Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 4

*crickets*

Perhaps it is fitting that UTSA’s bye week would also extend to its alumni in the NFL. Teddy Williams remained inactive for the Panthers for the third straight week, and Brian Price’s Green Bay Packers are on a bye this week.

After leaving last week’s game with a knee injury, David Morgan did not practice this week and was ruled out of the Vikings Monday night matchup against the New York Giants. A timetable for his recovery is unknown, but he has not been placed on the injured reserve so a return sometime within the next eight weeks is likely.

 

Potential Week 5 Matchups

  • Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings (David Morgan) – Noon – CBS
  • New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers (Brian Price) – 7:30pm – NBC
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers (Teddy Williams) – Monday 7:30pm – ESPN

 

Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 3

The NFL’s third week provided us with another debut for a UTSA alum and some bad news for another, while former track star Teddy Williams remained inactive with the Panthers, depriving us of our first Roadrunner vs. Roadrunner action of the year.

Brian Price

DT – Green Bay Packers – UTSA ’13-’15

Brian Price
Brian Price

Last Thursday, the Green Bay Packers announced that they signed UTSA alum Brian Price from the practice squad to the active roster, and he immediately received praise from an NFL personnel executive.

“I like Brian Price. He’s got a chance.”

Price saw the field on ten snaps (15%) and “didn’t look out of place,” which is high praise for a rookie making his NFL debut.

The Packers have been riddled with injuries on the defensive side of the ball, making Price one of eight rookies to get playing time for Green Bay in Week 3.

Green Bay Packers Defensive Snap Chart

                          Def.      ST
Player              Pos Num  Pct Num Pct
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix    FS  68 100%   6 21%
Quinten Rollins      CB  67  99%   8 28%
Micah Hyde           SS  67  99%   6 21%
Ladarius Gunter      CB  63  93%  11 38%
Damarious Randall    CB  57  84%   6 21%
Jake Ryan            LB  56  82%   8 28%
Nick Perry           LB  51  75%   2  7%
Mike Daniels         DT  46  68%   6 21%
Kenny Clark          DT  42  62%  12 41%
Joe Thomas           LB  38  56%   8 28%
Kyler Fackrell       LB  37  54%  22 76%
Julius Peppers       LB  32  47%  12 41%
Blake Martinez       LB  30  44%   5 17%
Jayrone Elliott      LB  28  41%  14 48%
Christian Ringo      NT  24  35%   1  3%
Kentrell Brice       FS  12  18%  23 79%
Dean Lowry           DE  11  16%   6 21%
Brian Price          DT  10  15%   0  0%
Josh Hawkins         CB   7  10%   6 21%
Chris Banjo          FS   2   3%  11 38%

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David Morgan II

TE – Minnesota Vikings – UTSA ’11-’15

David Morgan II
David Morgan II

On a weekend that Roadrunner fans already wanted for forget, we were hit with even more bad news as David Morgan II was injured in the Vikings 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He left the game in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury.

Even before the injury, it appeared that Rhett Ellison had surpassed Morgan and regained his job as the blocking tight end for the Vikings, as Morgan only saw action on 3 offensive snaps (6%) and 4 special teams snaps (15%), far fewer than Ellison’s 21 and 16.

Minnesota Vikings Offensive Snap Chart

                              Off.      ST
Player                  Pos Num  Pct Num Pct
Brandon Fusco             G  54 100%   3 11%
Joe Berger                C  54 100%   3 11%
Andre Smith               T  54 100%   3 11%
T.J. Clemmings            T  54 100%   3 11%
Sam Bradford             QB  54 100%   0  0%
Kyle Rudolph             TE  52  96%   3 11%
Stefon Diggs             WR  48  89%   0  0%
Charles Johnson          WR  38  70%   0  0%
Jeremiah Sirles           T  35  65%   3 11%
Jerick McKinnon          RB  35  65%   0  0%
Adam Thielen             WR  32  59%  11 41%
Rhett Ellison            TE  21  39%  16 59%
Matt Asiata              RB  19  35%   4 15%
Alex Boone                G  19  35%   0  0%
Zach Line                FB  16  30%  11 41%
Cordarrelle Patterson    WR   5   9%   6 22%
David Morgan             TE   3   6%   4 15%
Jarius Wright            WR   1   2%   0  0%

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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer remained vague on the subject of Morgan’s injury and wouldn’t give a timetable on his return, but did say that he wouldn’t be put on injured reserve.