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Tracking Alabama players in Week 9 action

Alabama was well-represented in Week 9 of the regular season at the professional level, as several former Crimson Tide standouts were contributors for new teams across the NFL. 

A total of six former Alabama players scored touchdowns during Week 9, including five on the offensive side of the football. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard scored two of them Sunday, while Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry all scored one. 

It was the first touchdown of the season for Jones, who has 933 yards on 60 receptions.

Defensively, Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson scooped up a fumble and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown. He became the second player in NFL history to score at least three defensive touchdowns of 65-plus yards over any two-year span. The other to do it was Deion Sanders.

Inactive this weekend was 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (hamstring), Packers cornerback Tony Brown (hip), Ravens linebacker Tim Williams (ankle) and Titans fullback Jalston Fowler. The only active player that did not play was Ravens offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman. 

Teams with Week 9 bye weeks included the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. All six of those teams have Alabama players. 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 9 of the NFL season.

Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Oakland Raiders    

15 AJ McCarron, QB — 1-3 passing, 8 yards; 1 rush, 0 yards

San Francisco 49ers    

56 Reuben Foster, LB — inactive (hamstring)

Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears   

39 Eddie Jackson, FS — 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD (65 yards)

Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns

Kansas City Chiefs    

59 Reggie Ragland, LB — 6 tackles

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

New York Jets   

77 James Carpenter, OG — started at left guard

Miami Dolphins 

32 Kenyan Drake, RB — 3 rushes, 9 yards; 4 receptions, 26 yards 

29 Minkah Fitzpatrick, S — 6 tackles

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Detroit Lions    

93 Da’Shawn Hand, DE — 1 tackle 

91 A’Shawn Robinson, DT — 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery

Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins

Atlanta Falcons    

11 Julio Jones, WR — 7 receptions, 121 yards, 1 TD (35 yards); 1 tackle 

18 Calvin Ridley, WR — 6 receptions, 71 yds, 1 TD (40 yards); 1 rush, 6 yards

Washington Redskins   

93 Jonathan Allen, DL — 3 tackles 

52 Ryan Anderson, LB — 1 tackle

20 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS — 7 tackles 

51 Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB — no stats 

95 Daron Payne, DL — 1 tackle

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers   

80 O.J. Howard, TE — 4 receptions, 53 yards, 2 TDs (4, 3 yards)

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens    

28 Anthony Averett, CB — no stats 

77 Bradley Bozeman, C — did not play 

29 Marlon Humphrey, CB — 3 tackles 

27 Cyrus Jones, CB — 1 punt return, 9 yards 

57 C.J. Mosley, LB — 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PD 

56 Tim Williams, LB — inactive (ankle)

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos 

Houston Texans   

25 Kareem Jackson, S — 4 tackles, 2 PD

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles Chargers     

71 Damion Square, NT — 2 tackles, 1 sack

Seattle Seahawks      

76 D.J. Fluker, G/T — started at right guard 

90 Jarran Reed, DT — 6 tackles, 1 sack

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Rams    

26 Mark Barron, LB — 7 tackles

New Orleans Saints 

22 Mark Ingram, RB — 9 rushes, 33 yards; 1 reception, 3 yards; 1 fumble

Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots 

Green Bay Packers  

28 Tony Brown, CB — inactive (hip) 

6 JK Scott, P — 5 punts, 210 yards, 42.0 avg, 53 long, 1 inside 20 

New England Patriots    

54 Dont’a Hightower, LB — 4 tackles

Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys

Tennessee Titans

54 Rashaan Evans, LB — 2 tackles

40 Jalston Fowler, FB — inactive

22 Derrick Henry, RB — 6 rushes, 27 yards, 1 TD (1 yard); 2 receptions, 5 yards 


Dallas Cowboys

19 Amari Cooper, WR — 5 receptions, 58 yards, 1 TD (4 yards)

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