|Former BYU RB Jamaal Williams (USA TODAY Sports)|
Bye weeks limited the number of former BYU Cougars in action again this weekend. Kyle Van Noy continued to be a team leader, but Jamaal Williams was the big story of this week. Injuries moved him into the feature running back role, and he helped carry the Packers to victory.
Here is a complete rundown of former Cougars in the NFL for week ten.
Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions (5-4, W 38-24 Cleveland Browns)
Ansah did not play this week against the Browns. He has been playing through injuries all season, and it looks like the Lions decided they could do without Ansah against the winless Browns. The injury report said it was his back.
|Career (5 Yr)||181||36||269||18||2||0||0||0||10||3||0|
John Denney, Miami Dolphins (4-5, L 45-21 Carolina Panthers)
Denney long snapped for four punts and three extra points.
Daniel Sorensen, Kansas City Chiefs (6-3, BYE)
Sorensen had the week off.
|Career (4 Yr)||147||2.5||18||7||11||3||48||1||2||3||0|
Kyle Van Noy, New England Patriots (7-2, W 41-16 Denver Broncos)
Van Noy led the team with five tackles. He played 62 snaps on defense (all but one), and six special teams snaps (21%).
|Career (4 Yr)||128||5.5||24||7||4||1||0||0||1||0||0|
Harvey Langi, New England Patriots (7-2, W 41-16 Denver Broncos)
Langi is out for the season recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.
|Career (1 Yr)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (5-4, W 23-16 Chicago Bears)
What goes around comes around. After losing an opportunity to be the Packers' feature back earlier this season because of a knee injury, Williams saw his most extensive action of the year as Aaron Jones left the game with a knee injury of his own. All of Williams' offensive work came in the second half.
He didn't have impressive numbers, but he did have several first down runs of four yards to set up a favorable situation on second down. Green Bay coaches even trusted him to get the first down on 4th and 1 near midfield, which Williams did convert. He caught the only pass thrown his direction. This Scout.com article is very positive about Williams' play on Sunday.
He was in for a total of 35 offensive plays (53%) and seven special teams plays (24%).
Williams also made a tackle on a first half kickoff.
|Career (1 Yr)||31||101||3.3||1||0||5||45||9.0||0||0||0|
|Career (1 Yr)||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Bronson Kaufusi, Baltimore Ravens (4-5, BYE)
Kaufusi and the Ravens did not have a game this week.
|Career (2 Yr)||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Alani Fua, Arizona Cardinals (4-5, L 22-16 Seattle Seahawks)
Fua is out on injured reserve. He has not played this year.
|Career (3 Yr)||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (7-2, W 47-10 Buffalo Bills)
Hill has not played this season.
Kai Nacua, Cleveland Browns (0-9, L 38-24 Detroit Lions)
Nacua played this week, but did not recorded any stats. He was in for 16 special teams plays (52%).
Michael Davis, Los Angeles Chargers (3-6, L 20-17 OT Jacksonville Jaguars)
Davis recorded one more tackle on special teams. He stopped the Jaguars punt return man after just a three-yard return that kept the Jaguars pinned inside their own 20-yard line. Davis was in on 29 special teams plays (81%), and six defensive plays (7%).
|Career (1 Yr)||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Kickoff returns: 2 for 36 yards
Jordan Leslie, Cleveland Browns (0-9, L 38-24 Detroit Lions)
Leslie is out on injured reserve.
|Career (1 Yr)||1||26||0||0||0|
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