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Auburn Tigers in the NFL - Week 2
Sept. 20, 2017

Montravius Adams (DT, Green Bay Packers)
Adams was inactive for the Packers' 34-23 loss to Atlanta Sunday due to a foot injury that kept him out of training camp and the first two regular season games to this point. Adams was selected with the 93rd pick in the third round of the 2017 draft. The Vienna, Ga., native became the 17th Auburn defensive tackle drafted in the common draft era, and the highest defensive tackle picked from Auburn since Nick Fairley was drafted 13th overall in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft.

Cameron Artis-Payne (RB, Carolina Panthers)
Artis-Payne did not play in the Panther's 9-3 win over the Bills. The third-year man out of Harrisburg, Pa., rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 11 yards in three games as in his second year in 2016. Artis-Payne was the 34th Auburn running back drafted in the common draft era when he was selected by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

Peyton Barber (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Barber recorded the second-highest rushing total of his career Sunday with 47 yards on 10 carries in the Bucs' 29-7 win over Chicago. He was in the game for 16 snaps, all of which were in the second half. Barber made the Buccaneers' 53-man roster after going undrafted in 2016. The Alpharetta, Ga. native rushed for 223 yards and one touchdown in 2016. Barber also had 28 yards on 5 catches in his rookie season.

Daren Bates (LB, Tennessee Titans)
Bates saw the field, but did not record any stats in the Titans' 37-16 win over Jacksonville. A special teams captain, Bates appeared in 16 games with the Raiders in 2016. The undrafted fifth-year man out of Memphis, Tenn., has compiled 37 tackles, recovered two fumbles and blocked one kick in his career.


 

 

Quan Bray (WR, Indianapolis Colts)
Bray had three kick returns for 79 yards in the Colts' 16-13 loss to Arizona. The LaGrange, Ga., native is averaging 26.7 yards on 33 kick returns for a total of 880 yards and 7.1 yards on 35 punt returns for a total of 247 yards in his career. Bray's longest kick return is 60 yards and his longest punt return is 33 yards. Bray has also caught three passes for 36 yards and has seven yards rushing on one attempt.

Josh Bynes (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Bynes came off the bench to record his first career sack. He also had five solo tackles and one forced fumble in the Cardinals' overtime 16-13 win over Indianapolis. Bynes is entering his seventh season in the NFL after signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Over his career, he's amassed 150 tackles, 80 assisted tackles, one and a half sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles
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Sammie Coates (WR, Cleveland Browns)
Coates recorded one tackle in the Browns'  24-10 loss to Baltimore. The second-year man from Leroy, Ala., has 22 receptions for 446 yards (average of 20.3 yards per catch) and two touchdowns going into his third season. Coates became the first Auburn wide receiver drafted since 2007 when the Steelers selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Shon Coleman (OT, Cleveland Browns)
Coleman received his second consecutive start in the Browns' season opening 24-10 loss to Baltimore. Coleman was the first Tiger taken off the board in the 2016 NFL Draft, going 76th overall in the third round. The Olive Branch, Miss., native saw action in seven games during his rookie season.

Blake Countess (DB, LA Rams)
Countess recorded two solo tackles in the Rams' 27-20 loss to the Redskins. Countess is starting his second year off well with 5 total tackles in his first two games. Countess was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 21st pick of the sixth round in the 2016 draft. He was the first Auburn defensive back drafted since Walter McFadden in 2010. He had 20 tackles and 8 assists in his first year in 2016.

Karlos Dansby (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Dansby had a huge impact in the Cardinals' overtime win over Indianapolis recording 10 total tackles (6 solo). The 14-year veteran led the Cincinnati Bengals last season with 114 tackles (69 solo). The former All-SEC linebacker is looking to become only the fifth player to join the elite club with at least 40 sacks and 20 interceptions. The Birmingham, Ala. native has racked up 1,339 tackles (1,010 solo), 42.0 sacks, 19 interceptions (six returned for touchdowns) and 18 forced fumbles during his time with the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

Nick Fairley (DT, New Orleans Saints)
Fairley will likely miss the entirety of his seventh year in the NFL because of a heart issue. The former first round draft pick and Lombardi Award winner from Mobile, Alabama has racked up 170 tackles (113 solo), 20.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles over his six years in the NFL. [IR]

