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Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 17 Review



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There were 10 former West Virginia University football players in action during the final week of the NFL regular season. Let’s take a look at how they performed:

Carolina Panthers (Saints 33, Panthers 7)
Rasul Douglas – CB – 4th season – Recorded four tackles with three being solo stops. Saw action on 56 defensive plays and six special teams snaps.

Will Grier – QB – 2nd season – Not active

Kenny Robinson – S – 1st season – Saw action on three defensive plays and 15 special teams snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals (Ravens 38, Bengals 3)
Quinton Spain – OG – 6th season – Spain started at right guard. He saw action on all 43 offensive plays and one special teams snap.

Cleveland Browns (Browns 24, Steelers 22)
Karl Joseph – S – 5th season – Recorded six tackles with three being solo stops. Joseph saw action on 61 defensive plays and eight special teams snaps.

Green Bay Packers (Packers 35, Bears 16)
Tavon Austin – WR – 8th season – He saw action on five offensive plays and one special teams snap.

Indianapolis Colts (Colts 28, Jaguars 14)
Mark Glowinski – OG – 6th season – Saw action on all 67 offensive plays, while also recording playing time on six special teams snaps. This season, he has played every offensive snap.

Las Vegas Raiders (Raiders 32, Broncos 31)
Nick Kwiatkoski – LB – 5th season – Placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Daryl Worley – CB – 5th season – Recorded one solo tackle. Saw action on 31 defensive plays.

Los Angeles Chargers (Chargers 38, Chiefs 21)
Kyzir White – LB – 3rd season – He was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a hamstring injury.

Miami Dolphins (Bills 56, Dolphins 26)
Adam Pankey – OT – 4th season – Not active

New England Patriots (Patriots 28, Jets 14)
Yodny Cajuste – OT – 2nd season – Placed on injured reserve.

New York Jets (Patriots 28, Jets 14)
Trevon Wesco – TE – 2nd season – He saw action on 13 offensive plays.

San Francisco 49ers (Seahawks 26, 49ers 23)
Colton McKivitz – OT – 1st season – Saw action on 36 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps.

Seattle Seahawks (Seahawks 26, 49ers 23)
Bruce Irvin  –  LB – 9th season – Tore his ACL in week two against the Patriots and was placed on the injured reserve list by the Seahawks.

Geno Smith – QB – 8th season – Active but did not play.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Browns 24, Steelers 22)
Wendell Smallwood – RB – 5th season – Placed on Steelers practice squad.

Tennessee Titans (Titans 41, Texans 38)
David Long Jr. – LB – 2nd season – Started at inside linebacker. Long recorded eight tackles with three solo stops. Saw action on all 63 defensive plays.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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