Wildcats in the NFL: Thompson gets first playing time, Lockett strikes again

Skylar Thompson, then-graduate student in academic advising, looks downfield to find someone to pass the ball to. (Archive photo by Kendall Spencer | Collegian Media Group)

Skylar Thompson, QB, Miami Dolphins:

The 25-year-old Thompson was active for the first time in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. After concussion-like symptoms forced Teddy Bridgewater to leave the game early, Thompson took over as the team’s quarterback. He threw for 166 yards and an interception in a 40-17 loss. Despite the loss, Thompson became the first Kansas State quarterback to play in his rookie year since Josh Freeman in 2009. Head coach Mike McDaniel announced Wednesday that he expects Thompson to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

(Graphic by Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks:

Lockett had another big game on Sunday in Seattle’s 39-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The veteran receiver completed his second 100+ yard receiving game of the season, catching five passes for 104 yards and his first two touchdown receptions. Lockett ties for eighth in the NFL with 32 receptions this season as the Seahawks offense gains league-wide recognition.

Tyler Lockett 2+ Receiving TD Games In His Career:

10/9/2022 vs. Saints – 2

1/9/2022: vs. Cardinals – 2

9/12/2021 vs. Colts – 2

1/3/2021: vs. 49ers – 2

10/25/2020 vs. Cardinals – 3 (career high)

11/3/2019 vs. Buccaneers – 2

12/13/2015 vs. Ravens – 2

11/22/2015 vs. 49ers – 2

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

Reed made five tackles in the Jets 40-17 victory on Sunday over the Miami Dolphins. Reed is ranked sixth on the Jets in total tackles with 19, and he ties for second in interceptions with one. He also ties for first in forced fumbles this season with one.

Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas City Chiefs:

Active again on Monday night against the Las Vegas Raiders, Lee made one tackle on special teams in the Chiefs 30-29 comeback victory. Kansas City is now 4-1 and sits in first place in the AFC West.

Timmy Horne, DT, Atlanta Falcons:

Horne recorded a tackle again for the second straight game on Sunday in the Falcons 21-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Horne now has four total tackles on the season. Atlanta is 2-3 on the season and will be home next week against the San Francisco 49ers.