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Scarlet Knights in the NFL- Week 1

NFL: Preseason-Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It was a quiet week in the NFL for most of our former Scarlet Knights, but there were a few moments worth noting. Let’s take a look at it:

Anthony Davis (49ers)- Anthony had been listed prior to the game as the starter. On Saturday, not only was he not starting, there were rumors of him retiring again.

However, they were quickly dispelled.

What doubts, you ask? Well, Chip Kelly informed him on Friday that he planned to move him from guard to tackle, which Anthony not only didn’t like, he was concerned seriously enough to leave the team. However, as noted in this article, it was all resolved by game time. However, Anthony only took three snaps in the game Monday evening against the now-Los Angeles Rams. We will see how the drama continues to unfold in San Francisco.

Mohamed Sunu (Falcons)- Sunu had his first game with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Not a bad debut, either, with 5 receptions for 80 yards including one for a TD. The Falcons had him mic’ed for the game, and you can see it here:

Leonte Carroo (Dolphins)- Due to a hamstring injury for DeVante Parker, Carroo started for the Dolphins on Sunday and did well, going against one of the top corners in the NFL, Seahawk Richard Sherman. The Palm Beach Post had a nice article about the respect shown to Carroo by Sherman. The Dolphins are expecting big things from Leonte, it is fairly obvious.

Carroo was in for 45 of the 53 offensive plays by the Dolphins on Sunday, which for a rookie’s first game is rather impressive. And, he is impressing a lot of folks down in South Beach.

Tyler Kroft (Bengals) - Going into the league, Kroft’s ability to block was a question mark. However, as mentioned below by Ryan Dunleavy of, he is demonstrating his abilities there.

Devin McCourty (Patriots) - McCourty, while having a nice game on Sunday evening with eight tackles and one assist in their win against the Cardinals, made news prior to the game by restructuring his contract with the Pats, which freed up salary cap space for the future.

Jeremy Zuttah (Ravens) - Jeremy had a tough game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Though the Ravens won the game, many singled out Zuttah for his play during the game.

Let’s hope that Jeremy is able to recover for next week, when the Ravens face the Cleveland Browns, who lost to the Eagles this past Sunday.

That’s it for this week. Let me know if you hear anything, I’ll be sure to note the play of our alums in the pro leagues.