#NFLMeanGreen: Week 8 Recap

Oct. 31, 2017

DENTON - Week eight of the National Football League season is in the books, and MeanGreenSports.com has you covered for 2017's eighth regular season installment of #NFLMeanGreen.

Two of the three former North Texas players in the NFL saw action this past week, New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson played well in another Saints win, while Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale scored his first touchdown of the season in a loss. Los Angeles Rams running back Lance Dunbar is eligible to come off the PUP/Reserve list, after missing the first seven weeks with a knee injury. It is not yet clear whether Dunbar will be activated and cleared to practice this week.

Olawale's Raiders (3-5) dropped another game, falling on the road 34-14 to the Buffalo Bills (5-2). Olawale had an eventful day, picking up his first touchdown of the season, a one-yard run, and also recovered a fumble. Olawale finished with two carries for three yards. Oakland remains on the road to take on the Miami Dolphins (4-3) from Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday Night Football live on NBC at 7:30.

Robertson's Saints (5-2) picked up their fifth straight win, this time knocking off the Chicago Bears 3-5), 20-12 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Robertson had five tackles (four solo) in the victory. Robertson is closing in on 500 career tackles, and is just 20 away from that milestone. New Orleans hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) at noon CT on Fox.

Dunbar’s Rams (5-2) had a bye last week and will travel to take on the New York Giants (1-6) on Sunday at noon live on Fox. Dunbar returned to practice Monday for the first time since re-injuring his knee during OTA’s this past offseason. The Rams now have 21 days to decide whether to reinstate the former Cowboy to the 53-man roster, or place him on season-ending injured reserve. Dunbar had missed the first seven games of the season with the knee injury while he was on the PUP list.

Be sure to follow the former Mean Green players in the NFL throughout the remainder of the regular season here on MeanGreenSports.com each Tuesday.


 

 

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