Michigan State Spartans in the NFL: Week 6

Spartan Nation looks at how former Michigan State football players are performing in the NFL.
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In this edition of 'Michigan State Spartans in the NFL,' we will look at performances from Khari Willis, Le'Veon Bell, Shilique Calhoun, Jack Conklin, Kirk Cousins, William Gholston, Justin Layne, and Taybor Pepper.

S Khari Willis: Indianapolis Colts

Khari Willis had a team-high ten tackles in the Colts 31-27 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

He played all 73 defensive snaps and helped his team improve to 4-2.

In six games this season, Willis has tallied 30 tackles, one sack, and an interception.

RB Le'Veon Bell: Kansas City Chiefs

Le'Veon Bell was released by the Jets last week and became the newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs. 

He wasn't available to play in Monday's game against the Bills due to several COVID-19 tests he must receive; however, the former Spartan signed a one-year deal for $1.69 million.

LB Shilique Calhoun: New England Patriots

Shilique Calhoun finished with two tackles and 0.5 sacks in an 18-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. 

He has 11 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles this season.

OT Jack Conklin: Cleveland Browns

The Browns got blown out 38-7 by the Steelers, and starting quarterback Baker Mayfield was benched in favor of Case Keenum during the third quarter. 

Conklin played all 57 offensive snaps, and the offensive line did the best they could, allowing 22 carries for 75 yards and no touchdowns.

QB Kirk Cousins: Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings' poor start to the season continues after falling 40-23 to the Atlanta Falcons. 

Cousins went 24-for-36 through the air for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions, bringing his squad's record to 1-5.

DE William Gholston: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

William Gholston started 32 out of 63 defensive snaps in a 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers while recording three quarterback hits.

CB Justin Layne: Pittsburgh Steelers

For the second week in a row, Layne didn't record any statistics in a 38-7 win for the Pittsburgh Steelers – playing three snaps on defense and 18 on special teams.

LS Taybor Pepper: San Francisco 49ers

Pepper played his third game for the 49ers since signing with them on September 30 in a 24-16 win against the L.A. Rams.

Inactives/Injured Reserve

  • CB Trae Waynes: Cincinnati Bengals
  • DE Kenny Willekes: Minnesota Vikings
  • CB Darqueze Dennard: Atlanta Falcons
  • C Brian Allen: L.A. Rams
  • QB Brian Hoyer: New England Patriots

Bye Week/Did Not Play

  • WR Bennie Fowler: New Orleans Saints (Bye Week)
  • CB Josiah Scott: Jacksonville Jaguars (DNP)

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