It was another quiet Sunday for former USF players in the NFL, but on Monday a former Bulls stepped up and gave USF fans something to get excited about.
Jason Pierre-Paul- Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB
Pierre-Paul got back to his disruptive ways Monday night, with probably his best game of the season. JPP tallied another sack, putting him up to 6.5 on the season. He also got five solo tackles, and seven total tackles in the win over the New York Giants, including two TFLs.
The ex-USF player has at least one sack in six of the team’s eight games this season. The 31-year-old is tied for third in the league in sacks, sitting behind Aaron Donald, Myles Garrett and Brandon Graham.
Tampa Bay is back in action Sunday night versus the New Orleans Saints.
Aaron Lynch- Jacksonville Jaguars, DE
Lynch did not make his 2020 debut last week. Perhaps he will in week 9 as the Jags take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.
Austin Reiter- Kansas City Chiefs C
This was the third straight week Reiter sat the bench for the majority of the game. The starting center from last season’s super Bowl championship team played just two offensive snaps in Kansas City’s win over the New York Jets.
Kansas City plays the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling- Green Bay Packers WR
MVS got himself back on the stat sheet, but that’s about all he did. The USF record holder for just about every receiving statistic was held to one catch for 19 yards. He only saw one target, which means he hauled in everything thrown his way.
Still, he has just four receptions and 51 yards over the last three weeks.
Valdes-Scantling will try and take a step forward this week when Green Bay heads out west to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
The Packers tried and failed to trade for Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller as the Packers try to find more weapons for Aaron Rodgers.
D’Ernest Johnson- Cleveland Browns RB
Johnson got more than one carry for the first time since week six and caught a pass for the first time since week five. Johnson saw two carries for six yards and added a catch for five yards in the Browns loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He played just six offensive snaps and made productive gains on half of them, so he did what he could with his limited opportunity.
Johnson and the Browns are off the week, but take on the Houston Texans on Nov. 15.
Deadrin Senat- Atlanta Falcons DT
Senat was active for the first time since week 6. He saw four total defensive snaps and three additional snaps on special teams.
Atlanta takes on the Denver Broncos on Sunday,