It was another week of NFL action and while most of the former USF players didn’t have much to get excited about, one made a big name on a national stage.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling- Green Bay Packers WR
Valdes-Scantling had a huge night in Green Bay’s obliteration of the San Francisco 49ers. The former USF wideout hauled in two catches for two touchdowns, including a 52 yarder.
His other score came from one yard out. The game was well in hand after that, so there wasn’t much of a need to throw anymore. He finished the night with those two grabs for 53 total yards.
MVS now has three scores on the season, marking a career high. These were his first times hitting pay dirt since week one.
He’ll look to keep the momentum going this week when the Packers welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars to Green Bay.
Jason Pierre-Paul- Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB
Pierre-Paul had a decent game, but he failed to get the quarterback on the ground, which is what we’ve come to expect from him this season. He played just 79% of the team’s defensive snaps in the loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Even with the lower snap count, he still tied his season-high in solo tackles, with five, and and a pass deflected.
The Bucs are back in action against the Carolina Panthers this weekend.
Aaron Lynch- Jacksonville Jaguars, DE
Lynch didn’t see action yet again. The Jags take on MVS and the Packers this week, so maybe we’ll see two USF alums on the field at the same time.
Austin Reiter- Kansas City Chiefs C
Reiter was back in the starting lineup this week and played every single offensive snap for Kansas City. The Chiefs had a bit of a scare, but pulled out the win against Carolina.
We’ll see if Reiter will regain his starting spot this week as the team heads out to Las Vegas to face the Raiders this week.
Deadrin Senat- Atlanta Falcons DT
Senat was inactive for the Falcons win over the Denver Broncos.
The Falcons play the New Orleans Saints this week.
Mike White- New York Jets QB
White was back on the team’s active roster, serving as Joe Flacco’s backup. He didn’t see any playing time in the Jets Monday Night Football loss.
The Jets head out west to take on the LA Chargers Sunday.
D’Ernest Johnson- Cleveland Browns RB
Johnson and the Browns had a bye week, but take on the Houston Texans this weekend.