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Nelson has two TDs in Packers’ win

By The Mercury

Former Kansas State receiver Jordy Nelson is off to a hot start for the Green Packers. The Riley native caught two more touchdowns Sunday, giving him three already this season. The former All-American caught three passes for 66 yards overall, helping the Packers beat the Washington Redskins 38-20.

The TDs of 14 and 15 yards extended Nelson’s league-leading receiving touchdown mark to 25 since 2011.

Former Wildcat Rob Jackson, a defensive end for the Redskins, did not play in the loss.

Daniel Thomas rushed eight times for 30 yards in the Miami Dolphins’ 24-20 win at the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Thomas, who also caught a pass for 10 yards, has 16 rushes this seasons for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas is currently the backup running back for the Dolphins, limiting his opportunities as the Dolphins have moved to a pass-heavy offensive scheme.

Former Wildcat linebacker Reggie Walker made his first career start on Sunday, with five tackles in the San Diego Chargers 33-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Walker has 55 tackles in his career, previously playing with the Arizona Cardinals.

By signing with the Chargers, Walker was matched with former K-State player Jeromey Clary, who is a starting guard for San Diego.

Bryce Brown has three rushes for 13 yards and caught one pass for 1 yard in the losing effort, as the Eagles displayed their fast-paced offensive style for the second straight week.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown made one tackle, the first of his career, in a 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Brown left the game with a pectoral injury. Brown played in just six downs during the Ravens’ week 1 game.

Justin Tuggle made the first tackle of his career on Sunday as his Houston Texans won 30-24 in overtime against the Tennessee Titans. Tuggle, who converted from quarterback to linebacker at K-State, is the son of former All-Pro linebacker Jesse Tuggle.

New Orleans Saints’ running back Darren Sproles rushed seven times for 26 yards and caught six passes for 36 yards in the Saints’ 16-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Josh Freeman had a subpar showing for the Bucs, finishing 9-of-22 passing for 125 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Freeman has had a shaky relationship with new Bucs’ coach Greg Schiano, and his leadership has been questioned.

Former K-State tight end Jeron Mastrud got into the action during the Oakland Raiders’ 19-9 win over Jacksonville Jaguars, targeted once by quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The Wildcats’ top receiver a year ago, Chris Harper, was inactive for the second straight week for the San Francisco 49ers, as they lost 29-3 to the Seattle Seahawks.

Terence Newman will be in action tonight as the Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati.

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