Gary Barnidge (TE, Cleveland Browns)
Did not record a stat in Cleveland's loss to the Ravens, but continued to build on his reputation for being one of the NFL's nicest guys after the game.
I appreciate the opportunity to put a smile on a kid's face after a game and raise awareness to @Samaritans_Feet pic.twitter.com/MVMGcmG587— Gary Barnidge (@garybarnidge) September 21, 2014
Josh Bellamy (WR, Chicago Bears)
Was waived by the Bears before the team's Monday night game against the Jets, and was re-signed to the practice squad.
Teddy Bridgewater (QB, Minnesota Vikings)
Made his NFL debut after starting quarterback Mat Cassel went down with a foot injury. Completed 12-of-20 passes for 150 yards and rushed for another 27 yards in a 20-9 loss to the Saints. Bridgewater will make his first career start on Sunday against the Falcons, as it has been announced that Cassel is out for the rest of the season.
Preston Brown (LB, Buffalo Bills)
Recorded 11 tackles, third-best on the team, in Buffalo's 22-10 loss to San Diego. With Keith Rivers returning on Sunday against the Raiders, Brown might find himself coming off the bench for the first time in his short NFL career.
Harry Douglas (WR, Atlanta Falcons)
Caught two balls for 14 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's 56-14 demolition of Tampa Bay. Douglas has now caught at least one touchdown pass in each of his last four games against the Buccaneers.
Elvis Dumervil (LB, Baltimore Ravens)
Played, but did not record a statistic in Baltimore's 23-21 win over the Browns. Also, I somehow just found out that his middle name is "Kool." Swear to God. I suppose that explains Sean Moth saying "Elvis KOOL Dumervil" at home games back in the day, but I always just thought that was a nickname or something Moth did himself. I think I'm justified in believing that to be a safer assumption than his middle name actually being "Kool." Regardless, Elvis rules.
William Gay (CB, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Recorded three tackles in Pittsburgh's 37-19 win over Carolina, but more importantly wrote an extremely powerful piece about domestic violence for Sports Illustrated.
Breno Giacomini (OT, New York Jets)
Has drawn some slight criticism for his pass protection play in the Jets' loss to the Bears, but is still widely regarded as New York's best lineman so far this season.
Senorise Perry (RB, Chicago Bears)
Lost his job as the deep return man on kickoffs, but still played on both the kick return and coverage teams. Recorded one tackle.
Bilal Powell (RB, New York Jets)
Carried twice for 13 yards and caught two passes for six more yards in New York's Monday night loss to the Bears.
Calvin Pryor (S, New York Jets)
Played extremely well in his first Monday Night Football appearance, finishing with five tackles. Is quickly becoming a fan favorite in New York.
Greg Scruggs (DE, Seattle Seahawks)
Was on the inactive list for Seattle's overtime win against Denver.
Marcus Smith (LB, Philadelphia Eagles)
Saw the first action of his career in Philly's win over Washington, but surprisingly it came at inside linebacker, and not the OLB spot he was drafted to play. He should see a lot more time at the same position this week with Mychal Kendricks out because of injury.
Byron Stingily (OT, Tennessee Titans)
Was on the inactive list for the Titans' loss to Cincinnati.
Eric Wood (C, Buffalo Bills)
Received great praise for his play in the Bills' loss to San Diego. Received even more praise for helping to raise thousands of dollars for Carly's Club for Kids and Cancer Research in Western New York earlier this week.
Lots of good guys representing Louisville in the NFL.