September 10, 2013 - 1:48 PM
By Jay Skurski
Our weekly rundown on the Press Coverage blog of the players from Western New York (along with the University at Buffalo) currently in the NFL:
Steven Means: The Buffalo native and Grover Cleveland and University at
Buffalo product made his NFL debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing five
snaps on special teams in an 18-17 loss at the New York Jets. Means did not
register any statistics. The rookie defensive end was a fifth-round draft pick
Mike Williams: The Buffalo native and Riverside product was targeted
eight times by Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman, making four catches for 52
yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Jets.
James Starks: The Niagara Falls native is in his fourth season as a running
back for the Green Bay Packers. He caught one pass for 8 yards and did not
attempt any rushes in a 34-28 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
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September 1, 2013 - 12:31 PM
By Jay Skurski
Five local players could not survive final roster cuts over the weekend, leaving a total of seven from Western New York on active rosters (or in one case, a physically unable to perform list) heading into the 2013 NFL season. Another two players from the University at Buffalo are also in the NFL. Here is an update on each of them:
Steven Means: The Buffalo native and Grover Cleveland
and University at Buffalo product is listed as the backup right defensive end
for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who drafted Means in the fifth round of April’s
NFL Draft. Mean impressed the Bucs earlier in the preseason with his
James Starks: The Niagara Falls
native is entering his fourth season with the Green Bay Packers. He’s listed as the starter
at running back on the depth chart, but has promising rookies in Eddie Lacy and
Johnathan Franklin behind him.
J.C. Tretter: The Akron product, a fourth-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in April, will start the season on the team’s physically unable to perform list after he broke his ankle in May. He will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
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