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Ex-Wolverines in the NFL: Week 11

Catch up with all your favorite ex-Wolverines in the NFL through Week 11 of the regular season. This week watched Jay Feely hit his 18th straight field goal, witnessed almost exclusively short passes by Chad Henne, and questioned the ruling on the field along with Tom Brady.

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

Feely scored nine points for the second week in a row as he nailed field goals from 21 and 32 yards (which gives him 18 in a row) as well as three extra points on Sunday. His kickoff performance left a little to be desired as only two of six went for touchbacks. Nonetheless, Feely continues to stand out and be a bright spot in Arizona 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 didn't do much on Sunday, but the Bills didn't need them to as they stomped all over the Jets. On the game, Alan recorded one assist and an illegal block following a Buffalo interception. Following the game on Sunday, Buffalo Rumblings took a look at the Bills' upcoming free agents that have the most to play for in the final five games of the season. Branch made the list, and this is what they had to say:

"[He's] a useful run-down defender, but his contract status may depend on how negotiations go with [fellow defensive lineman] Alex Carrington [who suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3]. His cause isn't helped much by solid rotational play from [other defensive linemen], either."

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's been inactive for most of the season, but he wasn't listed this week. However, I can't find anything saying he played, so there's a good chance he was activated and ended up just standing on the sidelines.

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

Jacksonville's one-game winning streak came to end on Sunday as Henne underwhelmed yet again. Even though the running game was the bigger issue for the Jags this week, Henne didn't do much to help, going 27 for 42 for 255 yards with one touchdown and two fourth-quarter interceptions. This week, a big problem for Henne seemed to be the deep ball, something he rarely threw: of his 42 pass attempts, only 15 traveled more than five yards. That's pretty bad, and Henne's teammates are starting to voice their unhappiness over not being targeted. Things aren't looking good for Chad in Jacksonville. I won't be surprised when he's cut this offseason.

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

It doesn't look like Denard played much outside of minimal special teams work, since he has no offensive stats from Sunday and one false start on a punt. I have no idea what Jacksonville's end game with Robinson is at this point, but every time it looks like they're going to use him more in the offense, they don't.

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

Hemingway continued to see his game action decrease as the Chiefs lost their first game of the season Sunday night. He recorded nothing in the way of stats, and until snap counts are released, I'll take a guess that he mainly played on special teams. It's too bad for him since during the preseason he seemed to have a legitimate shot at being a consistent option at wide receiver for the Chiefs this season.

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

After waiving Kovacs to make room on the 53-man roster, Miami decided to re-sign him to the practice squad this past week. This puts Jordan in the same position he was at the start of the season.

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

Seeing as if you go to any NFL news-related site right now there are multiple stories regarding Brady and the final play in the MNF game yesterday, I won't go into any detail and instead redirect you to a (biased) break down of the rules, a gif of the play in question, Tom screaming at the refs, the ref's explanation, and finally, Belichick's post-game reaction. If you don't want to click all those links, here's the gist of what happened: Brady and the Patriots were at the Panthers' 18-yard line with three seconds left in the game and trailing 24-20. Brady threw a pass into the end zone, Carolina intercepted the pass, a flag was thrown to indicate defensive pass interference, the refs huddled together, talked, decided to pick up the flag, and that ended the game. You'll have to decide for yourself whether or not it was the right call. Regardless, I'm sure Brady and the Pats would rather not be in that position to begin with, and nothing guarantees they'd score on the next play anyways. For the game, Brady finished 29 for 40 for 296 yards with one touchdown and the interception to end the game.

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

It's unclear to me how much playing time Mundy received on Sunday since he's lost his starting safety spot. Based on his statistical output (i.e. nothing), I'm go to hazard a guess and say minimal time on defense and just a bit more on special teams. Pretty disappointing state of affairs considering Mundy had a chance to prove himself this season.

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

Harris continued a streak of solid play for the Jets on Sunday with five solo tackles and four assists. Unfortunately, the offense is in disarray as New York fell to the lowly Bills, 34-17.

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

Campbell was inactive this week.

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

Things continue to fall apart for Avant in Philadelphia after he recorded only one catch for five yards on Sunday while receiving 52 offensive snaps (79%). According to Bleeding Green Nation, "[h]e just doesn't have it anymore. He drops passes and cannot get open. It is a shame, but he is not worthy of the snaps anymore."

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

After failing to stand out this season, Graham made his presence known on Sunday while playing for only 28 (34%, a season-high for Graham) defensive snaps. He recorded one solo tackle, "a crushing on the Redskins' RB." According to Pro Football Focus, he was one of the highest graded defensive players for Philly this week with a +0.9 grade.

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

Woodley sat out this week with a calf injury, but he's expected to be back for Week 12.

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

In the Raiders 28-23 victory against the Texans on Sunday, Woodson had himself a day on the stat sheet: five solo tackles, two assists, and two forced fumbles (you can watch one here). However, he didn't play mistake-free football (he got burned on a 42-yard touchdown reception) and could have had any even bigger day if he hadn't dropped "an interception right in his hands." Luckily for the Raiders, those plays didn't matter in the end.

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

The 49ers lost another close one this week, and offensive woes continue to plague the team. As we know with this year's Michigan team, struggles on offense can relate to poor offensive line play, and that's been part of the issue in San Francisco. Leading up to the game, Goodwin commented on San Fran's offensive line:

"Yeah. Our offensive line, I wouldn't take any other group. They're always looking to improve. So, there was some great instances in the past game where they played great. But, it doesn't matter. It's all about getting better, and those guys are fully committed to it to a man. I think we have a great group of guys there that work hard and are true blue-collar kind of guys."

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

After returning to action in Week 10, Manningham saw his role diminish in the 49ers' lackluster offense on Sunday. In the game, he recorded a single reception for eight yards while being targeted only four other times. Head coach Jim Harbaugh deflected questions in his post-game press conference regarding Mario's lack of action, so I guess only time will tell whether or not this becomes a trend.

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

St. Louis had their bye this week.

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

Omameh was inactive for the fifth straight week.

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

Martin continues to trudge through the 2013 season with the Titans. Last Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts, he recorded one tackle assist and a tackle on special teams. With playoffs hopes dwindling, Titans fans are already looking forward to the future, which hopefully includes more playing time for Martin.