Washington Football: Update on former Huskies in the NFC – 09/2018

Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Marcus Peters, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Football. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

NFC West

The Seattle Seahawks: Will Dissly, the Seahawks fourth-round draft pick this year, is off to good start in his NFL career. In the season opener against the Denver Broncos, he caught three passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Against Chicago, the next week, Dissly caught three more passes including another touchdown. He added one more reception against the Cowboys. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson considers Dissly his favorite target right now.

He is currently listed as the number one tight end on the Seahawks depth chart. As well as he has done receiving, Dissly’s forte is blocking. The more the Seahawks run the ball, the more he will be used.

The Seahawks have two former Husky players, running back Lavon Coleman and linebacker Azeem Victor, on the practice squad.

Arizona Cardinals: Safety Budda Baker, a standout at Washington, was drafted in the second round of 2017. As a rookie, he was named to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player. Baker has started all three games for the Cardinals this year after starting only seven last year. So far Baker has 27 combined. He hasn’t had an interception yet in his two years in the league.

Arizona signed Zeke Turner this year as a college free agent. He played safety at Washington but the Cardinals thought he would be a better fit at linebacker. Turner hasn’t played much this season but has appeared in all three games in 2018.

The Los Angeles Rams signed Corey Littleton, an inside linebacker, as a college free agent in 2016. This year is his first year as a starter for the Rams. He has 19 solo tackles in 2018, plus he had the second interception of his career in L.A.’s opening game against the Oakland Raiders.

Cornerback Marcus Peters was a first-round pick in 2015 after being dismissed in 2014 from the Huskies for disciplinary issues. There was no question he was an NFL player in the making. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs for three years making the Pro-Bowl his first two years. On March 14, 2018, the Chiefs traded him to the Los Angeles Rams for a pair of draft picks.

San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis was drafted this year in the second round by the San Francisco 49ers. He started the season opener because wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was out and scored a touchdown in their 24-16 loss to Minnesota. Pettis is also the Niners punt returner.

NFC North

Green Bay Packers drafted in 2017 a talented Huskies defensive back, Kevin King in the second-round. He started five games last year before a shoulder injury, that required surgery, landed him on injured reserve. This year King started the first two games for Green Bay and had five tackles. Two weeks ago he suffered a groin injury and hasn’t played since. He is week-to-week.

Green Bay is the only team in the NFC North with a player from Washington Huskies.