Week 2 brought a few former Huskies into the box score for the first time this season.
With Le’Veon Bell still suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, Jordan Todman saw action as the backup runningback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With Bell’s suspension lifted for Week 3, Todman will see an even more diminished roll as he slides to third string on the depth chart. In a 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Todman had one carry for 11 yards.
Rookie wide receiver Geremy Davis also got involved in the action during week two. He recorded his first NFL reception for five yards in the New York Giants 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Opposite Davis, wide receiver Nick Williams had one catch for 12 yards.
On the defensive side, several UConn alumni made an impact this weekend. In the Minnesota Vikings’ 26-16 victory over the Detroit Lions, second-year defensive tackle Shamar Stephen had a big fumble recovery. Blidi Wreh-Wilson had one tackle and one pass deflection in the Tennessee Titans’ loss to the Cleveland Browns.
In a big divisional win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Byron Jones and the Dallas Cowboys defense held Chip Kelly’s usually potent offense to 10 points. Jones had two tackles as well as a pass deflection.
A week after leaving the game with an ankle injury, Danny Lansanah returned to action for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 26-19 upset of the New Orleans Saints. Lansanah had two tackles and one tackle for a loss.
Fellow front-seven defender Kendall Reyes produced an identical stat line with two tackles of his own and a tackle for a loss in the San Diego Chargers’ 24-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
On Monday Night Football, cornerback Darius Butler and linebacker Sio Moore tried to help the Indianapolis Colts against the New York Jets as the Colts looked to bounce back from a week one loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Matt Barresi is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.