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NC State NFL Week 1 Depth Chart Report

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The 2018 NFL season officially kicks off tonight, but before it does, here’s a breakdown of where the 17 former NC State players (7 starters) currently on 53-man rosters sit on their respective depth charts.

Quarterback Philip Rivers is entering his 15th season, and all of them have been with the Chargers, and has started every game for Los Angeles since 2006, after being drafted with the 4th overall pick in 2004. Rivers is a 7-time Pro Bowler, and has led the NFL in Passing Yards (2010), Passing Touchdowns (2008), Passer Rating (2008), and Completion Percentage (2013). His 50,348 career passing yards ranks 9th all-time in NFL history.

Quarterback Russell Wilson is entering his 7th season, and all of them have been with the Seattle Seahawks, who drafted him in the 3rd round (75th pick) of the 2012 draft. He has started every single game for Seattle since entering the league. Wilson has led Seattle to 2 Super Bowls in 6 seasons, taking home the Lombardi trophy in 2014. He is a 4-time Pro Bowler, and has led the NFL in passing touchdowns (2017) and passer rating (2015) in single seasons.

Joe Thuney is the starting Left Guard for the New England Patriots, and has started every game since being drafted by them in the third round in 2016.

Rookie Bradley Chubb is Denver’s starting Strongside Linebacker, on the other side of sensation Von Miller. The Broncos drafted Chubb with the 5th overall pick in this summers NFL Draft. Chubb is making the switch from defensive end to linebacker.

Rookie BJ Hill enters his first NFL game as a starting defensive end for the New York Giants in their 3-4 scheme. Hill is making the transition from defensive tackle to defensive end.

Dontae Johnson is entering his 5th year, and his first season in Seattle. After starting all 16 games last season for the 49ers, Johnson enters 2018 as the starting right cornerback for the Seahawks. Through 4 seasons, he has played in 63 games, starting in 22 of them (158 tackles and 2 interceptions). The 49ers drafted Johnson in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Steven Hauschka is entering his 11th NFL season, and this year is his first year as the starter for the Buffalo Bills. He currently has the 8th most career total points amongst active NFL kickers.

Jacoby Brissett is entering his 3rd season in the NFL, and is the backup quarterback to Andrew Luck for the Colts. He started 15 games for Indianapolis last season while Luck was hurt, and is one of the most coveted backup quarterbacks in the NFL, but the Colts don’t want to give him up.

Josh Jones is entering his 2nd season after being drafted by Green Bay in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He enters 2018 as the 2nd string Safety behind Kentrell Brice. In his first season he played in all 16 games, and started 7 (71 tackles & 1 interception).

Ted Larsen is entering his 9th season in the NFL, and his 2nd year in Miami. Larsen enters 2018 as the 2nd string Left Guard behind Josh Sitton. Throughout 8 seasons, he has played in 110 career games, and started in 73. Larsen was drafted by the Patriots in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Rookie Will Richardson enters his 1st season as the 2nd string Right Tackle for the Jaguars behind Jermey Parnell. Jacksonville drafted him with in the 4th round of this years NFL Draft.

JR Sweezy is entering his 7th season (missed one whole season due to injury), and he is back with Seattle after spending the past two years in Tampa Bay. He enters 2018 as the Seahawks 2nd string Right Guard behind DJ Fluker. Through 5 active seasons, Sweezy has played 73 games, and has started 63 of them. The Seahawks drafted Sweezy in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Rookie Justin Jones enters 2018 as the 2nd string Defensive Tackle for the Chargers behind Darius Philon. Los Angeles drafted Jones in the 3rd round this summer.

Rookie Jaylen Samuels enters 2018 as the 2nd string running back behind James Conner, due to Le’Veon Bell refusing to sign his Franchise Tag. Samuels was drafted in the 5th round by Pittsburgh in this summers NFL Draft.

Juston Burris is entering his 3rd season after being drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jets, and he is still with New York. Burris enters 2018 as their 3rd string cornerback. Through 2 seasons, Burris has seen action in 30 games (2 starts), and has recorded 37 tackles and 2 interceptions.

