#HTownTakeover in the NFL - Week 17

Jan. 2, 2018

HOUSTON -- With 13 alums on NFL rosters in the 17th week of NFL action, the #HTownTakeover is well represented across the league. Take a look around the league to see how they performed...

Linebacker Tyus Bowser and Baltimore narrowly missed clinching a spot in the AFC playoffs after a 31-27 last-minute loss to Cincinnati. Bowser did not record any stats Sunday but did play in all 16 games for the Ravens, who finished the year 9-7, totaling 11 tackles, three sacks, three pass breakups and one interception.

Los Angeles’ Kenneth Farrow is on the Injured/Reserve list due to an ankle injury.

Cornerback D.J. Hayden had three tackles and one pass breakup in the Lions’ 35-11 win over Green Bay. Detroit finished the year 9-7 while Hayden finished the season with 44 tackles, nine pass breakups and two fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 27 yards for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. Hayden is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

William Jackson III had one tackle and one pass breakup as Cincinnati spoiled Baltimore’s season with a 31-27 win on Sunday. The Bengals finished the year 7-9 while Jackson had 27 tackles and 14 pass breakups on the year to go along with one interception, returned 75 yards for a touchdown against Green Bay, and one sack.

Clinching a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, quarterback Case Keenum led Minnesota to a 23-10 win over Chicago in week 17. Keenum finished the day with 189 passing yards and one touchdown on 21-of-29 passing. Keenum and the Vikings enter the playoffs with a record of 13-3.

Defensive end Cameron Malveaux continued his late-season push in Miami’s 22-16 loss to Buffalo, as he finished with two tackles including his first career NFL sack. The Dolphins finished the year 6-10 while Malveaux, who saw action in four games after being promoted from the team’s practice squad, finished the year with five tackles including his one sack.

Linebacker Derrick Mathews made his NFL debut on special teams Sunday for the New York Giants in their 18-10 win over Washington. Mathews, who was promoted from the Giants' practice squad earlier in the week, did not record any tackles.

Defensive tackle Joey Mbu was in action in Indianapolis’ 22-13 win over Houston but did not record any stats. The Colts finished the year 4-12 while Mbu, who was signed by the team in early November, finished the year with three tackles.

Clinching a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs, linebacker Elandon Roberts helped New England to a 26-6 win over the New York Jets, finishing the day with two tackles, including a half-tackle for loss. Roberts briefly left the game with an injury, returning to the field before being replaced for the rest of the game.

Defensive back Brandon Wilson saw action but did not record any stats in Cincinnati’s 31-27 win over Baltimore on Sunday. The Bengals finished the year 7-9 while Wilson saw action in the final eight games of the season after being promoted from the team’s practice squad and finished the year with five tackles.

Cleveland’s Howard Wilson has been sidelined since the beginning of rookie camp with a broken kneecap and is currently on the Browns' Physically Unable to Perform list. Wilson was able to avoid surgery.


The following #HTownTakeover alums are currently on practice squads around the league:
Demarcus Ayers, Chicago Bears
Greg Ward Jr., Philadelphia Eagles



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