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Here is a breakdown of how all of the former NC State football players have done in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.  Quite a few players are set to play today, tomorrow and Monday, and I will update this thread when each of those games is finished.

Quarterbacks

QB Mike Glennon completed 10 of his 15 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs 25-11 victory over the Bengals on Monday night.  His QB rating on the night was 113.5.

QB Russell Wilson completed 9 of his 15 passes for 78 yards in the Seahawks 14-13 loss to the Chiefs on Friday night.

QB Philip Rivers didn’t play in the Chargers 22-19 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Defensive Backs

CB Dontae Johnson had 3 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 interception in the 49ers 23-6 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday night.  Check out this video of Johnson’s interception:

CB David Amerson started in the Redskins 21-17 victory over the Lions on Thursday night, and had 1 pass deflection.

Linebackers

LB Stephen Tulloch has started in 2 consecutive preseason games for the Lions, and had 3 tackles on Thursday night against the Redskins in a 21-17 loss.
LB Manny Lawson started in his 2nd consecutive preseason game for the Bills, and recorded 1 tackle in their 11-10 win over the Browns on Thursday.

LB Terrell Manning saw action as a reserve in the Falcons 30-22 loss to the Jets on Friday, but didn’t record any stats.

LB Willie Young played in the Bears 23-11 victory over the Colts on Saturday, but didn’t record any stats.

LB Audie Cole played in the Vikings 20-12 victory over the Raiders on Saturday, but didn’t record any stats.

LB Nate Irving didn’t play in the Colts 23-11 loss to the Bears on Saturday.  He hasn’t played in both preseason games so far.  Irving is still recovering from knee surgery, and his been limited in practice.

Defensive Line

DE Mario Williams started in the Bills 11-10 victory over the Browns on Thursday, and recorded 1 tackle.

DT T.Y. McGill had 2 tackles (1 tackle for loss) in the Seahawks 14-13 loss to the Chiefs on Friday night.

DT Markus Kuhn started in the Giants 22-12 victory over the Jaguars on Saturday, but didn’t record any stats.

 

Wide Receivers

WR Tobais Palmer had one reception for 12 yards in the Bills 11-10 victory over the Browns on Thursday night.  He was targeted a total of 2 times.

WR T.J. Graham had one reception for 10 yards in the Jets 30-22 victory over the Falcons on Friday night.

WR Jerricho Cotchery did play in the Panthers 31-30 victory over the Dolphins on Saturday, but didn’t record any stats.

Offensive Line

G J.R. Sweezy started for the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night in a 14-13 loss to the Chiefs.

G Ted Larsen started for the Cardinals on Saturday night in a 22-19 loss to the Chargers.

T Tyson Chandler saw action in the Bills 11-10 victory over the Browns on Thursday.

T Rob Crisp didn’t play in the Cardinals 22-19 loss to the Chargers on Saturday.  He has missed the first two preseason games to injury.

Kickers

K Steven Hauschka was connected on both of his field goal (39 & 27) and extra point attempts in the Seahawks 14-13 loss to the Chiefs on Friday night.

Running Backs

RB Tony Creecy didn’t play in the Patriots 26-24 victory over the Saints on Saturday.

 

Monday Schedule 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mike Glennon) 8pm

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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2 NC State Players Were Invited to the 2024 NFL Combine

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Yesterday, the NFL released the names of the 321 prospects invited to the 2024 NFL Combine, and Linebacker Payton Wilson and Center Dylan McMahon made the cut.

Wilson was a Unanimous All-American, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-ACC and won the Butkus and Nagurski Awards. McMahon earned All-ACC Honorable Mention this year.

Also, Long Snapper Joe Shimko’s has been invited to a Specialists Showcase at the end of the Combine.

Shimko was named the best Long Snapper in College Football this season.

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Where is NC State’s Payton Wilson Landing in Mock Drafts?

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Former NC State Linebacker Payton Wilson won the Butkus and Nagurski Awards this season, and is primed to be one of the top Linebacker’s taken in the 2024 NFL Draft. With the Draft Order set after the end of the Super Bowl, where is the former Wolfpack Linebacker projecting to land in the 2024 NFL Draft.

ProFootballFocus – 2nd Round – #41 – Green Bay Packers
PlayerProfiler – 2nd Round – #53 – Miami Dolphins
33rd Team – 3rd Round – #67 – Washington Commanders
NFL.com – 3rd Round – #78 – Philadelphia Eagles
Tankathon – 3rd Round – #82 – Indianapolis Colts
DraftWire – 3rd Round – #84 – Pittsburgh Steelers
FanSided – 3rd Round – #87 – Dallas Cowboys
The Athletic – 3rd Round – #97 – Philadelphia Eagles

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2 Former NC State Football Players Take Home Super Bowl Rings

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Two former NC State Football players took home Super Bowl rings last night: Offensive Guard Joe Thuney and Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Unfortunately, Thuney was unable to play last night due to a pectoral injury, but Valdes-Scantling did catch a touchdown.

Valdes-Scantling finished with 3 receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Thuney has now broken his tie with Center Jim Ritcher, becoming the NC State football player with the most Super Bowl appearances, and Valdes-Scantling is tied for 3rd. Thuney has been to 5 Super Bowls in 8 seasons.

Joe Thuney – 5
Jim Ritcher – 4
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 2
Mike Cofer – 2
Perry Williams – 2
Mike Jones – 2
Torry Holt – 2
Russell Wilson – 2
J.R. Sweezy – 2
Steven Hauschka – 2
(Bill Cowher – 2 – as a head coach)

Thuney now has 4 Super Bowl rings, which is tied for the 3rd most by a player in NFL history. Valdes-Scantling has 2.

NC State Players with the Most Super Bowl Rings

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney – 4
Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 2
Place Kicker Mike Cofer  – 2
Cornerback Perry Williams – 2

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Joe Thuney’s 5 Super Bowl Appearances is the Most by an NC State Player

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Former All-American Offensive Lineman Joe Thuney is heading to his 5th Super Bowl in 8 NFL Seasons. Unfortunately, Thuney isn’t expected to play tomorrow due to a pectoral injury.

Thuney has now broken his tie with Center Jim Ritcher, becoming the NC State football player with the most Super Bowl appearances.

Joe Thuney – 5
Jim Ritcher – 4
Mike Cofer – 2
Perry Williams – 2
Mike Jones – 2
Torry Holt – 2
Russell Wilson – 2
J.R. Sweezy – 2
Steven Hauschka – 2
(Bill Cowher – 2 – as a head coach)

Thuney also holds the record for the most Super Bowl rings by a former NC State football player with 3, and has a chance to pick up his 4th tomorrow. Place Kicker Mike Cofer and Cornerback Perry Williams are the only other former Wolfpack football players to win 2 Super Bowls.

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