DeForest Buckner

Colts traded for DeForest Buckner to combat against Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson

Colts traded for DeForest Buckner to combat against Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson

It’s not always who you trade, but how the deal gets done. 

This is evident in the recent trade of former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner, who went from the San Francisco 49ers to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

What message did this trade send to the rest of the AFC? The former first round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft spent the first four seasons of his professional career in San Francisco. While he had a down year in 2019, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound defensive lineman was still highly productive and disruptive through his first three seasons, which featured a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018 .

Buckner is a problem, in the best way imaginable, and that might just be reason enough why the Colts sought after him.

We hear about this all the time: For example, the Jets, Dolphins and Bills won’t have to deal with Tom Brady running the AFC East for the next two years. 

The AFC quarterback situation is tough enough with the young, three-headed monster that is Lamar Jackson (Baltimore), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City) and Deshaun Watson (Houston).

Instead of using Indianapolis’s 13th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on perhaps the quarterback of their future (after getting shell-shocked by Andrew Luck’s retirement and as they don’t have any at this moment under contract after next season), the Colts used that pick and traded for a defensive lineman. A good one, yes, but still. This trade meant more than just the future of their franchise, but also that the Colts want to win and win now.

The Athletic’s Zak Keefer discussed this more in a recent article:

And don’t think for a second Mahomes and [Texans quarterback Deshaun] Watson didn’t factor into this trade. [Colts general manager Chris] Ballard knows the QBs in the AFC his team will have to face in the coming years, how dangerous they are in and out of the pocket and the quickest way to corral them: with pressure straight up the middle. That’s precisely how Buckner got a solo sack on Mahomes in the Super Bowl. That’s why the Colts brought him to Indy. — Zak Keefer

After signing quarterback Philip Rivers to a one-year worth roughly $25 million dollar deal, one can put the pieces together that they weren’t planning on drafting a quarterback this season. At least, not in the early rounds. Plus, it would be unlikely Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert would fall to them at No. 13.

NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Brian Witt also contributed his thoughts on the trade:

In acquiring Buckner and Rivers -- and the money spent to do so -- the Colts essentially are risking their long-term future for a chance at immediate contention. — Brian Witt

Case in point, the Colts want to win and think they can do so this upcoming season. The 49ers? Perhaps thinking more long term.

Arik Armstead sad to see Ducks & 49ers teammate DeForest Buckner go

Arik Armstead sad to see Ducks & 49ers teammate DeForest Buckner go

This past Monday was a bittersweet one for many Oregon Duck fans, but most of all former player Arik Armstead.

Hours after he agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract to remain with the San Francisco 49ers, Armstead's Oregon and 49er teammate DeForest Buckner was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, becoming the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL in the process.

The Niners drafted Armstead (17th overall) and Buckner (7th overall) in back-to-back drafts to anchor the defensive line. They ultimately became one of the best defensive lines in the NFL with the arrival of Nick Bosa this past season, resulting in coming up just short of winning a Super Bowl. 

 Armstead was sad to see his teammate of seven of the past eight seasons go. 

"It was a crazy day, you know, super excited that he got that payday," Armstead told NFL Network's Sam Wyche on Wednesday. "Wish it was with us, you know, DeFo and I have been playing alongside each other for so many years now, so it was definitely a weird day. Mixed emotions. Super happy for him that he got that payday and I know he's going to do great things out there, but definitely wish we were still playing together and continuing our careers together."

Despite the trade, Armstead's still ecstatic to remain a 49er. 

"Man, it's amazing," Armstead said. "I really didn't want to be anywhere else. I'm from Sacramento. The 49ers drafted me five years ago, and going through the process, I never really imagined myself anywhere else, so it wasn't necessarily about the money for me. I wanted to be in San Fran and try to get back to the Super Bowl."

If Armstead can continue his stellar play from last season, and the Niners use the draft capital received from the trade wisely, perhaps the Niners will be back in the Super Bowl again this season.

