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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 17 results, end of regular season numbers, six bound for playoffs

The 2020 regular season has come to an end for 13 former IU stars with teams in the league in some capacity.

One Hoosier saw his first action of the season.

Six players are on the active rosters with teams that have advanced to the playoffs.

Take a look at how they all did with our weekly recap of the Hoosiers in the NFL, this time with some added end-of-season notes.

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Coleman played on two offensive snaps and ten special teams snaps.  He did not touch the ball in a loss to Seattle.

For the season Coleman had 28 rushes for 53 yards while playing in just eight games due to injury.  He added four catches for 34 yards, and his first and only NFL tackle.

Coleman has 2,937 rushing yards during his six year career and 1,224 receiving yards.  He has 36 total touchdowns over that span.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney finished out the season by playing on 100 percent of the offensive snaps this year for Los Angeles.  He has also played on 16 percent of the special teams snaps including 18 percent on Sunday.

The Chargers offense produced 416 yards and allowed three sacks in a win over the Chiefs, LA’s fourth straight victory.

Feeney is up to 57 starts in his four-year career with the Chargers, and he has played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps in two of the last three seasons.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Howard was inactive for week 17 and back with the Eagles’ practice squad.

On the season Howard had 35 carries, 60 yards, and 4 TDs with Miami and Philadelphia.  He also caught one pass for -3 yards.

Howard has 3,955 rushing yards and 36 total touchdowns for his five season NFL career.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight earned his ninth start of the year as the Cowboys lost to the Giants.  Knight played on 82 percent of the offensive snaps, and 17 percent on special teams.  He was the offense’s captain for the game.

Dallas produced 307 total yards of offense and allowed 6 sacks on the day.

On the season Knight played on 68 percent of the offensive snaps and 14 percent on special teams for Dallas.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

Martin saw four special teams snaps for Washington in a win over Philadelphia.

Washington will host Tampa in a first round playoff game.

On the season Martin played on 31 percent of the offensive snaps and 15 percent on special teams.  He started the first five games of the season.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold saw action on 54 percent of the offensive snaps and 12 percent on special teams as the Titans defeated Houston.  He dealt with an ankle injury during the game.  The Tennessee offensive line paved the way for Derrick Henry to amass 250 rushing yards on the day, and over 2,000 on the season.

Overall the Titan offense rushed for 288 yards and gained 492 total yards while allowing two sacks in week 17.

Tennessee will host Baltimore in a first round playoff game.

Saffold has now appeared in 145 NFL games with 142 starts.  He is the longest tenured active Hoosier in the NFL.

He played on 81 percent of the total offensive snaps on the season, and 14 percent on special teams.

Tegray Scales (LB) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Scales was with the Steelers on game day for the fourth straight week.  He saw action on nine special teams snaps in a loss to Cleveland.

Pittsburgh will host Cleveland on Sunday night in an opening round playoff game.  It is not clear whether Scales will be on the active roster for that game.

Scales made his NFL debut in 2020.  In total he played on three defensive snaps and 37 special teams snaps in four games.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs continued his pattern of limited special teams snaps in a week 17 loss to Green Bay.  He saw four snaps on the day.

Chicago will play a first round playoff matchup against New Orleans on Sunday.

On the season Spriggs played on 7 percent of the offensive snaps and 8 percent on special teams.  His primary action with the offense was in a week eight game against the Saints.

Simon Stepaniak (OL) – Green Bay Packers

The Packers rookie has been activated from injured reserve but was a gameday inactive on Sunday for the fourth straight week.

Stepaniak never saw the field during the regular season, his first in the NFL.  He tore his ACL preparing for the Gator Bowl last January.

The Packers have a first round bye in the playoffs.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Sudfeld was on the active gameday roster for the second time and saw his first NFL action in two years.

Things didn’t go well for Sudfeld, who was intercepted on his first drive and fumbled a bad snap on the second while facing relentless pressure from a Washington defense fighting for its playoff life.  The interception was the first of his career in 37 attempts.

Sudfeld finished the game 5-of-12 for 32 yards.  He was sacked twice.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas had one reception on three targets in a loss to New Orleans.  He played on 66 percent of the offensive snaps and 26 percent on special teams.

On the year Thomas has 20 catches for 145 yards and a score on 31 targets while playing on 65 percent of the offensive snaps and five percent on special teams.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook was active for week 17 and was targeted once.  He was in on seven offensive snaps against Houston. He also played on 52 percent of the special teams snaps and recorded a tackle.

Overall, Westbrook played in 14 games this season for the Titans.  Tennessee is head to the playoffs for a first round matchup with Baltimore.

On the season Westbrook had three catches for 33 yards and a two-point conversion catch on eight targets.  He also recorded three tackles on special teams.  Westbrook had one start and played on 15 percent of the offensive snaps and 35 percent of the special teams snaps overall.

PRACTICE SQUADS

Former long-snapper Dan Godsil is on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad based on the most recent reports.

Linebacker Chris Covington was released from Indianapolis Colts practice squad.


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