Indiana has several active alumni in the NFL, and the ranks of former Hoosiers playing professionally has swelled this season, with the addition of Marcus Thigpen to the Miami Dolphins. Each week, InsideIndiana.com will run down how each former Hoosier fared in the previous weekend.
James Brewer — offensive lineman, New York Giants
Brewer did not appear in the Giants’ 24-20 loss to Pittsburgh this weekend. So far this season, Brewer has appeared in two games. New York (6-3) next travels to Cincinnati, for a 1 p.m. Sunday showdown.
Tandon Doss — wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens
Doss posted no catches in a 25-15 win against Cleveland last weekend. For the season, he has three receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown. The Ravens (6-2) host Oakland at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Tracy Porter — cornerback/nickel back, Denver Broncos
Porter was sidelined through illness as Denver defeated Cincinnati 31-23 last weekend. On the season, Porter has 21 tackles and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown. He has been out since early October.
Denver (5-3) next travels to Carolina, for a 1 p.m. Sunday road tilt.
Courtney Roby — wide receiver, New Orleans Saints
Roby did not play in the Saints’ (3-5) 28-13 win against Philadelphia last weekend. New Orleans hosts Atlanta this weekend at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Roger Saffold — offensive tackle, St. Louis Rams
St. Louis had the week off, as Saffold continues to recover from a sprained MCL. There are suggestions he might return for the Rams’ (3-5) Week 10 game at San Francisco. Kickoff for that contest is set for 4:25 p.m. Sunday.
Marcus Thigpen — running back/kick returner, Miami Dolphins
Thigpen returned three kickoffs for 79 yards, and one punt for 12 yards, in Miami’s 23-20 loss at Indianapolis this past weekend. For the season, Thigpen is averaging 28.2 yards per kickoff return over 18 attempts, and 14.1 yards per punt return on 15 attempts, with one touchdown. He also has one tackle and one fumble recovery.
The Dolphins (4-4) next host Tennessee at 1 p.m. Sunday.