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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week seven results and notes for 11 former IU stars in the league

Seven weeks of the 2020 NFL season are now complete for 11 former IU stars with teams in the league.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Coleman did not play on Sunday despite being eligible to return from injured reserve.  49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said there is an “outside chance” Coleman returns for week 8.

For the season Coleman has 18 rushes for 30 yards.  He has added 3 catches for 34 yards in two games.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney has started all six games and played 100 percent of the offensive snaps this year for Los Angeles.  He also played in 23 percent of the special teams snaps on Sunday.

The Chargers put up 39 points while rushing 32 times for 135 yards and passing for 349 yards with only one sack.

Watch Feeney use his speed from the center position here to free up a screen play.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Miami Dolphins

Howard was a healthy scratch in week seven.  It was the third week in a row that he was inactive.  Howard has been the subject of recent trade rumors.

On the season Howard has 18 carries for 14 yards and 3 touchdowns.  He has one reception for -3 yards.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight sat out with an injury and is expected to miss a couple weeks.  He has started four times in six games for Dallas.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

After starting every game for Washington at left guard through the first five weeks, Martin has only seen a few special teams snaps in weeks six and seven.  Martin participated in 4 (20%) of the special teams snaps as Washington defeated Dallas.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold appeared in his 136th NFL game, starting for the 133nd time.  The longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL and Tennessee suffered their first loss of the season.

Tennessee’s normally potent running game was held to 82 yards on 23 carries while allowing 2 sacks.  Saffold played in 100 percent of the offensive snaps and 18 percent of special teams.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs has been active all season for the 5-2 Bears, appearing in one game.  He did not register any statistics during week seven.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Sudfeld was inactive for the sixth straight week.  Philadelphia improved to 2-4-1 on the season beating the Giants.  With backup Jalen Hurts now involved in the offense, Sudfeld is likely to remain inactive on gamedays.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas continues to have an insignificant role in the Panthers passing attack while playing in the majority of snaps.  He caught his lone target for an 11 yard reception.  Thomas was on the field for 70 percent of Carolina’s offensive snaps in a loss to New Orleans.  The Panthers moved to 3-4 on the season.

On the year Thomas has 7 catches for 50 yards and a score.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook appeared in his fifth game for Tennessee.  He played on 4 percent of the offensive snaps, and 11 percent of the special teams snaps.  The Titans lost their first game of the season to Pittsburgh.

Westbrook has 1 catch for 7 yards on the season and a two-point conversion catch.

Simon Stepaniak (OL) – Green Bay Packers

The Packers rookie has been on the non football injury list as he continues to recover from knee surgery.  We will share an update when Stepaniak is cleared to return.

NOTE:  Former IU linebacker Tegray Scales is on the Tampa Bay practice squad.


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