Through the first three weeks of the National Football League preseason, several former Razorbacks returned to the field while others made their professional debut.
A total of 25 former Razorbacks are currently on NFL rosters. Out of the 25, a total of 21 have participated in preseason contests, with the rookies shining thus far.
After leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles in 2014, Washington Redskins rookie linebacker Martrell Spaight has picked up right where he left off. Spaight registered a team-high-tying six tackles in Washington’s 20-17 win over Cleveland, following up with a team-high five tackles in a 21-17 win over Detroit. He currently leads the Redskins with 11 tackles.
Other rookie notables include New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers and San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Darius Philon. Flowers opened his rookie campaign by sacking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Patriots’ 22-11 loss to the Packers. Philon also found himself in the backfield, registering a sack in the first half of San Diego’s 22-19 victory over Arizona in Week 3.
Jacksonville defensive end Chris Smith is the third #ProHog to tally a sack which came in the Jaguars’ 22-12 loss to the New York Giants in Week 3. Entering his fourth season, New Orleans linebacker Jerry Franklin is tied for third in tackles among Saints defenders, collecting eight through two games.
On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton reeled in four receptions for 49 yards in his debut with Miami in Week 2 while Buffalo tight end Chris Gragg had three catches for 56 yards during Buffalo’s game-winning touchdown drive in the final minutes at Cleveland in Week 3.
A couple of former #TrenchHogs have found their way into starting roles. Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters and Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson have each recorded starts in their first two preseason games, while Alvin Bailey earned a start at left guard for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.
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