Bakhtiari Returns To Highlight #NFLBuffs Final Regular Season Week
BOULDER–After tearing his ACL last season, former Colorado Buffaloes offensive lineman David Bakhtiari has been constantly rehabbing to try and make it back on the field for the Green Bay Packers. Bakhtiari's hard work paid off on Sunday. In his return he appeared in 40% of offensive snaps against the Detroit Lions. Week 18 served as a tune-up for the playoffs, as he looks to be an integral part of a Packers Super Bowl run.
Another former Buffs player ready for the playoffs with the Packers is kicker Mason Crosby. He continued to give the Packers points as he made his one field goal attempt for 36 yards on Sunday. He also reached a milestone this week, appearing in his 241st career game. This put him in the top 75 (tied-70th) for most career games played in NFL history.
Here is what happened with all other former Buffs across the NFL in the first ever Week 18.
Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
Was inactive Sunday against the Cleveland Browns along with Cincinnati's other star players to rest for the playoffs.
Ken Crawley, CB, New Orleans Saints
Had two tackles in the Saints 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Miami Dolphins
Had 11 carries for 40 yards in the Dolphins 33-24 win over the New England Patriots.
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR Jacksonville Jaguars
Had five catches for 62 yards in the Jaguars 26-11 stunning win over the Indianapolis Colts that eliminated the Colts from playoff contention.
Jimmy Smith, CB, Baltimore Ravens
Had five tackles in the Ravens 16-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
Played in 100% of offensive snaps and recorded a tackle off an interception in the Giants 22-7 loss to the Washington Football Team.
Josh Tupou, DL, Cincinnati Bengals
Played in 33% of defensive snaps in the Bengals loss to the Browns.
Juwann Winfree, WR, Green Bay Packers
Had three catches for 16 yards in the Packers loss to the Lions.
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Had one tackle in the Steelers thrilling 16-13 win over the Ravens.
Steven Montez (Lions) was one of nine Lions players to get signed to a reserve/future contract on Monday. Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) is out for the season with a knee injury. Davion Taylor (Eagles) is still on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Kabion Ento (Packers), Arlington Hambright (Bears) and Daniel Munyer (Titans) are all on their team's practice squads.
Delrick Abrams Jr. was signed and released from the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. William Sherman (Patriots) was placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list. Alex Tchangam was signed and released from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. Tedric Thompson was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad in December and restored to the practice squad this week.