TY McGill is entering his 4th season in the league after going undrafted in 2015. After being waived by the Chiefs a few weeks back, the Chargers claimed him, and he is their 3rd string defensive tackle. In 3 seasons, McGill has played in 28 games (18 tackles & 5 sacks).

Mike Glennon is entering his 6th season in the NFL, and his first in Arizona. He enters 2018 as the Cardinals 3rd string quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen. In 5 seasons, Glennon has played in 25 games, starting in 22 of them. Tampa Bay selected Glennon in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Rookie Nyneim Hines enters 2018 as the 3rd string running back and 3rd string kickoff returner for the Colts. Indianapolis drafted him in then 4th round this summer.

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49ers Release Former NC State CB Dontae Johnson

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On Monday the 49ers released former NC State Cornerback Dontae Johnson.

Johnson signed with San Francisco on October 3rd of this year, and played in 5 games for them, recording 4 tackles (2 special teams).

This is Johnson’s 6th year in the NFL. He spent his first 4 years in the league in San Fran, after being drafted by them in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season Johnson spent time in Seattle, Arizona, and Buffalo, but only played 1 game all year, battling injury.

Johnson started this season with the Niners, then was released before the season, played the first 2 games for the Chargers, was released, and picked up by San Fran again (3rd stint), only to be released for the 3rd time.

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NC State in the NFL: Week 10 Report

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13 of the 21 former NC State players on active NFL rosters saw action in Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season. Check out a breakdown of how they did below.

Quarterback Ryan Finley (starter) started his first NFL game, completing 16 of 30 for 167 yards and a touchdown (1 interception) in Cincinnati’s 49-13 loss to Baltimore. He also rushed the ball 5 times for 22 yards.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt (starter) started his second career game, playing 49% of the defensive snaps. He had 4 tackles the Bengals’ 49-13 loss to the Ravens.

Offensive Guard J.R. Sweezy (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in Arizona’s 30-27 loss to Tampa Bay. Sweezy ranks 8th in the NFL amongst Offensive Guards in Pass Block Win Rate.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (starter) led the Seahawks to a 27-24 victory over the undefeated 49ers in overtime. He was 23 of 34 for 232 yards and a touchdown (1 interception). Wilson also rushed the ball 6 times for 53 yards.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (starter) had the worst game of the season, completing 17 of 31 for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with 3 interceptions in the Chargers 26-24 loss to the Raiders. His QB Rating was 57.5 on the day.

I love Philip, but this pursuit angle after one of his interceptions is priceless.

Also, turning the ball over has been something Rivers has done more often than he’d like over the past couple of years.

Running Back Nyheim Hines rushed the ball 3 times for 14 yards, and had 4 receptions for 30 yards (7 targets) in the Colts’ 16-12 loss to the Dolphins. Hines played in 43% of the offensive snaps.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels (starter) started for the 2nd straight week for the injured James Conner, rushing 14 times for 29 yards, and 3 receptions for 11 yards (7 targets) in the Steelers’ 17-12 victory over the Rams. He played in 55% of the offensive snaps.

Defensive Back Juston Burris (starter) started for the third straight week, but only played in 18% of the defensive snaps for the Browns in their 19-16 victory over the Bills.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 2 tackles in the Giants’ 34-27 loss to the Jets. He played 28% of the defensive snaps.

Punter A.J. Cole (starter) punted the ball 4 times for an average of 42.5 yards in Oakland’s 26-24 win over Los Angeles.

Center Garrett Bradbury (starter) played in 100% of the offensive snaps in Minnesota’s 28-24 victory over Dallas.

Offensive Lineman Ted Larsen played 3 special teams snaps in the Bears’ 20-13 victory over the Lions.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka had a rough day, missing both field goal attempts (34 & 53) in the Bills’ 19-16 loss to the Browns.

DNP

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill (Chargers)
Quarterback Mike Glennon (Raiders)

Injured

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (shoulder)
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee)

BYE

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney (Patriots)
Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers (Patriots)
Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (Redskins)
Offensive Lineman Will Richardson (Jaguars)

IR

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Broncos) – knee
Defensive End Kentavius Street (49ers) – knee

 

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Jacoby Brissett OUT for Week 10

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After spraining his MCL last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been ruled OUT of the Colts’ matchup against the Dolphins tomorrow.

