Cards in the NFL: 2021 Week 3

Here’s how former Louisville Cardinals performed in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Week Three of the National Football League's 2021 season is almost complete, and former Louisville Cardinals continue to make significant impacts across the league. Eleven Cards have made it to active or reserve NFL rosters to so far this season, with almost all of them contributing on a weekly basis.

Here are how former Cards fared in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season, as well as previous weeks:

Jaire Alexander

Position: Cornerback
Team: Green Bay Packers
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Saints): Started for four tackles (two solo)
Week 2 (vs. Lions): Started for four tackles (three solo).
Week 3 (at 49ers): Started for five tackles (four solo), one interception and three pass defenses.

Season (Three games, three starts): 13 tackles (nine solo), one interception, three pass defenses.

Tutu Atwell

Position: Wide Receiver
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Years at UofL: 2018-20

Week 1 (vs. Bears): Subbed for no offensive stats.
Week 2 (at Colts): Subbed for no offensive stats, one punt return for zero yards
Week 3 (vs. Buccaneers): Subbed for no offensive stats, two punt returns for nine yards.

Season (Three games, no starts): No WR stats, three punt returns for nine yards

Mekhi Becton

Position: Offensive Tackle
Team: New York Jets
Years at UofL: 2017-19

Week 1 (at Panthers): Started on offensive line, carted off field in 3Q with right knee injury - out 4-6 weeks.
Week 2 (vs. Patriots): Injured Reserve.
Week 3 (at Broncos): Injured Reserve.

Season: One game, one start.

Teddy Bridgewater

Position: Quarterback
Team: Denver Broncos
Years at UofL: 2011-13

Week 1 (at Giants): Started for 28-36 passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns, three rushes for 19 yards.
Week 2 (at Jaguars): Started for 26-34 passing for 328 yards and two touchdowns, four rushes for one yard.
Week 3 (vs. Jets): Started for 19-25 passing for 235 yards, four rushes for 24 yards.

Season (Three games, three starts): 73-95 passing (76.8 percent) for 827 yards and four touchdowns; 11 rushes for 44 yards.

Geron Christian Sr.

Position: Offensive Tackle
Team: Houston Texans
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Jaguars): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 2 (at Browns): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 3 (vs. Panthers): Did not play.

Season: Two games, zero starts

Dorian Etheridge

Position: Inside Linebacker
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Years at UofL: 2017-20

Week 1 (vs. Eagles): Subbed for no stats.
Week 2 (at Buccaneers): Subbed for no stats.
Week 3 (at Giants): Subbed for one special teams tackle.

Season (Three games, no starts): One tackle.

Jonathan Greenard

Position: Outside Linebacker
Team: Houston Texans
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Jaguars): Inactive
Week 2 (at Browns): Inactive
Week 3 (vs. Panthers): Started for four tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, one QB hit, and 1 forced fumble.

Season (One game, one start): Four tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, one QB hit, and 1 forced fumble.

Lamar Jackson

Position: Quarterback
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (at Raiders): Started for 19-30 passing for 235 yards and one touchdown; 12 rushes for 86 yards and two lost fumbles.
Week 2 (vs. Chiefs): Started for 18-26 passing for 239 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions; 16 rushes for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Week 3 (at Lions): Started for 16-31 passing for 287 yards, one touchdown and one interception; seven rushes for 58 yards.

Season (Three games, three starts): 53-87 passing (60.9 percent) for 761 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions; 35 rushes for 251 yards, two touchdowns and two lost fumbles.

John Miller

Position: Offensive Guard
Team: Carolina Panthers
Years at UofL: 2011-14

Week 1 (vs. Jets): Inactive (Reserve/COVID-19).
Week 2 (vs. Saints): Started at right guard.
Week 2 (at Texans): Started at right guard.

Season: Two games, two starts.

DeVante Parker

Position: Wide Receiver
Team: Miami Dolphins
Years at UofL: 2011-14

Week 1 (at Patriots): Started for four receptions on seven targets for 81 yards.
Week 2 (vs. Bills): Started for five receptions on nine targets for 42 yards
Week 3 (at Raiders): Started for four receptions on seven targets for 42 yards.

Season (Three games, Three starts): 13 receptions on 23 targets for 165 yards.

Sheldon Rankins

Position: Defensive Tackle
Team: New York Jets
Years at UofL: 2012-15

Week 1 (at Panthers): Subbed for fumble recovery.
Week 2 (vs. Patriots): Subbed for two tackles (1 solo), one sack, one tackle for loss, and one QB hit.
Week 3 (at Broncos): Subbed for one QB hit.

Season (Three games, zero starts): Two tackles (one solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, two QB hits, fumble recovery.

(Photo of Teddy Bridgewater: Isaiah J. Downing - USA TODAY Sports)

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