NFL REBELS: Weekly Update 12.30
Kendrick Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens
Dec. 30, 2015

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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 18 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 week 16. Eli Manning continued his career year statistically, tying his career high in completion percentage (63.1) and adding to his career high in touchdown passes (33). As of week 16, Brandon Bolden, Bobby Massie, Michael Oher, Bradley Sowell and Mike Wallace have all punched their tickets to the 2015 postseason.

Here’s a rundown of how each former Rebel performed in week 16 of the 2015 NFL season:

#38 Brandon Bolden | RB | New England Patriots
Made his second straight start at RB for the Patriots, logging nine carries for 30 yards. Also made five receptions for 30 yards in a close loss to the New York Jets.

#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 three tackles and half a sack in a close loss to Buffalo.

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

#23 Kendrick Lewis | FS | Baltimore Ravens
Started at FS for the Ravens, logging five tackles in a 20-17 win over Pittsburgh.

#10 Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Started at QB for New York, going 15-for-29 for 234 yards and one touchdown in a close loss to Minnesota. Manning has 33 touchdowns on the year, a new career high, passing his previous high of 31, which he set in 2010. His 63.1 completion percentage is tied for his career high going into the final week of the regular season.

#70 Bobby Massie | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Started at RT for the Cardinals in a 38-8 win over Green Bay.

#38 Trumaine McBride | CB | New York Giants
Saw action for the Giants in a tough loss to Minnesota.

#22 Dexter McCluster | RB | Tennessee Titans
Placed on season-ending injured reserved after a wrist injury.

#10 Donte Moncrief | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Saw action at WR for the Colts, hauling in two catches for 15 yards in an 18-12 win over Miami.

#73 Michael Oher | OT | Carolina Panthers
Started at LT for the Panthers in a close loss to Atlanta, Carolina’s first loss of the year.

#78 Jermey Parnell | OT | Jacksonville Jaguars
Started at LT for the Jaguars in a close loss to New Orleans.

#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 one tackle in a 38-27 win over Jacksonville.

#79 Bradley Sowell | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Saw action on the offensive line in a 38-8 win over Green Bay.

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

#11 Mike Wallace | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Saw action at WR, hauling in two catches for 11 yards in a 49-17 win over the New York Giants.

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