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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 3 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Three weeks of the 2021 NFL season are now complete for former IU stars with teams in the league.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – New York Jets

Tevin Coleman did not play in the Jets 26-0 loss at Denver on Sunday.  He was inactive due to an illness.

On the season, he has 14 carries for 48 yards in two games played.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

Dan Feeney started all 16 games and played 100 percent of the offensive snaps last year for the Los Angeles Chargers. He also played in 16 percent of the special teams snaps.

Now with the Jets Feeney is a backup offensive lineman, and he did not appear in the Jets’ game on Sunday.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

The 2021 season marks Brandon Knight’s third in the NFL and third with the Dallas Cowboys.

For his career, he has appeared in 21 games while starting 10.

He is currently listed as the backup LT on the Cowboys depth chart.

On Monday, he made his regular season debut by appearing in three offensive snaps in the Cowboys 41-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Rodger Saffold started his third consecutive game to open the season for the Tennessee Titans, appearing in 97 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and nine percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans beat the Colts 25-16 on Sunday to get their second consecutive win and are now 2-1 on the season.

Saffold has now appeared in 148 NFL games with 145 starts.  He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine saw his most playing time of the season in Sunday’s win against the Colts.

He played on 78 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 52 percent of their special teams snaps.

On four targets, Westbrook had four receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown. It was the first touchdown of his NFL career.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas made his second start of the season for the Panthers on Thursday against the Houston Texans, a 24-9 win.

Although he played 51 percent of the offensive snaps, he did not have a catch on the evening.

On four targets this season, Thomas has two receptions for 24 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

Jason Spriggs is in his fifth NFL season and first with Atlanta. In the Falcons 17-14 win over the New York Giants, he played three offensive and three special teams snaps.

Spriggs has played in 47 career games, registering nine starts.

Jamar Johnson (DB) – Denver Broncos

Jamar Johnson was drafted in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

He made the active roster but was inactive for their Week 3 win against the New York Jets.  He has not been active yet this season.

Wes Martin (Guard) – New York Giants

Wes Martin was signed on Monday by the Giants from the Washington Football Team practice squad.

He has played in 25 regular-season games with 10 starts and played in one postseason game for Washington in 2019-20.

Last year, he played in all 16 games, including starts at left guard in each of the first five games. Martin also played in the NFC Wild Card Game against Tampa Bay.

PRACTICE SQUADS

  • Whop Philyor is with the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Nate Sudfeld is with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Jordan Howard is with the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Harry Crider is with the Denver Broncos.

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