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Ex-Wolverines in the NFL: Week 13

Catch up with all your favorite ex-Wolverines in the NFL through Week 13 of the regular season. This week watched Brandon Graham do A LOT with only 13 snaps, witnessed another Tom Brady comeback, and cheered as Junior Hemingway caught his second touchdown this season (albeit in a loss).


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

The Cardinals lost by three against the Eagles on Sunday, but Feely never had a chance to tie the game with a field goal. His game action occurred only on kickoffs and extra points: one of four kickoffs went for a touchback and he made all three of his XP attempts.

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 played on a lot of snaps - 50 to be exact - in the Bills' overtime loss on Sunday. With more playing time than usual, he finished with six solo tackles and three assists. His contract expires at the end of this year, and since he's a situational player in Buffalo's defense, Buffalo Ramblings thinks it might be time to move on from the 29-year old defensive tackle.

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):

Henne turned in his most impressive performance this season to help the Jags win their third in four games. He finished 22 for 40 for 195 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. That doesn't look all that great, but Henne led the offense on the game-winning drive, capped by a 20-yard touchdown reception with 40 seconds left in the game. Winning is great and all, but as a Lions fan, sometimes winning garbage games at the end of the year hurt more than they help (i.e. draft position).

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

Denard didn't record any offensive stats in the Jags win on Sunday. His only notable play came on special teams, when he helped stop a Cleveland punt return.

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

Hemingway finally did something! In a loss to the Denver Broncos, Junior helped the Chiefs strike first with a 17-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. The catch was Hemingway's fifth on the season, and his second for a touchdown (the first coming in Week 1 against the Jags). He added two more before the end of the game to finish with three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown.

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

Kovacs is on the practice squad in Miami.

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

For whatever reason, the Pats trailed the struggling Texans 17-7 at halftime on Sunday, and Brady needed to engineer another comeback to give New England a 34-31 victory. He recorded a 78.2% completion percentage in the second half and finished the game 29 for 41 for 371 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Outside of Week 13, if you're interested in a good read about the Belichick-Brady-era in New England, take a look at this article at Pats Pulpit exploring the hatred towards the Pats due to their success.

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

Mundy didn't play much on Sunday night against the Washington Redskins. He finished the game with a tackle assist during special teams play.

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

In a 23-3 loss against the Dolphins this week, Harris was one of the few (if not the only) bright spots for the Jets as he was the only member of New York's defense to play all 81 snaps and led the team with 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists).

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):

Quarterback Nick Foles spread the love against the Cardinals this week, targeting five Eagles six times and Avant four times. Of those four targets, Jason caught one for 20 yards. Unfortunately, the only play that stood out for Avant in the game was an illegal block above the waist penalty that nullified a 35-yard Philadelphia gain. It looks like Avant's role will continue to diminish due to his lack of production as the Eagles try to make the playoffs.

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

On Sunday against the Cardinals, Graham had his best game of the year as he helped the Eagles win their fourth in a row and put them into a tie for first place in the NFC East. On only 13 snaps, Graham recorded two tackles with one assist and two sacks. That's pretty darn good for being on the field for 13 plays. Hopefully his standout performance propels Graham into more playing time as the Eagles fight for their division.

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

Woodley remained on the inactive list for the third straight week due to a calf injury. He missed the Steelers' near victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the evening Turkey Day game.

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

In the afternoon Thanksgiving game, Woodson and the Raiders defense squandered an early lead to lose 31-24 against the Dallas Cowboys. Charles finished the game with four tackles to his name and nothing else. Still, there's no denying the solid play from the 37-year old veteran this year, and with Oakland's season over except for draft pick jockeying, most expect Woodson to receive another one-year contract for 2014.

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

Goodwin played on all 67 offensive snaps for the 49ers in a 23-13 win against the Rams on Sunday.

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

With the return of San Fran's star wideout, Michael Crabtree, Manningham watched his role and playing time diminish as the team's third receiver (and likely fourth, at best, receiving option). On 16 offensive snaps, he recorded no stats and no targets as far as I can tell. It'll be interesting to see how many looks Manningham receives as the 49ers try to lock up a Wild Card spot.

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

On Sunday against the 49ers, Long played what could be his final snap for 2013 after suffering a concussion in the third quarter following helmet-to-helmet contact with a teammate. Since the Rams aren't going to the playoffs, there doesn't seem to be any reason for Long to return this year if he's not 100%.

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

Omameh was inactive for the sixth straight week.

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

Martin was inactive for the second straight week.