Hokies in the NFL: Preseason Week 2

First off, apologies for not getting this up on Wednesday. But hey, it's here now and just like the pros, I'm in training for the regular season. This week you're going to see a lot of "did not accumulate any stats" because as the NFL regular season creeps closer, the guys buried in the depth chart get less snaps.

Well, bad news for one Hokie in the NFL as Ryan Williams tore his patella tendon and is out for the year for the Arizona Cardinals. Williams was expected to compete with Beanie Wells for the starting job at running back for the Cardinals. However, now that he's in the pressbox for the rest of the year, his role as the potential #1 back down the road for the Cardinals may be in jeopardy as Wells will be the starter this year.

But, I digress. And I may be wrong, you never know with this stuff.

Follow the jump to see how the Hokies did in the NFL.

Same as last week, for my own sanity, this is going to be an alphabetical list (by last name). Also, since the big uglies on the offensive line don't really get any stats, we're just going to skip them. Sorry. If you notice that I've missed anyone, please leave a comment.

Xavier Adibi-LB, Houston Texans: Xavier lead the Texans in tackles with 6, 3 of them solo. Adibi was hit with a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on the second play of the game. 

James Anderson-LB, Carolina Panthers: Anderson had 3 total tackles with 2 coming as solo. He also laid a big hit on Reggie Bush--and there was much rejoicing in the Richey household--to break up a pass. Like Adibi, he got hit a 15-yard penalty, but his was for a facemask. 

Brent Bowden-P, Jacksonville Jaguars: Bowden did not punt.

Roc Carmichael-CB, Houston Texans: Roc did not play in this game either as he's still apparently battling shoulder problems.

Kam Chancellor-S, Seattle Seahawks: Big news coming Kam's facebook page (yeah, I stalked) as he posted that he's now the Seattle Seahawks starting strong safety. "Killa Kam" had three tackles and a tackle for a loss.

David Clowney-WR, Carolina Panthers: Clowney had a 3rd-down catch for 5 yards, putting the ball on the Miami 4 yard line and giving the Panthers first and goal. Clowney did have another reception for 35 yards, but it was called back because of an illegal formation.  

Chris Ellis-LB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Did not accumulate any stats.

Darren Evans-RB, Indianapolis Colts: Evans had 4 rushes for 14 yards with a long of 6 yards. No receiving stats.

Brandon Flowers-CB, Kansas City Chiefs: Flowers had two tackles. Yup.

Steven Friday-DE, Houston Texans: Did not accumulate any stats.

Vincent Fuller-S, Tennessee Titans: Fuller had one tackle. 

John Graves-DE, Houston Texans: Did not accumulate any stats.

Cody Grimm-S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Cody Grimm had three solo tackles (three total) and started the game.

DeAngelo Hall-CB, Washington Redskins: Hall had one tackle. 

Justin Harper-WR, Baltimore Ravens:  Did not accumulate any stats.

Jeff King-TE, Arizona Cardinals: Did not accumulate any stats.

Josh Morgan-WR, San Francisco 49ers: Morgan had 2 receptions for 40 yards, including a 32 yard catch.

Carlton Powell-DT, Atlanta Falcons: Carlton Powell had a solo tackle against the Jaguars.

Pierson Prioleau-DB, New Orleans Saints: Pierson had 2 tackles, including one for a loss of 1 yard.

Eddie Royal-WR, Denver Broncos: Eddie had one catch for 20 yards and a rush for -1 yard. 

Darryl Tapp-DE, Philadelphia Eagles: Did not accumulate any stats. 

Tyrod Taylor-QB, Baltimore Ravens: Tyrod was 5/11 for 88 yards with 0 TD and 0 INT. However, Tyrod did have a nice scamper to the corner of the endzone for a 5-yard touchdown. Hooray! In fact, it was a pretty good touchdown run as a Chief had Tyrod dead to rights in the backfield before a few jukes left him whiffing and Taylor's speed allowed him to get to the corner:


Mike Vick-QB, Philadelphia Eagles: After a solid 4/6 74 yd 1 TD performance against the Ravens in week 1, Vick's second preseason game was forgettable. The Eagles' QB completed 5 of 12 (41.7%) for 47 yards but threw THREE interceptions. Vick ran twice for three yards. The Eagles' line was pretty awful (or the Steelers' D-Line was exceptional...maybe both) and so Vick seemed rushed on a lot of his throws. He did have a nice tackle on Troy Polamalu after an interception. 


Ryan Williams-RB, Arizona Cardinals:  Williams carried the ball just one time for six yards before suffering his season ending injury. 

Jason Worilds-LB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Did not accumulate any stats.

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