Vance McDonald had his first career carry on a quiet weekend for the NFL Owls in Week 10. Here’s the latest on the Rice Football alums at the next level.
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 10 results
Broncos (Anderson, Callahan) – BYE
Vikings 28 (Sendejo) – Cowboys 24 (Covington)
Seahawks 27 (Ellerbee, Willson) – 49ers 24
Steelers 17 (Boswell, McDonald) – Rams 12
Texans (Gaines) – BYE
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson has yet to appear in a game since joining the Broncos from the Jets practice squad midseason. The Broncos were on bye in Week 10. They visit the Vikings in Week 11.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan’s 2019 season has yet to start after an injury sidelined him at the tail end of last season. Early reports indicate he could return to practice as soon as Tuesday, a positive sign for his return this year. The Broncos were on bye in Week 10. They visit the Vikings in Week 11.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington did not register any stats in the Cowboys’ Week 10 loss to the Vikings. He’s appeared in all nine of the Cowboys’ games to this point but hasn’t registered a tackle since Week 6 against the New York Jets. The Cowboys visit the Lions in Week 11.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Vikings
Sendejo was released from the Eagles at the beginning of the week and claimed off of waivers by the Vikings, his former team. Sendejo wasn’t active in his return. The Vikings host the Broncos in Week 11.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks are on bye in Week 11.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Luke Willson left the Seahawks’ Monday Night Football game with the 49ers early with a hamstring injury. He did not have a catch before his exit. The Seahawks are on bye in Week 11.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell took the field three times on Sunday, connecting on all three of his attempts — one field goal and two extra points. The Steelers visit the Browns in Week 11 on Thursday Night Football.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald tied for the team lead in targets with seven in the Steelers victory over the Rams. He caught three of those passes for 11 yards and added a two-yard carry. Now in his seventh NFL season, that was the first rushing attempt he’s registered in his career. The Steelers visit the Browns in Week 11 on Thursday Night Football.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Gaines was placed on injured reserve following an ankle injury suffered during the Texans’ Week 8 game against the Colts. The Texans were on bye in Week 10. They visit the Ravens in Week 11.
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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