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Irish in the NFL

Here's a roundup of former Notre Dame players in the NFL and how they are faring in 2013:

Golden Tate caught his fourth touchdown of the season Sunday in a 33-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons

Name (Years At Notre Dame) Pos., Current Team

Robert Blanton (2008-11) DB, Minnesota Vikings
Last game: 7 tackles in 34-27 win over Washington Redskins
Season: 17 tackles in 9 games

Sergio Brown (2006-09) S, Indianapolis Colts
Last game: Played in 38-8 loss to St. Louis Rams
Season: 7 tackles and 1 fumble recovered in 9 games

David Bruton (2005-08) S, Denver Broncos
Last game: 2 tackles in 28-20 win over San Diego Chargers
Season: 4 tackles and 1 blocked kick as special teams standout

John Carlson (2003-07) TE, Minnesota Vikings
Last game: 7 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown over Washington Redskins
Season: 18 catches for 159 yards and 1 touchdown

Braxston Cave (2008-12) C, New England Patriots
On practice squad

Jimmy Clausen(2007-09) QB, Carolina Panthers
On injured reserve

Tyler Eifert (2009-12) TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Last game: 3 receptions for 55 yards in 20-17 loss to Baltimore Ravens
Season: 30 receptions for 362 yards and 1 touchdown

Anthony Fasano (2002-05) TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Bye week Nov. 10
Season: 11 receptions for 95 yards and 0 touchdowns in 5 games

Darius Fleming (2008-11) LB, San Francisco 49ers
Tore his ACL in July and was placed on injured reserve.

Michael Floyd (2008-11) WR, Arizona Cardinals
Last game: 2 receptions for 31 yards in 27-24 win over Houston Texans
Season: 36 receptions for 464 yards and 2 touchdowns

Jonas Gray (2008-11) RB, Baltimore Ravens
On practice squad

Ryan Harris (2003-06) OT, Houston Texans
Season: Has appeared in all nine games this season as the backup right tackle

J.J. Jansen (2004-07) LS, Carolina Panthers
Starting long-snapper

Derek Landri (2002-06) DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last game: Played in 22-19 win over Miami Dolphins
Season: 7 tackles in 5 games

Kapron Lewis-Moore (2008-12) DE, Baltimore Ravens
Has not appeared in 2013 due to knee injury; hopes to return before end of season

Zeke Motta (2009-12) S, Atlanta Falcons
Last game: Played in 33-10 loss to Seattle Seahawks
Season: No stats recorded in 5 games

Eric Olsen(2006-09) OL, New Orleans Saints
On injured reserve

Brady Quinn (2003-06) QB, St. Louis Rams
Has not appeared in game action in 2013. Released by New York Jets and signed by St. Louis Rams last month.

Theo Riddick (2009-12) RB, Detroit Lions
Last game: Played in 21-19 win over Chicago Bears
Season: 3 carries for 5 yards

Trevor Robinson (2008-11) OL, Cincinnati Bengals
Has not appeared in game action in 2013 as team’s backup center

Kyle Rudolph (2008-10) TE, Minnesota Vikings
Last game: Out with injury in 34-27 win over Washington Redskins
Season: 30 receptions for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns

Jamoris Slaughter (2008-12) S, Cleveland Browns
On practice squad

Harrison Smith (2007-11) S, Minnesota Vikings
Out for season with turf toe
Season: 29 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions in 5 games

John Sullivan (2003-07) C, Minnesota Vikings
Has started all 9 games as starting center

Golden Tate (2007-09) WR, Seattle Seahawks
Last game: 6 receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown in 33-10 win over Atlanta Falcons
Season: 41 receptions for 574 yards and 4 touchdowns

Manti Te’o (2009-12) LB, San Diego Chargers
Last game: 5 tackles in 28-20 loss to Denver Broncos
Season: 31 tackles in 6 games

Justin Tuck (2001-04) DE, New York Giants
Last game: 2 tackles in 24-20 win over Oakland Raiders
Season: 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 pass breakup in 8 games

Darrin Walls (2006-10) CB, New York Jets
Bye week Nov. 10
Season: 17 tackles and 4 pass breakups

Ian Williams (2007-10) DT, San Francisco 49ers
Placed on injured reserve with broken left ankle Sept. 17.
Season: 1 tackle in 2 games as starting nose tackle

Sam Young (2006-09) OT, Jacksonville Jaguars
Appeared in a combined eight games with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013

Cierre Wood (2009-12) RB, New England Patriots
On practice squad

Former Irish players that transferred

Joseph Fauria (2008-09 ND, 2010-12 UCLA) TE, Detroit Lions
Last game: 1 reception for 25 yards in 21-19 win over Chicago Bears
Season: 9 receptions for 106 yards and 5 touchdowns

Ronald Talley (2004-06 ND, 2007-08 Delaware) DE, Arizona Cardinals
Last game: Played in 27-24 win over Houston Texans
Season: 4 tackles in 6 games played

Will Yeatman (2006-08 ND, 2010 Maryland) OL, Miami Dolphins
Last game: Played in 21-19 loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Season: Played in 8 games this season

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