The Wolverine

February 2020*

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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FEBRUARY 2020 THE WOLVERINE 71   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS showdowns and accumulated 50 tack- les, 8.5 sacks and one forced fumble … Tied for 27th in the league in sacks … Started in Philadelphia's 17-9 playoff loss to Seattle, but did not compile any stats. • Chad Henne (2004-07), QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Did not see any action for 12-4 Kansas City in 2019. • Lano Hill (2013-16), S, Seattle Se- ahawks: Started four of the 12 tilts he played in and logged 25 stops … Came off the bench in both of Seattle's playoff affairs and notched two tackles. • Maurice Hurst (2013-17), DT, Oak- land Raiders: Played in all 16 clashes in 2019 (four starts), and posted 18 stops, 3.5 sacks, three passes defended and one interception he returned 55 yards. • Taylor Lewan (2009-13), OT, Ten- nessee Titans: Received the starting nod in all 12 contests he competed in after returning from his four-game sus- pension to begin the year … Started at left tackle in all three of Tennessee's postseason outings. • Jourdan Lewis (2013-16), CB, Dal- las Cowboys: Saw playing time in all 16 showdowns (five starts), and racked up 51 tackles, four sacks, six passes de- fended and two picks. • David Long (2016-18), CB, Los Angeles Rams: Took part in eight tilts this season (no starts), and recorded 10 tackles and two passes defended. • Erik Magnuson (2012-16), OL, Oak- land Raiders: Spent most of the season on the 7-9 Raiders' practice squad, with his lone appearance of 2019 coming in a win over Detroit Nov. 3. • Bryan Mone (2014-18), DT, Seattle Seahawks: Received playing time in just four affairs in 2019, and registered four stops … Came off the bench in Seattle's 28-23 postseason loss at Green Bay and tallied two tackles. • Patrick Omameh (2008-12), OL, New Orleans Saints: Competed in 14 clashes, but only earned the starting nod in one … Saw action off the bench in New Orleans' 26-20 playoff loss to the Vikings. • Jabrill Peppers (2014-16), S, New York Giants: Placed on the 4-12 Giants' injured reserve list with a back ailment Dec. 7 … Began all 11 contests prior to the injury, and totaled 76 tackles, five passes defended, one interception he returned 32 yards for a score and three forced fumbles … Also averaged 12.3 yards on four punt returns and 23 yards on one kick return. • Jake Ryan (2010-14), LB, Jackson- ville Jaguars: Landed on 6-10 Jackson- ville's injured reserve list Dec. 10 with a hamstring ailment … Took part in just two games, but didn't accumulate any statistics. • Michael Schofield (2009-13), OL, Los Angeles Chargers: Started all 16 outings for the 5-11 Chargers. • Brandon Watson (2014-18), CB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Competed in eight showdowns (no starts) and com- piled five stops. • Matt Wile (2011-14), P, Detroit Li- ons: Appeared in two tilts with Atlanta and averaged 48.3 yards on six punts, while dropping three of the six inside the opponents' 20-yard line … Signed by Detroit Nov. 16 after being waived by the Falcons, but never appeared in an affair with the Lions … Released Dec. 5 and then signed again by Detroit to a reserve/futures contract Dec. 30. • Jarrod Wilson (2012-15), S, Jack- sonville Jaguars: Earned the starting nod in all 16 clashes and logged 79 tackles, four passes defended, two picks and one forced fumble. • Chase Winovich (2014-18), DE, New England Patriots: Competed in all 16 contests (no starts) and notched 26 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a touchdown on a blocked punt return … Posted one tackle in the Patriots' 20-13 playoff loss to the Titans. • Chris Wormley (2012-16), DE, Bal- timore Ravens: Played in all 16 games (seven starts), and racked up 33 stops, 1.5 sacks and two passes defended … Started Baltimore's postseason loss to Tennessee and recorded three tackles. • Former Wolverines On Practice Squads/Injured Reserve (IR) Who Did Not Play This Year: TE Ian Bunting (2015-18), Indianapolis Colts; TE Jake Butt (2013-16), Denver Broncos (IR); WR Jehu Chesson (2012-16), Washington Redskins (IR); WR Amara Darboh (2012- 16), Pittsburgh Steelers; RB Karan Hig- don (2015-18), Houston Texans; OL Kyle Kalis (2012-16), Oakland Raiders; FB Joe Kerridge (2011-15), Cleveland Browns (now a free agent); and QB Jake Rudock (2015), Miami Dolphins. FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through Jan. 19 • Ignas Brazdeikis (Played at U-M from 2018-19), F, New York Knicks: Has bounced between New York and their G-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks … Averaging 1.9 points and 5.9 minutes in nine NBA appearances. • Trey Burke (2011-13), G, Philadel- phia 76ers: Averaging 6.6 points, 2.3 assists and 14.1 minutes per night in 22 clashes (no starts) for the 29-16 76ers. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), G/F, Dallas Mavericks: Has started 26 of the 39 contests he has competed in, and is averaging 26.1 minutes, 14.4 points and 2.9 rebounds … Is the third-leading scorer for 27-15 Dallas. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), G, Brook- lyn Nets: Has been limited to 16 games (nine starts) due to a thumb injury, and Rich Hill • MLB The Minnesota Twins signed the 39-year-old left-handed pitcher to a one-year contract Dec. 31, with $3 million guaranteed and an- other $9.5 million in incentives. Hill had been with the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2016, and posted a 2.45 ERA and a 4-1 record in an injury-plagued, 582/3-inning campaign last year. Ryan LaMarre • MLB The Tampa Bay Rays signed the 31-year-old outfielder to a minor- league deal Jan. 13 that included an invitation to spring training. LaMarre spent the 2019 season in the Minnesota Twins' organiza- tion, playing in 14 games with the big league club and hitting .217 with two home runs, three RBI and a .308 on-base percentage. Jake Rudock • NFL The Miami Dolphins signed the fourth-year quarterback to a reserve/ futures contract Jan. 6, securing his spot on the team's roster when it increases from 53 to 90 players March 18. The contract will allow him to participate in the organization's offseason workouts, OTAs and mini-camps. — Austin Fox HEADLINERS Former Michigan athletes in the news this month

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