CU Buffs In The NFL

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

This week the only place to watch CU football players is in the NFL. What are our pro-football Buffaloes up to?

Also, please feel free to add info in the comments about these players, players who are in other leagues, or players (like Jeremy Bloom) who are on the TV (Well, Pac-12 Network at any rate... so theoretically Bloom was on someone's TV... just not anyone I know)

Nate Solder, OT, 2 yrs, New England Patriots - The Patriots fought back from being down 21-7 to beat the Bills 52-28. Brady was sacked once, and the Patriots offensive line largely neutralized Buffalo's offseason acquisition, DE (Super) Mario Williams. The Pats host the Broncos this weekend.

Justin Bannan, DT, 11 yrs, Denver Broncos - Bannan had no recorded stats from Denver's 37-6 win against Oakland, but hed' been averaging 3 tackles per game until then.

Jalil Brown, CB, 2 yrs, Kansas City Chiefs - Brown had two tackles in KC's 20-37 loss to the Chargers last week. The Chiefs will play Baltimore this weekend.

Jimmy Smith, CB, 2 yrs, Baltimore Ravens - Agent Smith had two tackles and a pass deflection in their win against Cleveland, 23-16.

Ryan Miller, G, Rookie year, Cleveland Browns - The Brown's QB Brandon Weeden was only sacked once, but they could only gain 43 yards rushing in their loss to Baltimore. Cleveland travels to play the Giants in search of their first win.

Lawrence Vickers, FB, 7 yrs, Dallas Cowboys - Sure, the Cowboys looked bad in their 18-34 loss to Chicago... but I don't think I saw Vickers on the field after the first quarter. As soon as Romo started flinging the ball around, any notion of a power-run game was abandoned. The Cowboys have a BYE this week before travelling to play the Ravens.

Tyler Polumbus, OT, 4 yrs, Washington Redskins - Polumbus Helps 'Skins Beat Bucs - CUBuffs.com

Polumbus has been a crucial member of the Redskins offensive line since he joined the team midway through the 2011 campaign. This season, his role has become even more important as he has started every game at right tackle.

The man he is protecting is rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was selected by Washington with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin threw for 323 yards and completed 74.3 percent of his passes in the win on Sunday.Polumbus and the rest of the 'big uglies' opened up holes for Washington running back Alfred Morris all day as he ran for 113 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown scamper. Griffin also rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown of his own.

Most importantly, though, the 'Skins' offensive line gave Griffin all the time he needed on the final drive to take the team 54 yards and set up the game-winning field goal.

Washington will play Atlanta this Sunday.

Mason Crosby, PK, 6 yrs, Green Bay Packers - Last week Green Bay beat New Orleans 28-27, and Crosby played his part in the win, making all four of his Extra Points Attempts. This weekend the Pack goes to Indy to play the Colts.

Brad Jones, LB, 4 yrs, Green Bay Packers - Brad's listed as the second-string Left ILB in Green Bay's 3-4 Defense behind A.J. Hawk. He's listed without stats on the year, but had 19 tackles and a sack last season.

Justin Drescher, LS, 3 yrs, New Orleans Saints - Sadly there's no stats for Long Snappers, but I'm guessing he's snapping the hell out of the ball on all those Saints punts. New Orleans will try to get their first win this week against San Diego... which of course in German means... well... nevermind.

Daniel Graham, TE, 11 yrs, New Orleans Saints - There's only one player on the Saints roster with more years in the league than Danny Graham, and that's Drew Brees. He may not get many snaps anymore, but the Saints are quite young, and it's always nice to have a veteran backup to balance things out.

Go Buffs

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