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Hoos in the NFL: Week 5 performances by former Virginia Cavaliers

Philadelphia Eagles v Detroit Lions Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

Here’s a look around the NFL at the Hoos performances during Week 5 games.

The major contributors:

Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins – Not much of a major contributor this week. Albert was inactive for the Dolphins. He was dealing with an ankle injury as well as an “illness.” No word on his expected return.

Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers – Though the 49ers only gave up 288 yards, they did give up 31 points (the Cardinals scored 2 on a late safety). Brooks was on the field for roughly half of the defensive snaps, but did not record any stats.

Eli Harold, San Francisco 49ers – Harold was removed from the starting lineup in favor of Aaron Lynch, who had previously been suspended for 4 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Harold still played 32 snaps on defense, recording 1 tackle, which was for a 6 yard loss.

Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers – After a big game last week, Inman was an afterthought this week. He had just 1 catch for 3 yards. He was also penalized 15 yards for an illegal crackback block.

Cam Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Cam didn’t have quite as big an impact as he did last week, but he still finished with 3 tackles, including 1 for loss. The Browns were crushed by the Patriots and are now 0-5.

Chris Long, New England Patriots – Long had just 1 tackle in the Patriots’ blowout win over the Browns.

Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles – Rodney led the Eagles with 8 tackles and helped hold the Lions to just 244 total yards. The Eagles, though, fell in Detroit by 1 point.

Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins – The Redskins offense did just enough to win on the road in Baltimore this week. Moses and the OL were not great as the Skins rushed for just 3 yards per carry, though Kirk Cousins was only sacked once.

Austin Pasztor, Cleveland Browns – The Browns offense put up just 262 total yards against the Patriots this week. Pasztor continues to start, but the OL as a whole is pretty bad.

Versatile Contributors:

John Phillips, Denver Broncos – Though Phillips remains the starting TE for the Broncos, he did not have any receptions or targets this week.

LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons – With the Falcons suffering some injuries to their LB corps, Reynolds has moved into the starting lineup. Though a starter, he was on the field for only around 40% of the team’s defensive snaps. He had 5 tackles. He seems to be getting less special teams work now that he’s starting at LB.

Brent Urban, Baltimore Ravens – Urban’s playing time is increasing, slightly. He was on the field for a season high 11 defensive snaps this week. He had 2 tackles.

Special Teams Standouts:

Anthony Harris, Minnesota Vikings – Harris played, but did not record any stats in the Vikings win over the Texans.

Put Me In, Coach!:

Oday Aboushi, Houston Texans – Aboushi was inactive again for the Texans.

Luke Bowanko, Jacksonville Jaguars –Luke is on the PUP list after undergoing hip labrum surgery.

Maurice Canady, Baltimore Ravens – Canady was placed on IR this week with a hamstring injury.

David Dean, Cincinnati Bengals – Dean remains on Cincinnati’s practice squad.

Cedric Peerman, Cincinnati Bengals – Peerman is on IR for the Bengals after breaking his arm during training camp.

Matt Schaub, Atlanta Falcons – Schaub did not play this week.

We’ll be following the progress of these former Hoos throughout the season. Stay tuned to Streaking The Lawn for a weekly rundown!