Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 5 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Five 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 27-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

He rushed three times for 11 yards and had two kick returns for 92 yards.

On the season, he has 21 carries for 73 yards in four games played.  He went over the 3,000 yard mark for his career running the ball on Sunday.  Coleman now has 3,010.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

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 three special teams snaps in their loss 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 44-20 win over the New York Giants 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 played in and started his fifth consecutive game this season for the Tennessee Titans, appearing in 58 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and eight percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans are first in the AFC South and 3-2 on the season following their 37-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Saffold left the game early with a shoulder injury.

Saffold has now appeared in 150 NFL games with 147 starts.  He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was inactive for the Titans win on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.

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

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas played in his fifth game of the season for the Panthers on Sunday, playing 63 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in their 21-18 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

He recorded four catches for 40 yards on five targets.

On 12 targets this season, Thomas has nine receptions for 79 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

Jason Spriggs is in his fifth NFL season and first with Atlanta.

In the Falcons 27-20 win against the New York Jets, he played one offensive snap and five special teams snaps.

Spriggs has played in 49 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 5 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He has not been active on gameday so far this season.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin was recently signed from Washington practice squad and he saw his first extensive action of the season for the Giants.  Martin played on 57 percent of their offensive snaps at left guard in a 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.


(Note:  Whop Philyor and Harry Crider were recently released from practice squads and are currently free agents)

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