Monday, August 12, 2013

Marshall in the NFL: Preseason Week 1

Weekly review of Marshall alumni in the National Football League.

1. Daniel Baldridge, Offensive Tackle, Tennessee Titans

Taking his place as the Tennessee Titans backup left tackle, Daniel Baldridge helped reserve quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Rusty Smith complete 10 of 15 pass attempts for 98 yards and one touchdown. Tennessee's second team offensive line also held the Washington Redskins defense without a sack.

One other note, Baldridge has started a second career as a country music artist. 

2. Ahmad Bradshaw, Running Back, Indianapolis Colts

Ahmad Bradshaw was activated from the physically unable to preform list on Monday but, not before the the Indianapolis Colts 44-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills this weekend.

3. Omar Brown, Safety, Baltimore Ravens

Omar Brown was held out of the Ravens week one preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an undisclosed injury.

4. Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Philadelphia Eagles

Playing in the Philadelphia Eagles new 3-4 defense, Vinny Curry registered two tackles, two quarterback hurries, and a half sack on New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow. The Eagles official website called Curry's play "relentless".  

5. Aaron Dobson, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots

In his first game as a professional Aaron Dobson played with the Patriots first team offense, catching both passes thrown his way for 35 yards. 

6. Mario Harvey, Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts

Mario Harvey sat out the Colts first preseason game while recovering from a mild hamstring injury.

7. Johnny Jones, Defensive Tackle, Oakland Raiders

In a 19-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Johnny Jones did not record any stats.

8. Albert McClellan, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

Competing for a starting job at inside linebacker, Albert McClellan failed to register a tackle in Baltimore's preseason opener against Tampa Bay.

9. Doug Legursky, Guard/Center, Buffalo Bills

Doug Legursky is fighting to become the Bills starting left guard but he only received second team reps during Sunday's game at Indianapolis.  

10. Lee Smith, Tight End, Buffalo Bills

Playing with Buffalo's first and second team offense, Lee Smith caught one pass for two yards in the Bills first preseason game. 

11. C.J. Spillman, Safety, San Francisco 49ers

C.J. Spillman delivered a number of big hits in the San Francisco 49ers 10-6 loss to the Denver Broncos. In total Spillman recorded four tackles from his spot at safety and special teams.

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