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Gopher Football: Gophers in the NFL Update Week 5!

It was not a great week for the former Gophers...

Marqueis Gray had his first catch as a Viking on Sunday.
Marqueis Gray had his first catch as a Viking on Sunday.
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Here is how the former Gophers on NFL rosters did in Week 5!

Eric Decker- Wide Receiver New York Jets

Week 5 Opponent: San Diego Chargers

Decker played on his injured hamstring last week, but could not go after giving it a shot in warmups.  He was inactive for the Jets 31-0 loss to San Diego.


Week 6 Opponent: Denver Broncos

Denver comes to the Meadowlands in a game you can bet Decker wants to play in against his former team.  Hopefully he can.

Marqueis Gray- Tight End Minnesota Vikings

Week 5 Opponent: Green Bay Packers

Gray caught one pass for 16 yards from Christian Ponder in the Vikings blowout loss to the Packers on Thursday night.

Week 6 Opponent: Detroit Lions

The Vikings get to host the Lions at TCF Bank Stadium this week and hope to get Teddy back.

Ra'Shede Hageman- Defensive Tackle Atlanta Falcons

Week 5 Opponent: New York Giants

Hageman had one tackle in the Falcons 30-20 loss to New York.

Week 6 Opponent: Chicago Bears

The Falcon get to host Brock Vereen and the Chicago Bears this weekend!

Marcus Sherels- Cornerback/ Punt Returner Minnesota Vikings

Week 5 Opponent: Green Bay Packers

Sherels had his best return week of the season with two punt returns for only nine yards, but had two kick returns for 75 yards including a 46 yarder!  He also added one tackle on defense as well.


Week 6 Opponent: Detroit Lions

Sherels will get a chance to get back to TCF Bank Stadium and a date with Detroit this weekend.  

Matt Spaeth- Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5 Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Steelers defeated Jacksonville this week, but once again Spaeth did not record any stats.

Week 6 Opponent: Cleveland Browns

The steelers have a division game this week against the Browns.

Brock Vereen- Safety Chicago Bears

Week 5 Opponent: Carolina Panthers

Vereen did not record any statistics for the second consecutive week in the Bears loss to Carolina.

Week 6 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

Vereen gets to meet up with fellow rookie and former Gopher Ra'Shede Hageman in Atlanta on Sunday.

Tramaine Brock- Cornerback San Francisco 49ers

Week 5 Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs

Brock was inactive for his fourth consecutive game  still suffering from a turf toe injury from Week 1.

Week 5 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

The 49ers go to St. Louis for Monday Night Football against the Rams.

Check back next Tuesday to see how our  former Gophers did in Week 6.

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