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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Shaq Thompson, Carolina Panthers, Washington football. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

NFC North

Green Bay Packers

Cornerback, Kevin King missed the last two games because of an injured hamstring. He is hoping to return to action against the Minnesota Viking on Sunday, November 25. So far King started all six games he played in and has 14 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

The Packers signed running back Lavon Coleman to the practice squad on October 31 after his release from the Seattle Seahawks.

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

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Wide receiver Marvin Hall has been used primarily returning punts. In week 10 against the Cleveland Browns, he caught one pass for 12 yards as well as returning a punt for 26 yards.

Desmond Trufant has started all 11 games for the Falcons this season. The cornerback has 46 tackles and eight passes defended. Atlanta needs him to get back to his Pro Bowl form if they want to get back to the playoffs.

Carolina Panthers

Shaq Thompson, strongside linebacker, has played in all of Carolina’s ten games. He has 61 tackles on the season including 13 over the last three games in November.

New Orleans Saints

Running back Dwayne Washington started the season on the Saints practice squad and was activated during week four. He has played mainly on special teams, however, got his big opportunity in week ten when he carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards in the Saints win over Cincinnati 51-14.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Defensive tackle Vita Vea was selected in the first round of this year’s draft by Tampa Bay. He finally made his NFL debut in the game four after a preseason injury. For game six, on October 21, he made his first start in place of Gerald McCoy, who was out with a calf injury, against Cleveland, which the Bucs won 26-23. He started game seven as well but has been in a backup role since. In week 10 he recorded the first sack of his NFL career.

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We’ll be back in two weeks with an AFC update.