Former Duck DeForest Buckner shares farewell message to 49ers

Former Duck DeForest Buckner shares farewell message to 49ers

The next step in former Oregon football stud DeForest Buckner’s NFL career is here.

Buckner had a long, promising career at Oregon. From 2012-2015, he was a headache for opposing offensive lines, quarterbacks recording multiple-sack games in his senior season.

Buckner’s collegiate play resulted in being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

For the next four seasons, this defensive line would grow into one of the best in NFL history. From a 2-14 season Buckner’s rookie year, to a Super Bowl run, he helped turned that defense around.

On Monday, March 16, his reign of terror in a 49ers uniform had run its course. 

[RELATED]: Former Duck DeForest Buckner traded to the Indianapolis Colts.

On Tuesday, Buckner said thank you to the organization that took a chance on him back in 2016.

“I want to thank the 49ers Organization for taking a chance on me 4 years ago…”

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I want to thank the 49ers Organization for taking a chance on me 4 years ago. You’ve given me the opportunity to live my dream and start my own legacy. It’s been one hell of a journey, from 2-14 my rookie year to the Super Bowl this past season. Looking back on everything, I can proudly say that every time I stepped on the field I gave it everything I had. Win or Lose I was always proud to wear the Red and Gold. I’ve built so many lifelong relationships with coaches, teammates, staff members, and fans in the Bay Area. I just want to thank you all for helping me grow as a man, friend, and teammate. The Faithful will always have a special place in my heart. Colts Nation, I can’t wait to get this thing rollin! I’m bringing everything I got to Indy!!

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The 2015 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year is off to the next chapter in his professional career.

You can watch his college highlights below:

Arik Armstead bids farewell to teammate, friend & roommate DeForest Buckner

Arik Armstead bids farewell to teammate, friend & roommate DeForest Buckner

Two Oregon Duck legends, former college roommates, drafted to the same NFL team separated by just one year and now their reign of terror as a duo in the NFL has run its course.

San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner are parting ways as of Monday, March 16.

[RELATED]: Former Oregon Duck Arik Armstead signs 5-year, $85 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers

[RELATED]: Former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner traded to Indianapolis Colts

Armstead was the No. 17 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft; Buckner the No. 7 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The two have been side-by-side throughout their collegiate and professional careers. 

Unfortunately, their time is up.

Armstead posting a heartfelt message to Buckner on Twitter on Monday afternoon:

Social media was quick to share their feelings, as well:

 

Social media reacts to Oregon alum DeForest Buckner traded to the Colts

Social media reacts to Oregon alum DeForest Buckner traded to the Colts

It's been quite the day for former Oregon Ducks.

Shortly after defensive lineman Arik Armstead got a 5-year contract worth up to $85 million to remain with the San Francisco 49ers, his Oregon teammate DeForest Buckner got traded to the Indianapolis Colts. With the trade, Buckner will be the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL behind Aaron Donald from the Los Angeles Rams. In exchange for the reigning Bill Walsh award winner, the Colts gave up the 13th-overall selection in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. 

The Niners drafted Buckner with the seventh-overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished this past year with 7.5 sacks in the regular season, and 1.5 sacks in the Super Bowl.

Buckner thanked the 49ers organization on Instagram.

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I want to thank the 49ers Organization for taking a chance on me 4 years ago. You’ve given me the opportunity to live my dream and start my own legacy. It’s been one hell of a journey, from 2-14 my rookie year to the Super Bowl this past season. Looking back on everything, I can proudly say that every time I stepped on the field I gave it everything I had. Win or Lose I was always proud to wear the Red and Gold. I’ve built so many lifelong relationships with coaches, teammates, staff members, and fans in the Bay Area. I just want to thank you all for helping me grow as a man, friend, and teammate. The Faithful will always have a special place in my heart. Colts Nation, I can’t wait to get this thing rollin! I’m bringing everything I got to Indy!!

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The move had a mostly positive reception on social media for both sides.

With the 49ers entering a rough cap situation, many felt the move was a home run for San Francisco despite how excellent Buckner was for the team in recent games. 

