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    Illini in the NFL - Week 10

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    Mendenhall-2.jpgEach week the Illini in the NFL Update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Rashard Mendenhall found the end zone twice, Brandon Lloyd caught his second TD as a Ram and Vontae Davis had his first interception of the year. Read up on how the rest of the past Illini played and check out the links for video highlights.

    Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Scored twice for the first time this season on a 9-yard and 2-yard TD run while also gaining 44 yards on the ground and having one reception for 26 yards in a 24-17 win over the Bengals.

    Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Nabbed his first interception of the year to go along with four tackles in a 20-9 win over the Redskins.

    Brandon Lloyd, WR, St. Louis Rams - Snagged a 7-yard TD catch and had four catches for 48 yards, including this one-handed grab, in a 13-12 win over the Browns.

    Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Led team in receiving with a pair of catches for 47 yards, including this 33-yard pickup, in a 37-9 loss to the Texans.

    Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Rushed six times for 29 yards and caught four passes for nine yards in a 26-23 win over the Falcons.

    Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Had two receptions for 21 yards in a 13-12 win over the Browns.

    Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Had a career-long 20-yard reception and rushed once for two yards in a 13-12 win over the Browns.

    Neil Rackers, PK, Houston Texans - Hit a 22-yard field goal and four extra points in a 37-9 win over the Buccaneers.

    Kelvin Hayden, CB, Atlanta Falcons - Totaled five tackles, including three solo stops, in a 26-23 loss to the Saints.

    Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Made four tackles, including three solo stops, and had a pass defended in the 44-7 win over the Bills.

    Corey Liuget, DL, San Diego Chargers - Made two tackles in a 24-17 loss to the Raiders.

    David Diehl, OT, New York Giants - Started at right guard for the Giants, who totaled 395 yards of total offense in a 27-20 loss to the 49ers.

    Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Started at guard for the Jets in a 37-16 loss to the Patriots.

    Tony Pashos, OG, Cleveland Browns - Started at right tackle in a 13-12 loss to the Rams.

    Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at right guard for the Chiefs in a 17-10 loss to the Broncos.

    Steve Weatherford, P, New York Giants - Punted twice with an average of 38.5 yards in a 27-20 loss to the 49ers.

    Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Played in the 26-23 win over the Falcons, but did not record any statistics.

    Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Played in the 44-7 win over the Bills, but did not record any statistics.

    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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