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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 2 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Seven former IU football players made 53-man NFL rosters to open the 2022 season, an eighth was added following the first weekend, and a ninth was promoted from the practice squad for week two.

Take a look at how they all did with our quick weekly recap of the Hoosiers in the NFL.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

Feeney continued in his reserve role in week two.  The former IU All-American saw five special teams snaps in a win over Cleveland.

For his six-year career, Feeney has played in 81 games with 62 starts.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Buffalo Bills

Saffold got to face his former team on Monday night when Tennessee visited Buffalo.  He saw 85 percent of the offensive snaps in a dominant 41-7 Bills win.

With 162 games played and 159 starts, he remains the longest-tenured active Hoosier in the NFL.

Through two weeks, Saffold’s PFF grades are way down compared to his career norms.  He ranks just 64th out of 70 guards meeting a minimum snap requirement.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Now in year three of his career after going undrafted, Westbrook-Ikhine started in week two, his tenth NFL start.

He was targeted four times but had just one reception for 13 yards while playing on 68 percent of the Titan’s offensive snaps.  He also recorded a tackle on an interception.

On the season Westbrook-Ikhine has two catches for 26 yards.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas is in his fifth NFL season, all with Carolina.  He has played in 67 games with 32 starts.

A starter in each of the first two weeks, Thomas caught one pass on three targets for 13 yards on Sunday in a loss to the New York Giants.   He played on 74 percent of the offensive snaps and 33 percent of special teams.

On the season Thomas has three catches for 66 yards.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Detroit Lions

Sudfeld is in his seventh overall year in the league and first with Detroit.  He served as the backup quarterback in week two and did not see the field for the second straight Sunday.

Sudfeld has appeared in four games over his seven-year career.

Peyton Hendershot (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

After going undrafted, Hendershot made the Cowboys’ 53-man roster and played in his second straight game on Sunday.

His role increased week-over-week, from two offensive snaps in week one to seven in week two.  For the second straight week Hendershot played on 17 special teams snaps.

He has not registered any stats thus far on the season.

Micah McFadden (LB) – New York Giants

McFadden recorded his first NFL tackle in the win over Carolina.

As a reserve linebacker, he played on seven defensive snaps and 11 special teams snaps.

On the season McFadden has played on 15 percent of the defensive snaps, and 41 percent of the special teams snaps.

Caleb Jones (OT) – Green Bay Packers

Jones signed with the Packers from their practice squad after week one and is now part of their 53-man roster.  He was a gameday inactive in week two.

Wes Martin (C) – Washington Commanders

Martin was called up from the practice squad in week two.

With one offensive snap and two on special teams, Martin saw action in his 33rd NFL game.

Hoosiers on NFL Practice Squads:

  • Tegray Scales – LB (Cincinnati)
  • Ryder Anderson – DE (New York Giants)
  • Raheem Layne – S (Los Angeles Chargers)
  • Marcelino McCrary-Ball – LB (San Francisco)

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