Football: NFL Check In

Football: NFL Check In

Seven former members of the Crimson were a part of NFL rosters on Week 17. Let's re-connect with their progress throughout the year.

Desmond Bryant | DE | Cleveland Browns | 7th NFL season
Bryant played on Cleveland's defensive line in 14 of 16 games, combining for 33 tackles with 6.0 sacks. Cleveland finished the season with a record of 3-13 and in fourth place in the AFC North Division.

Cameron Brate| TE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 2nd NFL season
Brate played in 14 games, finishing the 2015 season with 23 receptions, three touchdowns and an average of 12.5 yards per reception. Tampa Bay finished with a 6-10 record and in fourth place in the NFC South Division.

Nick Easton | C | Minnesota Vikings | 1st NFL season
Easton was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers on September 5, 2015 and traded to the Minnesota Vikings on October 6, 2015. The Vikings won the NFC North Division ending with a record of 11-5, and will host the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Playoff Wild Card Game on January 10th.

Ryan Fitzpatrick | QB | New York Jets | 11th NFL season
Fitzpatrick started all 16 of the Jets' regular season games and set a franchise record with 31 touchdowns. He completed 335 out of 562 passes for a completion percentage of 59.6, and had a career high 3,905 passing yards.  The Jets finished the regular season at 10-6, good for second place in the AFC East Division.

Kyle Juszczyk | FB | Baltimore Ravens | 3rd NFL season
Juszczyk played in all 16 of the Raven's games in 2015, finishing the season with 41 receptions for 321 yards and four touchdowns. The Ravens finished in third place in the AFC North Division with a 5-11 record. Juszczyk was voted as an alternate for this year's Pro Bowl.

Tyler Ott | LS | New York Giants | 1st NFL season
Ott was signed by the New York Giants on December 31, 2015 and played his first game in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Ott spent time with the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots before being signed to the Giants organization.

Zack Hodges | LB | St. Louis Rams | 1st NFL season
Hodges was announced as the Community Player of the Week for Week 16 in the St. Louis Rams organization. Hodges has been involved in many community outreach efforts, including the Motion for Kids Holiday Party which brought more than 3,000 children in need to the Edward Jones Dome for a unique experience. Hodges also participated in the Urban League Thanksgiving Distribution and the Rams Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross in which he donated blood and signed autographs. "I've been donating blood since I was in high school," Hodges said. "I donate blood so often because, through personal experiences, I've come to realize that it really does matter and it affects and changes lives. Every opportunity counts."