Former Rice football pass rusher Christian Covington flashed in extended time. Here’s how other NFL Owls fared in Week 3.
There are former Rice football players are scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 3 results
Lions 27 – Eagles 24 (Sendejo)
Cowboys 31 (Covington) – Dolphins 6
Packers 27 – Broncos 16 (Callahan)
Saints 33 – Seahawks 27 (Ellerbee)
49ers 24 – Steelers 20 (Boswell, McDonald)
Texans 27 (Gaines) – Chargers 20
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell converted two first quarter field goals (46-yards, 26-yards) and two extra points. He hasn’t missed a kick this season. The Steelers host the Bengals in Week 4 on Monday Night Football.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was inactive for the Broncos’ Week 3 game with the Packers. He has yet to make an appearance for the team this season. The Broncos host the Jaguars in Week 4.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
A few injuries in the Dallas front seven opened up some playing time for Covington against the Dolphins. He took advantage of the opportunity, registering three tackles, one pass defended and one quarterback hit. The Cowboys visit the Saints in Week 4.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks visit the Cardinals in Week 4.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald left Sunday’s game early with a shoulder injury and did not return. More information on his injury should be available later in the week. While active, he hauled in one of two targets for 10 yards. The Steelers host the Bengals in Week 4 on Monday Night Football.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo tallied three solo tackles and a quarterback hit, the only member of the Eagles’ secondary to do so against the Lions in Week 3. The Eagles visit the Packers in Week 4 on Thursday Night Football.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Gaines has not yet made an appearance with the Texans after signing with the team on Sept. 10. The Texans host the Panthers in Week 4.
More Owls in the NFL
From practice squads to current free agents, there are others Owls on the cusp of returning to active rosters. Find more detail on current contractual agreements and former Rice football players waiting for their next opportunity here.
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