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ProCanes Highlights and NFL Week 14 Preview

Gus Edwards Makes the Most Out of a Limited Role and Jimmy Graham Named Walter Payton Award Nominee for the Bears

Dallas Cowboys v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Week 13 ProCane of the Week: RB/Gus Edwards - Edwards is technically listed as a ProScarlet Knight as he joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent after his final year of school at Rutgers. However, Gus the Bus spent four years at the U before becoming a grad transfer in 2017.

In Tuesday Night Football, Edwards led the barrage of a rushing attack that is the Baltimore Ravens in their victory over the hapless Dallas Cowboys. Edwards only saw 18 offensive snaps (33%) and 7 rushes, but made the most of his appearance by rushing for 101 yards (14.4 yards a carry). This included three carries over 20 yards and a long of 36 yards. To provide context, Dallas Cowboys star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, has just one carry this whole season of more than 20 yards.

ProCanes Week 13 Highlights:

Week 13 was a pretty weak week for ProCanes. However, as I noted in last week’s update, the ProCanes definitely looked flashy in support of the NFL’s coolest philanthropic initiative - the My Cause My Cleats campaign. During Week 13, NFL players raised awareness for non-profit organizations and causes on the field by donning dope cause-inspired cleats. ProCanes opted for a number of charities ranging from social justice causes, health & wellness, military, or anything else that is near and dear to them. Here is a list of the player’s who participated:

Braxton Berrios/WR NYJ: American Brain Tumor Association
Lawrence Cager/WR NYJ: Living Classroom
Jimmy Graham/TE CHI: The Jimmy Graham Foundation
Deon Bush/CB CHI: Doby’s Dream
Sheldrick Redwine/S CLE: Mental Health; The Gloria Redwine Foundation
DeeJay Dallas/RB SEA: Justice For Black Girls
K.J. Osborn/WR MINN: All Square Foundation for Social Justice
Olivier Vernon/DE CLE: Coats Disease, Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation
Michael Badgley/K LAC: Brooke Healey Foundation
Pat O’Donnell/P CHI: Gittlen Cancer Research Fund
KC McDermott/OL JAX: Wounded Warrior Project
Shaquille Quarterman/LB JAX: Fuel Up to Play 60
Brandon Linder/OL JAX: Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
Al-Quadin Muhammad/DE IND: Black Lives Matter
Duke Johnson/RB HOU: Anger Management

To stick with the charitable theme, this week was also the week where Walter Payton Men of the Year were nominated for each team. The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is given out every year and honors a player’s volunteer and charity work. Last year, ProCane Calais Campbell was named the Man of the Year among the 32 nominees (Campbell is also his team’s representative this year for the 2020 Art Rooney Award, in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship on the field).

This year, the Chicago Bears TE, Jimmy Graham, will represent his team for the Walter Payton award and is the lone ProCane who will be doing so. Graham has been heavily involved with helping at-risk youth in Chicago. Namely, he has arranged for helicopter and airplane rides for at-risk kids and military veterans through his charity - the Jimmy Graham Foundation.

Week 14 Projected ProCane of the Week: CB/Corn Elder - Have the Broncos figured out who their quarterback will be yet and is it someone who isn’t picked up from the practice squad mere hours before gametime? Corn Elder has been performing well this year and has the opportunity to continue that success against a struggling Denver team. With Corn’s 69.0 ProFootballFocus grade, he should thrive in coverage reading the eyes of their QB, Drew Lock.

Week 14 Games and Week 13 ProCanes Stats:

Thursday Night Recap:

New England Patriots (6-7) 3 @ Los Angeles Rams (9-4) 24

ProCanes Updates
Patriots:
CB Michael Jackson Sr. - Practice Squad
LB Michael Pinckney - Practice Squad

Sunday Games:

Houston Texans (4-8) (-1.0) @ Chicago Bears (5-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Bears:
TE Jimmy Graham - 1 Target
P Pat O’Donnell - 4 punts, 42.5 yards/punt, 53 long, 2 inside 20
RB Lamar Miller - 2 receptions for 6 yards
S Deon Bush - 1 PD
CB Artie Burns - Injured Reserve
Texans:
RB Duke Johnson - 2 rushes for 8 yards, 6 receptions for 24 yards

Dallas Cowboys (3-7) (-3.5) @ Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Bengals:
CB Trajan Bandy - Practice Squad

Kansas City Chiefs (11-1) (-7.0) @ Miami Dolphins (8-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Chiefs:
OL Danny Isidora - Practice Squad
Dolphins:
OL Ereck Flowers - 14 Offensive Snaps (20%)
OL Tyler Gauthier - Practice Squad
WR Allen Hurns - Opt Out

Arizona Cardinals (6-6) (-3.0) @ New York Giants (5-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Giants:
SS Adrian Colbert - Injured Reserve
LB Trent Harris - No Plays
DT R.J. McIntosh - Inactive

Minnesota Vikings (6-6) (+6.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Vikings:
WR K.J. Osborn - 6 ST Snaps, 1 FR

Denver Broncos (4-8) (+3.0) @ Carolina Panthers (4-8)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Broncos:
LB Anthony Chickillo - 3 Defensive Snaps
Panthers:
CB Corn Elder - 1 PD Tackles, 3 Covered Targets 0 Receptions

Tennessee Titans (8-4) (-7.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Jaguars:
OL Brandon Linder - 47 Offensives Snaps (66%)
LB Shaquille Quarterman - 2 Tackles
OL KC McDermott - 4 ST Snaps

Indianapolis Colts (8-4) (-3.0) @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Colts:
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad - 1 Tackle

New York Jets (0-12) (+13.5) @ Seattle Seahawks (8-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 13

Seahawks:

RB DeeJay Dallas - 2 receptions for 11 yards
RB Travis Homer - Inactive
TE Greg Olsen - Injured Reserve
LB Ray Ray Armstrong - Practice Squad
WR Phillip Dorsett - Injured Reserve
Jets:
RB Frank Gore - 1 rush for 2 yards
WR Braxton Berrios - 2 receptions for 33 yards
TE Chris Herndon - 41 Offensive Snaps
WR Lawrence Cager (transferred to UGA) - No Plays

Green Bay Packers (9-3) (-7.5) @ Detroit Lions (5-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Packers:
LB Jonathan Garvin - Inactive

New Orleans Saints (10-2) (-6.5) @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 13

Atlanta Falcons (4-8) (-2.5) @ Los Angeles Chargers (3-9)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Chargers:
S Rayshawn Jenkins - 5 Tackles
K Michael Badgley - 0/2 FG
LB Denzel Perryman - Inactive
OL Tyree St. Louis - No Plays
Falcons:
DE Allen Bailey - 1 Tackle, 1 QBHit

Washington Football Team (5-7) (+3.0) @ San Francisco 49ers (5-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 13

49ers:

WR Travis Benjamin - Opt Out

Sunday Night Football:

Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) (+2.5) @ Buffalo Bills (9-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
Bills:
S Jaquan Johnson - 13 ST Snaps
OL Jon Feliciano - 57 Offensive Snaps (78%)

Monday Night Football:

Baltimore Ravens (7-5) (-2.5) @ Cleveland Browns (9-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 13

Ravens:
DE Calais Campbell - 2 tackles
RB Gus Edwards (Transferred to Rutgers) - 7 rushes for 101 yards
Browns:
FS Sheldrick Redwine - 1 Tackle
DE Olivier Vernon - 72 Offensive Snaps
TE David Njoku - 1 reception for 5 yards
DE Joe Jackson - Inactive