonio was picked up this week by the Redskins to replace the injured Chad Morton. Brown will most likely be used in kickoff and punt return duties. Antonio was not active this week in the Redskins 17-10 win over the Lions.
3-5, T-3rd NFC East, Cincinnati (11/14)
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John Browning Defensive Lineman
Class of 1995
John relinquished his starting position this week in Kansas City's 34-31 loss to Tampa Bay. The Chiefs rendered 3 rushing touchdowns and 296 passing yards, and John recorded only 1 tackle in the game.
3-5, 3rd AFC West, New Orleans (11/14)
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc threw for 285 yards on 23/33 passing with 2 touchdowns, an interception, and one fumble. The performance wasn't enough in the 40-22 loss to the Patriots. In a game that saw Mike Vrabel catch a touchdown pass, Troy Brown playing defense, and Adam Vinatieri throw a touchdown pass, it was the Rams offensive line that again struggled, allowing 5 sacks. Thus far in the season, the Rams are 20th in the NFL in rushing and 26th in sacks allowed. To further the point, in the Rams 4 wins, they have allowed only 6 sacks - 18 in their 4 losses.
4-4, 2nd NFC West, vs. Seattle (11/14)
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon remains on the Lions practice squad.
4-4, 2nd NFC North, @ Jacksonville (11/14)
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Mike Compton Offensive Lineman
Class of 1992
The Jags had a bye this week, watching the Colts on Monday to see where they stand in the division race at week's end.
5-3, 1st AFC South, vs. Detroit (11/14)
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
James and the Lions defense put up a solid effort, but Detroit fell 17-10 to the Redskins. Dirty recorded 5 tackles in the game. The only points yielded by the defense were on a field goal and a Clinton Portis halfback pass.
4-4, 2nd AFC North, @ Jacksonville (11/14)
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Jason Davis Defensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason remains on the Texans practice squad.
4-4, 2nd AFC South, @ Indianapolis (11/14)
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance parlayed a solid performance last week into his first NFL start and made the most of it. While the Cowboys fell to the Bengals 26-3, Lance led the team with 8 tackles and a pass break-up. Frazier also fielded 2 punts for a 10.5 average.
3-5, T-3rd NFC East, vs. Philadelphia (11/15)
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
Barrett was inactive with knee and ankle injuries in the Giants 28-21 loss to the Bears.
5-3, 2nd NFC East, @ Arizona (11/14)
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Antwan Lake Defensive Lineman
Class of 2001
Atlanta enjoyed a bye week in preparation for the stretch run to the playoffs.
6-2, 1st NFC South, vs. Tampa Bay (11/14)
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Mike Logan Defensive Back
Class of 1996
Mike will spend the rest of the season on IR (hamstring). The Steelers again ended a streak, upending the previously undefeated Eagles 27-3.
7-1, 1st AFC North, @ Cleveland (11/14)
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Corey McIntyre Fullback
Class of 2001
Corey remains on the Browns practice squad.
3-5, T-3rd AFC North, vs. Pittsburgh (11/14)
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Jerry caught just 2 passes for 28 yards but the Raiders won over the Panthers 27-24. Porter's production has been limited as the offense has struggled and he has been the primary target of opposing teams' best corners.
3-6, 4th AFC West, BYE
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd punted 4 times for an average of 43.5 in the 27-24 loss to the Raiders. Todd pinned one kick inside the 20 and had a long of 59 yards, but also suffered a blocked punt for the first time this season.
1-7, 4th NFC South, @ San Francisco (11/14)
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Gary had no tackles in the 34-31 loss to the Bucs. The defense gave up over 400 yards of offense and 110 return yards.
3-5, 3rd AFC West, @ New Orleans (11/14)
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John Thornton Defensive Lineman
Class of 1998
John and the Bengals forced 5 turnovers in a 26-3 win over the Cowboys. Thornton had 2 tackles in the game as the Bengals attempt to make a move in the division standings.
3-5, T-3rd AFC North, @ Washington (11/14)
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Mike was clutch Monday night on the big stage, banging home a 35-yard game winning field goal in the Colts 31-28 win over the Vikings. Vanderjagt had converted all 4 of his point after attempts prior to the field goal. Inside the Minnesota 20 with under a minute to play, the Colts positioned themselves in the middle of the field for Mike to make the try with just 6 seconds remaining. With 6 field goals on the year, the Colts currently rank next to last in the NFL in that category.
5-3, T-1st AFC South, vs. Houston (11/14)
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Grant Wiley Linebacker
Class of 2003
Wiley continues to rehabilitate his surgically-repaired shoulder in Minnesota. He expects to be ready to compete for a roster spot with the Vikings again next year.
5-3, 1st NFC North, @ Green Bay (11/14)
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy remains with the Falcons practice squad.
6-2, 1st NFC South, vs. Tampa Bay (11/14)
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos had only 7 yards on 7 carries, but it was a 7 yard touchdown run for Zereoue that helped the Raiders pull ahead in a 27-24 win over Carolina. Amos was replaced in the starting lineup by Tyrone Wheatley, but the Raiders only rushed for 69 yards.
2-6, 4th AFC West, @ Carolina (11/7)
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Dan Estep is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia University and a valued member of the BlueGoldNews.com online community. He is providing updates on Mountaineers in the NFL throughout the season.


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