Washington Football: Update on Huskies alumni in the NFC – Oct. 2018

Kevin King, Washington football, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Shaq Thompson, Washington football, Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

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New Orleans Saints: Running back Dwayne Washington started the season on the Saints practice squad after being waived by the Detroit Lions. He was activated to the Saints roster before game number four. He was able to play in that game against the New York Giants and had two carries for just two yards. He hasn’t had any carries in the Saints last two games.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Defensive tackle Vita Vea was selected in the first round this year by Tampa Bay. He finally made his NFL debut in the fourth game of the season. On October 21 against Cleveland, he made his first NFL start as well as his first NFL tackle. Vea replaced Gerald McCoy, who was out with a calf injury. The Bucs won 26-23 to snap a three-game losing streak.

Tampa fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith after the third loss and replaced by linebackers coach Mark Duffner. If Vea stays healthy he should see plenty of action.

Carolina Panthers: Shaq Thompson, the Cats strongside linebacker has played well in his last three games. He has ten solo tackles which include six against Philadelphia in a 21-17 win. The previous week Thompson picked up his second sack of the season.

Atlanta Falcons: Wide receiver Marvin Hall maximized his most significant playing time in the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in game five. He caught two passes for 25 yards in the game, a big loss  41-17. He had one catch each in the three previous games. Desmond Trufant cornerback has made 12 tackles in the last three games through the Falcons only won one of them.

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Check back with us November 8 for an update on Huskies alumni in the AFC.