It took six seasons, three teams and two injuries for Jacquizz Rodgers to get a real chance to be a featured running back. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him in Week 2, after the Chicago Bears cut him. Injuries to Doug Martin and Charles Sims gave Rodgers his chance, and he has back-to-back 100-yard games after not having even one in his career.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Star-Telegram
Los Angeles Rams left tackle Greg Robinson, the second overall choice in 2014, leads the league with 10 penalties. No other player in the league has drawn more than eight. Seven of Robinson’s penalties were for offensive holding. New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner set the NFL record last season with 21 penalties, with Robinson’s 16 ranking second.
2017 NFL Draft
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com gives his top-10 senior centers and top-five draft-eligible underclassmen at the position for the 2017 draft:
1. Ethan Pocic, LSU (6-6, 309, 5.18)
2. Pat Elflein, Ohio St. (6-2, 300, 5.22)
3. Tyler Orlosky, W.Va. (6-3, 295, 5.22)
4. J.J. Dielman, Utah (6-5, 300, 5.21)
5. Deyshawn Bond, Cin. (6-1, 292, 5.17)
6. Kyle Fuller, Baylor (6-4, 310, 5.29)
7. Jon Toth, Ky. (6-5, 310, 5.26)
8. Cameron Tom, S. Miss. (6-4, 290, 5.17)
9. Jay Guillermo, Clemson (6-2, 325, 5.34)
10. Brandon Kublanow, Ga. (6-2, 288, 5.33)
1. Brian Allen, Mich. St. (6-2, 306, 5.14)
2. Mason Cole, Mich. (6-5, 298, 4.96)
3. Nick Linder, Miami (Fla.) (6-3, 300, 5.25)
4. Toa Lobendahn, USC (6-2, 295, 4.96)
5. Cameron Dillard, Fla. (6-3, 308, 5.47)
6 Quarterbacks who have taken at least one snap with the Cleveland Browns this season. They are Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Terrelle Pryor, Cody Kessler, Charlie Whitehurst and Kevin Hogan.
Bucs receiver Mike Evans, a Texas A&M alum, has set a club record with six touchdowns in his first six games to start the season.
Jay Ajayi’s 53 carries over the past two weeks stands as the most for a Miami running back since Ronnie Brown had 54 carries over a two-week stretch in 2006.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck needs one 300-yard passing game to tie Johnny Unitas (26) for the second most in team history.
Running back David Johnson has 174 touches on offense this season, which has accounted for 34.6 percent of the Arizona Cardinals’ total plays.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has a .770 winning percentage (28-8-1) in the regular season since joining the team in 2013. Only Tom Brady (.773, 34-10) has a higher winning percentage in that span.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has more tackles (659) since entering the league in 2012 than any other NFL player, though tackles are not an official statistic.
The Denver Broncos have won 27 consecutive games when having a positive turnover differential, the longest such streak in the league.
The New York Giants have committed 13 turnovers on offense, which opponents have converted into 30 points.
The San Francisco 49ers have a league-leading 523 tackles, a product of their defense having spent an average of 33:50 per game on the field, the second most in the NFL to the Giants’ 34:03.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has 5.5 sacks the past three games and 6.5 for the season. Avril has pledged to build a house in his parents’ home country of Haiti for every sack he records.
Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate leads the league with 283 yards after the catch.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a 25-3 record against the Buffalo Bills in his career, with a 100.2 passer rating.
The San Diego Chargers have lost 10 consecutive road games to AFC West foes.
The Bucs are 0-3 at home this season and 3-15 at Raymond James Stadium since the start of the 2014 season.
Information from The Sports Xchange was used in this report.