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Hoos in the NFL: McLeod continues his breakout season in Week 7

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Rodney McLeod and Anthony Harris linked up after the Vikings-Eagles game to swap jerseys.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With week 7 in the rearview mirror, here’s a look at the performance of all our Hoos.

The major contributors:

Oday Aboushi, Houston Texans – Aboushi was inactive for this week.

Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins offense put up 454 total yards on a pretty good Bills defense, and RB Jay Ajayi rushed for over 200 yards for the 2nd straight week. Albert and company also kept Ryan Tannehill largely unbothered by the Bills pass rush (he was sacked once and hurried 3 times).

Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers defense was shelled by Tampa Bay to the tune of 513 yards and 34 points. Brooks wasn’t bad, as he had 5 tackles and 0.5 sacks, to go along with 2 QB hurries. Wasn’t nearly enough.

Eli Harold, San Francisco 49ers – Harold was also solid for the 49ers defense, as he recorded 7 tackles and a QB hurry on just 26 snaps.

Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers – Inman’s up and down season continues, as he finished 2nd on the Chargers in receiving, with 3 catches for 58 yards.

Cam Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Though Cam started at OLB for the Browns, he was on the field for just 31% of their defensive snaps and he did not record any stats. Considering how bad the Browns looked defensively, maybe Johnson deserves some more playing time.

Chris Long, New England Patriots –The Pats were actually outgained by the Big Ben-less Steelers, but the defense did enough to hold the Steelers to just 16 points. Long had just 1 tackle, though he continues to face a lot of double-teams.

Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles – McLeod is making a case as one of the breakout candidates of the season. His Eagles knocked off previously unbeaten Minnesota, with former Virginia teammate Ant Harris, and McLeod helped with 7 solo tackles, an INT and a forced fumble. McLeod and Harris swapped jerseys after the game.

Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins – The Skins winning streak came to an end in Detroit, but the offense wasn’t bad. They put up 417 yards, though only scored 17 points. This was, in part, due to 2 lost fumbles.

Austin Pasztor, Cleveland Browns – The Browns ran the ball for nearly 7 yards per carry, and their QBs were sacked just twice. They had a decent day against the Bengals solid defense, but it wasn’t enough. The Browns are 0-7. Pasztor recovered a fumble on an interception return, giving the ball back to the Browns. This happened with about 3 minutes remaining the game, so it didn’t help the Browns very much.

Versatile Contributors:

John Phillips, Denver Broncos – Phillips didn’t start this week, but he did at least get some playing time in. He did not record any stats, however.

Brent Urban, Baltimore Ravens – Brent saw 13 snaps on defense, and had 1 assisted tackle. He was also on the field for 6 special teams plays.

Special Teams Standouts:

Anthony Harris, Minnesota Vikings – Harris did not record any stats this week, but he’s still a major part of the Vikings special teams units.

LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons – After 2 weeks in the starting lineup, Reynolds was back to solely special teams duty. He was on the field for 18 plays, but did not record any stats.

Put Me In, Coach!:

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!