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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 7 Recap

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Week 7 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 12 (7 starters) former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Rookie Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Starter) had 3 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble in the Broncos 45-10 victory over the Cardinals. After recording 1.5 sacks through the first 5 games, Chubb has 5 sacks over the past two weeks, and currently ranks 6th in the NFL with 6.5 sacks. He played in 88% of the defensive snaps last Thursday night.


Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) is blazing. On Sunday morning in London, he was a blistering 19 of 26 for 306 yards and 2 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in the Chargers 20-19 victory over the Titans. His QB rating for the day was 137.7.

Rivers became only the 6th quarterback in NFL history with 60 career 300-yard passing games. He joined Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, and Brett Favre.

The Chargers have won 4 straight.

Tight End David Grinnage (Starter) played his first NFL game in Week 6, and started his first NFL game this past Sunday. Grinnage had 2 receptions for 17 yards on 2 targets. He played 46% of the offensive snaps.

Rookie Running Back Nyheim Hines had 9 carries for 47 yards (9.3 yards per carry), and 1 reception for -5 yards in the Colts 37-5 victory over the Bills. Hines played in 26% of the offensive snaps.

Defensive End BJ Hill (Starter) had 4 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in the Giants 20-23 loss to the Falcons. He played 57% of the defensive snaps. This was Hill’s 4th start of the season.

As usual, Left Guard Joe Thuney (Starter) started and played every single offensive snap for the Patriots in their 38-31 victory over the Browns.

Left Guard Ted Larsen (Starter) started once again in the Dolphins 21-32 loss to the Lions. He played 95% of the offensive snaps.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (Starter) connected on his only field goal attempt from 34-yards out in the Bills 5-37 loss to the Colts.

Rookie Defensive Tackle Justin Jones played 15 snaps (21%) in the Chargers 20-19 victory over the Titans in London, but didn’t record any stats.

Dontae Johnson played his first snaps as a Cornerback as a member of the Buffalo Bills in their 5-37 loss to the Colts. He played 32% of the defensive snaps, but didn’t record any stats.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett played 8 snaps on offense for the Colts in their 37-5 victory over the Bills. He had 4 rushes for -4 yards, and didn’t have any pass attempts.

Cornerback Juston Burris played 11 snaps on special teams in the Jets 17-37 loss to the Vikings.

Did Not Play
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Mike Glennon

Injured Reserve
Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Tackle Will Richardson
San Francisco 49ers Defensive End Kentavius Street

Bye
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks Left Guard JR Sweezy
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jaylen Samuels
Green Bay Packers Safety Josh Jones

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NC State in the NBA: 2019 Preseason Recap

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The 2019 NBA Preseason has come to a close, and before the 2019-20 Regular season kicks off on Tuesday night, here’s a recap of how former NC State players did in the Preseason.

Former ACC Player of the Year T.J. Warren led the Pacers in scoring (14.8) in their 4 preseason games, shooting 47.6% from the field, an 50% from beyond the arch. Warren is a lock to be the starting Small Forward in Indy.

Former ACC Freshman of the Year Dennis Smith Jr. was dinged up some, and only played in 2 preseason games, averaging 6.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. DSJ shot poorly, hitting 17.6% of his shots. Smith Jr. isn’t a lock for the starting point guard job in New York, battling things out with Elfrid Payton.

Guard C.J. Williams only played in one game for the Brooklyn Nets for 2.2 minutes, recording no stats, before being waived.

Guard Jalen Lecque, who was supposed to be a Freshman at NC State this season, played in 3 games for the Suns this preseason, averaging 3.7 points in an average of 4.9 minutes per game.

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Former NC State G C.J. Williams Waived by Brooklyn Nets

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Former NC State Guard C.J. Williams has been waived by the Nets. He only played 2.2 minutes in 1 game for Brooklyn this preseason.

Williams’ contract with Brooklyn was non-guaranteed. Despite being waived, the Nets could be interested in making C.J. a member of the Long Island Nets, their G-League affiliate, but if they were to do so, they would have to acquire his G-League rights from the Iowa Wolves.

After 4 years overseas, and 1 year strictly in the G-League, Williams served as an NBA 2-Way player the past two seasons with the Clippers and the Timberwolves.

Williams played for NC State from 2008-12, averaging 10.6 points per game his Senior year.

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Former NC State DT T.Y. McGill Signs With Chargers Again

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Former NC State Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill has signed with Los Angeles Chargers once again.

McGill has been with 5 teams since joining the NFL in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. He played 4 games for the Chargers last year, but was cut prior to the season. McGill was picked up by the Redskins this offseason, but didn’t see the field before being waived a few weeks back.

McGill had 120 tackles and 10 sacks while at NC State.

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Former NC State Guard Trevor Lacey Signs with Milwaukee Bucks

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Former NC State Guard Trevor Lacey has been signed by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lacey played the past 4 seasons overseas after leaving Raleigh. He played his first two seasons professionally in Italy, and the past two years in Russia for Lokomotiv Kuban. It’s honestly rather shocking that Lacey picked up an NBA contract, considering the fact that he hasn’t exactly been blowing it up in Russia last year. He only averaged 5.6 points per game last year, starting in only 10 of 30 games.

With that being said, Lacey has shot the ball extremely well from beyond the arch overseas, shooting 43.5% last year, and 40.9% the year before.

The extent of Lacey’s contract is unknown at this point. Whether it is a regular NBA contract, or a 2-way contract hasn’t been revealed.

After averaging 16 points per game in one season at NC State, Lacey opted out of his final season to pursue his professional career. After going undrafted, he did experience a little bit of the NBA, playing in the Summer League his first two summers after leaving Raleigh.

Lacey left Lokomotiv Kuban in March to come back to the United States due to family issues.

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