Another week of NFL action is in the books for all the former Arizona Wildcats in the league. Here’s a roundup of how they performed, in no particular order.
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gronk had just one reception in Tampa Bay’s 26-14 win over Minnesota but it was a big one: a two-yard touchdown catch that put the Buccaneers up three possessions early in the fourth quarter. The veteran tight end now has five touchdown grabs on the season.
Nick Folk, New England Patriots
Folk converted his 21st consecutive field goal, a 29-yarder, in an otherwise quiet night for the Patriots, who lost 24-3 to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.
That boosts Folk’s season field goal percentage to 91.3, the second highest of his career.
Will Parks, Denver Broncos
Parks made his presence felt all over Denver’s 32-27 win over Carolina, recording six tackles including a sack and tackle for loss. Parks, who was picked up by the Broncos on Dec. 2 after being waived by Philadelphia, clearly fits in better with the Denver defense, a group he played with during his first four NFL seasons.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, San Francisco 49ers
Flannigan-Fowles recorded one tackle in San Francisco’s 23-15 loss to the Washington Football Team. Flannigan-Fowles now has five tackles this year for the 49ers, who are on track to miss the playoffs a year after making the Super Bowl.
Nick Foles, Chicago Bears,
Foles watched from the sidelines as Mitchell Trubisky led Chicago to a 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans. Trubisky appears to have the starting quarterback role locked up through the remainder of the season.
J.J. Taylor, New England Patriots
The rookie running back did not play Thursday in New England’s loss to the Rams, but that didn’t stop Taylor from sending a message away from the field. The Corona, California native wore cleats labeled “Stomp Out Bullying,” part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative. Taylor told Patriots.com that he wants to one day be a teacher who improves the lives of younger generations.
Jace Whittaker, Arizona Cardinals
Whittaker remains on the Cardinals practice squad, where he was recently joined by another former Wildcat, P.J. Johnson.
Dane Cruikshank, Tennessee Titans
Cruikshank is out the remainder of the year due to a groin injury he suffered during week 10.