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ProCanes Week Five Highlights and NFL Week Six Preview

Gregory Rousseau Gets First Career Interception (against Patrick Mahomes), Jaelan Phillips Gets First Full Sack (against Tom Brady), and David Njoku has a Career Day

NFL: OCT 10 Dolphins at Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Week Five ProCane of the Week: DE/Gregory Rousseau - From last year to now, it has been a turbulent ride for Rousseau. Rousseau opted out in August 2020 for his final college season after he burst onto the scene the prior year. He then saw his draft stock dip as he went from a possible top-ten pick to borderline second-third round by some pundits. On draft night, Rousseau witnessed 29 teams pass on him but was ultimately picked by the Buffalo Bills.

Now, Rousseau is proving the doubters wrong as he is a key piece for Buffalo’s defense. In this past week of action, Rousseau tallied a sack and his first career interception against the defending AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.

ProCanes Week Five Highlights:

Not to be outdone, other uber-talented rookie defensive end, Jaelan Phillips, gathered his first career sack against another legend, Tom Brady. Phillips had four total tackles for the Fins as he continues to do thrive similarly to Rousseau. Another rookie defensive end, Giants Quincy Roche, got his first tackle of his career tackle, and nearly had an interception as well.

On the offensive side of the ball, tight end David Njoku, had a career day as he had seven receptions for 149 yards (both career highs), and a 71-yard touchdown. Njoku, similar to Rousseau, has had an up-and-down last year or two, as he was once on the trade block, but looks to has found his bearings in Cleveland despite a loaded tight end room.

On Monday Night Football, the veteran defensive end, Calais Campbell, reminded fans not to forget about him as he had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and a blocked field goal that helped Baltimore stage a massive comeback. Campbell’s blocked field goal came against second-year Colts kicker, Rodrigo Blankenship, who appears to have been dealing with a hip injury. Coincidentally, Blankenship will be replaced by other ProCane, Michael Badgley, who the Colts picked up this week. Defensive End, Al-Quadin Muhamad, also had a strong performance Monday Night as he had seven tackles and a half sack against Lamar Jackson.

Las Vegas Raiders linebacker, Denzel Perryman, continues his unreal season as he had 13 tackles this past week. Through five weeks, Perryman led the entire NFL with 60 total tackles.

Week Six Projected ProCane of the Week: TE/David Njoku - Njoku arguably could have been the ProCane of the week this past week but Rousseau just so happened to earn AFC Defensive Player of the Week at the same time. Njoku’s success could carry into this week as they face the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. With Nick Chubb out for the Browns, Njoku could be a primary target for Baker Mayfield again this week.

Week Six Games and Week Five ProCanes Stats:

Thursday Night Recap:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) 28 @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) 22

ProCanes Updates
CB Dee Delaney - Week Five: 20 special teams snaps; Week Six: two tackles, 46 defensive snaps
K Jose Borregales - Practice Squad

Sunday Games:

(DraftKings Odds as of 2:00pm EST Saturday)

Miami Dolphins (1-4) (-3.0) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) in London

ProCanes Updates Week 5
S Rayshawn Jenkins - five tackles
C Brandon Linder - 56 offensive snaps (79%), injured (out 4-5 weeks)
LB Shaquille Quarterman - two tackles
OG KC McDermott - Practice Squad
DE Jaelan Phillips - four tackles, one sack (first full sack)
WR Allen Hurns - Injured Reserve

Green Bay Packers (4-1) (-5.5) @ Chicago Bears (3-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
DE Jonathan Garvin - one QBHit
DT RJ McIntosh - Practice Squad
CB Artie Burns - 10 special teams snaps
FS Deon Bush - two tackles, one pass defected
TE Jimmy Graham - 25 offensive snaps
P Pat O’Donnell - five punts, 46.8 yards/punt, 53-yard long, two inside 20

Houston Texans (1-4) (+10.0) @ Indianapolis Colts (1-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
TE Brevin Jordan - Inactive
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad - seven tackles, 0.5 sacks, two QB Hits
K Michael Badgley - Elevated to Active Roster

Los Angeles Rams (4-1) (-9.0) @ New York Giants (1-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
DE Trent Harris - Practice Squad
DE Quincy Roche - one tackle (first career)

Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) (-6.5) @ Washington Football Team (2-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
OL Ereck Flowers - 83 offensive snaps (100%)
CB Corn Elder - Practice Squad

Minnesota Vikings (2-3) (-2.5) @ Carolina Panthers (3-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
S Sheldrick Redwine - Practice Squad
WR KJ Osborn - four receptions, 14 yards
TE Chris Herndon - seven offensive snaps

Los Angeles Chargers (4-1 (+2.5) @ Baltimore Ravens (4-1)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
DE Calais Campbell - four tackles, one tackle for loss, blocked field goal
RB Gus Edwards (Transfer) - Injured Reserve

Arizona Cardinals (5-0) (+3.5) @ Cleveland Browns (3-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
DE Joe Jackson - two tackles
TE David Njoku - seven receptions, 149 yards (both career highs), TD
WR Lawrence Cager (Transfer) - added to Practice Squad
OL Danny Isidora - Practice Squad

Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) (+4.0) @ Denver Broncos (3-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
LB Denzel Perryman - 13 tackles, one QB Hit

Sunday Night Football:

Seattle Seahawks (2-3) (+5.0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
RB DeeJay Dallas - four rushes for seven yards, two receptions for 32 yards
RB Travis Homer - one rush for five yards, one reception for 13 yards
CB Michael Jackson - Practice Squad
WR Phillip Dorsett - Elevated from Practice Squad (five offensive snaps)

Monday Night Football:

Buffalo Bills (4-1) (-5.5) @ Tennessee Titans (3-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 5
S Jamal Carter - 13 special teams snaps
OG Jon Feliciano - 57 offensive snaps (100%)
DE Gregory Rousseau - five tackles, one sack, first career interception (AFC Defensive Player of the Week)
S Jaquan Johnson - 19 special teams snaps

Bye Week:

ProCanes Updates Week 5

New York Jets (1-4)

WR Braxton Berrios - one reception for six yards
S Adrian Colbert - Inactive

San Francisco 49ers (2-3)

WR Travis Benjamin - three targets elevated from Practice Squad