WVU in the NFL: Week 8
The Philadelphia Eagles' trio of former Mountaineers didn’t show a whole lot of production in the team’s 33-10 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
As the Eagles improved to an NFL-best 7-1 on the season, rookie Cornerback Rasul Douglas’ finished with just one pass defensed after making just one tackle last week against the Washington Redskins.
One week after racking up five solo tackles, Eagles linebacker Najee Goode played just one defensive snap and 22 snaps on special teams. He finished with one tackle.
Offensively, Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood carried the ball just once for five yards and caught one pass for nine yards. Smallwood has 143 rushing yards on 38 attempts this season and a touchdown as well as 10 receptions for 79 yards.
Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin came up with four tackles in the team’s 34-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Irvin’s teammate, second-year safety Karl Joseph, was sidelined from Sunday’s loss with a groin injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Charles Sims played just 19 snaps in a 17-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers and didn't record any stats.
In the same game, Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley racked up four tackles and a pass defensed in the win. Worley now has 26 total tackles and five passes defensed this season.
After missing last Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a back injury, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones returned to action against the Indianapolis Colts and made one tackle in a 24-23 win.
According to ESPN’s Katherine Terrell, Jones has a transverse fracture in his back which held him out of the Pittsburgh game last week, but the injury doesn't require surgery.
Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski saw action for the first time in five games, playing one snap on defense and 23 snaps on special teams, but he didn’t record any stats in the team's 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Offensive guard Quinton Spain and the Tennessee Titans had a bye this past week, but Spain is doubtful to play this week against the Baltimore Ravens with a turf toe injury he suffered last week against the Cleveland Browns.
Wide receiver Tavon Austin and the Los Angeles Rams also had the week off and will face the New York Giants this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Austin has struggled so far this season, catching just seven passes for 34 yards and carrying the ball 25 times for 135 yards and a touchdown.