The NFL is back and plenty of former Seminoles suited up for teams across the league in week one. FSU ranked 6th among all schools with 33 former players on week one rosters.
The colleges with the most NFL players on Week 1 53-man rosters:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 8, 2018
1. Alabama: 44
2. LSU: 40
3. Florida: 38
4/5. Miami/Ohio State: 36
6. Florida State: 33
7. Clemson: 32
8. USC: 29
9/10. Auburn/Georgia: 28
Atlanta Falcons (12-18 Loss to Philadelphia)
Devonta Freeman, RB: Rushed for 36 yards on 6 carries and added 14 yards receiving. Freeman was sidelined in the fourth quarter for an apparent knee injury that doesn’t look to be serious enough for Freeman to miss any time.
Buffalo Bills (47-3 loss to Baltimore)
WR Kelvin Benjamin: had just one catch for 10 yards. Poor quarterback play certainly hindered the receiver in the blowout loss.
Carolina Panthers (18-6 win over Dallas)
K Graham Gano: made his lone 27-yard FG attempt and went 1 of 2 on his extra point attempts.
Chicago Bears (24-23 loss to the Packers)
NT Eddie Goldman: recently signed a monster 4-year contract extension worth $42 million-plus, including $25 million in guaranteed money. Goldman had three solo tackles in a losing effort Sunday night.
Cincinnati Bengals (34-23 win over Indianapolis)
WR Auden Tate: (inactive)
OT Bobby Hart: gave up one sack in an overall stout effort from the Bengals line.
WR Kermit Whitfield: (practice squad)
Denver Broncos (27-24 win over Seattle)
DE Demarcus Walker: (inactive)
S Trey Marshall: (practice squad)
Detroit Lions (play Monday night)
LB Christian Jones
Houston Texans (27-20 loss to New England)
OT Roderick Johnson: (practice squad)
Jacksonville Jaguars (20-15 win over New York Giants)
CB Jalen Ramsey: had the tough task of covering WR Odell Beckham Jr. for most of the game. Ramsey finished with five tackles (four solo) and a TFL.
LB Telvin Smith: tallied seven tackles (five solo).
WR Rashad Greene: (inactive)
Kansas City Chiefs (38-28 win over Los Angeles)
OT Cam Erving: recently signed a three year contract extension and got the start at left guard for the chiefs.
DT Derrick Nnadi: saw on-field action, but recorded no stats.
LB Terrance Smith: recorded five tackles (two solo).
Minnesota Vikings (24-16 win over San Francisco)
CB Xavier Rhodes: the all-pro corner picked off Jimmy G. He also recorded two solo tackles and one pass defended.
RB Dalvin Cook: in his first game back from a knee injury that sidelined him after just four games his rookie year, Cook rushed for 40 yards on 16 carries and caught six balls for 55 yards receiving.
New England Patriots (27-20 win over Houston)
TE Ryan Izzo (IR)
New Orleans Saints (48-40 loss to Tampa Bay)
CB P.J. Williams: didn’t record any stats in a rough outing that saw Ryan Fitzpatrick throw for 417 yards and four touchdowns.
CB Patrick Robinson: had two solo tackles in the losing effort against the Buccaneers.
OT Rick Leonard (practice squad)
New York Giants (20-15 loss to Jacksonville)
DE Mario Edwards Jr: recorded two solo tackles.
Travis Rudolph: (practice squad)
New York Jets (play Monday night)
S Terrance Brooks
Oakland Raiders (play Monday night)
QB E.J. Manuel
DE Tank Carradine
C Rodney Hudson
Philadelphia Eagles (18-12 win over Atlanta)
DB Ronald Darby: Recorded six tackles (five solo), a TFL, and three passes defended in the NFL’s opening matchup.
DE Josh Sweat: inactive
DT Timmy Jernigan: inactive (injured)
LB Nigel Bradham: suspended (one game).
Pittsburgh Steelers (21-21 tie with Cleveland)
LB Vince Williams: led the team in tackles with 12 (four solo) and a TFL.
LB Matthew Thomas: didn’t record any stats.
Los Angeles Chargers (38-28 loss to Kansas City)
S Derwin James: was all over the field in the Chargers’ loss to the Chiefs. James had three total tackles (two solo), a sack, two passes defended, and a QB hit.
San Francisco 49ers (24-16 loss to Minnesota)
LB Dekoda Watson (went on IR Saturday with a hamstring injury)
Seattle Seahawks (27-24 loss to Denver)
K Sebastian Janokowski: was a perfect 3 for 3 on his extra points, while going 1 of 2 on field goal attempts hitting a 35-yarder.
Los Angeles Rams (play Monday night)
S Lamarcus Joyner
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (48-40 win over New Orleans)
QB Jameis Winston: serving first game of a three game suspension.
LS Garrison Sanborn: handled long-snapping duties.
WR Bobo Wilson (practice squad)
DB Javien Elliot: was called up from the practice squad, but was unable to record any stats.
Washington Redskins (24-6 win over Arizona)
K Dustin Hopkins: was 1 for 1 on field goal attempts, nailing a 35-yarder. Hopkins was also a perfect 3 for 3 on extra point attempts.
RB Chris Thompson: had an explosive day both rushing and receiving. Thompson carried the ball five times for 65 yards and caught six passes for 63 yards and a score.