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West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL Roundup: Preseason Week 3

Wendell Smallwood and J.T. Thomas both made their preseason debuts in Week 3. How’d they and the rest of the former Mountaineers do?

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

CB, Rasul Douglas - Philadelphia Eagles (28 defensive snaps, 15 special teams snaps) - 2 tackles, 1 TFL

Douglas’ one tackle for loss came when Miami running back Damien Williams was reversing the field and Douglas stopped him for an 11-yard loss.

WR, Shelton Gibson - Philadelphia Eagles (18 offensive snaps) - 1 receptions, 4 yards on 1 target

Gibson basically has no chance of making the Eagles 53-man roster but could end up signing with the team’s practice squad.

LB, J.T. Thomas - New York Giants (11 total snaps) - 1 tackle

Thomas played for the first time this preseason and made on tackle. He is on the Giants bubble for the 53-man roster.

WR, Kevin White - Chicago Bears - 2 receptions, 30 yards on 4 targets

White didn’t do anything special but the Bears expected No. 1 wide receiver, Cameron Meredith, tore his ACL and is out for the season. White could lead the Bears in targets this season as long as he can stay healthy.

LB, Nick Kwiatkoski - Chicago Bears - 5 tackles

For the second time in three games this preseason, Kwiatkoski led the Bears in tackles.

G, Quinton Spain - Tennessee Titans (36 snaps) - To nobody’s surprise, Spain got the start on the Titans offensive line. What was surprising was when he got ejected in the second quarter for throwing a punch.

G, Mark Glowinksi - Seattle Seahawks - Glowinksi played in Week 3 but did not get the start like he did in Week 2.

OL, Adam Pankey - Green Bay Packers - Pankey played for the third-straight game but did not start. The great news for Pankey is he didn’t get injured unlike many of the other Packers offensive lineman this preseason. He has a chance of making the 53-man roster due to the injury situation in Green Bay and his ability to play both guard and tackle.

Performance of the Week

RB, Wendell Smallwood - Philadelphia Eagles (11 offensive snaps, 12 special teams snaps) - 4 carries, 28 yards

Smallwood played for the first time this preseason and did well with his limited touches. He averaged seven yards per carry and never had a run fewer than six yards.

This and That

QB, Geno Smith - New York Giants (20 snaps) - 5/10 for 51 yards, 1 carry for 2 yards

S, Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 4 tackles

DL, Will Clarke - Cincinnati Bengals (11 snaps) - 4 tackles

LB, Bruce Irvin - Oakland Raiders (28 snaps) - 2 tackles

LB, Terence Garvin - Seattle Seahawks - 2 tackles

S, Karl Joseph - Oakland Raiders (34 snaps) - 1 tackle

WR, Daikiel Shorts - Buffalo Bills - 1 reception, 12 yards on 1 target

RB, Charles Sims - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 1 receptions, 4 yards on 1 target

LB, Najee Goode - Philadelphia Eagles (33 total snaps) - 1 tackle

WR/RET, Mario Alford - Cleveland Browns (6 offensive snaps) - 1 kick return 24 yards, 1 punt return 0 yards, 1 muffed fumble but recovered it.

CB, Daryl Worley - Carolina Panthers (31 snaps) - No statistics recorded

S, K.J. Dillon - Houston Texans (21 snaps) - No statistics recorded

CB, Adam “Pacman” Jones - Cincinnati Bengals (16 snaps) - No statistics recorded

DT, Christian Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers (2 special teams snaps) - No statistics recorded

S, Jarrod Harper - Jacksonville Jaguars - No statistics recorded

OL, Marquis Lucas - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Lucas was claimed by the Buccaneers last week and saw some playing time in the team’s Week 3 preseason game.

C, Tyler Orlosky - Philadelphia Eagles - Did Not Play

DL, Noble Nwachukwu - San Francisco 49ers - Did Not Play

List of the WVU players who did not play in Week 2: WR Tavon Austin - Los Angeles Rams (injury), OL Don Barclay - Green Bay Packers (injury)