Oct. 25, 2017
BOISE, Idaho - ESPN NBA analyst Mark Jackson's catchphrase, "Mama, there goes that man!" can certainly be applied to former Boise State standout and current Dallas Cowboy defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, who upped his season sack total to 9.5 and forced yet another fumble in the Cowboys' 40-10 win at San Francisco in Week 7.
Lawrence, whose sack total is second in the league, teamed up with another former Bronco, defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford, to sack 49er quarterback C.J. Beathard twice.
Meanwhile, in New York, three Broncos were on the same field as former Boise State defensive backs Darian Thompson and Donte Deayon, playing for the Giants, hosted Seattle and former Bronco offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo.
Entering Week 7 there were 21 former Broncos under contract with NFL clubs, with 15 on active 53-man rosters. Linebacker Shea McClellin (New England Patriots), safeties Chanceller James (San Francisco 49ers) and Jeron Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), and defensive tackle Billy Winn (Denver Broncos) will spend the season on injured reserve after suffering season-ending injuries during the preseason. Two more Broncos, offensive lineman Travis Averill (Cleveland Browns) and running back Jeremy McNichols (San Francisco 49ers), are currently on the practice squads of their respective teams.
Here's how the Bronco alumni fared in Week 7:
Jay Ajayi, RB (Miami Dolphins)
Ajayi started at running back, running for 51 yards on 23 carries and catching three passes for 26 yards in Miami's 31-28 overtime win over the New York Jets Sunday.
Kamalei Correa, LB (Baltimore Ravens)
Correa assisted on a tackle on special teams in Baltimore's 24-16 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
Tyrone Crawford, DE (Dallas Cowboys)
Crawford started at defensive tackle, had a sack of 49er quarterback C.J. Beathard among his two solo tackles, and recovered a fumble Sunday as Dallas beat San Francisco, 40-10.
Donte Deayon, CB (New York Giants)
Deayon made four solo tackles (one on special teams) and had a tackle-for-loss in the Giants' 24-7 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
George Iloka, S (Cincinnati Bengals)
Iloka started at free safety and made four tackles (three solo) in Cincinnati's 29-14 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE (Dallas Cowboys)
Lawrence started at defensive end and had a strip-sack of 49er quarterback C.J. Beathard, while making three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 40-10 win over San Francisco.
Charles Leno, Jr., OT (Chicago Bears)
Leno started at left tackle in Chicago's 17-3 victory over Carolina on Sunday.
Doug Martin, RB (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Martin started at running back Sunday for Tampa Bay, running for 49 yards on 20 carries and catching a pair of passes for 31 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to Buffalo.
Kellen Moore, QB (Dallas Cowboys)
Moore was inactive for Dallas' 40-10 victory over San Francisco on Sunday.
Rees Odhiambo, G (Seattle Seahawks)
Odhiambo started at left tackle in Sunday's 24-7 win over the New York Giants.
Matt Paradis - C - (Denver Broncos)
Paradis started at center for Denver in the Broncos' 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Orlando Scandrick, CB (Dallas Cowboys)
Scandrick started at cornerback and made a solo tackle in Dallas' 40-10 win over San Francisco.
Jamar Taylor, S (Cleveland Browns)
Taylor started at cornerback Sunday, making three tackles (two solo) and breaking up a pass in Cleveland's 12-9 overtime loss to Tennessee.
Darian Thompson, S (New York Giants)
Thompson started at free safety for the Giants Sunday, making three solo tackles in New York's 24-7 loss to Seattle.
Tanner Vallejo, LB (Buffalo Bills)
Vallejo saw action in Buffalo's 30-27 victory over Tampa Bay Sunday, but did not record a stat.