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)
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Desmond Trufant, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Football. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

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Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta ha wide receiver Marvin Hall and cornerback Desmond Trufant on their roster. Hill was another player signed as an undrafted free agent. The Oakland Raiders brought him to camp however he was waived before the season started signed to Arizona’s practice squad at the end of 2016. Hall was released by the Cardinals in May 2017 and signed by Atlanta’s practice squad in September.

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In October, Hill was promoted to the main roster and played his first NFL game against Miami, scoring a touchdown. He played eight games for the Falcons catching only two passes including the touchdown. This year he started the season as a reserve playing in all three games so far with two catches.

Trufant was drafted in the first round by the Falcons in 2013. He started every game his first three seasons making the Pro-Bowl in 2015. In 2016 he played in only nine games going on the injured reserve list and followed that up by playing in 15 games. Trufant has 258 combined tackles, four sacks, and nine interceptions in 75 career NFL games, all starts.

Carolina Panthers: Shaq Thompson was a first round, pick 25th overall, by Carolina as a strong side linebacker in 2015. He has had a solid career so far starting 14 games in each of his first three seasons. This year he has 14 solo tackles along with a sack in three games. The Panthers picked up his fifth-year option in May so he won’t be a free agent until after the 2019 season.

New Orleans Saints: Running back Dwayne Washington is now on the Saints practice squad. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round in 2016. He rushed 265 yards and a touchdown that season followed by only 44 yards on 20 attempts in 2017. Washington was waived by the Lions right before this season started on September 1, the next day the Saints signed him to the practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Defensive tackle Vita Vea drafted was selected in the first round this year by Tampa Bay. He hasn’t played in a game as of yet because of a calf injury but has recently returned to practice. It’s unknown when Vea will make his NFL debut.

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As you can see some of the former Huskies have had success while others are still working on getting their NFL career going.