Red Raiders in the NFL | Regular Season Week 15, Dec. 16-21
On NFL Rosters: 18
Active Week 15: 10
Tweet of the Week: Jakeem Grant headed to first career Pro Bowl.
What a blessing to be named to my 1st Pro Bowl! Appreciation to all of my teammates and coaches on helping me along the way this year. This is the 1st…it won’t be the last. pic.twitter.com/Atygbw7HWi
— Jakeem Grant (@_TheDreamIsHere) December 22, 2021
2022 PRO BOWL ROSTERS ANNOUNCED
Career Pro Bowls: 1st
Grant was obtained by the Bears Oct. 5 in a trade with the Dolphins. In nine games, he’s averaged 16.3 yards on 15 punt returns with one touchdown and 23.0 yards on two kickoff returns, and caught nine passes for 139 yards and two TDs.
Grant’s 97-yard punt return touchdown last Sunday night in Green Bay was the NFL’s first punt return TD of the season and the longest punt return TD in Bears history, eclipsing Johnny Bailey’s 95-yarder Dec. 29, 1990 against the Chiefs.
Grant was selected as a starter on the NFC team.
Career Pro Bowls: 4th
It marks a fourth-consecutive spot on the Pro Bowl roster for Mahomes, who has thrown for 4,052 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. The 2018 NFL MVP joined Peyton Manning as the only two players in NFL history to throw for 25+ touchdowns and 4,000+ yards in four of their first five seasons as a professional, and keep in mind that Mahomes only played in one game during his rookie year.
The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 in Las Vegas, exactly a week before the Super Bowl is held in Los Angeles.
Dakota Allen – LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Allen did not record a stat in the Jaguars’ 30-16 loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Season Stats: 11 GP, 9 tackles
Up Next: Sunday, 12 p.m. at New York Jets
Jordyn Brooks – LB, Seattle Seahawks
Brooks again led the Seahawks in tackles and recorded double-digit tackles in Seattle’s 20-10 loss to the Rams on Tuesday. Brooks finished with 11 tackles (7 solo) including two tackles for loss. Brooks is still third in the NFL in tackles this season.
Season Stats: 146 tackles (83 solo), 8.0 TFL, 1 sack
Up Next: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. vs. Chicago
Cody Davis – S, New England Patriots
Davis recorded a tackle in the Patriots’ 27-17 loss to the Colts on Saturday. Davis leads the Patriots’ special teams in tackles.
Season Stats: 14 GP, 12 tackles
Up Next: Sunday, 12 p.m. vs Buffalo
Sam Eguavoen – LB, Miami Dolphins
Eguavoen did not record a stat in the Dolphins’ 31-24 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Season Stats: 14 tackles, 0.5 sacks
Up Next: Monday, 7:15 p.m. at New Orleans
Jakeem Grant – WR, Chicago Bears
Grant recorded two carries for 17 yards and a six-yard punt return in the Bears’ 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday. Grant, however, was named to his career Pro Bowl this week as a return specialist. This announcement comes after Grant recorded the 10th longest punt return in NFL history last week taking a punt 97 yards for a touchdown.
Season Stats: 533 KR yds, 309 PR yds, 11 rec., 132 rec. yards, 2 TD
Up Next: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. at Seattle
Kerry Hyder Jr. – DE, Seattle Seahawks
Hyder was inactive in the Seahawks’ 20-10 loss to the Rams on Tuesday night.
Season Stats: 30 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 2 FR, 0.5 Sacks
Up Next: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. vs. Chicago
Patrick Mahomes II – QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Mahomes lit up the stat sheet in the Chiefs’ 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers on Thursday night. Mahomes threw for a season-high 410 yards and three touchdowns on 31-of-47 passing and led the team in rush yards with 32, which were all gained on one play. His performance gave him his fourth 4,000 yard passing season in his first five seasons, joining Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback to do so.
Season Stats: 360/549 (65.6%), 4,052 yds, 30 TD, 13 Int, 58.2 QBR
Up Next: Sunday, 3:25 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh
Zech McPhearson – CB, Philadelphia Eagles
McPhearson did not record a stat in the Eagles’ 27-17 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Season Stats: 12 GP, 12 tackles
Up Next: Sunday, 12 p.m. vs. New York Giants
Terence Steele – OL, Dallas Cowboys
Steele rotated at left tackle throughout the game in the absence of All-Pro Tyron Smith, playing 44 snaps in the Cowboys’ 21-6 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Season Stats: 13 GP, 20 pressure allowed, 2 sack allowed
Up Next: Sunday, 7:20 p.m. vs. Washington
Broderick Washington – DL, Baltimore Ravens
Washington recorded two tackles in the Ravens’ 31-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Washington played 25 snaps and was impactful upfront.
Season Stats: 13 GP, 9 tackles
Up Next: Sunday, 12 p.m. at Cincinnati
Antoine Wesley – WR, Arizona Cardinals
Wesley hauled in three catches for 19 yards in the Cardinals’ 30-12 loss to the Lions on Sunday. With the absence of DeAndre Hopkins, Wesley should be seeing more targets.
Season Stats: 5 GP, 11 catches, 132 yards
Up Next: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. vs. Indianapolis
Practice Squad/Reserve: TJ Vasher – WR, Dallas Cowboys | Keke Coutee – WR, Indianapolis Colts | Le’Raven Clark – OL, Philadelphia Eagles | Dylan Cantrell – WR, Washington Football Team | Cameron Batson – WR, Tennessee Titans (IR) | Jack Anderson – OL, Philadelphia Eagles | Danny Amendola – WR, Houston Texans
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