Broncos in the NFL

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Broncos In The NFL: Week 4

BOISE, Idaho - DeMarcus Lawrence headlined three former Boise State players starting on the Dallas Cowboys defense Sunday, making three sacks in the Cowboys' 26-24 win over Detroit. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch also made his first NFL start in the contest.

Running back Jeremy McNichols also made his 2018 debut, being signed to the Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster ahead of playing in the Colts' Week 4 contest against Houston. McNichols' activation makes him the 14th Boise State alumnus on an active roster this season.

Here's how Bronco alumni fared in Week 4:

RB Jay Ajayi - Philadelphia Eagles
Ajayi returned to action in Sunday's 26-23 loss to Tennessee, starting at running back and rushing for 70 yards on 15 carries while catching three passes for 11 yards.

LB Kamalei Correa - Tennessee Titans
Correa saw action in Sunday's 26-23 victory over Philadelphia, but did not record a stat.

DT Tyrone Crawford - Dallas Cowboys
Crawford started at defensive tackle in Dallas' 26-24 victory over Detroit, but did not record a stat.

CB Donte Deayon - New York Giants
Deayon made two tackles (one solo) and broke up a pass in the Giants' 33-18 loss to New Orleans.

S George Iloka - Minnesota Vikings
Iloka saw action in Minnesota's 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but did not record a stat.

T Charles Leno, Jr. - Chicago Bears
Leno started at left tackle in Chicago's 48-10 victory over Tampa Bay Sunday.

DE DeMarcus Lawrence - Dallas Cowboys
Lawrence started at defensive end in Dallas' 26-24 win over Detroit, and recorded three sacks among his team-leading eight tackles.



RB Doug Martin - Oakland Raiders
Martin rushed five times for 11 yards in Sunday's 45-42 overtime victory over Cleveland.

RB Jeremy McNichols - Indianapolis Colts
McNichols, who was signed to the Colts' 53-man roster during the week, made his Colts debut in Sunday's 37-34 loss to Houston. McNichols carried twice for four yards in the contest.

C Matt Paradis - Denver Broncos
Paradis started at center for the Broncos in their 27-23 loss to Kansas City Monday night.

CB Orlando Scandrick - Kansas City Chiefs
Scandrick saw action in Monday night's 27-23 win at Denver, making five tackles and breaking up a pass.

CB Jamar Taylor - Arizona Cardinals
Tayloir saw action in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Seattle, making a solo tackle.

LB Tanner Vallejo - Cleveland Browns
Vallejo saw action in Cleveland's 45-42 overtime loss in Oakland, but did not record a stat.

LB Leighton Vander Esch - Dallas Cowboys
Vander Esch made the first start of his NFL career in Sunday's 26-24 victory over Detroit, making six tackles (five solo).

Practice Squad
T Rees Odhiambo - Indianapolis Colts
Odhiambo was signed to the Colts' practice squad on Sept. 24.

S Darian Thompson - Arizona Cardinals
Thompson was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad on Oct. 1.

Injured Reserve (out for the season)
WR Cedrick Wilson - Dallas Cowboys
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