SCHIANO WATCH: House-hunting in Piscataway? You're in luck! A great listing has just been reduced! Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is getting closer and closer to the chopping block after blowing an epic lead on the Super Bowl-contender Seattle Seahawks. Does this mean Schiano will definitely not return to Rutgers if/when he is fired by Tampa Bay? The chances were bleak anyway, so this is of little consequence. His coaching staff, however, could be tempting. Robb Smith anyone?
Kenny Britt (WR, Tennessee Titans)
Britt's snap count against the Rams was only 11 as the Titans used him mainly for run blocking and decoy routes. He was only targeted once during the game.
Marcus Cooper (CB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Cooper remains the only Knight on an undefeated team, and he's a substantial reason for the Chiefs' success. He is officially on Defensive Rookie of the Year watch.
Khaseem Greene (WLB, Chicago Bears)
Khas was on the field for a majority of the snaps on Monday night playing in place of the injured Lance Briggs. Although there were several other problems for Chicago's D, Greene definitely had a tough time filling in for the Pro Bowl linebacker. He finished with four tackles.
Duron Harmon (S, New England Patriots)
Looks like Harmon will get his first start in a couple weeks if Steve Gregory remains sidelined by a broken thumb. The Patriots secondary has been a proving ground of sorts for former Scarlet Knight defensive backs, as Logan Ryan has been thrust into a major role with injuries to incumbent starters, and of course Devin McCourty as a mainstay of the unit. Harmon had an interception returned for 42 yards in Sunday's win against the Steelers.
D.C. Jefferson (TE, Free Agent)
Lequan Jefferson has been released by the Cardinals following a DUI arrest this past Friday. AZ Central has more on this story:
Brian Leonard (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
The former Rutgers fullback has emerged as more of a pass catching threat, as he has 10 catches for 80 yards the past two games. He added five carries for 20 yards in the loss to Seattle.
Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)
The converted safety continues to be one of the Patriots best players, as Devin was all over the field on Sunday. He led the team in tackles (six total, four solo), intercepted Ben Roethlisberger, and had a kick return in the Patriots win.
Jason McCourty (CB, Tennessee Titans)
The Titans are seventh against the pass, and a big reason why is the combination of Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner. The duo allow a meager 218 yards per game through the air.
Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens)
So much for that offensive burst. Rice was limited to 17 rushing yards on 11 carries - a 1.5 yard average. That is the lowest average in his career in Baltimore.
Logan Ryan (CB, New England Patriots)
The rookie corner continues to get solid playing time for the Patriots. He finished with three total tackles on Sunday.
Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
Big Mo had one of his best performances of the season statistically. The second-year wideout finished with six catches for 62 yards on nine targets. He continues to battle Marvin Jones for the de facto #2 WR.
Tiquan Underwood (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Mike Williams' injury is Tiquan's opportunity. Underwood made the most of his first start of the season and also caught his first touchdown of the season. He finished with two catches for 29 yards.
Tim Wright (TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
The former wideout is quickly becoming one of the few bright spots in the dumpster fire down in Tampa. He was the leading pass catcher on Sunday against Seattle and finished with four catches for 58 yards and a TD. Wright is even quickly becoming a top TE option in many fantasy leagues.
Did I miss anyone? Feel free to leave a comment below if you know of any other updates on Knights in the NFL.