Jayhawks in the NFL: Week One

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Week one of the NFL season kicks off this week, with five Jayhawks in action on Sunday, including Aqib Talib (Los Angeles Rams), Steven Sims Jr., (Washington Redskins), Bradley McDougald (Seattle Seahawks), Dorance Armstrong Jr., (Dallas Cowboys) and Chris Harris Jr., (Denver Broncos).

In total, nine Jayhawks earned spots on their respective team’s rosters, with Fish Smithson (Baltimore Ravens), Shakial Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) and Joe Dineen Jr., (Denver Broncos) being placed on the injured reserve, while Daniel Wise (Dallas Cowboys) was placed on the practice squad.

Rams vs. Panthers

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 12 p.m.

Jayhawks in Action: Aqib Talib (Los Angeles Rams)


After being named a team captain for the Rams earlier this week, veteran Aqib Talib enters his 12th NFL season on Sunday, including his second with the Rams. Throughout his career, Talib has garnered All-Pro recognition twice, while being named to the Prow Bowl one five different occasions.

Redskins vs. Eagles

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 12 p.m.

Jayhawks in Action: Steven Sims Jr. (Washington Redskins)


Steven Sims Jr., looks to make his NFL regular season debut on Sunday, after making the Redskins’ 53-man roster. Sims stood out during the preseason for the Redskins in the preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens, recording a touchdown.


Bengals vs. Seahawks

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3:05 p.m.

Jayhawks in Action: Bradley McDougald (Seattle Seahawks)


Safety Bradley McDougald enters his seventh NFL season this weekend, including his third with the Seattle Seahawks. A season ago, McDougald recorded a career-best three interceptions and recorded 78 combined tackles.

Giants vs. Cowboys

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3:15 p.m.

Jayhawks in Action: Dorance Armstrong Jr., (Dallas Cowboys)


Dorance Armstrong Jr., was named to the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster last week, as the Jayhawk enters his second season with the team. Last year, Armstrong recorded one start, while playing in 15 games.


Broncos vs. Raiders

Monday, Sept. 9 at 9:20 p.m.

Jayhawks in Action: Chris Harris Jr., (Denver Broncos)


Chris Harris Jr., will round out week one of the NFL action for the Jayhawks, as Harris and the Denver Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. Entering his ninth season with the Broncos, Harris has been named to four Pro Bowls throughout his career while recording 19 career interceptions.