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Hokies in the NFL: Week 1

The NFL is back in action and with it comes the return of the Hokies in the NFL series. As with in years past, offensive linemen are omitted due to the fact that it's just too hard to keep up with any notable stats/plays during the game. For my 2012-2013 Hokies in the NFL wrap-up, look here.

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James Anderson, LB Chicago Bears -- Anderson found a new home in Chicago after his stay with the Panthers. In his debut, Anderson tallied five total tackles, three of those as solo tackles. He also also broke up a pass on 3rd and 5 to help force a punt, and did the same thing on a third down late in the game to help the Bears seal the victory.
5 TAK, 3 SOLO; 2 PD

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers -- Boykin dressed for the game, but didn't record any stats.

Kam Chancellor, S Seattle Seahawks -- Kam racked up six total tackles, all solo efforts, in the Seahawks' win over the Panthers. Kam was also flagged for a late hit as he hit DeAngelo Williams after a run.

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs -- Flowers had a solid start to the year for the Chiefs, pulling in an interception and returning it 32 yards to the Jacksonville 21 and setting up a touchdown for the Chiefs. He also had a pick-six called back as an incompletion in the third quarter. Flowers finished the game with four solo tackles and two passes defended.
4 TAK, 4 SOLO; INT, 32 YDS, 2 PD

Shayne Graham, K Pittsburgh Steelers -- Graham was signed after week one and did not play in the Steelers' 16-9 loss to the Titans.

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins -- Hall's most notable contribution was a 75-yard fumble return for the Redskins' first touchdown of the game. Hall picked up a batted ball that was questionable as to whether or not it was a forward pass and returned it 75 yards with ease. Hall was credited with three solo tackles and six total tackles. He also picked up a 15-yard penalty for a horse collar tackle out of bounds.

Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants -- Hosley did not accumulate any stats.

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins -- Morgan turned in a decent performance in the opening game of the year, pulling in four catches for 51 yards with a long of 18 yards.
4 REC, 51 YDS

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers -- Despite a scary injury just before the start of the season, Eddie played in the opener, and was likely the Chargers' best receiver versus the Texans. Royal caught 3 passes for 24 yards and 2 TD's.
3 REC, 24 YDS, 2 TD

Andre Smith, TE Dallas Cowboys -- Andre dressed for the game, but did not accumulate any stats.

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens -- Tyrod didn't see the field, but had a good view of Peyton Manning's 7 TD performance.

Darryl Tapp, DE/LB Washington Redskins -- Tapp was credited with one tackle in his Redskins debut.

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles -- Vick had a good first game under new coach Chip Kelly. Though he was officially credited with a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by DeAngelo Hall, the "fumble" was questionable at best. Vick completed 15 of 25 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He also ran for 54 yards on 9 carries with a 3-yd touchdown run. Vick threw a 25-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson and a 28-yarder to Brent Celek. Despite all of the doubt from critics about Vick's ability to play in this offense, he sure as hell proved he's the best fit for Kelly's system. Let's be honest, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley aren't ripping off 36 yard runs (Vick's long of the night) or going to be considered threats in the read option.
15/25, 203 YDS, 2 TD; 9 RUSH, 54 YDS, TD, FUM LOST

Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals -- Inactive in week one.

David Wilson, RB New York Giants -- Oh boy. Much like the opening game of the year last year, David Wilson struggled. Wilson lost a pair of fumbles, including one that was returned for a Cowboys touchdown. He was benched the rest of the night and received a lot of criticism from the media, but if you think he was the only problem for the Giants, you're doing it wrong. Wilson rushed seven times for 19 yards before his second fumble put him on the bench for the remainder of the game.

Jason Worilds, LB Pittsburgh Steelers -- Worilds was credited with three tackles

Practice Squad:
Roc Carmichael (CB Houston Texans), Danny Coale (WR Dallas Cowboys), Corey Fuller (WR Detroit Lions)

Injured reserve:
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals -- season-ending knee surgery

Be sure to check back in with us on a weekly basis here at Gobbler Country, where we'll be bringing you all the NFL action of former Hokies around the league.