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West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL Roundup: Week 5

Karl Joseph continues his impressive sophomore campaign while Tavon Austin finds the end zone for the first time this season.

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  • RB Charles Sims - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sims had his most productive game of 2017 after finishing with 5 receptions for 31 yards on 7 targets. His one and only carry of the game went for three yards. With Doug Martin back from suspension, Sims will continue to operate more as a receiver out of the backfield than a ball-carrier.
  • DL Will Clarke - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: After registering at least one tackle in each of the two previous games, Clarke was unable to come up with one in Week 5. However, he did recover a fumble after the ball came loose on a Tom Brady sack in the third quarter.
  • G Quinton Spain - Tennessee Titans: Spain once again got the start at left guard for the Titans but the offense was unable to get anything going with the absence of quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Titans fell to the Dolphins 16-10.
  • CB Adam “Pacman” Jones - Cincinnati Bengals: Jones only had 1 tackle on the day but he also only played 15 snaps. He left the game with a lower back injury and attempted to return but left for good after he aggravated the injury.
  • CB Daryl Worley - Carolina Panthers: After missing last week’s game with an injury, Worley returned in Week 5 and played 75 percent of the defensive snaps. He finished the game with 4 tackles (2 solo) and 1 pass defensed.
  • QB Geno Smith - New York Giants: It was the same story for Smith: he was active on game day but did not see the field.
  • CB Rasul Douglas - Philadelphia Eagles: Douglas got the start for the third-straight game but ended up only playing 20 defensive snaps (33 percent). He finished the game with 3 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed.
  • LB Najee Goode - Philadelphia Eagles: Goode played a total of 28 snaps but did not record a statistic for the fourth-straight game.
  • S Karl Joseph - Oakland Raiders: Joseph was in on 62 defensive snaps (94 percent) and finished with a team-high 9 total tackles (6 solo). Joseph’s efforts did not go unnoticed as Pro Football Focus gave him the highest grade of any Raiders player from Week 5.
  • LB Bruce Irvin - Oakland Raiders: Irvin was in on 49 defensive snaps (74 percent) but only finished with 2 tackles.
  • LB Terence Garvin - Seattle Seahawks: Garvin did not see any time on defense but he was in on 18 special team snaps (78 percent). He finished the game with 1 tackle.
  • WR Tavon Austin - Los Angeles Rams: Just like last week, Austin saw more time as a running back and finished with 6 carries for 27 yards and 1 touchdown. The touchdown was his first of the season and he also pitched in 3 receptions for 14 yards. It wasn’t all good for Austin as he muffed two punts and lost one of them.

Players on the Practice Squad


  • LB Nick Kwiatkoski - Chicago Bears
  • WR Shelton Gibson - Philadelphia Eagles
  • G Mark Glowinski - Seattle Seahawks
  • S Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • RB Wendell Smallwood - Philadelphia Eagles
  • OL Adam Pankey - Green Bay Packers

Injured Reserve


  • DL Noble Nwachukwu was on the 49ers practice squad for Sunday’s game but on the Tuesday after the game, he was released from the team.