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Hoos in the NFL: Week 9 Recap

Rodney McLeod and Chris Long lead the Eagles. Maurice Canady made his debut.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Long with the strip of Brock Osweiler
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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 9:


Rodney McLeod - Philadelphia Eagles - Safety - McLeod had a tackle and anther interception in an Eagles blowout win over the Broncos. Philadelphia is now a NFL-best 8-1 with the former UVA star as one of the defensive leaders. Here is a video of the pick, which was his second game in a row with an INT.

Morgan Moses - Washington Redskins - Offensive Tackle – Moses started at right tackle for Washington in the big 17-14 Redskins win. The former UVA star lineman was playing on two injured ankles but was the only regular starter on the offensive line to suit up in Seattle.

Oday Aboushi - Seattle Seahawks - Guard – The former UVA lineman started at right guard for the Seahawks in their 14-17 loss to Washington and was unfortunately called for two holding penalties.

Anthony Harris - Minnesota Vikings - Safety – The Vikings had a bye after playing last week in London.

Rotation players:

Chris Long - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive End - The former UVA legend recorded his third sack of the season to go along with two tackles and a forced fumble in Philadelphia’s 51-23 win over Denver.

Eli Harold - San Francisco 49ers - Linebacker – Harold recorded two tackles in the 49ers 10-20 loss to the Cardinals. The former UVA linebacker saw a season high 52 defensive snaps for winless San Francisco.

Luke Bowanko - Baltimore Ravens - Offensive Lineman - Bowanko got in on 15 offensive players filling in for injured players in Baltimore’s 20-23 loss to the Titans.

Maurice Canady - Baltimore Ravens - Cornerback - Canady made his season debut for the Ravens in Baltimore’s 20-23 loss after being on the IR for a knee injury. The former UVA cornerback saw nine snaps on defense and 22 on special teams.

Taquan Mizzell - Chicago Bears - Running Back – The Bears had a bye.

Ahmad Brooks - Green Bay Packers - Linebacker – Brooks was inactive for the Packers on Monday Night due to a back injury.


Dontrelle Inman - Los Angeles Chargers - Wide Receiver – The Bears had a bye and his questionable to make his Chicago debut next week due to a hamstring injury.

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 Jennings – Tennessee Titans - Wide Receiver – The former UVA reciever was inactive for the Titans 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.

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.