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ProCanes Week Four Highlights and NFL Week Five Preview

From Turnover Chain to the Pros, Jaquan Johnson Makes the Most of his First Career Defensive Start with his First Career Interception

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Week Four ProCane of the Week: S/Jaquan Johnson - An instrumental piece of the turnover chain era as he secured 11 turnovers during his college career, Jaquan Johnson secured his first NFL interception on Sunday in a 40-0 blowout over the Houston Texans. Johnson has primarily occupied a special teams role for the Buffalo Bills, but he played all 47 of Buffalo’s defensive snaps on Sunday, which marked the second most in his career.

Johnson’s stats have not always jumped off the page at the pro level as they did in college, but the three tackles and interception were a testament to his hard work and gritty play on special teams. Bills’ captain and defensive back, Micah Hyde, said Johnson has worked his ass off since he was drafted. He stepped up big time for usual starter, Jordan Poyer, as Johnson earned an 87.5 PFF grade, which was the second highest grade among Bills’ defensive players.

ProCanes Week Four Highlights:

Another recent ProCane DB, Deon Bush, shined as a starter for the Bears on Sunday as he tallied a career high nine tackles. Bush also nearly added an interception, but the call was overturned. Sticking with the defensive backs theme, Jaguars safety, Rayshawn Jenkins, turned in eight tackles, and Jets safety, Adrian Colbert, continues to be a mainstay in the Jets’ secondary as he added three tackles.

Moving closer up the formation, Raiders linebacker, Denzel Perryman, continues his tackling brigade as he added double-digit tackles once again with 12 total tackles - on the year he has 48 tackles, which is good enough for second in the NFL. Dolphins rookie defensive end, Jaelan Phillips, had his first career half sack. Bills rookie defensive end, Gregory Rousseau, added on two tackles, while Ravens veteran defensive end, Calais Campbell, had five tackles and three QB hits (highest-graded Raven according to PFF in Week four at 90.0, and highest-graded cumulatively at 88.9).

Week Five Projected ProCane of the Week: DE/Jaelan Phillips - Similar to his meteoric rise last year, Phillips seems to be finding his own right back at home in Miami with the Dolphins. His snap count was initially around a quarter of the game for defensive plays, but has since creeped closer to roughly half the game. Also of note, Phillips has the second highest pass rush win percentage among rookie defenders (only trailing Cowboys’ Micah Parsons), and has 10 pass rush pressures through four games

If that trend continues, he could be a regular player for the Fins and the key stats will follow as time continues. This week against the Bucs, he is facing a tough offensive line, However, the Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon proved last week that it is possible to get to Tom Brady if you have freakish athleticism and relentless pursuit capabilities - exactly the traits Phillips possesses.

Week Five Games and Week Four ProCanes Stats:

Thursday Night Recap:

Los Angeles Rams (4-1) 26 @ Seattle Seahawks (2-3) 17

ProCanes Updates
RB DeeJay Dallas - Week Four: two tackles; Week Five: four rushes for seven yards, two receptions for 32 yards
RB Travis Homer - Week Four: one tackle, one rush for five yards; Week Five: one rush for five yards, one reception for 13 yards
CB Michael Jackson - Week Four and Five: Practice Squad
WR Phillip Dorsett - Week Four: Waived by Jaguars; Week Five: Elevated from Practice Squad (five offensive snaps)

Sunday Games:

New York Jets (1-3) (+3.0) vs. Atlanta Falcons (1-3) in London

ProCanes Updates Week 4
WR Braxton Berrios - two rushes for 15 yards; one reception, no yards
S Adrian Colbert - three tackles
S Sheldrick Redwine - Practice Squad

Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) (+3.5) @ Carolina Panthers (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
CB Corn Elder - Practice Squad

Green Bay Packers (3-1) (-3.0) @ Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
DE Jonathan Garvin - one tackle
DT RJ McIntosh - Practice Squad

New England Patriots (1-3) (-8.5) @ Houston Texans (1-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
TE Brevin Jordan - Inactive

Tennessee Titans (2-2) (-4.0) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
S Rayshawn Jenkins - eight tackles
C Brandon Linder - 56 offensive snaps (100%)
LB Shaquille Quarterman - 14 special teams snaps
OG KC McDermott - Practice Squad
S Jamal Carter - Practice Squad

New Orleans Saints (2-2) (-2.0) @ Washington Football Team (2-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
OL Ereck Flowers - 67 offensive snaps (100%)

Detroit Lions (0-4) (+8.5) @ Minnesota Vikings (1-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
WR KJ Osborn - one rush, 10 yards, three receptions, 26 yards
TE Chris Herndon - seven offensive snaps

Miami Dolphins (1-3) (+10.0) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
DE Jaelan Phillips - two tackles, 0.5 sacks (first career), three QB Hits
WR Allen Hurns - Injured Reserve
CB Dee Delaney - 20 special teams snaps
K Jose Borregales - Practice Squad

Cleveland Browns (3-1) (+2.0) @ Los Angeles Chargers (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
DE Joe Jackson - five defensive snaps
TE David Njoku - two receptions, 17 yards
WR Lawrence Cager (Transfer) - added to Practice Squad

Chicago Bears (2-2) (+5.0) @ Las Vegas Raiders (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
CB Artie Burns - four special teams snaps
FS Deon Bush - nine tackles (career high)
TE Jimmy Graham - 22 offensive snaps
P Pat O’Donnell - three punts, 53.0 yards/punt, 60-yard long
LB Denzel Perryman - 12 tackles, one TFL

New York Giants (1-3) (+7.0) @ Dallas Cowboys (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
DE Trent Harris - Practice Squad
DE Quincy Roche - two defensive snaps

San Francisco 49ers (2-2) (+5.5) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-0)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
OL Danny Isidora - Practice Squad
WR Travis Benjamin - Practice Squad

Sunday Night Football:

Buffalo Bills (3-1) (+2.5) @ Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
OG Jon Feliciano - Injured
DE Gregory Rousseau - two tackles
S Jaquan Johnson - three tackles, first career interception

Monday Night Football:

Indianapolis Colts (1-3) (+6.5) @ Baltimore Ravens (3-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 4
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad - one tackle
DE Calais Campbell - five tackles, three QB Hits
RB Gus Edwards (Transfer) - Injured Reserve