Yellow Jackets In The NFL Update

Sept. 13, 2010

Gary Guyton and Daryl Smith made big plays in leading the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively, to victories Sunday to highlight Week One for former Georgia Tech stars in the NFL.

Dawan Landry (Baltimore Ravens) and Mike Cox (Kansas City Chiefs) played last night on Monday Night Football.

The list of former Yellow Jackets in the NFL is at 24 players and one head coach. A look at how all the former Jackets did on Sunday:

Keith Brooking, LB, Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
Registered seven tackles in a close loss to the Washington Redskins

Morgan Burnett, S, Green Bay Packers (1-0)
Had a pair of tackles in season-opening victory over the Philadelphia Eagles

James Butler, S, St. Louis Rams (0-1)
Recorded a pair of tackles in close loss to Arizona

Tashard Choice, RB, Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
Had 18 yards on five carries but had costly and rare fumble on ill-advised play at end of the first half

Mike Cox, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)
Played Monday Night against the San Diego Chargers

Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Did not dress for home victory over the Atlanta Falcons

Andrew Economos, LS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
Helped the Bucs edge the Cleveland Browns, 17-14

Keyaron Fox, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Had one tackle in season-opening win over the Falcons

Gary Guyton, LB, New Englad Patriots (1-0)
A rising star in New England, Guyton had a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Bengals

Anthony Hargrove, DL, New Orleans Saints (1-0)
Had three tackles in last Thursday night’s victory over Brett Favre and the Vikings

Will Heller, TE, Detroit Lions (0-1)
Saw playing time in heart-breaking loss to Chicago Bears

Cord Howard, OL, Buffalo Bills (0-1)
Saw playing time in a 15-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions (0-1)
Caught four passes for 45 yards and was perhaps robbed of a controversial game-winning touchdown catch

Michael Johnson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
Did not register a tackle in a loss to the Patriots

Dawan Landry, S, Baltimore Ravens (0-0)
Played last night against the New York Jets

Derrick Morgan, DE, Tennessee Titans (1-0)
First-round pick got his feet wet, registered one pass break-up and one tackle

Chris Reis, S, New Orleans Saints (0-1)
Did not see playing time for the Super Bowl champions in the win over Minnesota last Thursday night

Darryl Richard, DT, New England Patriots (1-0)
Did not play in Patriots’ 38-24 win over Cincinnati

Daryl Smith, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
Had a key interception and seven tackles in victory over the Denver Broncos

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos (0-1)
First-round draft pick did not play in loss to Jacksonville

Vance Walker, DT, Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
Started and had one tackle in a losing effort at Pittsburgh.

Philip Wheeler, LB, Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
Came off the bench to record seven tackles in a surprising loss to the Texans

Ken Whisenhunt, Head Coach, Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
The Cardinals held on for a 17-13 road victory at St. Louis

Gerris Wilkinson, LB, New York Giants (1-0)
Did not see game action against the Carolina Panthers

Jahi Word-Daniels, DB, Detroit Lions (0-1)
On the injured reserve list after suffering a hamstring injury in the preseason

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