We’ve got a new face on the rundown this week, as one of the best Beavers of all time has found their way back onto an NFL roster. Here’s what happened in the League this week.
- Derek Anderson: Buffalo Bills - Quarterback
It looks like Josh Allen is getting his chance to be the Bills’ Quarterback of the future, but the team has decided to bring in veteran signal caller Derek Anderson in what is expected to be a mentoring role. Anderson previously had a similar role with the Panthers, helping out with Cam Newton’s development and serving as a backup. Whatever his role with the team ends up being, Bills fans can probably be sure that they won’t be seeing Nathan Peterman on the field anytime soon.
- Steven Nelson: Kansas City Chiefs - Cornerback
The Chiefs secondary made Blake Bortles life hell on Sunday, and Nelson was a big part of that. With the Jags in the Red Zone, a Blake Bortles pass was deflected off one of his lineman’s helmet, and Nelson made the play to grab the pick in the end zone. It’s Nelson’s first interception of the season. He also had two pass deflections and 6 combined tackles.
- Brandin Cooks: Los Angeles Rams - Wide Receiver
Rams fans had quite a scare in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, as Cooks left the game in the second quarter following a collision with Tedric Thompson. Cooks is now going through the concussion protocol, but the Rams seem to be confident that he should be able to play Sunday against the Broncos.
- Johnny Hekker: Los Angeles Rams - Punter
Only one punt this week for Hekker, for 38 yards. Here’s fun fact, Hekker does not currently have enough punts (he only has 8 this season) to be ranked in ESPN’s average punt rankings. As a lifelong punting enthusiast, I am saddened to not be able to see Hekker do his thing, but Rams fans don’t seem to mind too much.
- Victor Bolden Jr.: San Francisco 49ers - Wide Receiver
Bolden is finally done with his suspension, and into the 49ers lineup. In his first game back, he had one reception for 10 yards, and was targeted 4 times. We’ll be keeping an eye on his role in the San Francisco offense, and see if he makes any appearances in the Niners Special Teams unit.
- Isaac Seumalo: Philadelphia Eagles - Guard
The Eagles are making some moves on their offensive line, and it’s looking like Seumalo might have played his way back into a starting job. Seumalo took over for Stefan Wisniewski on Sunday against the Vikings, and the line performed reasonably well despite the loss. Wisniewski and Seumalo have swapped the job back and forth this season, so this may not be a permanent move, but we’ll see.
- Mike Remmers: Minnesota Vikings - Guard/Tackle
In a very emotional game for the Vikings offensive line, they put some of their troubles this season behind them to get a big win over the Eagles. It wasn’t just a rematch of the NFC Championship, the game this weekend also fell on what would have been former Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano’s 57th birthday. Sparano died earlier this year after suffering chest pains, from what turned out too be arteriosclerotic heart disease.
That’s all for this week. Check back next week for more updates on former Beavs.