Some weren't so sure the gap between Buckner and Armstead wasn't significant enough to not pay Buckner.

Some were just sad to see him go in general. 

People looking at it from the Colts' point of view also dug the move to help them compete in the AFC.

Those reviewing his film were impressed to say the least.

Teammate Fred Warner was sad to see him go.

Some were sad to see the duo of Duck teammates broken up.

Former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner traded to the Indianapolis Colts

Former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner traded to the Indianapolis Colts

Hours after his best friend and teammate from college Arik Armstead signed a deal to remain with the San Francisco 49ers, DeForest Buckner is on the move.

After a Super Bowl run with the 49ers on that stout defensive line, the former Oregon Duck defensive lineman is on his way to the Indianapolis Colts.

Buckner was drafted by the 49ers in the first round, No. 7 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Good news for the Seattle Seahawks: Buckner won’t be chasing down quarterback Russell Wilson twice a year for the foreseeable future. The 6-foot-7, 295-pounder finished the 2019 season with 34 solo tackles, 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and played a huge part in San Francisco's Super Bowl run in 2019. 

This also brings into question what the Seahawks plan is for their stud defensive linemen Jadeveon Clowney and seeing the massive contract that Buckner just signed with the Colts.

More to come on NFL Free Agency from our Seahawks Insider Joe Fann.

Former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner wins the Bill Walsh Award

Former Oregon Duck DeForest Buckner wins the Bill Walsh Award

Now that the San Francisco 49ers' season has ended, the franchise gave out their end of season awards.

Among the recipients was former Oregon Duck defensive lineman DeForest Buckner who won the Bill Walsh Award "which is voted on by the coaching staff, is given to the 49er who has best represented the standard of professional excellence established" by their head coach for 10 seasons including three Super Bowl victories. 

Buckner was drafted by the Niners with the seventh overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished this past year with 7.5 sacks in the regular season, and 1.5 sacks in the Super Bowl. 

He's eligible for a contract extension this upcoming offseason, however, he hasn't put much thought into it.

 

Armstead is all smiles talking about Buckner's big touchdown

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Armstead is all smiles talking about Buckner's big touchdown

The Seattle Seahawks pulled off the big victory on Monday, handing the San Francisco 49ers their first loss on the season in a 27-24 overtime thriller. Despite the loss, a couple of former Oregon Ducks on the 49ers side of the field were making players. DeForest Buckner scooped up a Seahawk fumble in the second half and ran it all the way back for a touchdown. His big played brought the 49ers within one score and allowed the team to tie it late. Unfortunately for Buckner, his team lost. However, his teammate and former Oregon Duck Arik Armstead was all smiles talking about the play postgame. 

Armstead called Buckner's scoop and score, "one of the dopest things I've seen a long time."

Take a listen in the video below from our friends over at NBC Sports Bay Area and as always, Go Ducks. 

San Francisco 49ers' DEs DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead bright spots in disappointing season

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San Francisco 49ers' DEs DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead bright spots in disappointing season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers' disappointing season, upended by the knee injury to budding star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, certainly has revealed areas of need that must be addressed in order for this team to ever contend in the NFC West division. 

Defensive end is not on that list because of the presence of two former Oregon Ducks. The previous regime in charge before John Lynch became the franchise's general manager in 2017 drafted well in that area when it selected Arik Armstead with the 17th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and followed up the next year by taking DeForest Buckner with the seventh pick of the first round. 

Their careers have contrasted since they helped lead the Ducks to the national championship game during the 2014 season. Buckner has blossomed quicker in the NFL while Armstead, held back by injuries, is just now starting to realize his potential. 

During their growth as professional players and transitioning from college kids to professional adults, they have always been able to lean on each other. Both arrived at Oregon in 2012 and since have not been teammates only once, in 2015. Their hope now is that they can continue to grow together and help lead the 49ers (4-10) back to respectability and achieve similar success to what they accomplished at Oregon where together they experienced only five losses in three seasons. 

