NFL REBELS: Weekly Update 01.05
Jan. 5, 2016

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Here at OleMissSports.com, we are proud to update Rebel fans on the exploits of our former players who lace up their cleats on Sundays in the NFL. Ole Miss has a big presence in the NFL again this year with 19 former Rebels currently on NFL rosters, including stars like two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and other Super Bowl Rebels Michael Oher of the Carolina Panthers and Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots.

Eight former Rebels started for their respective teams in the final week of the regular season. Eli Manning added to his career high in touchdown passes (35) while Jamarca Sanford showed out on defense against the Falcons.

Five former Rebels will be playing in the NFL’s postseason, with a shot to play in historic Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay area. Brandon Bolden, Bobby Massie, Michael Oher, Bradley Sowell and Mike Wallace will all appear for their respective teams this year. Bolden and Oher will be seeking their second Super Bowl rings, while the others will be going for their first. You can keep up with all of the postseason Rebels by using the hash tag #NFLRebels on social media.

For the final time this season, here’s how each former Rebel performed in week 17 of the 2015-16 NFL season:

#38 Brandon Bolden | RB | New England Patriots
Appeared at RB for the Patriots getting nine carries for 31 yards, along with two receptions for five yards in a close loss to Miami.

#72 Pierce Burton | OT | Indianapolis Colts
Member of the Colts’ practice squad.

#27 Senquez Golson | CB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Placed on season-ending injured reserve.

#76 Greg Hardy | DE | Dallas Cowboys
Started at DE for the Cowboys, making one tackle in a close loss to Washington.

#77 John Jerry | OG | New York Giants
Started at guard for the Giants in a close loss to Philadelphia.

#23 Kendrick Lewis | FS | Baltimore Ravens
Started at FS for the Ravens, logging three tackles in a close loss to Cincinnati.

#10 Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Started at QB for New York, going 24-for-43 for 302 yards and two touchdowns in a close loss to Philadelphia. Manning has 35 touchdowns on the year, a new career high, passing his previous high of 31, which he set in 2010. VIDEO: Manning hits Will Tye for a 9-yard TD

#70 Bobby Massie | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Started at RT for the Cardinals in a tough loss to Seattle.

#38 Trumaine McBride | CB | New York Giants
Saw action in the secondary for the Giants, logging three tackles in a close loss to Philadelphia.

#22 Dexter McCluster | RB | Tennessee Titans
Placed on season-ending injured reserve.

#10 Donte Moncrief | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Started at WR for the Colts in a 30-24 win over Tennessee.

#73 Michael Oher | OT | Carolina Panthers
Started at LT for the Panthers in a 38-10 win over Tampa Bay.

#78 Jermey Parnell | OT | Jacksonville Jaguars
Was inactive in week 17 due to a hamstring injury.

#59 Gerald Rivers | DE | Houston Texans
Member of the Texans’ practice squad.

#33 Jamarca Sanford | SS | New Orleans Saints
Saw action in the secondary for the Saints, logging two tackles, a pass deflection and an interception in a 20-17 win over Atlanta. VIDEO: Sanford picks Matt Ryan late

#79 Bradley Sowell | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Saw action on the offensive line for the Cardinals in a tough loss to Seattle.

#44 Carlos Thompson | OLB | Houston Texans
Placed on season-ending injured reserve.

#20 Cassius Vaughn | CB | San Diego Chargers
Picked up by the Chargers and made his San Diego debut with a solo tackle and a pass breakup in a 27-20 loss to his former team, the Denver Broncos.

#11 Mike Wallace | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Started at WR for the Vikings, logging one catch for 22 yards in a 20-13 win over Green Bay.

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