Georgia Sports Communications

Sept. 12, 2023


ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia was well represented during the first week of play in the National Football League, with 47 players listed on active 53-man rosters and a total of 55 players signed with NFL teams. Roquan Smith highlighted the former Bulldogs, earning the most tackles by a Ravens player during a week one game with 16 in total.


Lions 21, Chiefs 20

Malik Herring, DE: Played 16 out of 70 defensive snaps, recording no statistics.


Browns 24, Bengals 3

Trey Hill, C: Was on the Bengals inactive list.

Nick Chubb, RB: Ran 18 times for 106 yards, along with four catches for 21 yards. Currently leads the league in rushes for 10+ yards with five.


Jaguars 31, Colts 21

Travon Walker, OLB: Recorded six tackles and one sack in a 31-21 win over the Colts.

Tyson Campbell, CB: Recorded six tackles, one pass deflection, one interception, and a forced fumble in the win over the Colts.

Isaiah McKenzie, WR: Played one snap and recorded no statistics.


Saints 16, Titans 15

Kearis Jackson, WR/PR: Returned four punts for 37 total yards, averaging 9.3 yards per return.

Monty Rice, ILB: Recorded two tackles.


49ers 30, Steelers 7

George Pickens, WR: Hauled in five passes for 36 yards.

Darnell Washington, TE: Played on 24 out of 63 offensive snaps.

Broderick Jones, OT: Played four out of 63 offensive snaps.

Charlie Woerner, TE – Played 21 out of 69 offensive snaps. Finished the game with no statistics.

Chris Conley, WR – Did not appear in the game for the 49ers.


Ravens 25, Texans 9

Ben Cleveland, OG: Was on the Ravens inactive list.

Roquan Smith, ILB: Set a week one franchise record for the Ravens with 16 tackles, along with one sack and two tackles for loss.


Raiders 17, Broncos 16

Zamir White, RB: Played five out of 59 offensive snaps for the Raiders. Rushed for two yards on one carry and caught a pass for five yards.

Christopher Smith II, S: Was on Raiders inactive list.

John Jenkins, NT: Played 31 out of 64 defensive snaps, recording no statistics.


Eagles 25, Patriots 20

David Andrews, OC: Started at center for the Patriots as New England gained 382 total yards.

Jalen Carter, DT – Played 50 percent of defensive snaps for the Eagles, recording one tackle and one sack, the first of his career.

Jordan Davis, NT – Started at defensive tackle for the Eagles, posting six tackles, 0.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

Nakobe Dean, ILB – Started at middle linebacker for the Eagles, recording seven total tackles. Exited the game with a foot injury and did not return.

Kelee Ringo, CB – Recorded one tackle.

Nolan Smith, OLB – Played seven out of 80 defensive snaps, posting 1 tackle.

D’Andre Swift, RB – Had one carry for three yards in his Eagles debut.


Dolphins 36, Chargers 34

Channing Tindall, ILB: Played saw no defensive snaps for the Dolphins.

Isaiah Wynn, OT/OG: Started at tackle for the Dolphins as they gained 536 total yards.

Tre’ McKitty, TE: Played six out of 81 offensive snaps for the Chargers recording no stats.

Jamaree Salyer, OT/OG: Started at guard for the Chargers as they gained 433 total yards.


Jets 22, Bills 16

Mecole Hardman, WR: Recorded no statistics in his debut with the Jets.

James Cook, RB: Rushed 12 times for 46 yards and caught four passes for 17 yards.

Leonard Floyd, OLB: Had 3 total tackles and 1.5 sacks in his debut with the Bills.


Falcons 24, Panthers 10

Justin Houston, OLB – Played over 50 percent of defensive snaps for the Panthers, recording two tackles.

Lorenzo Carter, OLB – Had two tackles, one sack, and a fumble recovery.

John Fitzpatrick, TE – Was inactive for Sunday’s game.


Buccaneers 20, Vikings 17

Jake Camarda, P – Punted six times for an average distance of 54.5 yards with two punts being downed inside the 20-yard line.

Lewis Cine, S – Was not featured in the game on Sunday despite dressing.


Commanders 20, Cardinals 16

Jonathan Ledbetter, DE – Started at defensive end for the Cardinals, recording six tackles and a sack.


Packers 38, Bears 20

Quay Walker, ILB – Started at inside linebacker for the Packers recording four tackles, and a 37-yard pick-six, marking the first interception and touchdown of his career.

Devonte Wyatt, DE – Started at defensive end, posting 3 tackles and 1.5 sacks.


Rams 30, Seahawks 13

Matthew Stafford, QB – Threw 24 completions on 38 pass attempts for 334 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Finished with a quarterback rating of 88.9.

Derion Kendrick, CB – Started at cornerback for the Rams recording three tackles.

Stetson Bennett IV, QB – Was inactive for the game due to his shoulder.

Warren McClendon Jr., OT – Was listed as inactive for the game.


Cowboys 40, Giants 0

Lawrence Cager, TE – Had two catches for 17 yards in 20 offensive snaps.

Azeez Ojulari, OLB – Started at outside linebacker for the Giants, recording one tackle.

Andrew Thomas, OT – Started at offensive tackle for the Giants, as they gained 171 yards on offense.


Practice Squads 

Falcons: Justin Shaffer, OL

49ers: Chris Conley, WR

Buccaneers: Richard Lecounte III, S

Commanders: Jake Fromm, QB


Reserve Lists (IR, PUP, NFI)

Seahawks: Kenny McIntosh, RB

49ers: Robert Beal Jr., DE

Packers: Eric Stokes, CB

Ravens: Nick Moore, LS