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Georgia Tech Football: Jackets in the NFL - Week 8

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We have a couple new players this week!

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Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, San Diego Chargers (2010-2013)

Jeremiah Attaochu did not get the start at linebacker for the Chargers in their 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He was able to get two tackles as a reserve, though.

T.J. Barnes, DT, New York Jets (2008-2012)

T.J. Barnes played in relief at nose tackle as the New York Jets took on the Oakland Raiders. The Jets lost 34-20 and Barnes didn't register any stats.

Morgan Burnett, S, Green Bay Packers (2007-2009)

Morgan Burnett finally returned to the field this week after dealing with a lingering calf injury. He made the start in one of the safety positions and registered two tackles in the Packers' 29-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions (2004-2006)

Following the firing of Joe Lombardi, fans were hoping that the Lions offense would see significant improvement from a Jim Bob Cooter-led offense. It didn't quite work that well as the Lions fell 45-10 while Calvin Johnson hauled in five catches for 85 yards.

Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals (2005-2008)

Michael Johnson had one of his best games to date as the Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10. He only registered one tackle, but it was a sack.

Derrick Morgan, OLB, Tennessee Titans (2007-2009)

Derrick Morgan started at rush linebacker for the Titans in what turned out to be fellow Georgia Tech alum Ken Whisenhunt's last game as head coach, a 20-6 loss to the Houston Texans. The former Georgia Tech star had two tackles and a pass deflection.

Daryl Smith, LB, Baltimore Ravens (2000-2003)

Daryl Smith had himself a game in the Ravens' 29-26 victory over the Chargers. Smith led the Ravens with 14 tackles with two of those being for a loss. He is our top Pro Jacket this week.

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos (2006-2008)

Demaryius Thomas also had himself a game in the Broncos' 29-10 victory over the Packers. Thomas hauled in eight catches for 168 yards (21 yards per catch).

Vance Walker, DE, Denver Broncos (2005-2008)

Vance Walker played as a reserve for the Broncos in their 29-10 win and registered two tackles.

Brandon Watts, LB, Minnesota Vikings (2009-2013)

Brandon Watts was added to the active roster for the Minnesota Vikings this past week and even got a chance to get into the game in their 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears. He registered a tackle.

Philip Wheeler, LB, Atlanta Falcons (2003-2007)

Philip Wheeler got to debut for the Atlanta Falcons this week. He only got to play a few snaps and didn't register any stats in the Falcons' 23-20 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Did Not Play

Stephen Hill, WR for the Carolina Panthers, was placed on the IR prior to the start of the season. And DeAndre Smelter, WR for the San Francisco 49ers, was placed on the Non-Football Injury Reserve prior to the season. Andrew Gardner of the Philadelphia Eagles was placed on the injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in Week 3.

Mario Butler, CB for the Buffalo Bills, spent this week on a bye week. The Bills get back to action next week against the Miami Dolphins. Shaquille Mason, OG for the New England Patriots, was unable to play this week after a knee injury limited him during practice all week. Darren Waller, WR for the Baltimore Ravens, didn't play this week. No reason I could find was given and he wasn't listed on the injury report. I would guess he just didn't get a chance to come in relief.

Practice Squad

  • Isaiah Johnson, S, Detroit Lions
  • Lou Young, CB, Carolina Panthers
  • Zach Laskey, FB, St. Louis Rams

Canadian Football League

  • Anthony Allen, RB, Saskatchewan Roughriders (2008-2010): The Roughriders took on the Calgary Stampeders on Halloween night and subsequently got stomped 42-19. Anthony Allen led the way rushing with eight carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. He also added in four catches for 25 yards.
  • Euclid Cummings, DL, Toronto Argonauts (2009-2013): The Argonauts took on the BC Lions and lost 27-25 last Friday. Euclid Cummings registered a tackle for the Argonauts.