Illini in the NFL - 2012 Week 4

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Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Tavon Wilson and Brandon Lloyd highlighted Week 4 with standout plays, while rookie Jeff Allen made his first career NFL start. 

Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots - Lloyd had 3 receptions totaling for 50 yards, including a diving 25-yard touchdown catch from Tom Brady, in the Patriots' 52-28 victory over the Bills. Through four games, Lloyd is tied for the team lead with 25 receptions. Watch Lloyd's Diving TD Catch

Tavon Wilson, FS, New England Patriots - Made his second career interception in the Patriots' 52-28 win over the Bills and also recorded two tackles, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery. In four NFL games, the rookie has had a hand in four turnovers (two interceptions and two fumble recoveries). Watch Wilson's Interception | Watch Wilson's Fumble Recovery

Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Recorded four tackles and got to Jay Cutler one time for the sack in the Cowboys 34-18 loss to the Bears. Watch Brent's Sack

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers - Started at defensive end recovered a fumble and recorded one assisted tackle in the Chargers' 37-20 win over the Chiefs. Watch Liuget's Fumble Recovery

Alan Ball, CB, Houston Texans - Tallied three tackles and forced a fumble in the Texans' 38-14 win of the Titans.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Giants - Punted five times for an average of 44.4 yards, including a long of 60 and two inside the 20, in a 19-17 loss to the Eagles.

Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions - Had four receptions for a career-high 37 yards and also rushed for 26 yards on 13 carries in the Lions 20-13 loss to the Vikings.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Had nine carries for 14 yards and also caught two passes in a 28-27 loss to the Packers.

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Had four receptions for 17 yards with a long of nine yards in the Jets' 34-0 loss to the 49'ers.

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Had three receptions for 18 yards and also tallied his first rushing attempt of the season for five yards. The Bucs lost the Redskins 24-22.

Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at right guard and helped the Chiefs rush for 119 yards in a 37-20 loss to the Chargers.

Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Miller earned his first start of the season at fullback in the Rams 19-13 win over the Seahawks.

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New England Patriots - Started in his second consecutive game in the Patriots 52-28 win over the Bills. 

Jeff Allen, OL, Kansas City Chiefs - Made his first career start at left guard and helped the Chiefs rush for 119 yards in a 37-20 loss to the Chargers.

Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Totaled two tackles in the Saints' 28-27 loss to the Packers

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Chicago Bears - Had one tackle in the Bears 34-18 win over the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Started at right guard, his 125th consecutive start, in the Jets' 34-0 loss to the 49'ers.

Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans - Played linebacker for the Texans and recorded one tackle in a 38-14 victory over the Titans.

AJ Jenkins, WR, San Francisco 49ers - Did not play in the 49ers 34-0 win over the Jets.

David Diehl, OT, New York Giants - Was inactive for the Giants 19-17 loss to the Eagles due to injury.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Bye week.

Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Bye week.  

Former Illini on NFL Practice Squads

Jerry Brown, LB, Indianapolis Colts
Jack Cornell, OL, Baltimore Ravens

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