“We’ve been playing together for seven years," Armstead said. "It’s been great. It’s a unique situation to be playing with somebody for so long and kind of grow together and always be there through the ups and downs. It’s been a pretty cool experience.”

--- Buckner emerges 

The 49ers' locker room at Levi's Stadium following Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over Seattle - just two weeks after losing 43-16 at CenturyLink Field - didn't feel like that of a losing team. In part, that was because everyone in that locker room knew how much that win meant to former Seahawks' superstar cornerback Richard Sherman. Also, the win snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Seahawks dating back to 2013. 

“We took it personally," Buckner said. "They flat-out embarrassed us two weeks ago."

Buckner, from Hawaii, had 11 tackles and two sacks in the game to reach 11 sacks for the season. Armstead, from Sacramento, Calif., added five tackles. He has three sacks on the year. For sure, Buckner is putting up the sexier numbers and was rewarded by being named as a Pro Bowl alternate. But Armstead's contributions can't be discounted. He is a strong run stuffer opposite Buckner and according to San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan is starting to emerge as a pass rusher. 

"He does have that type of ability, so I think that's what people hope for," Shanahan told reporters last week. "But, that's not just something that you do. That takes a while, and it takes guys some time playing in this league, playing different positions, to really find their groove. I do see that chance for Arik."

First, Armstead must continue to remain healthy. He has been hindered by injuries off and on since landing at Oregon. After appearing in all 16 games as a rookie, Armstead missed eight his second year and 10 last season. This year has had played in all 14 games. 

"I don't want to jinx myself," Armstead said. "We have two more games. I'm just blessed to be healthy out there."

--- Adjusting to change

Last season San Francisco switched from the 3-4 defense, which the franchise ran when it selected Buckner and Armstead, to the 4-3 defense when Shanahan took over and hired defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The change didn't impact Armstead and Buckner much given that each is well equipped to play either defense given their considerable athleticism especially given their size.

Both are the prototypical, large, two-gap, 3-4 defensive ends at 6-7, 300 pounds for Buckner and 6-7, 292 for Armstead. However, each is more athletic than your average man of that size. While most 4-3 defensive ends are smaller, it cannot be forgotten that hall of famer Reggie White racked up 198 sacks at 6-5, 291 and Carolina's Julius Peppers will likely make the hall of fame with 158 career sacks at 6-7, 295. Comparing Buckner and Armstead to the likes of the late White and Peppers is, of course, premature. However, both Buckner and Armstead certainly fit into the same breed of defensive end. Large. Strong. Athletic. 

Buckner has certainly shown flashes of being a potential future All-Pro with 20 sacks in three seasons thanks to 11 this year. 

“Getting to double digits, I knew I was capable of it and to see my hard work get paid off, it’s definitely gratifying," he said. "I knew I could do it and I worked my tail off in the offseason to get there."

Saleh said Buckner last year had many pressures and QB knockdowns that could have been sacks with fine-tuning of his technique when disengaging from blockers and closing on quarterbacks. 

"We talked about him needing to find that extra half of step," Saleh told reporters this week. "He's really taken it to heart and he's found that step."

Sometimes, Saleh said, it takes a while for young defensive linemen to find their way. Armstead is no different. 

"Arik is probably having his best year," Saleh said. "It just takes time."

--- Remaining 49ers

The 49ers picked up the fifth-year option on Armstead's rookie contract and Shanahan said they hope to resign him long-term. That's also the plan with Buckner. Armstead said he certainly wants to remain with the 49ers. 

"I love it here," he said. "I've been here my whole career. They drafted me and gave me an opportunity. I want to be here and help win games."

Armstead entered the NFL at age 21 and said he has grown a lot in four years. 

"Most, probably as a person," he said. "I'm 25. Getting kind of old. But maturing as a person. I'm out on my own now. I'm a professional. I've had a good experience."

Armstead has been very active doing charity work in his hometown of Sacramento, which he said is very important to him. 

"I feel like I've been blessed in my life with so many things and it's my responsibility to give back in any way that I came," he said. "A lot of my efforts are directed to people in Sacramento where I'm from and trying to impact my city in a positive way."

