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ProCanes Week 13 Highlights and NFL Week 14 Preview

Travis Homer with Special Teams Touchdown as Defensive Ends, Phillips, Roche, Muhammad, and Campbell have a Sack Brigade

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Week 13 ProCane of the Week: RB/Travis Homer - (three rushes for 80 yards, one touchdown) For most of his career, the 2019 sixth round pick has been predominantly used as a special teams specialist as opposed to his featured role in college as a bellcow running back. However, in week 13, Homer was able to combine both qualities on a nifty 73-yard direct snap trick play on fourth down to give the Seahawks the lead en route to an intra-division 30-23 win over the 49ers. Even better, Homer followed a lead block by fellow teammate and 2020 draft pick, Deejay Dallas, who was also the first to greet Homer in the endzone after an impressive backflip.

Homer and Dallas were both stars in the backfield and were both selected by the Seahawks to patrol similar roles. The heir Canes’ running back, Cam’Ron Harris, announced this week that he will declare for the 2022 NFL Draft where he hopes to continue the U’s trend of running back placement. It’s unlikely the trend will continue with Canes backs going directly to the Seahawks, but it seems Pete Carroll and Seattle definitely have a type.

Homer, Perryman, and David Njoku are all expected out for week 14.

ProCanes Week 13 Highlights:

Speaking of quality positions of ProCanes in the NFL, week 13 was the week defensive ends to represent Miami as #DEU. The Dolphins Jaelan Phillips (2.0), Colts Al-Quadin Muhammad (2.0), Giants Quincy Roche, Ravens Calais Campbell, all had sacks in week 13, while Bills Gregory Rousseau had four tackles. After this year’s draft included Phillips, Rousseau, and Roche, it became clear the #DEU label could extend for years to come, but spanning draft classes from 2008 to 2021 - and hopefully more to come - is reassuring. Phillips has been on an absolute tear as of late as he has recorded six sacks in a three-game span - the first NFL rookie since Julius Peppers in 2002 to do so, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He also has the most sacks by a rookie Cane.

There were other defensive stars as the Raiders Denzel Perryman recorded 12 tackles, Jaguars Rayshawn Jenkins and the Bears Artie Burns each recorded six tackles.

Offensively, both the Bears Jimmy Graham and Vikings KJ Osborn had a touchdown

Week 14 Projected ProCane of the Week: WR/KJ Osborn - This was the Thursday night game but Osborn has routinely stepped up in pivotal moments since he joined Vikings last year as a sixth round pick. Against the Steelers, Osborn stepped up with Adam Thielen out as he had three receptions for 83 yards and a 62-yard touchdown, which helped put the game out of reach late.

Osborn’s quick success at the NFL level as a starter last year as a returner, and then this year as a receiver, should come as no surprise to Canes’ fans. Osborn only played for the U for one season but had a make-it attitude as a former two-star recruit who played for Buffalo. Osborn carried a winning attitude previously displayed by slot receiver Braxton Berrios, and carried forward to Mike Harley Jr. and Xavier Restrepo.

Week 14 Games and Week 13 ProCanes Stats:

Thursday Recap:

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1) 28 @ Minnesota Vikings (6-7) 36

ProCanes Updates
WR KJ Osborn - Week 13: four receptions, 47 yards, one touchdown; Week 14: three receptions, 83 yards, one touchdown.
TE Chris Herndon - Week 13: 13 offensive snaps ; Week 14: one catch for 17 yards

Sunday Games:

(DraftKings Odds as of 11:00pm EST Thursday)

Baltimore Ravens (8-4) (-2.5) @ Cleveland Browns (6-6)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
DE Calais Campbell - two tackles, one sack
RB Gus Edwards (Transfer) - Injured Reserve
DE Joe Jackson - Bye Week
TE David Njoku - Bye Week
WR Lawrence Cager (Transfer) - Bye Week

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) (+8.5) @ Tennessee Titans (8-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
S Jamal Carter - Bye Week
S Rayshawn Jenkins - six tackles
C Brandon Linder - 26 offensive snaps (44%)
LB Shaquille Quarterman - one tackle
OG KC McDermott - no snaps

Las Vegas Raiders (6-6) (+9.5) @ Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
LB Denzel Perryman - 12 tackles, one TFL, one QBHit

New Orleans Saints (5-7) (-5.5) @ New York Jets (3-9)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
WR Braxton Berrios - one reception for 11 yards

Dallas Cowboys (8-4) (-4.5) @ Washington Football Team (6-6)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
OL Ereck Flowers - 67 offensive snaps (100%)
CB Corn Elder - Inactive

Seattle Seahawks (4-8) (-8.5) @ Houston Texans (2-10)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
TE Brevin Jordan - two receptions for seven yards
WR Phillip Dorsett - Practice Squad
RB DeeJay Dallas - five kick returns, 25.8 yards per return
RB Travis Homer - three rushes for 80 yards, one touchdown
CB Michael Jackson - Practice Squad

New York Giants (4-8) (+10.0) @ Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
DE Trent Harris - Practice Squad
DE Quincy Roche - six tackles, one sack

San Francisco 49ers (6-6) (-1.5) @ Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
WR Travis Benjamin - two kick returns for 24 yards, one punt return for 22 yards

Buffalo Bills (7-5) (+3.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
CB Dee Delaney - nineteen special teams snaps
K Jose Borregales - Practice Squad (protected)
OG Jon Feliciano - Out
DE Gregory Rousseau - four tackles
S Jaquan Johnson - 17 special teams snaps

Sunday Night Football:

Chicago Bears (4-8) (+12.5) @ Green Bay Packers (9-3)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
CB Artie Burns - six tackles, one TFL, one PD
FS Deon Bush - 16 special teams snaps
TE Jimmy Graham - one reception, one yard, one touchdown
P Pat O’Donnell - two punts, 45.5 yards/punt, 53-yard long, one inside 20
DE Jonathan Garvin - Bye Week
DT RJ McIntosh - Bye Week

Monday Night Football:

Los Angeles Rams (8-4) (+2.5) @ Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

ProCanes Updates Week 13
OL Danny Isidora - Practice Squad

Bye Week:

ProCanes Updates Week 13

Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

DE Al-Quadin Muhammad - three tackles, two sacks, three QBHits
K Michael Badgley - 4/4 XP, 1/2 FG (23-yard long)

Miami Dolphins (6-7)

DE Jaelan Phillips - three tackles, two sacks
WR Allen Hurns - Injured Reserve
S Sheldrick Redwine - 15 special teams snaps
RB Duke Johnson - Practice Squad