Northwestern NFL Roundup: Week 8

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the Week 8 action for Northwestern Wildcats football alumni in the National Football League.

Offensive Players

Zach Strief, Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints (Class of 2006)

Started at offensive tackle in the Saints 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Marquice Cole NorthwesternDefensive Players

Corey Wootton, Defensive End, Chicago Bears (Northwestern Class of 2010):

The Chicago Bears were on a bye this week.

Corbin Bryant, Defensive Tackle, Buffalo Bills (Class of 2010):

Served as backup defensive tackle in the Bills 35-17 loss to the Saints.

Barry Cofield, Nose Tackle, Washington Redskins (Class of 2006):

Starting Nose Tackle in the Redskins 45-21 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Nick Roach, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders (Class of 2007)

Six tackles (3 solo) and one pass defended in the Raiders 21-18 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

Sherrick McManis, 27, Cornerback, Chicago Bears (Class of 2010)

The Chicago Bears were on a bye this week.

Marquice Cole, Cornerback, New England Patriots (Northwestern Class of 2007)

One tackle (1 solo), one pass defended, and one interception in the Patriots 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Northwestern NFL Player of the Week:

Marquice Cole. Cole had one tackle (1 solo), one pass defended and an interception in the Patriots 27-17 win over the Dolphins. Cole intercepted a pass from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannahill when Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty tipped the ball and Cole caught it as he fell out of bounds. On the season, Cole has three tackles (3 solo), one interception, and one pass defended. Cole went undrafted in 2007, and moved through the Raiders, Titans and Saints practice squads before signing with the Jets in 2009. He was promoted to the active roster in 2010 and played mostly on special teams. After playing three seasons with the Jets, Cole signed with the Patriots in 2013. For his career Cole has 50 tackles (13 solo), nine passes defended, four interceptions and one touchdown.

Northwestern also has four players on NFL practice squads:

Brian Arnfelt, Defensive End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Class of 2013)

Jordan Mabin, Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons (Class of 2012)

Jeremy Ebert, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Class of 2012)

Al Netter, Offensive Guard, San Francisco 49ers (Class of 2012

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