Welcome back to our annual series tracking Penn State football players in the NFL! First, let’s review who are the current Nittany Lions in the league and what team they are playing for. (Note: This post goes up on Tuesday mornings, so all information will be based on that date’s news.):
Arizona Cardinals: A.Q. Shipley
Atlanta Falcons: Jack Crawford
Buffalo Bills: Gerald Hodges
Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos
Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Bell
Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib
Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee
Detroit Lions: Jordan Hill and Anthony Zettel
Indianapolis Colts: Garrett Sickels
Jacksonville Jaguars: Paul Posluszny and Allen Robinson
Kansas City Chiefs: Sam Ficken, Tamba Hali, and Ross Travis
Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Williams
Miami Dolphins: Mike Hull, Jordan Lucas, and Cameron Wake
Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Carter
New England Patriots: Chris Hogan (PSU lacrosse alum)
New Orleans Saints: Michael Mauti and Nathan Stupar
New York Giants: Evan Schwan
New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg and Devon Still
Philadelphia Eagles: Matt McGloin and Stefen Wisniewski
Pittsburgh Steelers: Malik Golden and Jesse James
San Francisco 49ers: NaVorro Bowman, Garry Gilliam, and Robbie Gould
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin and Donovan Smith
Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson and DaQuan Jones
This week’s top performers:
Chris Hogan had four catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots. Here’s a look at all of his receptions.
Matt McGloin was 22/26 for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Eagles.
Jack Crawford had four tackles, including a sack, for the Falcons.
Carl Nassib had three tackles, including a sack, for the Browns.
Trevor Williams had five tackles to lead the Chargers.
Gerald Hodges had five tackles for the Bills.
Chris Godwin led the Bucs in receiving with four catches for 56 yards.
Others of note:
Kyle Carter had just one catch for the Vikings, but it went for a 16-yard touchdown.
Adrian Amos had four tackles for the Bears.
NaVorro Bowman had four tackles for the 49ers.
Brandon Bell had four tackles for the Bengals.
Allen Robinson had two catches for 50 yards, and Paul Posluszny added one tackle for Jacksonville.
Sam Ficken made two of his three field goal attempts, with a long of 32 yards, for the Chiefs. Ross Travis added two catches for 23 yards.
Malik Golden had three tackles, while Jesse James had one catch for 13 yards for the Steelers.
Sean Lee had three tackles for the Cowboys.
Anthony Zettel had one tackle for loss for the Lions.
Robbie Gould connected on all three of his extra points for the 49ers.
Christian Hackenberg struggled for the Jets, going 12/21 for 126 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions-both returned for touchdowns (For what it’s worth, the second one was caught on a ricochet). Hackenberg also carried the ball once for 13 yards.
Austin Johnson had one tackle for the Titans.
Evan Schwan was carted off of the field with a broken foot during the Giants-Jets game, most likely ending his season. The news is even more unfortunate since the play Schwan was injured on didn’t officially count because the previous play was being reviewed. The Giants waived Schwan on Sunday, and hope that he clears waivers so he can be placed on injured reserve.