Yearly there’s extra type Minnesota Gophers on NFL rosters, as much as 16 this previous yr. This is a take a look at how every former Minnesota participant fared within the 2022 common season.
Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
A Lisfranc damage suffered in Week 8 knocked Bateman out for the season. He ended up taking part in six video games, with 5 begins, recording 15 catches for 285 yards and two touchdowns, though the latter established a profession excessive.
De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Inexperienced Bay Packers
A yr after his breakout All-Professional season, Campbell was sidelined for 4 video games due to a knee damage. In his 13 video games, all begins, Campbell recorded 96 tackles, six tackles for loss, two interceptions (one returned for a landing, the primary of his profession).
Blake Cashman, LB, Houston Texans
After taking part in in simply 14 video games with the New York Jets over his first three years on account of accidents, Cashman appeared in all however one contest in 2022 in his first yr with Houston, which acquired him for a 2023 sixth-round draft choose. Cashman performed totally on particular groups – 320 snaps – however did make one begin on protection, the place he racked up 149 snaps. He recorded 26 tackles, 5 quarterback hits, 4 tackles for loss, three sacks (together with one in all Patrick Mahomes) and two passes defended.
Carter Coughlin, LB, New York Giants
Coughlin performed in all 17 video games however primarily on particular groups, the place he has 398 snaps (85%). He performed solely six snaps on protection. Coughlin had 9 tackles, a pressured fumble and a fumble restoration.
Daniel Faalele, OL, Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore’s fourth-round choose performed in 16 video games and began in Week 4 vs. Buffalo. He performed 170 snaps on offense – principally at left sort out – and allowed 4 sacks. Faalele additionally appeared on 71 particular groups snaps.
Jack Gibbens, LB, Tennessee Titans
An undrafted free agent, Gibbens spent many of the season on Tennessee’s apply squad earlier than being signed to the energetic roster Dec. 10. He appeared in 5 video games – beginning two – and recorded 28 tackles with an interception. Gibbens performed each snap in Week 17 vs. Dallas, recording 10 tackles, and in 96% of the defensive snaps in Week 18 at Jacksonville.
Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Waived by Tampa Bay in August, Johnson was claimed by Houston and performed in two video games for the Texans – showing in 29 offensive performs with out being focused – earlier than being waived Oct. 25. The Buccaneers re-signed Johnson to their apply squad.
Ko Kieft, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A sixth-round choose, Kieft performed in each recreation with 12 begins, performing principally as a blocking tight finish. He appeared in 264 offensive snaps (22%) and 278 on particular groups. Kieft had 10 catches on 12 targets for 80 yards and notched his first professional landing in Week 12 towards Cleveland.
Boye Mafe, OLB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle’s second-round choice (No. 40 total) carved out a job on the Seahawks’ protection. Mafe performed in each recreation with three begins, getting in on 424 defensive snaps (37%). He recorded 41 tackles, 4 quarterback hits, three sacks and three tackles for loss.
Eric Murray, S, Houston Texans
A starter for Houston the previous two seasons, Murray was in a reserve function in 2022, showing in each recreation however with simply 119 defensive snaps (10%). He additionally performed in a career-high 403 (87%) snaps on particular groups. Murray had 27 tackles.
Esezi Otomewo, DE, Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings’ fifth-round choose did not get right into a recreation till Week 14, getting between 10-18 snaps in 4 contests and 31 within the regular-season finale. In his 5 video games, Otomewo recorded 5 tackles with one for a loss.
Sam Schlueter, OL, New York Jets
Signed as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco however subsequently launched. The Jets signed him to their apply squad Dec. 7, nonetheless he was not among the many first wave of gamers New York signed to Reserve/Future contracts.
Benjamin St-Juste, BC, Washington Soccer Crew
St. Juste performed in Washington’s first 11 video games earlier than an ankle damage and concussions sidelined him till Week 16. Nonetheless, he didn’t play within the Commanders’ remaining two video games. In his 12 video games, all begins, St. Juste posted 42 tackles, seven passes defended and a pressured fumble. In response to pro-football-reference, when focused in protection opposing quarterbacks had only a 47.7% completion charge with an 87.1 passer score.
Maxx Williams, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Williams spent your entire season with Arizona, though he was launched Oct. 7, re-signed to the apply squad, elevated twice to the energetic roster then signed again to the 53 on Dec. 14. In all he performed 11 video games with one begin , seeing 169 snaps on offense. Williams was focused simply thrice, catching all of them for 18 yards – two of these coming in Week 15 at Denver.
Damien Wilson, LB, Carolina Panthers
Enjoying on his third workforce in three years (and fourth total in his profession), Wilson was primarily a backup whereas taking part in in all 17 video games. He did begin 5 occasions however performed simply 204 defensive snaps (18%), this after beginning each recreation he appeared prior to now three years. Wilson recorded 38 tackles, 4 TFL, two sacks and compelled fumble.
Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Accidents (ankle, concussion) restricted Winfield to 13 video games, of which he began all of them. Whereas he had a profession low 80 tackles, Winfield did set private marks in tackles for loss (7), QB hits (6) and sacks (4) whereas additionally producing three passes defended, an interception and compelled fumble. Winfield recorded a career-high 13 tackles in Tampa Bay’s season finale. Winfield had the ninth-highest grade for safeties given out by Professional Soccer Focus.