Illini in the NFL - Week 7

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Moore.jpgEach week the Illini in the NFL Update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Pierre Thomas gained over 100 yards in a blowout of the Colts, Brandon Lloyd made his debut for the Rams and Brandon Moore started his 112th consecutive game, the longest active streak for a guard in the league. Read up on how the rest of the past Illini played and check out the links for video highlights.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Totaled 125 yards of offense, including five catches for 68 yards and 57 more on the ground, in a 62-7 win over the Colts.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, St. Louis Rams - Caught six passes for 74 yards, including this 34-yard gain, in his Rams debut during a 34-7 loss to the Cowboys.

Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Started at guard for the 112th game in a row, helping pave the way for 162 rushing yards by the Jets in a 27-21 win over the Chargers.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Picked up 32 yards on the ground and had one reception for five yards in a 32-20 win over the Cardinals.

Neil Rackers, PK, Houston Texans - Nailed two field goals from 32 and 29 yards along with five extra points in a 41-7 win over the Titans.

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Totaled a season-high three catches for 44 yards, including this 27-yard pickup, in a 34-7 loss to the Cowboys.

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Had three tackles and one pass defended in a 34-7 win over the Rams.

Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Made two tackles in a 34-7 win over the Rams.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Atlanta Falcons - Tallied one tackle in a 23-16 win over the Lions.

Corey Liuget, DL, San Diego Chargers - Notched one tackle in a 27-21 loss to the Jets.

Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Turned in one tackle in a 62-7 win over the Colts.

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rushed once for two yards in a 24-18 loss to the Bears in London.

Tony Pashos, OG, Cleveland Browns - Started at right tackle in a 6-3 win over the Seahawks.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Started at cornerback in a 18-15 overtime loss to the Broncos, but did not record any statistics.

Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Played in the 34-7 loss to the Cowboys, but did not record any statistics.

Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at right guard for the Chiefs, who rushed for 139 yards, in a 28-0 win over the Raiders.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Giants - Bye week.

David Diehl, OT, New York Giants - Bye week.

Former Illini on Injured Reserve/Practice Squad
Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Injured Reserve (torn Achilles)
Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions - Injured Reserve (torn Achilles)
Nate Bussey, LB, New Orleans Saints - Practice Squad
J Leman, LB, Oakland Raiders - Practice Squad
Eddie McGee, WR, Oakland Raiders - Practice Squad

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