Wildcats in the NFL: Another former Wildcat lands on injury reserve list

Then-junior runningback Charles Jones (behind) celebrates his second touchdown of the evening with then-senior left tackle Cody Whitehair (55) late in the second quarter of the Wildcats' close 52-45 loss to No. 2 TCU Oct. 10, 2015, in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (Archive photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

Cody Whitehair, G, Chicago Bears:

The veteran Whitehair left Sunday’s 20-12 loss against the New York Giants early with a knee injury. Chicago head coach Matt Eberflus told the media that Whitehair would miss some time with the injury and it is unknown when he’ll return. With Whitehair out, Chicago’s young offensive line takes a big hit when it comes to experience. 

(Graphic by Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks:

On Sunday, Lockett had his third straight game of more than 75 receiving yards in the Seahawks thrilling 48-45 victory over the Detroit Lions. He hauled in six catches for 91 yards while losing a fumble. The receiver’s 27 receptions this season has him tied for sixth in the NFL. Lockett also made team history on Sunday, moving into fourth place for all-time receptions in Seahawks history, passing former  John L. Williams.

All-Time Leaders in Receptions in Seahawks History:

  1. Steve Largent: 819
  2. Brian Blades: 581
  3. Doug Baldwin: 493
  4. Tyler Lockett: 476
  5. John Williams: 471

Skylar Thompson, QB, Miami Dolphins:

Thompson was active for the first time in his NFL career last Thursday in the Dolphins first loss of the season to Cincinnati Bengals. Following starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s head injury in the second quarter, Thompson was the backup behind Teddy Bridgewater for the remainder of the game. With Tagovailoa out for this week’s game against the Jets, Thompson is expected to be active again.

Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas City Chiefs:

The Chiefs released Lee early last week, but quickly re-signed him to their practice squad. He was then elevated to the active roster just prior to their Sunday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the Super Bowl LV rematch, Lee played primarily on special teams and made an early impact by recovering a fumble on the opening kickoff. The fumble recovery led to a Kansas City touchdown as they went on to beat the Buccaneers, 41-31 — improving 3-1 on the season.

D.J. Reed, CB, New York Jets:

Reed made his 28th career start on Sunday in the Jets 24-20 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reed tallied four tackles in the win which featured four interceptions by the defense. The Jets matchup against the Dolphins will provide Reed the opportunity to guard speedster star wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

D.J. Reed Stats for 2022:

-14 tackles

-2 pass breakups

-1 interception

-1 forced fumble

Timmy Horne, DT, Atlanta Falcons:

The undrafted rookie played 17 defensive snaps on Sunday in the Falcons 23-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns and recorded a career-high two tackles in the victory. Horne was also involved in four special teams plays.

Russ Yeast, S, Los Angeles Rams:

Yeast was active for the second straight game with the Los Angeles Rams as they fell 24-9 to their division rival San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Yeast was also involved in 11 special teams plays.