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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL Week 7

De’Vondre Campbell continues to shine, Chris Williamson active again

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Week 7 for the former Gophers in the NFL had some stars popping and some new blood arriving again. De’Vondre Campbell continues to shine for the Green and Gold and Rashod Bateman and Chris Williamson both saw their second career NFL games this past weekend. here is how all the former Minnesota Gophers did in the NFL in Week 7 and a look ahead to Week 8.

Maxx Williams— Tight End— Arizona Cardinals

Season Over—Injured Reserve

Chris Streveler—Quarterback—Arizona Cardinals

Week 7 vs Houston Texans

Week 8 vs Green Bay Packers (TNF)

Streveler was inactive as the third QB for Arizona last weekend and did not dress for the game.

Eric Murray-Safety Houston Texans

Week 7 @ Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 vs Los Angeles Rams

Murray was made to play some defensive snaps this week for Houston due to injuries in their secondary...and it didn’t go well. Arizona easily beat them 31-5. Murray played 17 defensive snaps and 20 special teams snaps recording a pair of solo tackles in the loss. It gets no easier this weekend against the Rams

Damien Wilson—Linebacker—Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 7 Bye

Week 8 @ Seattle Seahawks

Wilson and the Jags were on a bye week.

De’Vondre Campbell—Linebacker—Green Bay Packers

Week 7 vs Washington Football Team

Week 8 @ Arizona Cardinals

Campbell continues to blow up in a good way for the Pack this season. For the third week in a row he was praised in the postgame press conference by Aaron Rogers and for good reason as Campbell played all 72 defensive snaps, recoded ten solo tackles, three assisted tackles, and forced a pair of fumbles in the Packers win over WTF. It sets up one of the best games on paper in the NFL this season on Thursday night in Arizona in a homecoming for Campbell who was a Cardinal last season.

Blake Cashman—Linebacker—New York Jets

Week 7 @ New England Patriots

Week 8 vs Cincinnati Bengals

Cashman saw the most action he has all season playing 33 defensive snaps and 9 special teams snaps and recorded three solo tackles in the loss to the Patriots.

Antoine Winfield Jr. —Safety—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 7 vs Chicago Bears

Week 8 @ New Orleans Saints

Winfield returned to action after missing two games with a concussion and played 58 snaps against the Bears on Sunday. He recorded two solo tackles, an assisted tackle, earned a QB hit and forced a Justin Fields fumble in the blowout win.

Tyler Johnson-WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 7 vs Chicago Bears

Week 8 @ New Orleans Saints

Johnson saw the most action he has all season long on Sunday with a pair of Tampa WR’s out. He played 49 offensive snaps and was targeted twice by Tom Brady catching both passes for a total of 16 yards.

Carter Coughlin-LB-New York Giants

Week 7 vs Carolina Panthers

Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs (MNF)

Coughlin only saw five defensive snaps to go along with 22 special teams snaps in the win over Carolina. He recorded one assisted tackle.

Benjamin St. Juste—CB—Washington Football Team

Week 7 @ Green Bay Packers

Week 8 @ Denver Broncos

Benjamin St. Juste was back to a full workload against the Packers playin all but one defensive snap and adding six special teams snaps in the loss. He recorded three solo tackles.

Rashod Bateman—WR—Baltimore Ravens

Week 7 vs Cincinnati Bengals

Week 8 Bye

Week 2 of the Rashod Bateman NFL experience went about how week 1 went. He played 46 offensive snaps—one more than the previous week and was targeted six times, the same as the game against the Chargers. This time he made three catches instead of four, but they went for 80 yards against the Bengals including a 35 yard reception nearly tripling his earlier output.

Ryan Santoso —Kicker —Detroit Lions

Week 7 @ Los Angeles Rams

Week 8 vs Philadelphia Eagles

New week same story for Santoso. He was was on the Lions protected list in Week 7 not allowing a different NFL team to poach him from the Lions practice squad, but he was not called up and did not play in the Lions loss to the Rams. He most likely will be protected once more in Week 8, but it has yet to be officially announced.

Kamal Martin—LB—Carolina Panthers

Week 7 @ New York Giants

Week 8 @ Atlanta Falcons

Martin was back in the lineup after missing a week with a concussion. He played five defensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps recording his first tackle on the season in the loss to Carter Coughlin and the Giants.

Chris Williamson—CB—Atlanta Falcons

Week 7 @ Miami Dolphins

Week 8 vs Carolina Panthers

Williamson was promoted to the Falcons active roster for the second time this season last Sunday against the Dolphins and started at nickelback. He played 24 defensive snaps and 13 special teams snaps recording two solo tackles and an assisted tackle in the win.

With his two callups up Williamson either now must be signed to the Falcons active roster or be cut this week. On Monday Atlanta cut fellow CB TJ Green indicating that Williamson has a good chance to be added to the active 53-man roster for at least a few more weeks for Atlanta. Falcons coach Arthur Smith told the media

“All options are on the table,” said Smith when asked of Williamson. “We’ll know as the week goes on. Like I said, we feel pretty good about where we’re at with the health of our team right now, and so we feel like we’ll have options at the end of the week.”

Rodney Smith—RB—Free Agent

Smith remains a free agent but worked out on Tuesday for the New England Patriots. Will he be signed in New England? Only time will tell, but check back next week.