The Oregon duo of Buckner and Armstead is respected by teammates. Defensive tackle D.J. Jones said the two are often inseparable.

"You see one you see the other," he said. "They are the twin towers." 

Jones said teammates don't give the former Ducks too much grief for being bosom Ducks. 

"Both are phenomenal people off the field," Jones said. "On the field, they are just the same. I've learned so much from them."

Their NFL careers are in full swing and their futures appear to be strong. How long they remain teammates will be played out on the business end of the NFL pool. One thing for sure is that both have benefited from entering this world together as former Ducks tied at the hip and supporting each other. 

“It’s encouragement and helping each other," Armstead said. "Teaching each other things we’ve learned and passing it along. Having good communication out there from playing together so long. Definitely encouraging each other is the main thing.”

Week 7 ProDucks: Pharaoh Brown elevated; Grasu plays; Mariota can't close

Week 7 ProDucks: Pharaoh Brown elevated; Grasu plays; Mariota can't close

Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota can't seem to stop the Titans' skid.

Tennessee lost its third consecutive game on Sunday in London, England, falling 20-19 to the Los Angeles Chargers. Mariota passed for 237 yards and rushed for 38, and he threw a one-yard touchdown pass on 4th and goal with under 40 seconds remaining to put the titans in position to tie. However, Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel elected to go for two and Mariota's pass fell incomplete.

Tennessee has now lost three straight games since that dramatic overtime win over Philadelphia to fall to 3-4. But all hope isn't lost. Tennessee is just one game behind Houston (4-3) and have division wins over the Texans and 3-4 Jacksonville.

-- Pharaoh Brown activated

Cleveland has elevated tight end Pharaoh Brown from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.  Brown began his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017. He played in two games that season but was released following the season. The Raiders waived Brown last September leading to him landing with the Browns and making their practice squad.

--- Freeman scores

Denver rookie running back Royce Freeman Carried the 13 times for 39 yards and score on a one-yard touchdown for his fourth of the season in the second quarter during a 45-10 win over Arizona. 

Freeman is still starting but he hasn't been all that productive as of late. In Denver's last three games, Freeman has rushed for just 90 yards on 27 carries. Backup Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 169 on 30 carries. 

--- Grasu sighting

Center Hroniss Grasu, acquired a couple of weeks ago, saw his first action with Baltimore during Sunday's 24-23 win over New Orleans. He appeared in 12 plays on offense and four on special teams. 

Below is a team-by-team list of former Ducks, Beavers and others from around the state, currently on NFL rosters If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

 

Score: Won 23-20 over the New York Giants. 

  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Out for the season with a torn triceps. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Had two carries for seven yards. 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Score: Lost 24-23 to New Orleans. 

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: The undrafted rookie free agent is on the practice squad. 
  • Hroniss Grasu, Oregon Ducks, center: Activated and appeared in 12 plays on offense and four on special teams. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: The backup had one solo tackles.  

 

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

Score: Lost 37-5 at Indianapolis.

  • Derek Anderson, Oregon State, quarterback: Anderson started in place of rookie Josh Allen and completed 20 of 31 passes for 175 yards and zero touchdowns with three interceptions. 
  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Is on the team's practice squad.  
  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Had five tackles, three solo. 

 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Score: Won 21-17 at Philadelphia. 

  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Played but did not record a tackle. 

 

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

 

Score: Lost 38-31 to New England.

  • Kyle Long, Oregon Ducks, guard: Started at left guard. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: Is on the team's practice squad. 

 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

Score: Lost 45-10 at Kansas City.       

    • Jake Fisher, Oregon Ducks, offensive tackle: Played in reserve. 

     

     

     CLEVELAND BROWNS

     

    Score: Lost 26-23 in overtime at Tampa Bay.   

    • Pharaoh Brown, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Elevated to the 53-man roster on Tuesday. 
    • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Mitchell underwent surgery on a broken wrist last week but could return at some point this season. 

