MANHATTAN, Kan. (Kansas State Athletics) – Each week throughout the 2022 season, k-statesports.com recaps the action for the 14 former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Timmy Horne, DL – Atlanta Falcons
Horne, a rookie free agent who made the active roster out of training camp, carded a pair of tackles among his 17 defensive snaps and was also in for four special teams plays in Atlanta’s 23-20 home win over Cleveland. In four games this year, Horne has three tackles. The Falcons improved to 2-2 this season, and they travel to face Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Elijah Lee, LB – Kansas City Chiefs
Lee was released by the Chiefs last week but quickly signed back to the practice squad and was activated via Standard Elevation for Kansas City’s 41-31 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday night. Lee quickly made his presence felt as he recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff, which led to a touchdown, and made a tackle on the ensuing kickoff. Lee, who saw time on 23 special teams plays against the Buccaneers, has five tackles in four games this season. The Chiefs improved to 3-1 and host Las Vegas on Monday night.
Tyler Lockett, WR – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, who made his 91st-career start, came away with six receptions for 91 yards and returned one punt for seven yards in Seattle’s 48-45 victory at Detroit. During the contest, Lockett moved into fourth place in franchise history in career receptions. In four games this season, Lockett has 27 catches for 302 yards. Improving to 2-2 on the year, Seattle travels to take on New Orleans on Sunday.
Another busy day for @TDLockett12.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 3, 2022
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) October 2, 2022
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Washington Commanders
In his eighth season, Lucas saw time on two special teams plays in Washington’s 25-10 loss at Dallas. The Commanders are now 1-3 this year prior to hosting Tennessee on Sunday.
AJ Parker, DB – Detroit Lions
In his second season in the NFL, Parker is on Detroit’s practice squad. The Lions suffered a 48-45 home loss to Seattle to fall to 1-3 this year, and they travel to face New England on Sunday.
Byron Pringle, WR – Chicago Bears
Pringle, who is in his first season in Chicago, is on injured reserve. The Bears dropped to 2-2 on the season via a 20-12 loss at the New York Giants, and they travel to face Minnesota on Sunday.
D.J. Reed, DB – New York Jets
In his fifth NFL season and first with the Jets, Reed earned his 28th-career start and tallied four tackles in the Jets’ 24-10 win at Pittsburgh. In four games this year, Reed has 14 tackles, two pass deflections, an interception and a forced fumble. New York is now 2-2 on the season and hosts Miami on Sunday.
Dalton Risner, OL – Denver Broncos
Risner earned his 51st-career start and was in for all 53 offensive snaps in Denver’s 32-23 loss at Las Vegas. Risner has seen time on 3,080 of the Broncos’ 3,521 offensive snaps (87.5%) since he began his career in 2019. The Broncos fell to 2-2 on the year prior to hosting Indianapolis on Thursday.
Duke Shelley, DB – Minnesota Vikings
Shelley is on the Vikings’ practice squad. Minnesota earned a 28-25 victory over New Orleans in London to improve to 3-1 this season, and the Vikings host Chicago on Sunday.
Kiondre Thomas, CB – Green Bay Packers
Thomas was brought up from the practice squad to the active roster via Standard Elevation but did not play in Green Bay’s 27-24 home win over New England. The Packers are now 3-1 this season and face the New York Giants in London on Sunday.
Skylar Thompson, QB – Miami Dolphins
Thompson, a seventh-round draft choice, was active for the first time this season but did not play in Miami’s 27-15 loss at Cincinnati on Thursday night. It was the Dolphins’ first loss of the year as they dropped to 3-1, and they travel to face the New York Jets on Sunday.
Cody Whitehair, OL – Chicago Bears
Whitehair made his 99th-career start and was in for the first 27 offensive snaps before suffering an injury in the Bears’ 20-12 loss at the New York Giants. Chicago fell to 2-2 this season and travels to face Minnesota on Sunday.
Jordan Willis, DL – San Francisco 49ers
In his sixth NFL season, Willis is on injured reserve. The 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Rams at home, 24-9, on Monday night to improve to 2-2, and they travel to face Carolina on Sunday.
Russ Yeast, S – Los Angeles Rams
A seventh-round selection in this year’s draft, Yeast played in his second-straight game – seeing time on 11 special teams plays – in the Rams’ 24-9 Monday-night loss at San Francisco. Los Angeles is now 2-2 this season and hosts Dallas on Sunday.