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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 4 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Four 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 played in the Jets 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

He rushed four times for 14 yards and had two receptions for 17 yards.

On the season, he has 18 carries for 62 yards in three games played.  Coleman now has 2,999 yards rushing for his career.

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 appeared on five special teams snaps in their win on Sunday.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

The 2021 season marks Brandon Knight’s third in the NFL, all with the Dallas Cowboys, and he is currently listed as the backup LT on their depth chart.

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

Knight did not play in the Cowboys 36-28 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

On the season, he has played in one game, appearing in three offensive snaps in the Cowboys 41-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on September 27.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Rodger Saffold started his fourth consecutive game to open the season for the Tennessee Titans, appearing in 57 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and nine percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans lost to the Jets on Sunday and are now 2-2 on the season.  Saffold graded out as the sixth best player in the league according to PFF.

Saffold has now appeared in 149 NFL games with 146 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 offensively in Sunday’s loss against the Jets.

He played on 81 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 26 percent of their special teams snaps.

On eight targets, Westbrook had three receptions for 29 yards.

For the season, he has nine receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Although he did not start, Ian Thomas played 63 percent of the offensive snaps, catching three passes for 15 yards in the Panthers loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

On seven targets this season, Thomas has five receptions for 39 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

Jason Spriggs is in his fifth NFL season and first with Atlanta. In the Falcons 34-30 loss to Washington, he played four special teams snaps.

Spriggs has played in 48 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 53-man roster but was inactive for their Week 4 loss against the Baltimore Ravens.  Johnson has been inactive every week this season thus far.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin was active for his first week with the Giants but did not see the field.

Overall this is his third season in the NFL after spending the last two seasons with Washington.

PRACTICE SQUADS:

  • Nate Sudfeld is with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Jordan Howard is on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.
  • Harry Crider is with the Denver Broncos.
  • Whop Philyor was released from the Minnesota practice squad

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