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Buckeye Clips: NFL Week 6 highlights

Austin Mack’s first NFL catch and Zeke blames himself for Cowboys’ loss

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While we eagerly wait for the current Ohio State Buckeyes to take the field, we can always count on the players from Ohio State past to put on a show for us every Sunday. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable performances by Buckeyes in the NFL in Week 6.

Injuries

The Rams placed safety Jordan Fuller on injured reserve last Tuesday with a right shoulder and neck injury. The rookie missed Week 4 with an injury to the same shoulder, but apparently felt well enough to play in Week 5, which is when he re-injured the same area breaking up a pass on the final defensive play against the Washington Football Team. The rookie could be back after three weeks under the new IR rules.

Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard missed Sunday’s game against the Colts, as he was also placed on IR after injuring his elbow in Week 5.

Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel was inactive against the Bears after being listed as questionable with a knee injury all of last week.

Other than that, not much has changed since we last updated you. Nick Bosa and Malik Hooker are still out for the season, and Damon Arnette, Parris Campbell, Gareon Conley, Dre’Mont Jones and Pat Elflein are still out indefinitely.

Rookies

After being signed to the Giants’ 53-man roster this past week, Austin Mack finally made his NFL debut and recorded his first NFL catch on Sunday.

According to Pro Football Focus, Chase Young received an 88.8 grade in Washington’s game against the Giants, making him the highest-rated rookie defender through Sunday’s slate of games, despite only recording two total tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye rookies:

  • After Ravens running back Mark Ingram left the game with an ankle injury on Sunday against the Eagles, J.K. Dobbins was utilized a bit more than usual with nine carries for 28 yards and two receptions for one yard.
  • Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah had eight tackles in their 34-16 win against the Jaguars.
  • On the other side of the ball, Lions offensive lineman Jonah Jackson, evidently, killed it at left tackle.

The Veterans

Seven-year NFL veteran and two-year Texans cornerback Bradley Roby is having an outstanding season so far, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. He recorded his first interception of the season (and the team’s first) on Sunday during Houston’s 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans. Roby also recorded seven total tackles and two passes defended.

Speaking of first’s, Patriots defensive end John Simon recorded his first sack of the season against the Broncos. In all, he had four total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.

Friendly reminder that Washington’s best quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, is still inactive.

I know someone who hits Terry when he’s open.

Speaking of Terry, despite Allen’s incompetence, McLaurin still left the game with seven receptions for 74 yards.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott totaled 12 carries for 49 yards and eight receptions for 31 yards and zero touchdowns in their 38-10 loss against the Cardinals during Monday Night Football, however, it was Elliott’s fumbles on back-to-back drives in the first and second quarters that made headlines. He has lost a career-high four fumbles in six games, and opponents have turned every takeaway into a touchdown, according to ESPN.

Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye veterans:

  • Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker recorded six tackles and one sack in Miami’s 24-0 victory over the Jets.
  • Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward racked up eight tackles and one tackle for loss in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 win over the Browns.