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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.
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