Sanu continues to keep defenses honest, a former Rutgers tight end rejoins the NFL family, and more as we dig into week three in the National Football League:
Kenny Britt (WR, St. Louis Rams)
Welcome back to the NFL, Kenny. St. Louis' signing of Britt in the offseason finally paid off Sunday, as Rams QB Austin Davis targeted the former Rutgers wideout seven times in a loss to the Cowboys. Britt finished with 5 catches for 69 yards, including a 38-yarder.
Kevin Brock (TE, Cincinnati Bengals)
The Bengals added to the list of former Knights in the NFL by signing Kevin Brock. Cincinnati placed TE Alex Smith on injured reserve, opening up an opportunity for Brock, who opened 2014 training camp with the Bengals.
Marcus Cooper (CB, Kansas City Chiefs)
A productive day for Cooper on Sunday, as the former wide-receiver recruit led the Chiefs with six total tackles.
Khaseem Greene (LB, Chicago Bears)
Greene was active for the first time in the 2014 season last night on Monday Night Football. The Chicago Tribune had two great articles (here and here) on Khaseem's relationship with Eric LeGrand and how Big 'E' inspired Green to be a better teammate and friend.
George Johnson (DE, Detroit Lions)
Detroit Free Press reports that George Johnson had a sack on Aaron Rodgers nullified by a penalty on Sunday, but still made a key fourth-quarter play to get a tackle-for-loss on Packers RB Eddie Lacy. The Lions would hold on to win.
Jason McCourty (CB, Tennessee Titans)
It was a day to forget for Jason, as the Titans are in a terrible two-game skid, getting outscored 59-17 the past two weeks. McCourty finished with five total tackles and one pass defensed.
Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)
The elder McCourty twin was an integral part of a Patriots defense that held Oakland to without a touchdown on Sunday. He finished with three total tackles.
Logan Ryan (CB, New England Patriots)
The young defensive back had a team-high four solo tackles and one pass defensed in the win against Oakland. He was also the main character behind a controversial call on a pass-interference penalty:
Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
Another week, another Sanu trick-pass play, this time for a touchdown:
Sort of unreal how many of Sanu's plays are close to being interceptions, but he remains a perfect passer with a career 158.3 QB rating. Oh yea, and he also had five catches for 44 yards.
Tim Wright (TE, New England Patriots)
Wright only had one catch for 20 yards against the Raiders, but he might be in the running for an increased role in the offense. ESPN Boston beat reporter Mike Reiss had this to say about Wright on Sunday:
The coaching staff is probably going to look at the film, see tight end Tim Wright's 20-yard catch up the left side after he came in motion from right to left, and determine they need to find a way to get him on the field more. Wright only played five snaps, and as he showed on that play, he can run well and has reliable hands to threaten a defense at multiple levels.
With Gronkowski injury-prone, and Aaron Hernandez in a bit of trouble with the police, the Patriots could certainly use someone like Tim Wright.
Did I miss anyone? Feel free to leave a comment below if you know of any other updates on Knights in the NFL.