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West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL Roundup: Week 2

Another former Mountaineer goes down with an injury while Karl Joseph and Rasul Douglas have strong Week 2 performances.

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  • CB Rasul Douglas - Philadelphia Eagles: In his first game of the season, Douglas was in on 39 defensive snaps and seven special team snaps. He had 4 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed. Pro Football Focus gave him the top grade of any Eagles player in Week 2. Not a bad start rook, not a bad start.
  • CB Daryl Worley - Carolina Panthers: The Panthers starting cornerback played all 54 defensive snaps against the Bills while chipping in on eight special team snaps. He finished the game with 3 solo tackles and 1 pass defended. He and the rest of the Panthers defense held the Bills to just three points in a 9-3 victory.
  • LB Nick Kwiatkoski - Chicago Bears: Kwiatkoski got the start at linebacker on Sunday after Jerrell Freeman was placed on injured reserve last week. Unfortunately, he wasn’t on the field for long. He left the game after 4 solo tackles and 16 defensive snaps with a pectoral injury. It’s believed Kwiatkoski will miss the rest of the 2017 season.
  • WR Tavon Austin - Los Angeles Rams: Austin was only in on nine offensive snaps and finished with 2 carries for 3 yards and 1 reception for 5 yards. He was also in on five special teams snaps and had 3 punt returns for 18 total yards.
  • QB Geno Smith - New York Giants: Just like last week, Smith was active for the game but did not play any snaps.
  • LB J.T. Thomas - New York Giants: It was a similar story for Thomas in Week 2 like in Week 1 as he played strictly on special teams (15 snaps) but did not record any statistics.
  • S Karl Joseph - Oakland Raiders: KJ continues to impress and show why he was worthy of a first-round pick in 2016. He played all 56 defensive snaps and eight snaps on special teams. He had 5 tackles (3 solo), 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 1 QB hit, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus graded him out as the Raiders top performer in Week 2.
  • RB Wendell Smallwood - Philadelphia Eagles: Smallwood saw 14 snaps on offense and 10 on special teams. He had 3 carries for 4 yards and 1 reception for -3 yards. He also had 2 kick returns for 55 total yards with a long of 28 yards.
  • G Mark Glowinski - Seattle Seahawks: Just like last week, Glowinski got the start and played all 82 offensive snaps and seven snaps on special teams.
  • G Quinton Spain - Tennessee Titans: Spain got the start at right guard and played all 68 offensive snaps plus seven special teams snaps. He helped up front as the Tians offense ran for 179 total yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • LB Bruce Irvin - Oakland Raiders: Irvin was in on 38 out of a possible 56 defensive snaps and five special team snaps. He finished with 3 solo tackles. The most notable moment of Irvin’s day was when he was penalized for unnecessary roughness after slamming Matt Forte to the ground. In case you haven’t seen it, it was a horrible call by the referee.
  • OL Adam Pankey - Green Bay Packers: Pankey was signed to the active roster from the practice squad on September 13th. However, he did not get on the field during the Packers 34-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons
  • CB Adam “Pacman” Jones - Cincinnati Bengals: After returning from his one-game suspension, Jones started in Week 2 and played 61 of 66 defensive snaps. He finished with 5 solo tackles and 3 passes defended. What was really cool was Jones was wearing No. 15 on the back of his helmet. Jones was paying tribute to former WVU teammate Chris Henry who passed away in 2009.
  • S Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tandy got the start on defense and finished with 2 solo tackles across 36 defensive snaps and 5 special team snaps.
  • LB Najee Goode - Philadelphia Eagles: Goode only saw one defensive snap against the Chiefs but he was in on 19 special teams snaps. He did not record any statistics.
  • RB Charles Sims - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sims was in on 21 offensive snaps while finishing with 2 carries for 2 yards and 2 receptions for 7 yards. He also lost a fumble.

Players on the Practice Squad


  • WR Shelton Gibson - Philadelphia Eagles
  • LB Terence Garvin - Seattle Seahawks (shoulder injury)
  • DL Will Clarke - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Injured Reserve

  • OL Marquis Lucas - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • WR Kevin White - Chicago Bears
  • S Jarrod Harper - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • OL Don Barclay - Green Bay Packers