Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 8 Recap


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    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football program has 27 former Hawkeyes on NFL rosters.

    Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux saw no action this weekend against the Lions, but has started every other game this season as well as the 2013 season. He is in his 10th season in the league. Babineaux was selected as a second round draft choice, 59th overall, by Atlanta in 2005.

    Conor Boffeli – OL – Chicago Bears: Bofelli was signed to the Bears’ practice squad on October 2, 2014.

    Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers: Bulaga started Sunday in Green Bay’s victory over the Saints. Early in the season Bulaga dealt with a knee injury that caused him to miss week two, but has started each game since then.

    Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler saw action Sunday against the Jets. He has played in each game this season and started in two of them. This weekend he recorded one reception, spanning 12 yards, for a touchdown. This is Chandler’s first reception for a touchdown this season.

    Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clayborn has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the 2014 season. He has started 36 career games.

    Colin Cole – DL – Carolina Panthers: Cole saw action in Sunday’s match-up against the Seahawks. This is the first game of the season that Cole has not started or recorded any statistics. Prior to this weekend he has started the past 22 games since the 2013 season. This is Cole’s tenth year in the league.

    Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels Sunday against the Saints tallying six tackles. He has started each game of the 2014 season and preseason.

    A.J. Edds – LB – New York Jets: Edds, saw action in this weekend’s contest against the Bills and recorded one tackle. This is Edds 4th season in the league.

    James Ferentz – OL – Houston Texans: Ferentz is a member of the Texans’ practice squad.

    C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Houston Texans: Fiedorowicz, selected by the Texans with the first pick in the third round (65th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, saw action in this weekend’s game against the Titans. He has seen action in each game of his rookie season except for week two.

    Bradley Fletcher – DB – Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher started in this weekend’s contest against the Cardinals recording three tackles. Fletcher has started every game of the 2014 season. This is Fletcher’s sixth year in the league and second with the Eagles.

    Adam Gettis – G – Pittsburgh Steelers: Gettis was signed to the Steeler’s practice squad on October 15, 2014. Gettis previously played one season with the Washington Redskins.

    Charles Godfrey – DB – Atlanta Falcons: The Carolina Panthers had a bye during week 8. Godfrey has seen action in each game and has a total of 19 tackles this season. He signed with the Falcons on Oct. 28.

    Shonn Greene – RB – Tennessee Titans: This is Greene’s first week returning and starting after being out for the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Though he had limited participation in practice, he was able to return and rush for one yard Sunday against the Texans.

    Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings:Greenway started this weekend against the Buccanees and recorded nine tackles. This is his second week back in the action after being out for three weeks with a hand/rib injury.

    Anthony Hitchens – LB – Dallas Cowboys: Hitchens, selected by the Cowboys during the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, saw action in Sunday’s game against the Redskins. Hitchens has a total of 21 tackles this season.

    Micah Hyde – CB – Green Bay Packers: Hyde, Packers fifth-round pick, started Sunday against the Saints. He notched seven tackles, making this the sixth consecutive week he has tallied five or more tackles this season. Hyde has started each game this seven of eight games this season.

    Christian Kirksey – LB – Cleveland Browns: Kirksey, selected by the Browns during the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft saw action Sunday against the Raiders recording four tackles. Kirksey has a total of 36 tackles and two sacks this season.

    Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Klug saw action Sunday against the Texans tallying two tackles. He is in his fourth season with the Titans.

    James Morris – LB – New England Patriots: Morris is on the Patriots’ reserved/injured list. Morris was the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles, 10 ½ sacks and six interceptions as a three-year starter. He finished second on the team with 107 total tackles. Morris signed with the Patriots on May 16, 2014.

    Brandon Myers – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Myers saw action in this weekend’s game against the Vikings. He recorded one reception for three yards. Myers currently has a total of 16 receiving yards for 139 yards this season.

    Shaun Prater – DB – Minnesota Vikings: In his third year in the league, Prater saw action this weekend against the Buccaneers and notched one tackle. This is Prater’s second year in the league. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Riley Reiff – OL – Detroit Lions: Reiff has started every game for the Lions since the beginning of the 2013 season, including Sunday against the Falcons. Reiff was Detroit’s first round pick in 2012, marking the third-straight season an Iowa player was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

    Jeff Tarpinian – LB – Houston Texans: Tarpinian is out with a knee injury and did not see any action this weekend against the Titans. Per an October 23rd report, he did not participate in practice. Tarpinian has seen action in every other game this season.

    Matt Tobin – OL – Philadelphia Eagles: Tobin started Sunday against the Cardinals. Tobin has started each game this season since his Week 4 debut when he filled in for an injured Evan Mathis at left guard. This is Tobin’s second year in the league.

    Julian Vandervelde – G – Philadelphia Eagles: Vandervelde was re-signed to the Eagles’ practice squad on October 14, 2014. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 during the fifth-round of the NFL draft and was a member of their practice squad in 2012. A back injury that required surgery resulted in his initial release from the team.

    Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens: Yanda started in Sunday’s game against the Bengals. He was selected by the Ravens in the third round (86th overall). Yanda has made 95 career starts for the Ravens out of 106 games.

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