The third week of NFL games is complete. Here’s a look at how all the former Arizona Wildcats around the league fared in Week 3.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gronk’s streak of multiple touchdowns in a game came to an end Sunday when the Buccaneers fell to the Los Angeles Rams 34-24. The formidable tight end briefly left the game with a reported rib injury.
Gronk still had a productive day, recording four receptions for 55 yards including a long of 26 yards.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Monday that Gronk’s x-rays were negative and that he’s likely to play in Tampa Bay’s game at New England this coming Sunday.
X-rays on Bucs’ TE Rob Gronkowski’s ribs today were negative, per sources. Gronkowski looks likely to play Sunday night’s return game to New England.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2021
It’s sure to be an emotional homecoming in Foxborough.
Dane Cruikshank, S, Tennessee Titans
Cruikshank had six tackles, a career high, in Tennessee’s 25-16 win over Indianapolis. Cruikshank was also third among all Titans defensive players in tackles.
It’s still early in the season but Cruikshank could be lining himself up for a huge pay day when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
It was all once a dream, praise to the most high pic.twitter.com/TZAUoqDMEi— Dane Cruikshank (@Dane2Smoove) September 28, 2021
Nick Folk, K, New England Patriots
Folk was one of the lone bright spots in New England’s 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints, connecting on both of his field goal attempts as well as an extra point. Folk has now made 35 straight field goals.
Gary Brightwell, RB, New York Giants
The rookie had one carry for four yards in New York’s 17-14 loss to Atlanta.
J.J. Taylor, RB, New England Patriots
Taylor had one carry for two yards in New England’s loss to the Saints. He also had two receptions for three yards.
Roy Lopez, DT, Houston Texans
Lopez recorded one tackle in 35 snaps in Houston’s 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, DB, San Francisco 49ers
Flannigan-Fowles did not play in San Francisco’s 30-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Nick Foles, QB, Chicago Bears
The bad news: Foles still hasn’t played through Chicago’s first three games, the latest a 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns in which Justin Fields went 6-26.
The good news: Foles is under consideration to play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, according to Bears head coach Matt Nagy.
Bears’ HC Matt Nagy told reporters today that all three QBs - Justin Fields, Nick Foles and Andy Dalton - are under consideration to start in Week 4 against the Lions.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2021
Foles was none too pleased with Chicago’s offensive production Sunday, at one point telling an injured Andy Dalton, “This offense just isn’t working.”
Maybe Foles is the change the Bears need to turn their fortunes around.