SCHIANO WATCH: Former Rutgers HBC Greg Schiano is, remarkably, still employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After entering the league with his famous anti-victory formation blitz, then getting into a very-public falling-out with Josh Freeman, and now closing his practice to a beloved former Buc, you would think the axe would be falling pretty fast. Keep chopping indeed.
As for the rest of the former Knights, here are some of the highlights from Sunday:
Kenny Britt (WR, Tennessee Titans)
Those trade rumors aren't going away, and Britt keeps falling down the depth chart. The former star wideout was only targeted twice against San Francisco, catching one pass for eight yards. Mike Munchak claims there are no plans to trade Britt, but it seems like only a matter of time before we see him in another uniform.
Marcus Cooper (CB, Kansas City Chiefs)
The praise seems to be coming at Marcus Cooper from all angles. Out of all of the players drafted from Rutgers last spring, few thought Cooper would be the best story coming out of training camp. Keep an eye on him folks, there are even whispers of a Pro Bowl appearance.
Duron Harmon (SS, New England Patriots)
Harmon came up with a big pass break-up against Stephen Hill minutes before the first half ended. The rookie safety continues to get steady reps.
D.C. Jefferson (TE, Arizona Cardinals)
Looks like one of the more frustrating players in recent Rutgers history continues to underachieve at the next level, as Jefferson looks destined to play out the year on the practice squad.
Brian Leonard (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Leonard continues to struggle with the dumpster fire down in Tampa. He finished with two carries for six yards and a nine-yard catch.
Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)
NESN anointed Devin McCourty the team MVP for Sunday's game against the rival Jets. McCourty had two key pass break-ups in the end zone and finished with seven tackles (five solo).
Jason McCourty (CB, Tennessee Titans)
A little old, but the former Scarlet Knight defensive back was one of the top scorers for the Tennessee Titans for a two-game stretch. He even had a touchdown dance prepared.
Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens)
Piscataway's favored son continues his meager 2013 campaign, racking up 45 yards on 15 carries and four catches for 27 yards. Fantasy owners, a sign of hope: Rice believes the offense should get its burst back soon.
Logan Ryan (CB, New England Patriots)
The rookie corner had his breakout moment against a former WVU quarterback. Ryan intercepted Geno Smith for a 79-yard pick six in last Sunday's matchup. The play also brought a fine to the young defensive back, as Ryan decided to give his best Michael Jackson impression at the end of his return.
Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
After posting five catches for 44 yards a week ago, the second-year wideout managed only one catch for 12 yards. Marvin Jones is quickly gaining on Sanu for the second receiver spot, so he'll have to step his game up if he wants to continue to get his reps.
Tim Wright (TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Did I miss anyone? Feel free to leave a comment below if you know of any other updates on Knights in the NFL.