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

Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers, Washington football. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Sidney Jones, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

Washington football has sent many players to the NFL over the years. Here is your November update on Huskies currently in the NFC.

University of Washington football has a long and glorious tradition of sending players to the NFL. Emerald City Swagger will periodically check in on the progress of Huskies alumni playing at the highest level of professional football. Every fourth week of the month, we will update you on UW players in the NFC. Players in the AFC will be featured during the second week of the month.

NFC East

Philadelphia Eagles

Cornerback Sidney Jones played slot corner on passing downs for the first six weeks of 2018. However, he missed the next four weeks with a hamstring injury. Jones returned in week 11 for the Eagles loss to the New Orleans Saints, 48-7. Unfortunately, after a couple solo tackles in the game against the Saints, he was injured once again and left the game early. According to Philly head coach Doug Pederson, Jones is once again week to week.

Josh Perkins, the Eagles backup tight end had four catches in game two against Tampa then another catch in the third game against Indianapolis. Since then he hasn’t had another catch but did make a few tackles on special teams. Perkins was hurt in game 10 and placed on injured reserve November 16.

Washington Redskins

Linebacker Mason Foster has started all 11 games for the Redskins who have a record of 6-5 right now. The Redskins lost quarterback Alex Smith for the season in their loss to the Houston Texas on November 18. In that game, Foster had nine solo tackles and an interception.

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants don’t have any former Huskies on their rosters.