Sept. 18, 2014. Five former Appalachian State University football standouts are currently on active National Football League rosters. Here is a look at how the former Mountaineers fared in NFL Week Two action:
St. Louis Rams third-year wide receiver Brian Quick started and led the Rams in receiving for the second-consecutive week in St. Louis’ 17-16 win at Tampa Bay. Quick tied a career high with seven receptions (on nine targets) and finished with 74 receiving yards, including a game-long catch of 16 yards. Quick caught two-straight passes for 30 yards during one of the Rams’ two touchdown drives.
San Francisco 49ers fourth-year offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore started at center in the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to Chicago. Kilgore provided a key block to help create room for running back Frank Gore on an eight-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Detroit Lions second-year punter/kicker Sam Martin averaged 46.6 yards on five punts, including a game-long of 64 yards and one pinned inside the 20 yard line in the Lions’ 24-7 loss at Carolina. Martin also had two kickoffs that both resulted in touchbacks.
New Orleans Saints third-year running back Travaris Cadet returned two kickoffs in New Orleans’ 26-24 loss at Cleveland. Cadet mustered 35 return yards with a long of 19 yards.
Jacksonville Jaguars second-year defensive back Demetrius McCray was in on two special-teams tackles in the Jaguars’ 41-10 loss at Washington.
Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Andrew Peacock and Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Tony Washington are currently on their teams’ respective practice squads.
Third-year wide receiver DeAndre Presely is on the Carolina Panthers’ physically unable to perform list. Presely was unable to participate in training camp this summer due to a leg injury sustained during offseason workouts. Players designated for the PUP list must sit out the first six games their team plays. At that point, teams have a five-week window to allow the player to begin practicing and, from the day the player begins practicing, teams have an additional 21-day window to decide whether to activate the player to the 53-man roster. If either of those deadlines pass, the player must remain on the PUP list for the remainder of the season.
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