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Hoos in the NFL: Week 7 Recap

“Smoke” Mizzell made his NFL debut!

NFL: Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Smoke Mizzell made his NFL debut!
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Each week we will be keeping tabs on the former Virginia Cavaliers now in the NFL. Here is how the Hoos in the NFL fared in Week 7:


Rodney McLeod - Philadelphia Eagles - Safety - McLeod had three tackles and a pass defended in a big Eagles 34-24 win on Monday Night. Philadelphia is now a NFL-best 6-1 with the former UVA star as one of the defensive leaders.

Morgan Moses - Washington Redskins - Offensive Tackle –Moses started at right tackle for Washington in the 24-34 Redskins loss. The former UVA star lineman somehow managed to roll both of his ankles in the 2nd quarter. Ouch.

Oday Aboushi - Seattle Seahawks - Guard – The former UVA lineman started at right guard for the Seahawks in their 24-7 victory. Aboushi apparently did not allow a single QB pressure all game. He also was interviewed by Seattle’s local radio station leading up to the game.

Rotation players:

Chris Long - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive End - The former UVA legend recorded two tackles and two QB hits in Philadelphia’s 34-24 win on Monday Night. His biggest news this week again came from off the field, when he pledged to donate his entire remaining salary to Charlottesville education.

Eli Harold - San Francisco 49ers - Linebacker – Harold recorded one tackle in the 49ers 40-10 blowout loss to the Cowboys. The former UVA linebacker saw 31 defensive snaps for winless San Francisco.

Luke Bowanko - Baltimore Ravens - Offensive Lineman - Bowanko got in on four special teams plays and one offensive snap in Baltimore’s 16-24 loss.

Anthony Harris - Minnesota Vikings - Safety - “Ant” Harris returned to backup duty for the Vikings and only saw 20 special teams snaps during Minnesota’s 24-16 victory.

Taquan Mizzell - Chicago Bears - Running Back – “Smoke” made his NFL debut in the Bears 17-3 victory. The former UVA star RB got in on one offensive play, which was a goal line play fake.

Ahmad Brooks - Green Bay Packers - Linebacker – The former UVA star linebacker has a hamstring injury and missed his second game in a row.


Dontrelle Inman - Los Angeles Chargers - Wide Receiver – The former UVA receiver was inactive again for the Chargers this week.

Austin Pasztor - Atlanta Falcons - Offensive Lineman – The former UVA lineman was inactive for the Falcons this week.

Matt Schaub - Atlanta Falcons - Quarterback – Schaub did not see any action during Atlanta’s loss this week.

Darius JenningsTennessee Titans - Wide Receiver – Jennings was inactive for the Titans again this week.


Eric Smith - Miami Dolphins - Offensive Tackle – The former UVA lineman was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

Brent Urban - Baltimore Ravens - Defensive End - Urban suffered a Lisfranc foot sprain and was placed on the IR. It is a really tough break for the former UVA lineman as he was finally healthy and was in a contract year.

Maurice Canady - Baltimore Ravens - Cornerback - Canady injured his knee early in training camp and was placed on the IR, but is eligible to return to the roster on week 9.

LaRoy Reynolds - Atlanta Falcons - Linebacker - Reynolds was placed on injured reserve due to a pectoral muscle injury suffered in the preseason.

Cedric Peerman - Cincinnati Bengals - Running Back - Peerman injured his shoulder in the preseason and was placed on the injured reserve, ending his season.

John Phillips - New Orleans Saints - Tight End - Phillips was placed on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Keeon Johnson - New York Giants - Wide Receiver - Johnson broke his foot in the preseason and was placed on the injured reserve.

Jake McGeePittsburgh Steelers – Tight End – The former UVA star tight end is currently on Pittsburgh’s practice squad.

Max VallesOakland Raiders – Linebacker - The former UVA star linebacker is currently on Oakland’s practice squad.

We will follow the progress of these former UVA stars throughout the season.