Jayhawks in the NFL: Week Two

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Week two of the NFL regular season continues this weekend as five Jayhawks take the field for their respective NFL teams on Friday, including a showdown between Steven Sims Jr., (Washington Redskins) and Dorance Armstrong Jr., (Dallas Cowboys).

Through week one of the NFL regular season, teams with a Jayhawk have a 3-2 overall record, as several teams take the field for intriguing matchups in week two.

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.


Cowboys vs. Redskins

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Steven Sims Jr. (Washington Redskins), Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Dallas Cowboys)

Steven Sims Jr. made an impact in his NFL regular season debut with the Washington Redskins where he returned three kickoffs, gaining an average of 15.3 yards a return. Dorance Armstrong Jr. made an appearance in last week’s game against the Giants, where he and the Cowboys were able to come out with a season-opening victory, 35-17.

Seahawks vs. Steelers

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Bradley McDougald (Seattle Seahawks)

In the week one opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Bradley McDougald made the starting lineup for the Seahawks defense, recording four tackles and one forced fumble. McDougald and the Seahawks walked away from the game with a 21-20 win over the Bengals.

Saints vs. Rams

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:25 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Aqib Talib (Los Angeles Rams)

Aqib Talib made his 130th career-start in the Rams’ season-opener against the Carolina Panthers, recording one tackle. The Rams started off their season 1-0, defeating the Carolina Panthers 30-27, as they will square off in an NFC Championship rematch against the New Orleans Saints in week two.

Bears vs. Broncos

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:25 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Chris Harris Jr. 

In the Denver Broncos’ season-opener, Jayhawk Chris Harris Jr., combined for four tackles and a tackle for loss against the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos look to rebound from their week one loss as they host the Chicago Bears in week two.