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Cards in the NFL: 2021 Week Six

Here’s how former Louisville Cardinals performed in Week Six of the 2021 NFL season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Week Six 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 Six 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.
Week 4 (vs. Steelers): Started for no stats, exited with shoulder injury - out TBD.
Week 5 (at Bengals): Injured Reserve.
Week 6 (at Bears): Injured Reserve.

Season (Four games, four 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.
Week 4 (vs. Cardinals): Subbed no offensive stats, two punt returns for four yards
Week 5 (at Seahawks): Subbed for no offensive stats, one punt return for 11 yards, three kickoff returns for 61 yards.
Week 6 (at Giants): Subbed for no offensive stats, two punt returns for 28 yards and two kickoff returns for 26 yards.

Season (Six games, no starts): No WR stats, eight punt returns for 52 yards, five kickoff returns for 87 yards.

Mekhi Becton

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

Week 1 (at Panthers): Started on offensive line, exited with right knee injury - out 4-6 weeks.
Week 2 (vs. Patriots): Injured Reserve.
Week 3 (at Broncos): Injured Reserve.
Week 4 (vs. Titans): Injured Reserve.
Week 5 (vs. Falcons): Injured Reserve.
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A

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.
Week 4 (vs. Ravens): Started for 7-16 passing for 65 yards and one touchdown; one rush for two yards.
Week 5 (at Steelers): Started for 24-38 passing for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; one rush for 11 yards.
Week 6 (vs. Raiders): Started for 35-49 passing for 334 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions; two rushes for nine yards and one lost fumble.

Season (Five games, five starts): 139-198 passing (70.2 percent) for 1,514 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interception; 15 rushes for 66 yards and one lost fumble.

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.
Week 4 (at Bills): Did not play.
Week 5 (vs. Patriots): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 6 (at Colts): Started on offensive line.

Season: Four games, one start.

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.
Week 4 (vs. Washington): Subbed for no stats.
Week 5 (vs. Jets): Subbed for no stats
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A

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Season (Five 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 one forced fumble.
Week 4 (vs. Bills): Started for no stats.
Week 5 (vs. Patriots): Started three solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and one QB hit.
Week 6 (at Colts): Started for six tackles (five solo), two sacks, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits.

Season (Four games, four starts): 13 tackles (10 solo), five tackles for loss, four sacks, five QB hits, and one 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.
Week 4 (at Broncos): Started for 22-37 passing for 316 yards and one touchdown; seven rushes for 28 yards.
Week 5 (vs. Colts): Started for 37-43 passing for 442 yards and four touchdowns; 14 rushes for 62 yards and one lost fumble.
Week 6 (vs. Chargers): Started for 19-27 passing for 167 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions; eight rushes for 51 yards.

Season (Six games, six starts): 131-194 passing (67.5 percent) for 1,686 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions; 64 rushes for 392 yards, two touchdowns and three 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 3 (at Texans): Started at right guard.
Week 4 (at Cowboys): Started at right guard.
Week 5 (vs. Eagles): Started at right guard.
Week 6 (vs. Vikings): Started at right guard.

Season: Five games, five 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.
Week 4 (vs. Colts): Started for four receptions on nine targets for 77 yards and one touchdown.
Week 5 (at Buccaneers): Inactive (hamstring).
Week 6 (at Jaguars): Inactive (hamstring).

Season (Four games, four starts): 17 receptions on 32 targets for 242 yards and one touchdown.

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.
Week 4 (vs. Titans): Subbed at for two tackles (one solo) and one QB hit.
Week 5 (vs. Falcons): Subbed for two tackles (one solo).
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A

Season (Five games, zero starts): Six tackles (three solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, three QB hits, fumble recovery.

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