Dee Ford (LB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Ford made two tackles and a pivotal sack for the Chiefs in their 27-20 win over Philadelphia. The Odenville, Ala., native had 38 tackles (25 solo), 10 sacks and a forced fumble last season. Ford became the highest-drafted Auburn defensive end since Gerald Robinson in 1986 when the Chiefs selected him 23rd overall in the 2014 draft. He has 72 tackles in his career including 15.5 sacks.
Video: http://www.nfl.com/videos/freed-highlights/0ap3000000847502/freeD-Carson-Wentz-sacked-by-Dee-Ford?icampaign=%22search-video-dee+ford%22

Rudy Ford (DB, Arizona Cardinals)
Ford saw the field, but did not record a stat in the Cardinals' week double overtime win over the Colts. Ford was drafted with the 24th pick of the sixth round by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 NFL draft. He and Joshua Holsey are the first pair of defensive backs from Auburn to be drafted in the same year since Pat Lee and Jonathan Wilhite in 2008.

Corey Grant (RB, Jacksonville Jaguars)
Grant had one carry for 13 yards in the Jaguars' 37-16 loss to Tennessee. The third-year man from Opelika, Ala., is averaging 23.4 yards on 24 kick returns in his career with a long of 42, and has six receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Grant also has 179 yards and a touchdown with a long of 57 yards on the ground two games into his third season.

Josh Harris (LS, Atlanta Falcons)
Served as a captain and the Falcon's long snapper in their 34-23 win over the Packers in the inaugural game for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Carrolton, Ga., native, now in his sixth season, has served as Atlanta's long snapper in all 81 games of his NFL career.

Josh Holsey (DB, Washington Redskins)
Holsey did not see the field in the Redskins' 27-20 win against the Rams. Holsey was drafted with the 17th pick of the seventh round in the 2017 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He and Rudy Ford are the first pair of defensive backs from Auburn to be drafted in the same year since Pat Lee and Jonathan Wilhite in 2008.

Jonathan Jones (DB, New England Patriots)
Jones recorded two tackles and had two key pass break ups in the Patriots 36-20 win over New Orleans.  The Carrolton, Ga., native made the Patriots' 53-man roster after going undrafted in 2016. Jones went on to make 14 tackles and forced two fumbles in his rookie season.

Brandon King (DB, New England Patriots)
King saw the field, but did not record a stat in the Patriots' 36-20 win over New Orleans.  King has compiled 23 combined tackles, forced one fumble and appeared on special teams entering his third season. The Alabaster, Ala. native was picked up by New England after going undrafted in 2015.

DaVonte Lambert (DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Lambert did not play in the Buccaneer's 29-7 win over Chicago due to injury. Lambert has recorded 14 tackles (9 solo) in his one year as a Buccaneer. Lambert made the Buccaneers 53-man roster after not being drafted in 2016. The Keysville, Ga., native had 48 career tackles at Auburn.

Chris Landrum (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Landrum was sidelined by an injury in the Chargers' 19-17 loss to Miami. In his rookie season, the Meridian, Miss., native saw action in 10 games, recording four tackles and a sack. Landrum played at Auburn from 2011-2012 before transferring to Jacksonville State.

Devaroe Lawrence (DT, New Orleans Saints)
Lawrence signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent this offseason. The Greenville, S.C. native did not play in the Saints 36-20 loss to New England as he is currently on the IR, but is looking for playing time after recovery. Lawrence made 45 career tackles during his time on The Plains.

Carl Lawson (DE, Cincinnati Bengals)
Lawson saw the field, but did not record any stats in the Bengals' 13-9 loss to Houston. The Alpharetta, Ga., native was drafted with the ninth pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the first Auburn defensive end drafted since Dee Ford was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 23rd pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL draft.

Ricardo Louis (WR, Cleveland Browns)
Louis had two receptions for 27 yards in the Browns' 24-10 loss to Baltimore. During his rookie season, Louis caught 18 passes for 205 yards (11.4 yards per catch) while making three starts. The Miami, Fla., native also had nine kick returns for 164 yards, nine tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his rookie season. The Browns selected Louis in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Louis and Sammie Coates (2015 third round selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers) were the first pair of Auburn wide receivers to be drafted in consecutive years since Ben Obamanu (2006), Devin Aromashodu (2006) and Courtney Taylor (2007).  

Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)
Newton led his team to edge out the 9-3 defensive stalemate over the Bills.He completed 20 of 32 passes for 228 yards. Newton is returning for his seventh season in the NFL as a Carolina Panther coming off of shoulder surgery this offseason. Last season, Newton passed for 3,509 yards and 19 touchdowns, and he also rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns.  Since 2011, he has the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL among active players and second only to Marshawn Lynch (51) for most overall. He is the first player in Panthers history with 12 300-yard games and is the Panthers career leader with 138 touchdown passes. In 2015,  the College Park, Ga., native became the first player in NFL history to pass for 30 touchdowns and rush for 10 touchdowns in a single season. He is the first player in NFL history to start his career with five consecutive seasons with over 3,000 passing yards and 500 yards rushing. In his career, Newton has compiled 21,943 yards through the air with 138 touchdowns and has 3,569 yards rushing with 48 touchdowns. The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner became Auburn's fourth No. 1 overall pick when Carolina selected him in the 2011 draft.
Highlight: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000846642/Cam-Newton-s-escapes-power-Panthers-past-Bills?icampaign=%22search-video-cam+newton%22

Cody Parkey (PK, Miami Dolphins)
Parkey converted an extra point and four field goals, including a career long-tying and game winning 54 yarder in the Dolphins' 19-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. For his efforts, Parkey was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week becoming the first former Tiger since Cam Newton to earn a NFL weekly award. The Jupiter, Fla., native has converted 59-of-69 field goal attempts with a long of 54 yards and is 82-for-83 on extra points in his career. Parkey has also averaged 63.7 yards per kickoff with 85 touchbacks and even three tackles after the first game of his fourth career season. Parkey had one of the best rookie seasons by a kicker in NFL history in 2014 as he set the NFL rookie scoring record with 150 points and was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl.
Video: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000846911/Cody-Parkey-drills-54-yard-field-goal?icampaign=%22search-video-cody+parkey%22

Jay Prosch (FB, Houston Texans)
Prosch did not record a stat in the Texans' 13-9 win over Cincinnati, but made a crucial block that lead to the Texan's lone touchdown. The Saraland, Ala., native has 10 carries for 42 yards and two catches for six yards for 30 yards in his career. On special teams, Prosch has also racked up 16 tackles. The former Tiger H-Back was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Greg Robinson (OL, Detroit Lions)
Robinson started again in week two for the Lions in their 24-10 win over the Giants. He has started in 44 games since he joined the NFL in 2014. The Thibodaux, La., native was drafted second overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, the highest-drafted offensive lineman in Auburn history. He played in all 16 games of his rookie season with 12 starts. He has started in 35 of his 39 games played in his career.

Pat Sims (DL, Cincinnati Bengals)
Sims started in the Bengals' 13-9 loss to Houston and made three tackles. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native has seven tackles on the season. Sims had 37 tackles and a sack and a half last season. A third-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Sims was the first Auburn defensive tackle drafted at the time since Mike Pelton was drafted in the fifth round by the Chiefs in the 1995 NFL draft. Sims has compiled 274 tackles, eight and a half sacks and one interception in his ten-year career.

Neiko Thorpe (DB, Seattle Seahawks)
Thorpe saw the field but did not record any stats in the Seahawks win over the San Francisco. Thorpe is in his second season as a Seahawk. Last season, he appeared in 15 games and compiled 19 tackles (13 solo). Thorpe has made 73 tackles in his NFL career over 5 seasons with the Seahawks, Raiders and Chiefs.

C.J. Uzomah (TE, Cincinnati Bengals)
Uzomah did not play in the Bengals' 13-9 loss to Houston as he was sidelined by an ankle injury. He had eight starts, 25 receptions for 234 yards (average of 9.4 per catch) with a long of 54 yards and a touchdown last season. The Suwanee, Ga., native became the first Auburn tight end drafted since Walter Reeves (1989) when the Bengals selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Christian Westerman (OG, Cincinnati Bengals)
Westerman did not see the field in the Bengals' 13-9 loss to Houston. The Chandler, Ariz., native was picked up in the fifth round (No. 161 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Westerman is the first guard to be drafted after playing at Auburn since Ben Grubbs was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft

Other former Tigers on NFL practice squads:  Cassanova McKinzy (Rams), Chad Slade (Houston), Gimel President (Texans), Jermaine Whitehead (Packers), Gabe Wright (Dolphins), Angelo Blackson (Patriots)

Report compiled by Auburn athletics communications student assistants T.J. Stricklin and Joseph Hooven.

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