Several Rutgers players had big days in the NFL this past Sunday. Sanu led the charge with two big pass plays, one caught and one thrown, and two former Rutgers DBs picked off Minnesota's Matt Cassel. Here's the rundown of Knights in the NFL:
Kenny Britt (WR, St. Louis Rams)
Britt remains a role player for the Rams and is struggling for targets in an offense without a real quarterback. He caught one pass for 17 yards.
Marcus Cooper (CB, Kansas City Chiefs)
After sitting out the season opener due to an ankle injury, Cooper returned to action with a productive effort against the Super-Bowl contending Denver Broncos. The second-year vet finished with five tackles and two passes defensed.
Jonathan Freeny (LB, Miami Dolphins)
The journeyman NFL player is still fighting for playing time on a weakened Dolphin linebacker corps, and was able to log some minutes in a loss to the Bills. He had one tackle in the game.
Duron Harmon (SS, New England Patriots)
Harmon continues to get playing time in a crowded New England Patriot defensive backfield, but couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. With Revis, Arrington, and McCourty all established players, Harmon will need to string together some great games to get more playing time.
George Johnson (DE, Detroit Lions)
After a productive preseason and first game, George Johnson is looking to lock up the third defensive end spot for the Lions. He played in 27 of 67 defensive snaps on Sunday, and finished with one tackle. Also, in case you missed his sack dance after sacking Eli Manning in week one:
VINE - Eli Manning sacked for a 10 yd loss.... Enjoy the dance https://t.co/sb9t3n5ZjC— FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) September 8, 2014
Jason McCourty (CB, Tennessee Titans)
McCourty had another productive outing for the Titans, collecting four tackles in one half against Dallas. His day was cut short, however, as he left at halftime with a groin injury. He kept top Cowboys' wideout Dez Bryant in check for most of the first half, with most of Bryant's production coming in the second when he left the game.
Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)
Devin had a ridiculous interception in a win against Minnesota that was nearly returned all the way for a touchdown:
Logan Ryan (CB, New England Patriots)
D-Mac wasn't the only former Knight DB with a pick. The Patriots actually picked off Cassel four times, and Logan Ryan got one of them for two total Scarlet Patriots interceptions on Sunday. It was the highlight of a very productive day for Ryan, who finished with three tackles and two passes defensed. Ryan actually started opposite Darrelle Revis, and could be making a move to permanent starter.
Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
If Sanu started under-center for Rutgers, they have a good chance at a Big Ten championship. The wide receiver with a howitzer for an arm unleashed his passing game again on Sunday for a beautiful throw to Brandon Tate:
With A.J. Green sidelined with an injury, Sanu made the most of his chance in the receiving game as well, finishing with a team-high 84 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown catch and run:
Jeremy Zuttah (C, Baltimore Ravens)
The Ravens bounced back with a dominating win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, and Zuttah was big part of the effort. Pro Football Focus recently rated Zuttah as one of the top five players on the offense.
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