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ProCanes Week 11 Highlights and NFL Week 12 Preview

The Rookie Defensive End Trio of Quincy Roche, Jaelan Phillips, and Gregory Rousseau continues to Impress

Miami Dolphins v New York Jets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Week 11 ProCane of the Week: The Rookie Defensive End Trio, Quincy Roche, Jaelan Phillips, and Gregory Rousseau - (combined 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, one QBHit) At differing points leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, Quincy Roche, Jaelan Phillips, and Gregory Rousseau were considered premier talent at the defensive end position. As the draft approached, however, Phillips’ stock rose, while Roche and Rousseau’s value dipped considerably. On night one, Phillips ended up being picked 18th overall by the Miami Dolphins, while Rousseau went twelve picks later to the Buffalo Bills. Roche on the other hand, had to wait until day three when he was selected in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

To add even more fuel to the former two-star recruits’ fire, Roche was cut by the Steelers and subsequently picked up by the New York Giants. To say the least, he has made the most of every opportunity. After key fourth quarter plays earlier this season, Roche appears to be putting it all together as he gathered a career high six tackles and one tackle for loss against the defending Super Bowl Champion, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Also in week 11, Rousseau tallied a career high seven tackles in a losing effort while Phillips kept the Jets’ quarterback, Joe Flacco, under duress all afternoon as he had three tackles, one sack, and two QBHits.

Despite varying degrees of value leading up to their draft grades and not being able to witness all three playing at the U at the same time, it appears they are all finally putting it together at the highest level. And even though the strong pass-rushing rookie trio was never able to play together on Saturdays, they are squaring off on Sundays.

ProCanes Week 11 Highlights:

While the young buck defensive ends are just beginning to dip their toes in the NFL waters, it is a 14-year ProCane veteran on the defensive line that continues to play at an impressive level. Ravens defensive end, Calais Campbell, strung together three tackles, one fumble recovery, and a pass deflection in a win last week over the Bears.

Raiders linebacker, Denzel Perryman, continues his tackling onslaught as he collected 12 tackles, two for loss, and one pass deflection. In a losing effort, Seahawks running back, Deejay Dallas, scored Seattle’s lone touchdown in a loss versus Arizona.

Week 12 Projected ProCane of the Week: TE/Jimmy Graham - Technically this game already happened on Thursday, but it appears Graham is back and healthy as he had his first touchdown. Graham had two receptions for 34 yards on three targets and must have heard Troy Aikman on the Fox broadcast when he said Iowa was Tight End U after a nice TJ Hockensen catch. Graham put the world on notice that Miami is still the ONLY #TEU.

Week 12 Games and Week 11 ProCanes Stats:

Thursday (Thanksgiving) Recap:

Chicago Bears (4-7) 16 @ Detroit Lions (0-10-1) 14

ProCanes Updates
CB Artie Burns - Week 11: Inactive; Week 12: two tackles
FS Deon Bush - Week 11: two tackles; Week 12: one tackle
TE Jimmy Graham - Week 11: two receptions for 25 yards; Week 12: two receptions for 34 yards, one touchdown
P Pat O’Donnell - Week 11: five punts, 41.0 yards/punt, 53-yard long, two inside 20; Week 12: four punts, 45.8 yards/punt, 51-yard long, two inside 20

Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) 36 @ Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 33

ProCanes Updates
LB Denzel Perryman - Week 11: 12 tackles, two pass deflections, and two TFL; Week 12: seven tackles, two QBHits

Buffalo Bills (7-4) 31 @ New Orleans Saints (5-6) 6

ProCanes Updates
OG Jon Feliciano - Out
DE Gregory Rousseau - Week 11: seven tackles (career high); Week 12: three tackles
S Jaquan Johnson - Week 11: two tackles; Week 12: one tackle

Sunday Games:

(DraftKings odds as of Thursday at 11pm)

Tennessee Titans (8-3) (+7.0) @ New England Patriots (7-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
S Jamal Carter - Practice Squad

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) (-3.0) @ Indianapolis Colts (6-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad - two QBHits
K Michael Badgley - 5/5 XP, 2/2 FG (36-yard long)
CB Dee Delaney - 13 special teams snaps
K Jose Borregales - Practice Squad (protected)

Carolina Panthers (5-6) (-2.0) @ Miami Dolphins (4-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
DE Jaelan Phillips - three tackles, one sack, two QBHits
WR Allen Hurns - Injured Reserve
S Sheldrick Redwine - Inactive
RB Duke Johnson - four rushes for 18 yards

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) (-3.5) @ New York Giants (3-7)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
DE Trent Harris - one tackle
DE Quincy Roche - six tackles (career high), one tackle for loss

Atlanta Falcons (4-6) (-1.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
S Rayshawn Jenkins - two tackles
C Brandon Linder - Injured
LB Shaquille Quarterman - eight defensive snaps
OG KC McDermott - two special teams snaps

New York Jets (2-8) (+2.5) @ Houston Texans (2-8)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
TE Brevin Jordan - one reception for seven yards
WR Braxton Berrios - one target, one kick return, 31 yards, two punt returns, 14.0 yards/return

Los Angeles Rams (7-3) (-1.0) @ Green Bay Packers (8-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
DE Jonathan Garvin - one tackle
DT RJ McIntosh - Practice Squad

Minnesota Vikings (5-5) (+3.0) @ San Francisco 49ers (5-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
WR KJ Osborn - one reception for 19 yards
TE Chris Herndon - 14 offensive snaps
WR Travis Benjamin - one offensive snap

Sunday Night Football:

Cleveland Browns (6-5) (+4.0) @ Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
DE Calais Campbell - three tackles, one PD, one FR
RB Gus Edwards (Transfer) - Injured Reserve
DE Joe Jackson - one tackle
TE David Njoku - one rush for one yard, two receptions for 20 yards
WR Lawrence Cager (Transfer) - Practice Squad

Monday Night Football:

Seattle Seahawks (3-7) (+1.0) @ Washington Football Team (4-6)

ProCanes Updates Week 11
OL Ereck Flowers - 67 offensive snaps (100%)
CB Corn Elder - Inactive
RB DeeJay Dallas - four rushes for 25 yards, one touchdown, one reception for two yards
RB Travis Homer - one rush for four yards
CB Michael Jackson - Practice Squad
WR Phillip Dorsett - Practice Squad

Bye Week:

ProCanes Updates Week 11

Arizona Cardinals (9-2)

OL Danny Isidora - Inactive