NFL Rebels Weekly Update 9.19
Sept. 19, 2017


Here at, 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 had a big presence in the league again this year There are currently 23 former Rebels on NFL rosters, including two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, last year’s first-round draft picks Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil, and 2017 first-round draft pick Evan Engram.

14 former Rebels made appearances in the first week of the 2017 season. Here’s a rundown of how each former Rebel performed in week one of the 2017 NFL Season: 

#88 Quincy Adeboyejo | WR | Baltimore Ravens

Member of the Ravens’ practice squad.  

#16 Cody Core | WR | Cincinnati Bengals

Was active, but did not see action in Cincinnati’s loss to Houston (13-9) on Thursday Night Football.

#38 Brandon Bolden | RB | New England Patriots

Was active, but did not see action in week two in the Patriots’ victory over the Saints 36-20.

#99 Fadol Brown | DE | Oakland Raiders

Member of the Raiders’ practice squad.  

#36 Trae Elston | S | Buffalo Bills

Saw action, but did not contribute to the Bills’ loss to the Panthers (9-3).

#88 Evan Engram | TE | New York Giants

Recorded his first touchdown in the NFL while totaling four receptions for 49 years in the Giants’ loss to Detroit (24-10) on Monday Night Football.  

#31 Mike Hilton | CB | Pittsburgh Steelers

Made his first career start of the regular season contributing a team-high nine tackles to lead the Steelers’ to a 26-9 victory over the Vikings.

#65 Lavon Hooks | DE | Pittsburgh Steelers

Member of the Steelers’ practice squad.

#77 John Jerry | OG | New York Giants

Started at right guard in week one in the Giants’ loss to Detroit (24-10) on Monday Night Football.

#93 D.J. Jones | DT | San Francisco 49ers

Contributed two tackles and one pass breakup in the 49ers 12-9 loss to the Seahawks.

#31 Derrick Jones | CB | New York Jets

Active, but did not contribute to the Jets’ 45-20 loss to the Raiders.

#6 Chad Kelly | QB | Denver Broncos

Placed on injured reserve.

#10 Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants

Started at quarterback going 22 for 239 yards with a touchdown in a loss to Detroit on Monday Night Football (24-10).

#70 Bobby Massie | OT | Chicago Bears

Started at tackle in the Bears’ loss to Tampa Bay (29-7).  

#10 Donte Moncrief | WR | Indianapolis Colts

Started at wide receiver logging two receptions for 18 yards in the Colts’ 16-13 loss to the Cardinals.  

#90 Robert Nkemdiche | DT | Arizona Cardinals

Saw action, but did not contribute in the Cardinals’ victory over the Colts (16-13).

#78 JERMEY PARNELL | OT | Jacksonville Jaguars

Started at tackle in Jacksonville’s loss to Tennessee (37-16).

#79 Bradley Sowell | OT | Chicago Bears

Contributed, but did not start in the Bears’ 29-7 loss to Tampa Bay.

#53 Carlos Thompson | LB | Los Angeles Rams

Member of the Rams’ practice squad.

#11 Laquon Treadwell | WR | Minnesota Vikings

Tallied three receptions for 33 yards in the Vikings’ loss to the Steelers (26-9).

#67 Laremy Tunsil | G | Miami Dolphins

Started at tackle in the Dolphins 19-17 victory over the Chargers.

#17 Mike Wallace | WR | Baltimore Ravens

Tallied one reception for seven yards in Baltimore’s 24-10 victory over Cleveland. 

#71 Channing Ward | DE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Member of the Bucs’ practice squad.

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