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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Regular Season Week 5

Jamaal Charles is back in the league.

Denver Broncos v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Following a week filled with injuries and underwhelming performances for former Horns, one of the Longhorn greats is back on an NFL team. With their other running backs dealing with injuries, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Jamaal Charles. The NFL’s leading all-time leading rusher for yards per carry will get an opportunity to contribute right away due to Leonard Fournette being out and T.J. Yeldon battling an ankle injury. Charles rushed for 296 yards on 69 carries for the Denver Broncos last season.

In more-relating game performance news, Jordan Hicks and Quandre Diggs each totaled nine tackles this past week.

Week 5 Injuries: D’Onta Foreman (PUP-List), Kenny Vaccaro (elbow), Marquise Goodwin (hamstring)

Injured Reserve: DeShon Elliott (fractured forearm), Chris Warren III (knee), Fozzy Whittaker (ACL), Earl Thomas (broken left tibia), Sam Acho (torn pectoral muscle)

Malcolm Brown (RB-LAR)

Season Totals: 18 carries for 93 yards (5.2 YPC), 2 receptions for 18 yards

Last Week: 33-31 win at Seattle Seahawks

For the second straight week, the Rams backup running did not receive any touches.

This Week: at Denver Broncos (Sun. 3:05 p.m. FOX)

Jamaal Charles (RB-JAC)

This Week: at Dallas Cowboys (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

Marquise Goodwin (WR-SF)

Season Totals: 5 receptions for 54 yards (10.8 YPC) - TD, 1 carry for -1 yard

Last Week: 28-18 loss vs. Arizona Cardinals

Goodwin missed Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for this week’s Monday night showdown in Green Bay. It’s looking like it could be a long season for the 49ers without Garoppolo at the helm.

This Week: at Green Bay Packers (Mon. 7:15 p.m. ESPN)

Marcus Johnson (WR-IND)

Season Totals: 4 receptions for 50 yards (12.5 YPC), 1 carry for -2 yards

Last Week: 38-24 loss at New England Patriots

With No. 1 receiver T.Y. Hilton out with an injury, Johnson stepped up and caught two passes for 26 yards.

This Week: at New York Jets (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Geoff Swaim (TE-DAL)

Season Totals: 14 receptions for 163 yards (11.6 YPC) - TD

Last Week: 19-16 OT loss at Houston Texans

Swaim continues to provide consistent production at the tight end position. He had three receptions for 55 yards on Sunday night, all of it came in the first half. Swaim also had a career-high 43-yard catch on a screen play.

This Week: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

Trey Hopkins (OG-CIN)

Last Week: 27-17 win vs. Miami Dolphins

Hopkins is getting better and better each week filling in at the center position. Check out out this impressive job by him to stop the bull rush and finish the play.

This Week: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Desmond Harrison (OT-CLE)

Last Week: 12-9 OT win vs. Baltimore Ravens

The rookie tackle had his ups and downs against veteran pass rusher Terrell Suggs on Sunday. Former long-tenured Browns offensive tackle and color analyst for the Browns, Doug Dieken has high-praise for Harrison. He said, “That John Dorsey find could go down as one of the best.”

This Week: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Connor Williams (OT-DAL)

Last Week: 19-16 OT loss at Houston Texans

Going up against one of the better defensive lines in all of football, Williams struggled at times and committed a holding penalty.

This Week: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

Malcom Brown (DT-NE)

Season Totals: 10 tackles

Last Week: 38-24 win vs. Indianapolis Colts

Brown had just one solo tackle on Thursday night.

This Week: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Sun. 7:20 p.m. NBC)

Poona Ford (DT-SEA)

Season Totals: 1 tackle

Last Week: 33-31 loss vs. Los Angeles Rams

Ford notched his first career tackle on 17 snaps on Sunday. It seems as if Ford has passed fellow defensive tackle Nazair Jones on the depth chart with Jones being a healthy scratch against the Rams.

This Week: at Oakland Raiders (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Alex Okafor (DE-NO)

Season Totals: 7 tackles

Last Week: 43-19 win vs. Washington Redskins

Didn’t record any stats.

This Week: BYE

Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN)

Season Totals: 14 tackles, TFL, FR, PD

Last Week: 13-12 loss at Buffalo Bills

Orakpo totaled a season-high six tackles (five solo) and had a tackle for a loss.

This Week: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

Jordan Hicks (LB-PHI)

Season Totals: 40 tackles (32 solo), 2.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, FR, 3 PDs

Last Week: 23-21 loss vs. Minnesota Vikings

When healthy, Hicks continues to prove himself as one of the better middle linebackers in the NFL. He led the Eagles with nine total tackles (seven solo) and had two quarterback pressures in a loss. Hicks currently ranks 14th in the league for total tackles with 40.

This Week: at New York Giants (Thurs. 7:25 p.m. NFL Network)

Derrick Johnson (LB-OAK)

Season Totals: 14 tackles

Last Week: 26-10 loss at Los Angeles Chargers

Didn’t record any stats.

This Week: vs. Seattle Seahawks (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Holton Hill (CB-MIN)

Season Totals: 3 tackles, TFL

Last Week: 23-21 win at Philadelphia Eagles

Didn’t record any stats.

This Week: vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Adrian Colbert (S-SF)

Season Totals: 13 tackles

Last Week: 28-18 loss vs. Arizona Cardinals

In his first game back from injury, Colbert took the blame for a quick 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk on the first play from scrimmage. He totaled two tackles on the day.

This Week: at Green Bay Packers (Mon. 7:15 p.m. ESPN)

Quandre Diggs (SS-DET)

Season Totals: 26 tackles, 4 PDs, INT, TD

Last Week: 31-23 win vs. Green Bay Packers

Playing with a fractured bone in his hand, Diggs recorded a career-high 10 tackles (nine solo). Even an injury can’t stop the undersized giant from performing at a high level every Sunday. Diggs is on a mission this season.

This Week: BYE

Adrian Phillips (SS-LAC)

Season Totals: 16 tackles, 2 PDs, INT

Last Week: 26-10 win vs. Oakland Raiders

Phillips had himself a game in a more expanded role with the Raiders trailing most of the game. He recorded six tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass.

This Week: at Cleveland Browns (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Kenny Vaccaro (SS-TEN)

Season Totals: 17 tackles, sack, PD, INT

Last Week: 13-12 loss at Buffalo Bills

Vaccaro is currently out a ‘few weeks’ with an elbow injury.

This Week: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

Michael Dickson (P-SEA)

Season Totals: 29 punts - 46.5 YPP, 10 downed inside-the-20

Last Week: 33-31 loss vs. Los Angeles Rams

Dickson totaled a low 34.5 yards on four punts, downing one inside-the-20. There have been better days for the talented rookie punter.

This Week: at Oakland Raiders (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Phil Dawson (K-ARI)

Season Totals: 1-3 FGs (33%), 8-8 XPs (100%)

Last Week: 28-18 win at San Francisco 49ers

Dawson made all four extra-point attempts for the Cardinals in their 28 point, four touchdown outburst of a display.

This Week: at Minnesota Vikings (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Justin Tucker (K-BAL)

Season Totals: 12-14 FGs (85.7%), 12-12 XPs (100%)

Last Week: 12-9 OT loss at Cleveland Browns

Tucker went 3-for-4 on field goals, connecting from 25, 32, and 44 yards out. His only miss was blocked. Tucker was the only source of life for the Ravens, as his three field goals represented their final point total.

This Week: at Tennessee Titans (Sun. 3:25 p.m. CBS)

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