THE FLATS- A long awaited injury update headlines Week 13’s #ProJackets report in the National Football League.
Darren Waller is officially eligible to return for the Giants this week after a hamstring injury that placed on the injured reserve list. Waller mentioned that he ran routes for the first time since his injury on Tuesday, which is promising for a struggling Giants squad. However, coach Brian Daboll said he isn’t committed to playing Waller this week so he doesn’t rush his recovery, which means Waller will most likely still be out this week.
Defensive end Keion White keeps proving why he earned the starting spot on the Patriots’ defensive front, racking up four total tackles, including a solo tackle, and assisting in a stuff on Sunday. The Patriots fell to the Chargers 6-0 this weekend, their fifth loss in a row.
Harrison Butker continued his dominant season, going 2-for-2 on field goals and 1-for-1 on extra points this week. Butker is the only kicker in the NFL that has not missed a field goal or extra point this year, per Pro Football Reference. The Chiefs lost to the Packers 27-19 on Sunday Night Football.
Defensive end Adam Gotsis put up another strong performance this Sunday, making two tackles and assisting in a stuff. The Jaguars fell to the Bengals 34-31 in overtime on Monday Night Football.
Pressley Harvin III kept his production up this week, with four punts for 179 total yards over the weekend, with two punts landing inside the 20-yard line. The Steelers lost to the Cardinals 24-10 on Sunday.
Running back Jordan Mason returned to the field on Sunday, tallying two carries for 10 yards. The 49ers topped the Eagles 42-19 this week.
Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2
Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.