Darius Slayton

Week 2 of the NFL season saw several former Auburn players take the field for their teams. Read along for updates on some of your favorite ex-Tigers and a game-by-game recap of how they played during Week 2.


New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team

Receiver Darius Slayton hauled in three of his six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. The former fifth-round pick had a long reception of 33 yards.


New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

Defensive backs Jonathan Jones and Brandon King were part of a Patriots defense that forced four interceptions of Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. Jones finished with four tackles and one pass defended, while King had one tackle in the 25–6 win over the Jets. 

Jets linebacker Jamien Sherwood missed the game with an ankle injury. The hope is that he is able to return next week.


Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears

Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah caught two of his three targets for four yards in the 20–17 loss to the Bears. 

Bears defensive lineman Angelo Blackson had three solo tackles, a pass defensed and a quarterback hit in the win.


Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns

Browns receiver Anthony Schwartz’s one target resulted in an interception for the Texans' defense. The turnover didn’t make a difference in the 31–21 win over the Texans, but it was a significant drop off in performance when compared to Week 1.


New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

Panthers defensive lineman Derrick Brown finished with one solo tackle in the 26–7 win over the Saints. Brown and the Panthers defense limited the Saints to 128 total yards, the lowest by a Sean Payton coached team.


San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Dee Ford and the 49ers notched a 17-11 win over the Eagles on the road. Ford did not record any tackles or pressures in the win.

Eagles punter Arryn Siposs averaged 51 yards per punt on Sunday, with one punt landing inside the 20 yard line and a long of 68 yards.


Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Kicker Daniel Carlson knocked in all four of his field goal attempts, including a long of 46 in the 26–17 win over the Steelers. The Auburn product also converted both of his extra point attempts. 

Peyton Barber led the team in rushing with 32 yards on 13 carries.


Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars defensive backs Rudy Ford and Daniel Thomas both played in the 23–13 loss to the Broncos, with Ford recording three tackles and Thomas not recording a stat.


Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The matchup with the most former Tigers saw the Buccaneers defeat the Falcons 48–25. Defensive backs Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean were part of a defensive backs group that forced two defensive touchdowns against the Falcons. Davis finished with nine tackles and a pass defended. Dean had four tackles and linebacker K.J. Britt had two tackles on special teams.

Falcons defensive lineman Marlon Davidson had two tackles and his first career sack on Sunday. 10-year veteran Josh Harris is also the long snapper for the Falcons.



Running back Kerryon Johnson signed with the 49ers practice squad last Tuesday, after running back Raheem Mostert announced that he was out for the season. Look for Johnson to make an impact in a running back by committee approach. 


Did not play in Week 2

QB Jarrett Stidham, New England Patriots

DB Noah Igbinoghene, Miami Dolphins

T Braden Smith, Indianapolis Colts

DL Montravius Adams, New Orleans Saints


Former Tigers on practice squads/injured reserve

T/G Jack Driscoll, Philadelphia Eagles (IR)

DE Carl Lawson, New York Jets (IR)

LB Josh Bynes, Baltimore Ravens (PS)

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