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Hoos In the NFL: Another Big Week For Rodney McLeod

The Eagles may have lost to a division rival, but McLeod continued to impress in the secondary.

Cleveland Browns v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

It’s time for our weekly look at UVA alumni in the NFL. Here’s how these former Hoos did during Week 7.

The major contributors:

Oday Aboushi, Houston Texans – Aboushi started at RG for the Texans, which amassed 414 total yards in a win against Indianapolis. Houston rushed for 5.6 yards per carry and gave up just 1 sack. Aboushi was solid, despite drawing a false start penalty early on.

Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins put up a tremendous offensive showing, totaling 474 total yards and 222 yards rushing in a win against the Steelers. Albert started at LT and helped open up holes for Jay Ajari, who rushed for over 200 yards.

Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers defense was horrible this week, giving up nearly 500 yards of offense and 45 points in a loss to the Bills. Brooks had 4 tackles.

Eli Harold, San Francisco 49ers – Harold didn’t appear in the starting line-up this week, but he was mildly productive against Buffalo. He totaled 3 tackles and one pass defended. It’s worth repeating, though: the 49ers defense is terrible.

Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers – Inman was targeted just once in San Diego’s Thursday night win over Devner despite being on the field for on 90% of the team’s offensive snaps. He made the most of his attempt: catching one pass for 11 yards.

Cam Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Johnson’s performance continues to drop from week to week. This week, he had just 1 assisted tackle. The Browns defense gave up over 400 yards to the Titans in their latest loss.

Chris Long, New England Patriots – The Patriots won again, holding the Bengals to just 15 points. Long had just 3 tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles – McLeod was a beast for Philadelphia, which lost to the Redskins 24-14. The UVA alumnus picked up 14 tackles.

Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins – The Washington offensive line continues to improve. Moses played every offensive snap, helped the Skins average 7 yards per carry, and protected Kirk Cousins throughout the game.

LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons – Reynolds started at MLB this week for the Falcons, and totaled 6 tackles on defense. He also had 1 special teams tackle in Atlanta’s loss to Seattle.

Austin Pasztor, Cleveland Browns – The Browns scored 26 points, but very little credit goes to the OL for that. Cleveland couldn’t run the ball at all (40 yards) and QB Cody Kessler was sacked 6 times.

John Phillips, Denver Broncos – Even with Virgil Green’s return, Phillips remained in the starting lineup. He had 3 receptions for 31 yards in the Broncos Thursday night loss.

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