NFL REBELS: Weekly Update 09.25

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ashlee Palmer with the Detroit Lions (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Ashlee Palmer with the Detroit Lions (photo by Joshua McCoy)

Sept. 25, 2012

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 has a huge presence in the NFL this year, with 22 players on current rosters, including such superstars as two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli  Manning and five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick  Willis.

Here’s a rundown of how each former Rebel performed in week two of the 2012 NFL season.

#38 Brandon  Bolden | RB | New England Patriots
Scored his first career rushing touchdown in a 31-30 loss to Baltimore on Sunday Night Football. 

#42 BenJarvus  Green-Ellis | RB | Cincinnati Bengals
Rushed for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals’ 38-31 win over Washington on Sunday. 

#76 Greg  Hardy | DE | Carolina Panthers
Started at defensive end but did not record any tackles in a 36-7 loss to the Giants on Thursday. 

#74 John  Jerry | OG | Miami Dolphins
Started at right guard in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday. 

#94 Peria  Jerry | DT | Atlanta Falcons
Recorded a tackle in the Falcons’ 27-3 win over San Diego on Sunday. 

#23 Kendrick  Lewis | FS | Kansas City Chiefs
Did not see the field (shoulder injury) in a 27-24 win over New Orleans on Sunday. 

#10 Eli  Manning | QB | New York Giants
Threw for 288 yards and one touchdown in a 36-7 win over Carolina on Thursday. 

#70 Bobby  Massie | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Started at right tackle in the Cardinals’ 27-6 win over Philadelphia on Sunday. 

#22 Dexter  McCluster | WR/RB | Kansas City Chiefs
Had three catches for 28 yards and ran once for 5 yards in a 27-24 overtime win over New Orleans on Sunday.

#74 Michael  Oher | OT | Baltimore Ravens
Started at right tackle in a 31-30 win over New England on Sunday Night Football. 

#58 Ashlee  Palmer | LB | Detroit Lions
Recorded four tackles in a 44-41 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday. 

#78 Jermey  Parnell | OT | Dallas Cowboys
Saw action in the Cowboys’ 16-10 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. 

#95 Jerrell  Powe | DT | Kansas City Chiefs
Had one tackle in a 27-24 overtime win over New Orleans on Sunday. 

#33 Jamarca  Sanford | SS | Minnesota Vikings
Recorded seven tackles and a forced fumble in a 24-13 win over San Francisco on Sunday. 

#67 Chris  Spencer | OL | Chicago Bears
Started at left guard in a 23-6 win over St. Louis on Sunday. 

#60 Bradley  Sowell | OL | Indianapolis Colts
Saw action in a 22-17 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. 

#87 Micheal  Spurlock | WR | San Diego Chargers
Returned a punt for 8 yards in San Diego’s 27-3 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

#96 Emmanuel  Stephens | DE | Cleveland Browns
Saw action in a 24-14 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. 

#7 Patrick  Trahan | LB | Chicago Bears
Bears’ practice squad. 

#32 Cassius  Vaughn | DB/KR | Indianapolis Colts
Returned four kickoffs for 113 yards (long of 40) in a 22-17 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. 

#17 Mike  Wallace | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
Had eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 loss to Oakland on Sunday. 

#52 Patrick  Willis | LB | San Francisco 49ers
Recorded 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in a 24-13 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

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