Boilermakers in the NFL: Week 1

Doug Pensinger

How did past Boilers perform in the first week?

After shaking off the dust, we're back for our first official "Boilermakers in the NFL" roundup ( do you forget Kawann Short?). I touched on a few Boilermakers last week who got cut, focusing mainly on those with previous NFL experience, but from here on out...once you're cut, you gotta earn your way back onto the list.

This post will be updated as the Monday Night Football games play out.

TE Kyle Adams (Free Agent) - Adams was cut earlier today from the Bears and now finds himself a free agent. He found himself in limbo, being cut and then resigned a few times within the last couple days, but as of this post, he is no longer a Bear.

DE Cliff Avril (Seahawks) - Avril sat out the Seahawks 12-7 win over the Panthers but looks to make his debut this week against the 49ers.

QB Drew Brees (Saints) - Brees passed for 357 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Saints beat the Falcons 23-17.

C Nick Hardwick (Chargers) - The Chargers blew a 21-point lead to the Texans as their run game never really got off the ground. QB Phillip Rivers was sacked twice.

TE Dustin Keller (Dolphins) - He's still on a squad so I'll leave him on the list, but pour one out for Dustin as he sits out the 2013 season.

OT Dennis Kelly (Eagles) - Kelly is inactive due to injury as the Eagles take on the Redskins.

OLB Ryan Kerrigan (Redskins) -Kerrigan is in Pro Bowl form with 6 tackles, a sack, and 2 tackles for loss. The Redskins defense as a whole isn't faring as well, down 33-7 to Chip Kelly's spread Eagle offense. Kerrigan deflected a lateral on this mess of a play, which Deangelo Hall returned 75 yards for the score. Edit: Kerrigan finished with 8 tackles but left the game with concussion-type symptoms.

DE Mike Neal (Packers) - Neal had 3 tackles as the Packers were carved up by Kaepernick and the 49ers, losing 34-28.

LB Rob Ninkovich (Patriots) - Ninkovich was involved in 8 tackles as the Patriots squeaked by the Bills. He also recovered a fumble.

Uche Nwaneri (Jaguars) - The Jaguars...are the Jaguars, losing 21-2 to the Chiefs. The Jags mounted 71 yards on the ground, with Nwaneri getting the start at guard.

QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) - Orton saw action yesterday after Romo briefly left the game but didn't attempt a pass.

T Michael Otto (Titans) - The Titans topped the Steelers 16-9 (anyone know a website with a good snap counter for each player?).

QB Curtis Painter (Giants) - Painter looked luscious on the sideline as Eli Manning was picked off 3 times in a Giants loss.

DE Shaun Phillips (Broncos) - Phillips started the season hot with 2.5 sacks on Thursday night as the Broncos ran over the Ravens 49-27.

DB Bernard Pollard (Titans) - Pollard was 2nd on the team in tackles with 6 as the Titans beat the Steelers.

HB Kory Sheets (Saskatchewan Roughriders) - Sheets had 65 yards on 14 carries in a Saskatchewan loss.

DT Kawann Short (Panthers) -Short was shutout from the stat line in Week 1 as the Panthers lost to the Seahawks. However Short caught the eye of Panthers insiders in his brief time on the field.

DE Anthony Spencer (Cowboys) - Spencer was out Week 1 and is still up in the air for Week 2. Spencer ran on Saturday and hoped to keep his routine going into Monday.

Once again, if I missed anyone, let me know in the comments below.

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