Bruins in the NFL: week 6 performances

Bruins in the NFL: week 6 performances
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, celebrating a sack earlier this season, had six tackles against the Lions on Sunday. (Adam Bettcher / Getty Images)

UCLA plays Saturdays, but the school has some former players who take the field on Sundays. Here's the weekly update featuring former Bruins and what they did in their NFL games:

Akeem Ayers, fourth-year linebacker for the Tennessee Titans: Ayers has played in just two games this season and was a healthy scratch on Sunday. The Titans narrowly avoided losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 16-14.


Anthony Barr, rookie linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings: Barr had six tackles in the Vikings' 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Nate Chandler, third-year offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers: Chandler started at right tackle in the Panther's 37-37 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals. Carolina rushed 147 yards.

Derrick Coleman, third-year fullback for the Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks were upset by the Dallas Cowboys, 30-23, and Coleman didn't record any stats.

Joseph Fauria, second-year tight end for the Detroit Lions: Fauria has played in just three games this season after he injured his ankle trying to get his dog to stop peeing in the house. Yes, you read that correctly. Fauria didn't see the field, and the Lions knocked off the Vikings, 17-3.

Kai Forbath, third-year kicker for Washington: Some former UCLA kickers are having a good weekend. Washington lost, 30-20, but Forbath hit both of his field-goal attempts.

Cory Harkey, third-year tight end for the St. Louis Rams: The Rams play the San Francisco 49ers tonight on Monday Night Football.

Mike Harris, third-year offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings: Harris didn't appear to play in the Vikings' 17-3 loss to the Lions.

Datone Jones, second-year defensive end for the Green Bay Packers: Because of an ankle injury, Jones was inactive in the Packers' 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Maurice Jones-Drew, ninth-year running back for the Oakland Raiders: After missing several games to recover from surgery on his right hand, Jones-Drew seems firmly entrenched as Oakland's backup running back. Darren McFadden is earning the bulk of the carries. Jones-Drew ran four times for 30 yards and caught a pass in Oakland's 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Marcedes Lewis, ninth-year tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars: Lewis was placed on the Jaguars' injured reserve/designated to return list three weeks ago with an ankle injury, so he didn't play in Jacksonville's 16-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Jeff Locke, second-year punter for the Minnesota Vikings: Locke had another good game, punting the ball seven times and averaging 42.3 yards per punt in the Vikings' 17-3 loss to the Lions.

Cassius Marsh, rookie defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks: Marsh seemed to be earning some playing time, but didn't record any stats in the Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Cowboys.

Rahim Moore, fourth-year free safety for the Denver Broncos: The Broncos won big over the New York Jets, 31-17, but Moore had just three tackles on the night.

Logan Paulsen, fifth-year tight end for Washington: Paulsen got playing time but didn't record any stats in Washington's 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.


Matthew Slater, seventh-year wide receiver for the New England Patriots: Slater, the Patriots' special teams ace, didn't record any stats in the 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Xavier Su'a-Filo, rookie offensive guard for the Houston Texans: Su'a-Filo got the first start of his NFL career when the Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, 33-28. Houston ran for 136 yards.

Alterraun Verner, fifth-year cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs got smoked by the Baltimore Ravens, 48-17. Verner recorded just three tackles, and Tampa Bay's defense gave up 475 offensive yards.

Christian Yount, fourth-year center for the Cleveland Browns: The Browns brought in another long snapper to compete with Yount last week, but the fourth-year player seems to have regained his starting spot. He didn't record any mistakes in Cleveland's 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Two former Bruins have been placed on injured reserve and will not be playing this season. Those players are rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Steelers) and rookie wide receiver Shaquelle Evans (New York Jets).

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