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Hokies in the NFL: Week 14

I'll be emceeing this joint for the second time in two weeks because the immortal Mr. Richey has been working his tail off for us. So, while I can only be considered a spot starter, I'll do the best job I can.

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James Anderson, LB Chicago Bears -- Anderson had 4 tackles, all solo, and a sack against the Dallas Cowboys in tonight's 45-28 Bears victory. He has proven to be a solid option for the Bears and a worthwhile pickup this offseason.

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers -- Boykin had another down week for the second week in a row, hauling in just two passes for 23 yards. After only two weeks, I think we've got this down to a science: Matt Flynn is the Jarrett Boykin killer.
2 REC, 23 YDS

Duane Brown, OG Houston Texans -- The Texans lost to the Jags and fired Gary Kubiak all in one weekend. Definitely not ideal. The Texans' OL gave up three sacks, but because of how difficult it is to track that, I can't say if any were Duane's fault.

Roc Carmichael, CB Philadelphia Eagles -- Officially, Carmichael was active, but did not record a stat.

Kam Chancellor, S Seattle Seahawks -- Kam and the Seahawks lost a nail-biter to the 49ers, but aside from that one Frank Gore run, the D looked pretty good. Kam finished second on the team with 6 tackles, all solo efforts, and one tackle for a loss.

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs -- Flowers had a much easier week against the non-Peyton Mannings of the world, as his Chiefs beat the Washington Redskins 45-10. Flowers tied for the team lead in tackles and solo tackles with 6 and 5 respectively.

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins -- Hall was credited with 6 total tackles, all solo efforts. He also added a tackle for a loss in the aforementioned massacre.


Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants -- Hosley was in on two tackles, one solo, as the Giants lost big to the Chargers, 37-14.

Will Montgomery, G Washington Redskins -- No stats on Montgomery, but Washington QBs were sacked six, yeah, probably not good. John?

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins -- Morgan had one reception for 15 yards, but that was it.

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers -- Eddie caught 3 passes for 13 yards in the rout of the Giants. That won't help the average any, but it's nice to see him back on the field.

3 REC, 13 YDS

Andre Smith, TE Cleveland Browns -- Smith was active, but nada.

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens -- Joe Flacco's propaganda campaign against Taylor continues to be successful, as he didn't play.

Darryl Tapp, DE/LB Washington Redskins -- NO STATS HEER! #SOLOTACKLEFAIL!

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles -- Vick may get another chance next year, but as long as the Eagles keep winning with Foles, he's gonna ride the pine.

Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals -- Well, he wasn't active...let's just say that.

Jason Worilds, LB Pittsburgh Steelers -- Worilds had another dominant week, collecting 8 tackles, all solo, 3 for a loss and 2 sacks, with 2 additional hits on the quarterback. That put his tally at 8 sacks on the season, 3 clear for the team lead. He may be pricing Pittsburgh out of the market for his services with the season he's having. Hesitant to commit to him long-term earlier in the year, the owner spoke out about the unlikelihood they would extend him at all, even benching him for a rookie after one week to start the season. Now, he has turned into a priority, and he'll get considerable interest from other teams as well. With the way he has played, expect him to get a multi-year deal somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-10 million per year.

Practice Squad:
Corey Fuller (WR Detroit Lions), Vinston Painter (OT, Denver Broncos), Bruce Taylor (LB, Cincinnati Bengals)

Injured reserve:
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals -- season-ending knee surgery
David Wilson, RB New York Giants -- season-ending neck injury

Currently a free agent:
Shayne Graham, K; Xavier Adibi, LB; Vincent Fuller, DB; Cody Grimm, DB; Matt Lehr, OG; Carlton Powell, DT; Ed Wang, OT; Eddie Whitley, S; Danny Coale, WR, Nick Becton, OT