Andrew Sendejo’s triumphant return was a standout spot for Rice Football alums this weekend. Here’s the latest on all the NFL Owls from Week 11.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 11 results
Vikings 27 (Sendejo) – Broncos 23 (Anderson, Callahan)
Cowboys 35 (Covington) – Lions 27
Seahawks (Ellerbee, Willson) – BYE
Browns 21 – Steelers 7 (Boswell, McDonald)
Ravens 41 – Texans 7 (Gaines)
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson was inactive one again this week. He has yet to appear in a game since being signed by the Broncos earlier this season. The Broncos visit the Bills in Week 12.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
There will be no football for Bryce Callahan in 2019. The Broncos’ corner was placed on injured reserve this week after hopes in recent weeks he was nearing his season debut. The Broncos visit the Bills in Week 12.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington got into the Cowboys’ win over Detriot briefly on Sunday, registering one solo tackle in the game. The Cowboys visit the Patriots in Week 12.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Vikings
Sendejo’s return to Minnesota has been a successful one. The newly signed Vikings’ safety led the team with seven tackles on Sunday, also registering one pass defended and this big interception. The Vikings are on bye in Week 12.
Andrew Sendejo makes a big time play.pic.twitter.com/9UKQjD8dEC
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks visit the Eagles in Week 12.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Willson left the Seahawks’ Monday Night Football victory over the 49ers early with a hamstring injury. The team was on bye this week, with no official update provided on his status since. There should be more clarity in the coming days. The Seahawks visit the Eagles in Week 12.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Thursday Night Football was a quiet one for Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell. He missed his lone field goal attempt of the night — just his second miss of the 2019 season. He added one extra point. The Steelers visit the Bengals in Week 12.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
A slew of injuries to the Steelers’ wide receiving corps and a rookie starting quarterback made McDonald a frequent target on Thursday Night Football. He was targeted a team-high seven times, hauling in three passes for 33 yards, including a 22-yard reception, the longest of the game for Pittsburgh. The Steelers visit the Bengals in Week 12.
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 host the Colts in Week 12 on Thursday Night Football.
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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