Ex-Wolverines in the NFL: Week 10

Thearon W. Henderson

Catch up with all your favorite ex-Wolverines in the NFL through Week 10 of the regular season. This week watched Chad Henne do everything in his power to help the Jaguars NOT win, witnessed the return of Mario Manningham, and made it 100% clear that all future Wolverines in the NFL need to pray and wish and hope that the New York Giants don't draft or sign them. It's been an ugly year for the trio of Michigan men stuck on the Giants.

Jay Feely (K, Undrafted in 1999, Arizona Cardinals):

After a week of rest, Feely returned to action this week and picked up right where he left off. Against the Texans on Sunday, Jay accounted for nine points: two field goals of 35 and 25 yards as well as three extra points. His kickoff performance was average with only one of six being touchbacks. Regardless, Feely continues to have a solid year after a rough preseason.

Kenny Demens (ILB, Undrafted in 2013, Arizona Cardinals):

Demens is on the practice squad in Arizona.

Alan Branch (DT, 33rd in 2007 to Cardinals, Buffalo Bills):

Branch continues to fill a rotational role on Buffalo's D-line. Against the Steelers this week, he recorded one solo tackle and two assists. This seems to be about as much as he'll do in any game this season.

Craig Roh (DE, Undrafted in 2013, Carolina Panthers):

Roh is on the practice squad in Carolina.

Tim Jamison (DE, Undrafted in 2009, Houston Texans):

Jamison was inactive this week.

Chad Henne (QB, 57th in 2008 to Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars):

On Sunday, Henne and the Jaguars upset the Titans and surprised most of the football world with a 29-27 victory, their first on the season. However, Chad didn't help the cause, going 14 for 23 for 180 yards and two interceptions. His most successful play was taking a knee to end the game. But as the saying goes, there's no "Henne" in "TEAM," and the Jags ended up winning with zero help from their quarterback.

Denard Robinson (WR, 135th in 2013 to Jaguars, Jacksonville Jaguars):

In the Jaguars shocking win, Denard didn't receive much playing time as the team's No. 2 running back. However, he didn't help his cause by fumbling on his third rushing attempt. Robinson did recover the ball, but he only gained three yards on four carries in Jacksonville's first win of 2013. It's unclear at this point if the Jaguars have enough faith in Denard to use him regularly (since he continues to fumble and fumble and fumble).

Junior Hemingway (WR, 238th in 2012 to Chiefs, Kansas City Chiefs):

Kansas City had their bye this week.

Jordan Kovacs (S, Undrafted in 2013, Miami Dolphins):

The Dolphins waived Kovacs this week to promote another safety to the 53-man roster. It's likely that Miami will try to resign him to their practice squad if he clears waivers. If they don't, I wouldn't mind seeing him in Honolulu Blue and Silver, since the Detroit Lions' secondary could some extra help/depth.

Tom Brady (QB, 199th in 2000 to Patriots, New England Patriots):

New England had their bye this week.

David Baas (C, 33rd in 2005 to 49ers, New York Giants):

I missed this over two weeks ago, but David's season is over after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Along with Stevie Brown, this is the second ex-Wolverine on the Giants to have a disappointing, season-ending injury.

Ryan Mundy (S, 194th in 2008 to Steelers, New York Giants):

It seems Mundy won't regain his starting spot at safety any time soon, a spot he gained after replacing Stevie Brown to start the season. He played on only 13 defensive snaps this week and recorded one tackle. With the demotion of Mundy, the Giants are officially a black hole for any former University of Michigan football player.

David Harris (ILB, 47th in 2007 to Jets, New York Jets):

New York had their bye this week.

William Campbell (RG, 178th in 2013 to Jets, New York Jets):

New York had their bye this week.

Jason Avant (WR, 109th in 2006 to Eagles, Philadelphia Eagles):

The Eagles stole a game against the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers on Sunday, but Avant failed to be much of a factor. He caught two receptions for 25 yards and a missed holding call probably kept him from catching a touchdown pass.

Brandon Graham (LB, 13th in 2010 to Eagles, Philadelphia Eagles):

Week 10 Brandon Graham mirrored Week 9 Brandon Graham as he put up the exact same stat total: one tackle assist and a kickoff return on a squib kick before half time. Graham continues to do nothing in Philadelphia, and his situation doesn't look like it'll change this season.

LaMarr Woodley (OLB, 46th in 2007 to Steelers, Pittsburgh Steelers):

Before leaving the game with an injury in the second half, "Woodley was dominant against the run, and helped push the pocket in the passing game, helping contribute to a miserable passing performance for E.J. Manuel," according to Behind the Steel Curtain. Woodley's status is unknown. Hopefully it's nothing too serious since he "had been playing one of the better games he's had this season in run support."

Charles Woodson (FS, 4th in 1998 to Raiders, Oakland Raiders):

Woodson couldn't carry his team to a victory against the lowly Giants this week. Charles and the Raiders defense kept the game within striking distance, but the offense failed to do anything in the fourth quarter. On the day, Charles finished with five solo tackles and two assists.

Jonathan Goodwin (C, 154th in 2002 to Jets, San Francisco 49ers):

Goodwin played on every offensive snap for the 49ers this week and continues to be the most consistent ex-Wolverine offensive lineman in the NFL. However, San Francisco struggled this week in an ugly, 10-9 loss against the Panthers, and following the game, Goodwin commented, "You can sit here and talk about a lot of things that we did, our rhythm being off or whatever. But at the end of the day, they executed better than us."

Mario Manningham (WR, 95th in 2008 to Giants, San Francisco 49ers):

Manningham returned to action this week and played on 42 snaps -- the second most for 49ers wideouts on Sunday. He finished the game with three receptions for 30 yards which ended up being the best receiver output for San Francisco in a day full of struggles on offense. After sitting out the entire season up to this point, it looks like Manningham will be taking over the No. 2 wide receiver spot moving forward.

Jake Long (LT, 1st in 2008 to Dolphins, St. Louis Rams):

The Rams annihilated the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts on Sunday by a score of 38-8. Everything seemed to go right for St. Louis, and I haven't been able to find any complaints in terms of Long's performance. The Rams offense did whatever it wanted to in this one, and Long didn't stick out like a sore thumb for a change.

Patrick Omameh (G, Undrafted in 2013, Tampa Bay Buccaneers):

Omameh was inactive for the fourth straight week.

Mike Martin (DT, 82nd in 2012 to Titans, Tennessee Titans):

Martin enrolled at the University of Michigan the year after Chad Henne left, and on Sunday, Mike greeted his fellow alumnus with a sack for a loss of three yards. He added another solo tackle against the Jaguars in the Titans disappointing loss. Martin doesn't receive a ton of playing time, but from what I can gather, he's performed well in his limited role.

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