Noticeably absent from the below list is Kenbrell Thompkins. From making the game winning catch against the New Orleans Saints in mid-October, the Patriots wide receiver has become a ghost in New England. He wasn’t even activated on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clearly the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski has affected the pecking order of Tom Brady’s receiving options and Thompkins is the odd man out. Damn shame.
Kevin Huber: He was mildly active in the Bengals’ Thursday night game against the Dolphins. He booted four kicks averaging 38.5 yards per punt with a long of 50. Gold toe, Huber.
Brent Celek: With Nick Foles returning at quarterback the Philadelphia offense went off, scoring 49 points in a route of Oakland. Foles even tied a NFL record tossing seven touchdowns in that game. The Eagles’ tight end Celek caught one of them, his first in weeks, to cap his 27 receiving yard day.
Trent Cole: Philly’s offense used and abused the Raiders on Sunday. Cole was a big part of that. He notched five tackles and a sack.
Connor Barwin: He wasn’t as active as Cole against the Oakland ground game, contributing just a pair of tackles, but made perhaps the most athletic play of the day. Midway through the fourth quarter, with the Raiders down 49-13 and desperate to make the game less of a laugher, quarterback Terrelle Pryor bounced a ball off of an Oakland receiver that hung in the air just long enough for Barwin to dive and catch it. There’s the Barwin we’re all used to seeing. You can watch the interception here.
John Hughes: The old Browns beat the new Browns on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland defensive tackle John Hughes added two tackles on the day.
Ricardo Mathews: In the Colts’ Hollywood-like comeback against the Houston Texans, the Indy defensive tackle contributed a pair of tackles in the game.