Bearcats in the NFL Round-up – Week 3 Edition

Photo Credit: Bengals.com

Photo Credit: Bengals.com

Week 3 in the NFL is in the books as far as former Bearcats are concerned, and here is an update on how our favorite NFL players fared. Kevin Huber continues to impress in his comeback to the NFL after his season-ending injury last year, this time pinning the Titans inside the 5 yard line twice. A combination of Huber’s placement and great coverage by the punt team gave the Bengals a decided victory in Sunday’s field position battle. Derek Wolfe managed to grab a couple tackles and two assists in Denver’s loss to the Seahawks in what’s been a quiet start to the year for the Bronco’s DE. In the battle between Philadelphia and Washington, Brent Celek went his second game without a reception. Trent Cole was active on the defensive side of the ball with four tackles. Jason Kelce has received praise in this young season for being the anchoring force of an O-Line decimated by injury, and has been credited with the success of the Eagles’ dynamic running game. However, in the third quarter, Kelce left with an abdominal injury. The Eagles managed to hold on for a hard fought victory, but there is no word yet on whether Kelce will play in next week’s game. The good news for the Kelce family is that younger brother Travis, who we wrote about last week, continues to emerge as a top tight end for the Chiefs and the NFL. The Chief’s finally managed to notch a 1 in the win column against the Dolphins and Travis managed to meet another milestone – his first career NFL regular season touchdown. I have a feeling we will be writing about Travis quite a bit as the season continues. Especially with his post TD moves. I mean it’s no river dance, but give him time. It is his first trip to the end zone, but there will be plenty more to come as the former Bearcat gets more and more looks in Andy Reid’s offense.

Guest Contributor: Brad Shelley