Here at OleMissSports.com, we are proud to update Rebel fans on the exploits of our former players who lace up their cleats on Sundays in the NFL. Ole Miss had a big presence in the league again this year There are currently 23 former Rebels on NFL rosters, including two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, last year’s first-round draft picks Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil, and 2017 first-round draft pick Evan Engram.
14 former Rebels made appearances in the first week of the 2017 season. Here’s a rundown of how each former Rebel performed in week one of the 2017 NFL Season:
#88 Quincy Adeboyejo | WR | Baltimore Ravens
Member of the Ravens’ practice squad.
#16 Cody Core | WR | Cincinnati Bengals
Was active, but did not see action in Cincinnati’s loss to Houston (13-9) on Thursday Night Football.
#38 Brandon Bolden | RB | New England Patriots
Was active, but did not see action in week two in the Patriots’ victory over the Saints 36-20.
#99 Fadol Brown | DE | Oakland Raiders
Member of the Raiders’ practice squad.
#36 Trae Elston | S | Buffalo Bills
Saw action, but did not contribute to the Bills’ loss to the Panthers (9-3).
#88 Evan Engram | TE | New York Giants
Recorded his first touchdown in the NFL while totaling four receptions for 49 years in the Giants’ loss to Detroit (24-10) on Monday Night Football.
#31 Mike Hilton | CB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Made his first career start of the regular season contributing a team-high nine tackles to lead the Steelers’ to a 26-9 victory over the Vikings.
#65 Lavon Hooks | DE | Pittsburgh Steelers
Member of the Steelers’ practice squad.
#77 John Jerry | OG | New York Giants
Started at right guard in week one in the Giants’ loss to Detroit (24-10) on Monday Night Football.
#93 D.J. Jones | DT | San Francisco 49ers
Contributed two tackles and one pass breakup in the 49ers 12-9 loss to the Seahawks.
#31 Derrick Jones | CB | New York Jets
Active, but did not contribute to the Jets’ 45-20 loss to the Raiders.
#6 Chad Kelly | QB | Denver Broncos
Placed on injured reserve.
#10 Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Started at quarterback going 22 for 239 yards with a touchdown in a loss to Detroit on Monday Night Football (24-10).
#70 Bobby Massie | OT | Chicago Bears
Started at tackle in the Bears’ loss to Tampa Bay (29-7).
#10 Donte Moncrief | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Started at wide receiver logging two receptions for 18 yards in the Colts’ 16-13 loss to the Cardinals.
#90 Robert Nkemdiche | DT | Arizona Cardinals
Saw action, but did not contribute in the Cardinals’ victory over the Colts (16-13).
#78 Jeremy Parnell | OT | Jacksonville Jaguars
Started at tackle in Jacksonville’s loss to Tennessee (37-16).
#79 Bradley Sowell | OT | Chicago Bears
Contributed, but did not start in the Bears’ 29-7 loss to Tampa Bay.
#53 Carlos Thompson | LB | Los Angeles Rams
Member of the Rams’ practice squad.
#11 Laquon Treadwell | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Tallied three receptions for 33 yards in the Vikings’ loss to the Steelers (26-9).
#67 Laremy Tunsil | G | Miami Dolphins
Started at tackle in the Dolphins 19-17 victory over the Chargers.
#17 Mike Wallace | WR | Baltimore Ravens
Tallied one reception for seven yards in Baltimore’s 24-10 victory over Cleveland.
#71 Channing Ward | DE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Member of the Bucs’ practice squad.
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