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Minnesota Football: Gophers In the NFL--Week 3

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The injury bug is hitting the NFL Gophers too. Perhaps they are sympathy pains for the collegiate struggles?

Maxx had the best week....but it wasn't amazing
Maxx had the best week....but it wasn't amazing
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Every week during the NFL Season we will recap how the former Gopher football players who are now in the NFL did each week for their respective teams. Herei s how our former Gophers did in Week 3.

Eric Decker- Wide Receiver New York Jets

Week 3 Opponent: Philadeplhia Eagles

Decker tested his knee pregame, but could not go and did not play in the Jets loss to the Eagles.

Week 4 Opponent: Miami Dolphins

Decker and the Jets will hop across the pond to take on the Dolphins in London on Sunday.  Guessing Decker is still questionalble to play then too.

MarQueis Gray- Tight End Buffalo Bills

Week 3 Opponent: Miami Dolphins

Gray did not record any stats in the Bills blowout win over Miami.

Week 4 Opponent: New York Giants

The Giants head upstate to take on the suddenly good Bills...

Ra'Shede Hageman- Defensive Tackle Atlanta Falcons

Week 3 Opponent: Dallas Cowboys

Hageman did not record any stats in the Falcons win over the Cowboys.

Week 4 Opponent: Houston Texans

The Falcons are 3-0?  They get the second leg of the Texas two-step against the Texans next week.

Marcus Sherels- Cornerback/ Punt Returner Minnesota Vikings

Week 3 Opponent: San Diego Chargers

Sherels had one tackle and returned three punts for 38 yards in the Vikings win over the Chargers.


Week 4 Opponent: Denver Broncos

The Vikings head to Denver for a game against the 3-0 Broncos

Matt Spaeth- Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 3 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

Spaeth did not record any stats in the Steelers win over the Rams.

Week 4 Opponent: Baltimore Ravens

The banged up Steelers host Baltimore on Thursday night football.

Brock Vereen- Safety Chicago Bears

Week 3 Opponent: Seattle Seahawks

Vereen did not record any stats in the Bears loss to the Seahawks.

Week 4 Opponent: Oakland Raiders

The Bears will try and recover from their beatings so far against an ok Oakland team at home.

Tramaine Brock- Cornerback San Francisco 49ers

Week 3 Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Brock recorded seven tackles, six of them solo in the loss to Arizona.

Week 4 Opponent: Green Bay Packers

The Packers come to town.  Ouch.

Maxx Williams - Tight End Baltimore Ravens

Week 3 Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

Maxx caught three passes for 44 yards but dropped one late int he game in the ravens loss to the Bengals

Week 4 Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Ravens will try and get back on track in the division against the Steelers.

Damien Wilson- Linebacker Dallas Cowboys

Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

Wilson did not record any stats in the Cowboys loss to the Falcons

Week 4 Opponent: New Orleans Saints

The Cowboys will try and get back to their winning ways in the Big Easy on Sunday night football.

Not a good week for former Gophers. Maxx led the way, but it wasn't much.