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PSUers in the NFL 2017: Preseason Week Three

It’s almost time for real football! Let’s take a look at the former Nittany Lions playing in the NFL.

NFL: New England Patriots at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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.