Illini in the NFL Update - Week 2

Eugene Wilson leads Houston over Titans
Eugene Wilson leads Houston over Titans

Sept. 23, 2009

Eugene Wilson, DB, Houston Texans: Recorded four tackles and an interception with a 13-yard return in a win against the Tennessee Titans.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Rushed for 39 yards on three carries, and caught 1 pass for 13 yards against a tough Bears defense. Mendenhall's Steelers lost to the Bears, 17-14.

Dave Diehl, OL, New York Giants: Started in his 98th straight game on Sunday in a win against the division rival Cowboys. Diehl's offensive line did not allow a sack of Quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts: Recorded five tackles in a win against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football, giving him 10 total on the season.

Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets: Started in his 75th consecutive game for the Jets in a 16-9 win against division rival Patriots. The Jets, 2-0, rushed for 119 yards as a team behind Moore's offensive line.

Neil Rackers, PK, Arizona Cardinals: Scored six points on a 45 yard field goal and three extra points in a 31-17 win against Jacksonville. He is 3-for-4 on the season.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins: Played in the Dolphins' loss to the Colts on Monday Night Football, but did not record a tackle.

Will Davis, OLB, Arizona Cardinals: Recorded his first defensive tackle (second overall) of the season in a 31-17 win over Jacksonville.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets: Punted five times with an average of 41.8 yards in a win against the Patriots.

Danny Clark, LB, New York Giants: Started the game, but did not record a tackle

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys: Had two special teams tackles in the Cowboys' home opening loss to the Giants.

Tony Pashos, OL, San Francisco 49ers: Played in the 49er's win against the Seahawks and helped pave the way for running back Frank Gore's 209 yards and two touchdowns.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: Played in the Saints' win against the Eagles, but have a carry. Thomas is still recovering from a sprained MCL suffered in the preseason.

Greg Lewis, WR, New England Patriots: Was active but did not play in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Duke Preston, C, Dallas Cowboys: Was inactive in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos: Was inactive in a win over the Cleveland Browns.

Other Illini in the NFL

Xavier Fulton, OL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - injured reserve

J Leman, LB, Philadelphia Eagles - practice squad

Jason Davis, FB, New York Jets - practice squad
Ryan McDonald, OL, San Diego Chargers - practice squad
Derek Walker, DL, Seattle Seahawks - practice squad