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Auburn Tigers in the NFL - Week 6
Quan Bray (11) runs past Daren Bates (53); Photo Credit - Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Oct. 17, 2017

Montravius Adams (DT, Green Bay Packers)
Adams was inactive Sunday for the Packer’s 23-10 loss to Minnesota. 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 saw the field for the third game in a row, but did not record any stats in Carolina’s 28-23 Thursday night loss to the Eagles. Artis-Payne saw his first offensive snap of the year and also played in 66 percent of special teams snaps. 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 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 played, but did not record any stats in Tampa Bay’s 38-33 loss to the Cardinals. The second year Alpharetta, Ga. native has 49 rushing yards though the first six games of the season. 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' 36-22 win over Indianapolis. 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 40 tackles, recovered two fumbles and blocked one kick in his career.

Quan Bray (WR, Indianapolis Colts)
Bray returned five kickoffs for 157 yards, including a career high-tying 60 yard return, in the Colts' 36-22 loss to Tennessee. The LaGrange, Ga., native is averaging 26 yards on 43 kick returns for a total of 1,120 yards and 6.8 yards on 40 punt returns for a total of 270 yards in his career. Bray's longest kick return is 60 yards and his longest punt return is 33 yards. Bray has also caught four passes for 58 yards and has seven yards rushing on one attempt.

Josh Bynes (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Bynes saw the field but did not record any stats in the Cardinals’ 38-33 win over Tampa Bay. Bynes has seen the field in all six games of the season, and has started his seventh NFL season off strong with 13 total tackles (12 solo), one sack and one forced fumble through the first six games. Bynes signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Over his career, he's amassed 233 tackles (153 solo), 81 assisted tackles, one and a half sacks,14 pass deflections, one interception and three forced fumbles.

Sammie Coates (WR, Cleveland Browns)
Coates made one reception for 11 yards in the Browns' 33-17 loss to Houston. Six games into his third season, the second-year man from Leroy, Ala., has 22 receptions for 446 yards (an average of 20.3 yards per catch), two touchdowns and 10 tackles. 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 made his sixth consecutive start in the Browns' 33-17 loss to Houston as he helped pave the way for 247 yards of total offense (113 passing, 134 rushing). 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. The Browns rushed for 160+ yards in both games he saw action at right tackle. Coleman helped the Browns finish second in the NFL with a 4.89 rushing average, the highest by Cleveland since 1966.

Blake Countess (DB, LA Rams)
Countess played in the Ram’s 27-17 win over Jacksonville, but he did not record a stat.  Countess is starting his second year off well with nine total tackles (eight solo) through the first six games of the season. 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)
Despite injury concerns, Dansby started his sixth game in a row this season, recording four solo tackles in the Cardinals’ 38-33 win over Tampa Bay. Dansby has also been on the field for an impressive 319 of 340 possible defensive snaps this year. The 14-year veteran continues to make an impact, racking up 35 total tackles (27 solo) and one pass deflection through the first six games of the year. 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 1,349 tackles (1,017 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 four tackles, including one sack, in the Chiefs 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh after missing two weeks with a lower back injury. 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. Ford has 80 tackles in his career, including 17.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Rudy Ford (DB, Arizona Cardinals)
Ford played in his sixth straight game for the Cardinal’s 38-33 win over Tampa Bay. 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 saw the field, but did not record any stats in the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The third-year man from Opelika, Ala., is averaging 23.3 yards on 25 kick returns in his career with a long of 42, has made seven tackles and has eight receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. Grant also has 263 yards and a touchdown with a long of 58 yards on the ground in his career.

Josh Harris (LS, Atlanta Falcons)
Harris served as a captain and long snapper in Atlanta’s 20-17 loss to the Dolphins. The Carrolton, Ga., native, now in his sixth season, has served as Atlanta's long snapper in all 85 games of his NFL career.

Josh Holsey (DB, Washington Redskins)
Holsey played in his first snaps of his NFL career in the Redskin’s 26-24 win over San Francisco. Holsey played in five defensive snaps and 22 special teams plays. 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 made three tackles in the Patriots’ 24-17 win over the New York Jets, bringing him up to 13 tackles and three pass breakups on the season. The Carrolton, Ga., native made the Patriots' 53-man roster after going undrafted in 2016. Jones went on to make 14 tackles, force two fumbles and defend one pass in his rookie season.

