I have some updates on Georgia Tech rookies in the NFL. Please share with your friends, especially those who enjoy reading about Georgia Tech rookies in the NFL.
Baltimore rookie running back Anthony Allen gained 34 yards on five carries with a touchdown in the Ravens’ 34-13 win over Kansas City. All of the carries were in the Ravens’ final two possessions. Interestingly, Baltimore got the ball back on an interception with less than 1:30 to play and leading 24-13. From the Kansas City 41-yard line, the Ravens completed a 38-yard pass, and then, two timeouts and three plays later, Allen banged it from the 1-yard line with eight seconds left. Coach John Harbaugh said he wasn’t trying to run up the score but just wanted to give players like Allen a chance to show what they can do.
A Baltimore Sun blog says he needs to do a better job of holding onto the ball, but that he’d be a worthy practice squad addition.
In the same game, former Tech running back Mike Cox ran four times for 13 yards and caught a pass for eight yards.
Cox’s brother Lucas caught one pass for the Falcons, for 10 yards in the fourth quarter, in their 15-13 loss to Jacksonville Friday. This is late, but my colleague D. Orlando Ledbetter said in his game preview that Cox is a practice squad candidate.
Wide receiver Kevin Cone did not play. I’m not sure if he was injured.
Joshua Nesbitt made a special teams tackle for Buffalo against Denver in the third quarter. Linebacker Brad Jefferson got an assist on a tackle in the fourth quarter. Nesbitt has been switched from quarterback to safety, which, given the depth at quarterback, is probably a boon to his chances.
Dallas cornerback Mario Butler was in in the second quarter and made a first-down preventing tackle and defensed a third-down pass in the fourth quarter in the Cowboys’ 20-7 loss to San Diego Sunday. Early playing time is, broadly speaking, a good sign for one’s chances.
New York Giants safety Jerrard Tarrant plays Monday night against Chicago at 8 p.m EDT.
By Ken Sugiura, AJC