It was a slow week for former Gophers in the NFL with several on their bye week. The highlight and lowlight of the week was the NFL debut of Mo Ibrahim—and the season ending hip injury he suffered on his sixth NFL snap. Get well soon Mo!
Other than that Tweze did his usual thing, as did Benji St. Juste.
Rashod Bateman—WR Baltimore Ravens
Daniel Faalele—OL—Baltimore Ravens
Week 7 vs Detroit Lions
Week 8 @ Arizona Cardinals
Bateman played 29 offensive snaps—nearly 50 % as the Ravens crushed the Lions. and one special teams snap against the Titans. He was targeted three times and caught two balls for 30 yards in the win.
Faalele came off the bench to play three offensive snaps and six special teams snaps in the rout.
Terrell Smith—CB—Chicago Bears
Week 7 vs Las Vegas Raiders
Week 8 @ Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday Night)
Smith missed his second straight game with mono.
De’ Vondre Campbell—LB—Green Bay Packers
Week 7 @ Denver Broncos
Week 8 vs Minnesota Vikings
Campbell missed his third straight game with a leg injury.
Blake Cashman—LB—Houston Texans
Eric Murray—S—Houston Texans
Week 7 BYE
Week 8 @ Carolina Panthers
The Texans were on bye last week.
Murray played nine snaps on defense and 3 on special teams. He did not record a stat.
Jordan Howden—S—New Orleans Saints
Week 7 vs Jacksonville Jaguars (Thursday)
Week 8 @ Indianapolis Colts
Howden came off the bench and played 15 defensive snaps and 23 special teams snaps in the loss to Jacksonville. He recorded one tackle.
Carter Coughlin—LB New York Giants
John Michael Schmitz-C-New York Giants
Week 7 vs Washington Commanders
Week 8 vs New York Jets
Coughlin played 26 special teams snaps and did not record a stat
Schmitz did not play for the third consecutive week due to his shoulder injury.
Boye Mafe—DL—Seattle Seahawks
Week 7 vs Arizona Cardinals
Week 8 vs Cleveland Browns
Mafe played 52 defensive snaps and three on special teams. He recorded three tackles, two of them solo. One was a sack, and he added a pass defense. Boye now has four sacks on the season.
Ko Kieft—TE—Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Antoine Winfield, JR—S-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 7 vs Atlanta Falcons
Week 8 @ Buffalo Bills (Thursday)
Kieft played 12 offensive snaps and 14 on special teams in the loss to Atlanta. He did not record a stat.
Winfield played 64 of a possible 65 defensive snaps and recorded seven tackles, four of them solo and added a pass defense.
Jack Gibbens—LB—Tennessee Titans
Week 7 Bye
Week 8 vs Atlanta Falcons
The Titans were on their bye.
Benjamin St. Juste—CB—Washington Commanders
Week 7 @ New York Giants
Week 8 vs Philadelphia Eagles
St. Juste played all 68 defensive snaps in their loss to the Giants He recorded five tackles, four of them solo and recorded a career high four pass defenses in the loss.
Mo Ibrahim—RB—Detroit Lions
Week 7 @Baltimore Ravens
Mo was resigned to the Lions practice squad last week after the linjuried to several of their other running backs. He was called up form the practice squad and made his NFL debut on playing six special teams snaps. Unfortunately on the 6th one he fielded a short kickoff by the Ravens and returned it for about 6 yards before he was hit awkwardly sending him flying and to the ground with an awful leg injury. He remained in Baltimore on Sunday night and had hip surgery and will obviously miss the remainder of the season—and who knows what this means for his NFL future. Another brutal blow for the star Goper.
Lions’ Mo Ibrahim suffered a very serious leg injury today on his first career touch.— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) October 22, 2023
Ibrahim is at the hospital undergoing surgery right now, according to HC Dan Campbell. pic.twitter.com/Sk0SUluJGE