» Brissett suffered an injury to his left knee early in the second quarter of last Sunday’s Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers; he was rolled up on by left guard Quenton Nelson, who was knocked back into the quarterback’s leg by a Steelers defender. An MRI on Monday confirmed Brissett had a sprained MCL, but indicated he had sustained no serious damage. While Brissett, who was originally ruled questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, was a limited participant in all three practices this week, the team was also giving quarterback Brian Hoyer — who had three touchdown passes in relief work last week — extra practice reps just in case; Hoyer is in line to get his 38th-career start — and first with the Colts — on Sunday. The team on Saturday also announced it had elevated quarterback Chad Kelly to the active roster from the practice squad. (NFL)

Tomorrow as going to be an epic day for NC State…aka…QBU.

Four former Wolfpack quarterbacks were set to start in Week 10, but Brissett will not be joining Philip Rivers (Chargers), Russell Wilson (Seahawks) and Ryan Finley (Bengals).

Finley will be starting his first career game tomorrow against the Ravens.

It looks like we will have to wait until Week 13 for the chance to see 4 former NC State players starting at Quarterback in 2019. Wilson has a bye in Week 11 and Rivers has a bye in Week 12.

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NC State in the NFL: Week 9 Report

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16 of the 21 former NC State players on active NFL rosters saw action in Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season. Check out a breakdown of how they did below.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (starter) went bananas, throwing for 378 yards (67%) and 5 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in Seattle’s 40-34 victory over Tampa Bay in overtime. He posted a QB Rating of 133.7.

Wilson has officially done what no QB has ever done through the first 9 games.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels (starter) set a Steelers record for receptions by a running back in a single game, snagging 13 passes for 80 yards in Pittsburgh’s 26-24 victory over Indy. He also had 8 rushes for 10 yards. Jay Sam played in 65% of the offensive snaps.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (starter) went down with a sprained MCL in the Colts’ 26-24 loss to the Steelers.

Before going down, Brissett was 4 of 5 for 59 yards. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, which is a sign he might be good to go for Sunday.

Quarterback Philip Rivers was 21 of 28 for 294 yards in the Chargers’ 26-11 victory over the Packers. His QB Rating was 108.3.

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (starter) had 1 reception for 6 yards (2 targets) in Washington’s 24-9 loss to Buffalo. Harmon started the 3rd game of his career, playing 50% of the snaps. He also picked up a fumble recovery.

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in the Patriots’ 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

Offensive Guard J.R. Sweezy (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in Arizona’s 28-25 loss to the 49ers last Thursday night.

Center Garrett Bradbury (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in the Vikings’ 26-23 loss to the Chiefs.

Defensive Back Juston Burris (starter) started his 3rd game of the season, and his second consecutive game in the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Broncos. He didn’t record any stats, playing in 24% of the defensive snaps.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 rush for 7 yards, and 1 reception (3 targets) for 21 yards in the Colts’ 26-24 loss to the Steelers. He played in 29% of the offensive snaps.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (starter) connected on his only field goal attempt from 42 yards, and made all 33 extra point attempts.

Punter A.J. Cole punted the ball 2 times for an average of 48 yards in the Raiders’ 31-24 victory over the Lions.

Offensive Tackle Will Richardson played in 45% of the offensive snaps in Jacksonville’s 26-3 loss to Houston.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 1 tackle in the Giants’ 37-18 loss to the Cowboys, playing in 25% of the defensive snaps.

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill had 1 tackle, playing 20% of the defensive snaps in Los Angeles’ 26-11 victory over Green Bay.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers played in only 1 offensive snap in New England’s 37-20 loss to Baltimore. The addition of Mohamed Sanu is going to significantly cut into Jakobi’s playing time.

BYE

Linebacker Germaine Pratt (Bengals)
Quarterback Ryan Finley (Bengals)

DNP

Offensive Lineman Ted Larsen (Bears)
Quarterback Mike Glennon (Raiders)

Injured

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (shoulder)

IR

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Broncos) – knee
Defensive End Kentavius Street (49ers) – knee

 

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