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Hoos in the NFL: Week 8 Recap

Rodney McLeod with an INT and Dontrelle Inman with a new team

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles
McLeod and the Eagles defense are 7-1
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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 8:

Starters:

Rodney McLeod - Philadelphia Eagles - Safety - McLeod had three tackles and an interception in an Eagles blowout win over the 49ers. Philadelphia is now a NFL-best 7-1 with the former UVA star as one of the defensive leaders. Here is a video of the pick, which was his first of the season.

Morgan Moses - Washington Redskins - Offensive Tackle - Moses started at right tackle for Washington in the 19-33 Redskins loss. The former UVA star lineman was playing on two injured ankles but was still able to chase down a cornerback after a blocked field goal.

Oday Aboushi - Seattle Seahawks - Guard - The former UVA lineman started at right guard for the Seahawks in their 41-38 shootout victory.

Anthony Harris - Minnesota Vikings - Safety - “Ant” Harris returned to the starting lineup for the Vikings and recorded three tackles and a fumble recovery in the Vikings 33-16 win over Cleveland in London.

Rotation players:

Chris Long - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive End - The former UVA legend did not record a stat in his 33 defensive snaps during Philadelphia’s 34-10 win.

Eli Harold - San Francisco 49ers - Linebacker - Harold recorded one tackle in the 49ers 10-33 blowout loss to the Eagles. The former UVA linebacker saw 46 defensive snaps for winless San Francisco.

Luke Bowanko - Baltimore Ravens - Offensive Lineman - Bowanko got in on 12 offensive plays, filling in for injured players in Baltimore’s 40-0 blowout win on Thursday night.

Taquan Mizzell - Chicago Bears - Running Back - “Smoke” appeared again for one offensive play for the Bears, but did see five special teams plays in the Chicago 12-20 loss.

Ahmad Brooks - Green Bay Packers - Linebacker - The Packers had a bye.

Backups:

Dontrelle Inman - Los Angeles Chargers - Wide Receiver - The former UVA receiver was traded during the week to the Chicago Bears. Hopefully he will get more playing time with Chicago after being buried in the Chargers depth chart. He did not see any action yet though for Chicago.

Austin Pasztor - Atlanta Falcons - Offensive Lineman - The former UVA lineman was active for the Falcons this week but did not play.

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

Darius JenningsTennessee Titans - Wide Receiver - The Titans had a bye.

Injured:

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.