Northwestern NFL Roundup: Week 5
WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the Week 5 action for Northwestern Wildcats football alumni in the National Football League.
Northwestern has seven football alumni currently on NFL active rosters. Here’s how they did this week in the NFL:
Jeremy Ebert, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Class of 2012): Two targets, zero receptions in loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Zach Strief, Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints (Class of 2006): Started at right tackle in a win over the Chicago Bears.
Corey Wootton, Defensive End, Chicago Bears (Class of 2010): Two tackles in loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Barry Cofield, Nose Tackle, Washington Redskins (Class of 2006): The Washington Redskins were on a bye this week.
Nick Roach, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders (Class of 2007): 12 tackles (2 solo), one tackle for loss in win over San Diego Chargers.
Sherrick McManis, Cornerback, Chicago Bears (Class of 2010): Served as reserve cornerback in loss to New Orleans Saints.
Northwestern NFL Player of the Week:
Nick Roach. Roach had 12 tackles (two solo), and one tackle for a loss in the Raiders 27-17 win over the San Diego Chargers Sunday night. Roach now has 36 total tackles in his first season with the Raiders after playing six seasons for the Bears.
Northwestern also has three players on NFL practice squads:
Brian Arnfelt, Defensive End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Class of 2013)
Al Netter, Offensive Guard, Tennessee Titans (Class of 2012)
Jordan Mabin, Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons (Class of 2012)