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Sunday's Best- Washington Huskies in the NFL

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With one preseason game under everyone's belt, we take a second look at where our former Dawgs stack up in the NFL

All-Pro S Dashon Goldson
All-Pro S Dashon Goldson
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Preseason football can be difficult to watch, gage productivity, and your teams chances to win the Super Bowl.  Unless you're a Denver Bronco fan, and then a slight victory over the defending champ, with 10-12 starters seeing any time, constitutes a sure Bronco run to the Super Bowl. As well as revenge.

If you are a Bronco fan or media member, then Demarcus Ware's performance against a rookie, third string RT means he is going to break Michael Strahan's sack record.  For me I find it tougher to gage.  But I will do my best to look at our Huskies so far this Preseason.

Donald Butler MLB San Diego

Donald recorded two tackles in the Chargers victory over Dallas.  I assume he played about a quarter.  Here is a nice video showing the Captain taking a leadership role:  We Can Do Some Good Things

Marcel Reece FB Oakland

Marcel did not make the stat sheet in the first game.  Reece came into camp 15 pounds lighter, in hopes of being even more productive in 2014.  Marcel is Blogging this year.  If you are a raider fan you might enjoy the link.

Desmond Trufant CB Atlanta

Desmond was not on the stat sheet for Week 1, but dont worry.  Desmond is a starter and expected to be one of the leaders on the Atlanta defense.

Jake Locker QB Tennessee

The Titans played in down pour last week and Jake only threw the ball twice.  He even said he had never played in rain like that.   Jake has a lot to prove this year.

Bishop Sankey RB Tennessee

Bishop is competing with Shonn Green for the starting position.  Ultimately, these two will share carries to start the season.  Bishop caught a TD from Charlie Whitehurst in the opener, proving he can contribute in the passing game. He also had 13 carries for 37 yards, which led the team. Titan games will be on my Sunday Ticket this fall.

Mason Foster LB Tampa Bay

Although Mason will see some competition this year for the starting MLB I expect him to retain that position.  It could be something to keep our eye though.  Mason has also slimmed down this year.  It appears that a few former huskies have switched to Michelob 64 for their drink of choice too.

Dashon Goldson S Tampa Bay

Dashon had offseason foot surgery and did not play in the first game.  He is expect to start and play a quarter in the second game.

Chris Polk RB Philadelphia

Polk's effort to backup Shady McCoy has been slowed by a hamstring injury.  He did not play in the opening game opening up opportunities for other players.

Jermaine Kearse WR Seattle

Kearse is looking to start this year in Seattle.  He had one catch in the game against Denver and could also be seen blocking.  His ability to Block in the run game will show to be very valuable in the Seahawk run game.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Tampa Bay

ASJ is starting to get some first team reps in practice.  He had two catches for 29 yards in week 1.  He seems to be taking his first season seriously (not surprised).  He had some nice quotes after the first game including:


"I didn't grade out good enough," he said. "I didn't play well enough, as you could see. I had two holding calls, I didn't block well enough and I didn't run my routes well enough, so I didn't get enough of a satisfactory grade to my liking. I don't know what my grade was, but it wasn't good enough.

This quote is clipped from a nice article here.

Khalif Barnes G Oakland

Khalif has moved to LG after playing the rest of his career at tackle.  He is holding off third round pick Gabe Jackson currently as well as, helping out the youngster as pointed out by OC Greg Olson:

"He has the fountain of youth going," Olson said. "He is really doing a good job. Plus he is a great mentor to Gabe."

Senio Kelemete G/C New Orleans

Senio is starting to get a look at C this year in hopes of making the Saints roster.  He played very well at guard in the first game and may have earned himself a utility backup spot.  For you stat guys here is a nice article detailing offensive lineman statistics and how Senio performed.

Alameda Ta'amu DT Arizona

Alameda is currently on the pup list.  He is expected to come off in about a week.

Travis Coons K Tennessee

Travis was 1/1 on extra points in his professional debut.  His competition for the Titan kicking job, Maikan Bononi was 1/2.  Coons has also been more accurate in practice.  If he can be consistent on kickoffs, it's probably his job to lose.

Greg Ducre CB San Diego

Ducre had 4 tackles and 2 pass defends against the cowboys.  I don't have the info of when he played but I assume it was later in the game.  He is still probably a practice squad guy.

Caesar Rayford DE Dallas

Caesar had one tackle for a loss against the Chargers.  Caeser is probably a long shot to make the team.

Kevin Smith WR Seattle

Smith was not targeted in the game against Denver.  I am not sure if he even played.

There are a couple teams that have multiple Huskies currently playing for them.  Which team are you most likely to watch in 2014?  Answer the poll below.