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Tracking Alabama players in Week 8 action

Alabama was well-represented in Week 8 of the regular season at the professional level, as several former Crimson Tide standouts were contributors for new teams across the NFL.

Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake scored a pair of touchdowns Thursday night in a losing effort against the Texans, one rushing and one receiving. Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard was also on the receiving end of a score, giving him 400-plus yards and three touchdowns. 

Defensively, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley led the way with 11 tackles this week. It’s the second straight week the former All-American has led all former Alabama players in tackles. Rams linebacker Mark Barron put two points on the board for Los Angeles with a Sunday safety, while defensive linemen Marcell Dareus, Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne recorded sacks. 

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee), Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (quad) and Packers cornerback Tony Brown were inactive. Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron and Ravens offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman did not play. The Titans re-signed Jalston Fowler. 

Teams with Week 8 bye weeks included the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans. There are no players on the active rosters for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings or Pittsburgh Steelers.  

Here, we break down the former Alabama player performances in Week 8 of the NFL season.

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

Miami Dolphins

32 Kenyan Drake, RB — 12 rushes, 58 yards, 1 TD (12 yards); 2 receptions, 37 yards, 1 TD (28 yards)
29 Minkah Fitzpatrick, S — 4 tackles

Houston Texans  

25 Kareem Jackson, S — 9 tackles, 1 TFL

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles    

67 Chance Warmack, OG — reserve lineman

Jacksonville Jaguars   

99 Marcell Dareus, DT — 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 QB hit
36 Ronnie Harrison, S — 3 tackles
24 T.J. Yeldon, RB — 2 rushes, 7 yards; 7 receptions, 83 yards

New York Jets at Chicago Bears

New York Jets  

77 James Carpenter, OG — started at left guard

Chicago Bears  

39 Eddie Jackson, FS — 1 tackle, 1 PD

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals

Tampa Bay Buccaneers  

80 O.J. Howard, TE — 4 receptions, 68 yards, 1 TD (34 yards)

Cincinnati Bengals 

27 Dre Kirkpatrick, CB — 5 tackles

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions

Seattle Seahawks     

76 D.J. Fluker, G/T — started at right guard
90 Jarran Reed, DT — 1 tackle, 1 QB hit

Detroit Lions   

93 Da’Shawn Hand, DE — 2 tackles
91 A’Shawn Robinson, DT — 6 tackles

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs   

59 Reggie Ragland, LB — 7 tackles, 1 TFL

Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Washington Redskins  

93 Jonathan Allen, DL — 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL
52 Ryan Anderson, LB — 1 tackle
51 Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB — 1 tackle
95 Daron Payne, DL — 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL

New York Giants   

21 Landon Collins, S — 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 forced fumble
94 Dalvin Tomlinson, DT — 3 tackles

Baltimore Ravens at Carolina Panthers

Baltimore Ravens   

28 Anthony Averett, CB — no stats
77 Bradley Bozeman, C — did not play
29 Marlon Humphrey, CB — inactive (quad)
27 Cyrus Jones, CB — 1 punt return, 23 yards
57 C.J. Mosley, LB — 11 tackles
56 Tim Williams, LB — 1 tackles

Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders 

Indianapolis Colts 

78 Ryan Kelly, OC — started at center 

Oakland Raiders   

15 AJ McCarron, QB — did not play

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams

Green Bay Packers 

28 Tony Brown, CB — inactive
21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS — 4 tackles
6 JK Scott, P — 5 punts, 214 yards, 42.8 avg, 55 long, 1 touchback

Los Angeles Rams   

26 Mark Barron, LB — 6 tackles, 1 TFL

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers   

56 Reuben Foster, LB — 1 tackle, 1 TFL; left game with hamstring injury 

Arizona Cardinals    

71 Andre Smith, OT — started at right tackle

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints  

22 Mark Ingram, RB — 13 rushes, 63 yards; 3 catches, 29 yards

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

New England Patriots   

54 Dont’a Hightower, LB — inactive (knee) 

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