Skip to main content

NFL #ProDucks: Week 4

Oct 7, 2021

It was another good week for Oregon football's NFL #ProDucks in week four. Juwan Johnson continued to thrive in his new role as a tight end, cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell and Troy Hill both performed well, and defensive tackle Austin Faoliu made his NFL debut for the Dallas Cowboys.
And of course, there was quarterback Justin Herbert leading the Chargers to an impressive win on Monday Night Football while continuing to make NFL history along the way.
In total, 28 former Ducks are currently under contract with 21 different NFL teams, with 18 on the active rosters of 15 different organizations going into week five.
Click here for a full viewing guide of how to watch UO Athletics alums compete this week.
Carolina Panthers (3-1)

  • RB Royce Freeman rushed three times for 12 yards and played 12 total offensive snaps as Carolina suffered its first loss of the season, 36-28 to the Cowboys.

Chicago Bears (2-2)

  • CB Thomas Graham Jr. is currently on the Bears' practice squad.

Cleveland Browns (3-1)

  • CB Troy Hill finished with four tackles, one solo, and broke up a pass in Cleveland's 14-17 win over Minnesota. The Browns' defense held the Vikings to just 65 rushing yards, and Hill earned a solid 72.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus (PFF). Through the first four weeks, Hill is the highest-graded cornerback in the NFL against the run with a stellar 91.5 grade.

Dallas Cowboys (3-1)

  • DT Austin Faoliu made his NFL debut in Dallas' 36-28 win over Carolina after being elevated from the practice squad ahead of the game. Faoliu played 13 defensive snaps and made a pair of solo tackles.

Detroit Lions (0-4)

  • OL Penei Sewell started his fourth straight game at left tackle for the Lions, who dropped to 0-4 with a 24-14 loss to Chicago.
  • OL Tyrell Crosby is currently on Detroit's Reserve/Injured list.

Green Bay Packers (3-1)

  • OL Jake Hanson did not play in Green Bay's 27-17 win over Pittsburgh.

Houston Texans (1-3)

  • TE Pharaoh Brown played 34 offensive snaps and made one reception for six yards in Buffalo's 40-0 loss to Buffalo.
  • CB Terrance Mitchell returned to action after missing the previous game with a concussion, making six tackles (three solo) and breaking up a pair of passes. Mitchell earned a 75.5 overall grade from PFF, as well as a solid 81.6 grade in pass coverage.


Indianapolis Colts (1-3)

  • DE DeForest Buckner assisted on three tackles as Indianapolis defeated Miami, 27-17, for its first victory of the season. Buckner earned his highest grade of the season from PFF at 82.8, and his 77.2 pass-rush grade for the season ranks 12th among NFL defensive linemen.

Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)

  • OL Kyle Long is currently on the Chiefs' Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Las Vegas Raiders (3-1)

  • QB Marcus Mariota is on Las Vegas' Reserve/Injured list after suffering an injury on a 31-yard rush in the Raiders' season opener.

Los Angeles Chargers (3-1)

  • QB Justin Herbert continued his terrific start to the season, completing 25-of-38 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in Los Angeles' 28-14 win over Las Vegas on Monday Night Football. Herbert tossed all three of his TDs in the first half, staking the Chargers to a 21-0 lead. Herbert reached a historic milestone in the win, becoming the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to complete 500 passes before his 20th career start. Only in his second season, Herbert already ranks sixth in franchise history with 40 career touchdown passes, and he is less than 500 yards away from moving into sixth on the Chargers' all-time passing list. Herbert is PFF's third-highest ranked quarterback this season with an 87.0 passing grade, behind only Tom Brady and Daniel Jones, and his 87.5 overall grade ranks fourth in the league
  • TE Hunter Kampmoyer is currently on the Chargers' practice squad.

Los Angeles Rams (3-1)

  • LB Justin Hollins is currently on the Rams' Injured/Reserve list and is expected to miss significant time with a pectoral injury.
  • TE Johnny Mundt caught one pass for nine yards as the Rams suffered their first loss of the season, 37-20 to Arizona. Mundt played 20 offensive snaps and 14 on special teams.

Miami Dolphins (1-3)

  • S Jevon Holland played 19 defensive snaps but did not record any statistics in Miami's 27-17 loss to Indianapolis.

Minnesota Vikings (1-3)

  • LB Troy Dye played 17 snaps and made one solo tackle in Minnesota's 14-7 loss to Cleveland.   
  • DT Jordon Scott is currently on the Vikings' Reserve/Injured list.

New Orleans Saints (2-2)

  • TE Juwan Johnson scored his third receiving touchdown of the season in New Orleans' 27-21 loss to the Giants, a 15-yard catch to tie the game at 7-7 just before halftime. Johnson finished the game with two catches for 20 yards, and he earned a stellar 90.4 overall grade from PFF. Johnson is the third-highest graded tight end this season by PFF at 83.8 overall, and his three receiving touchdowns are tied for second most among NFL tight ends.
  • OL Calvin Throckmorton started at right guard for the Saints for the third straight game, playing all 68 offensive snaps. Throckmorton helped pave the way for 170 total rushing yards for New Orleans, including 120 from star running back Alvin Kamara.

New York Giants (1-3)

  • OL Shane Lemieux is currently on New York's Reserve/Injured list.

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3)

  • DE Henry Mondeaux played 12 snaps on defense and one on special teams in Pittsburgh's 27-17 loss to Green Bay, assisting on one tackle.

San Francisco 49ers (2-2)

  • DE Arik Armstead made four tackles, one solo, in San Francisco's 28-21 loss to the Seahawks.
  • CB Deommodore Lenoir played 22 snaps on special teams against Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks (2-2)

  • S Ugochukwu Amadi played 42 total snaps in Seattle's 28-21 win over the 49ers, 28 on defense and 14 on special teams.

Tennessee Titans (2-2)

  • S Brady Breeze is currently on the Titans' Reserve/Injured list.

Washington Football Team (2-2)

  • DE Jalen Jelks is currently on Washington's Reserve/Injured list.