Brandon King (DB, New England Patriots)
King made one tackle in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the New York Jets. King has compiled 24 combined tackles, forced one fumble and appeared on special teams six games into 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 Buccaneers 38-33 loss to Arizona. Lambert has not yet played in the 2017 after being placed on the IR because of a dislocated wrist shortly before the season began. 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 did not play in the Chargers’ 17-16 win over Oakland as he will likely be on the Chargers’ injury reserve for the season because of a shoulder injury. In his rookie season, the Meridian, Miss., native saw action in 10 games, recording four tackles and a sack.

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 20-0 win over Miami 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 and the Bengals had a bye in week six. The Alpharetta, Ga., native has five tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season. Lawson has also achieved one of the highest pass rushing grades this season by pro football focus with an 84.1. Lawson 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 recorded three receptions for 25 yards in the Browns' 33-17 loss to Houston, tying his reception tally from last season with 18 receptions and surpassing his yardage total from last season with 229 yards this season. 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 completed 28 of 52 passes for 239 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in the Panthers’ 28-23 loss Thursday to Philadelphia. Newton also rushed 11 times for 71 yards and a touchdown, bringing his career rushing touchdown total to 51 and moving him to No. 7 on the leaderboard for rushing touchdowns by all active NFL players. Newton has led his team to a 4-2 start by completing 127-of-197 passes for 1,476 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing 40 times for 161 yards and three touchdowns through the first six games of the 2017 season. 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 holds the NFL record for most rushing touchdowns (51 TDs), and he is seventh among all active players. He is the first player in Panthers history with 17 300-yard games and is the Panthers career leader with 145 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 23,248 yards through the air with 145 touchdowns and has 3,727 yards on the ground with 51 touchdowns. The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner became Auburn's fourth No. 1 overall pick when Carolina selected him in the 2011 draft.
Video:
http://www.panthers.com/media-vault/videos/Cam-Newton-16-yard-TD-run/f6ba2589-8509-4c27-bf40-9dc2e2b07aa6 

Cody Parkey (PK, Miami Dolphins)
Parkey made two field goals and two extra points in the Dolphins' 20-17 win over Atlanta. The fourth-year man is a perfect 7-fo-7 on field goals this season. The Jupiter, Fla., native has converted 62-of-72 field goal attempts with a long of 54 yards and is 85-for-88 on extra points in his career. Parkey has also averaged 63.8 yards per kickoff with 91 touchbacks and even three tackles after the sixth 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.

Jay Prosch (FB, Houston Texans)
Prosch had one reception for 18 yards and helped pave the way for 340 total yards of offense (217 passing and 123 rushing) in the Texans' 33-17 win over Cleveland. Prosch also has a 66.4 rating by Pro Football Focus, one of the highest ratings on the Texans and eighth-highest fullback rating in the NFL. The Saraland, Ala., native has 10 carries for 42 yards and three receptions for 48 yards in his career. Prosch has also racked up 17 tackles on special teams. The former Tiger H-Back was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Greg Robinson (OL, Detroit Lions)
Robinson started for the sixth straight week in the Lions’ 52-38 loss to New Orleans. He has started in 48 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 47 of his 51 games played in his career.

Pat Sims (DL, Cincinnati Bengals)
Sims and the Bengals had a bye in week six. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native has eight 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 278 tackles, eight and a half sacks and one interception in his ten-year career.

Neiko Thorpe (DB, Seattle Seahawks)
The Seahawks were on a bye in week six. Thorpe in his second season as a Seahawk, has recorded two tackles and a fumble recovery, playing in three games through week six. Last season, he appeared in 15 games and compiled 19 tackles (13 solo). Thorpe has made 74 tackles (64 solo) in his NFL career over 5 seasons with the Seahawks, Raiders and Chiefs.

 C.J. Uzomah (TE, Cincinnati Bengals)
Uzomah and the Bengals had a bye in week six. The Suwanee, Ga., native had eight starts, one tackle, 25 receptions for 234 yards (average of 9.4 per catch) with a long of 54 yards and a touchdown last season. Uzomah 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 and the Bengals had a bye in week six. The Chandler, Ariz., native has seen action in eight preseason games with one start in his first two seasons after being picked up in the fifth round (No. 161 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. In those games, Westerman helped pave the way for 2,452 yards of total offense (1,601 passing, 851 rushing). 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 (Texans), Gimel President (Texans), Jermaine Whitehead (Packers), Gabe Wright (Dolphins), Angelo Blackson (Patriots)

Report Compiled by Auburn Media Relations student assistants T.J. Stricklin and Joseph Hooven

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