     

     DALLAS COWBOYS

     

    Score: Lost 20-17 at Washington. 

    • Tyree Robinson, Oregon Ducks, safety: Robinson is on the team's practice squad.  

     

     DENVER BRONCOS

    Score: Won 45-10 at Arizona.   

    • Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks, running back: Carried the 13 times for 37 yards and score on a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter. 

     

     DETROIT LIONS

     

    Score: Won 32-21 at Miami. 

    • LeGarrette Blount, Oregon Ducks, running back: Carried the ball 10 times for 50 yards and scored on a two-yard touchdown. 
    • Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, offensive tackle: Inactive.  

     

     

     GREEN BAY PACKERS 

    None. 

     

     HOUSTON TEXANS

     

    Score: Won 20-7 over Jacksonville. 

    • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Had one special teams tackle.

     

     

     INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

     

    None. 

     

     JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

     

    None. 

     

    KANSAS CITY

     

    Score: Won 45-10 over Cincinnati.   

    • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Started at right cornerback and had one solo tackle and two passes defended.  
    • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon Ducks, wide receiver: Fractured his leg in practice on Oct. 11 and placed on injured reserve. 

     

     

    LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

    Score: Won 20-19 over Tennessee.   

    • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Started and caught four passes for 118 yards including a 75-yard touchdown. 

     

    LOS ANGELES RAMS

     

    Score: Won 39-10 at San Francisco. 

    • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: Cooks caught four passes for 64 yards and had a 19-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He also carried the ball once for seven yards. 
    • Samson Ebukam, Eastern Washington (David Douglas H.S.): Started at outside linebacker and had three solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. 
    • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: Punted four times for 120.  
    • Troy Hill, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Started at right cornerback and had four solo tackles and one interception he returned for seven yards. 
    • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Did not play. 
    • Johnny Mundt, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Appeared on 11 offensive plays. 
    • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: Had two solo tackles and one quarterback hurry. 

     

     

    MIAMI DOLPHINS

     

    Score: Lost 32-21 to Detroit. 

    • Kiko Alonso, Oregon Ducks, linebacker: Had five tackles, four solo and one pass defended. 

     

    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

     

    Score: Won 27-17 over Arizona.  

    • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Started at right guard. 

     

     

    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

    Score: Won 38-31 at Chicago.   

    • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Punted four times for 171 years. 
    • Patrick Chung, Oregon Ducks, safety: Had seven solo tackles, one pass defended and one QB hurry.  

     

     

     NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

     

    Score: Won 24-23 at Baltimore. 

    • Max Unger, Oregon Ducks, center: Started at center. 

     

     

     NEW YORK GIANTS

     

    Score: Lost 23-20 to Atlanta. 

    • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon Ducks, running back: Stewart has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. 
    • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made both field goal attempts from distances of 31 and 36 yards. 

     

     

    NEW YORK JETS

     

    None. 

     

     OAKLAND RAIDERS

     

    None. 

     

    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

     

    Score: Lost 21-17 to Carolina. 

     

     

    PITTSBURGH STEELERS

     

    Score: Off

     

     

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

     

    Score: Lost 39-10 to the Rams.  

    • Arik Armstead, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at right defensive end and five solo tackles, one sack and three quarterback hurries. 
    • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver: Appeared in five plays on special teams.
    • DeForest Buckner, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at left defensive end and had three solo tackles and one tackle for loss. 

     

     SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

    Score: Off. 

     

     TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

     

    Score: Won 26-23 in overtime over Cleveland. 

    • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: Rushed three time for eight yards and caught one pass for 11.  

     

     

     TENNESSEE TITANS

     

    Score: Lost 20-19 to the Los Angeles Chargers.   

    • Marcus Mariota, Oregon Ducks, quarterback: Mariota completed 24 of 32 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown with one interception.  He also rushed for 38 yards on seven carries. 

     

     WASHINGTON REDSKINS

    Score: Won 20-17 over Dallas. 

    • Byron Marshall, Oregon Ducks, running back: Has been played on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He could return midway through the season.