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Syracuse in the NFL: Week 4 recap

How’d former Orange players fare this weekend?

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Six former Syracuse Orange football players are on active (non-practice squad) NFL rosters right now, and all of those teams were in action during week four. Some of those alumni may have played more than others did, but nonetheless, we recap all of their performances from this past weekend.

Jay Bromley, DT, New York Giants

The Giants picked up another loss this weekend, and if you’re like this fan of Big Blue, you’re pretty much over it at this point. Bromley wasn’t a huge factor in Sunday’s 25-23 loss to Tampa Bay, though he did manage a pass deflection. Assuming this season doesn’t turn around, some youth may start to get more snaps, though — a list that could include Bromley.

Riley Dixon, P, Denver Broncos

Dixon had a pretty fantastic day punting the football in a win against the Raiders. He had six punts for an average of 45.2 yards, including three inside the 20. In a tight, 16-10 win, that field position advantage made all the difference for the Broncos. Though his numbers may not be off the charts on the season, he’s still among the league’s most consistent punters week to week.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Chandler Jones, LB, Arizona Cardinals

For the first time all season, Jones did not record a sack. But he did manage four tackles and a big run stuff in an overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers. Despite the shutout in the sack department, he’s still tied for sixth in the league right now, with four.

Cameron Lynch, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No stats logged for Lynch in a win over the Giants, but the Bucs won another game, moving to 2-1 on the season. As the season goes on and Tampa Bay potentially pushes for the playoffs, the former Orange linebacker is a worthwhile depth addition as needed.

Ryan Nassib, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Ryan wasn’t active for the Jags, who lost 23-20 to the Jets this week. Starter Blake Bortles only had 140 passing yards, however, which will certainly call his job back into question.

Justin Pugh, OG, New York Giants

The Giants’ offense has woken up a bit in the last two weeks, in part because of some (sort of) improved line play. New York allowed zero sacks, but five tackles for loss while only rushing for 91 yards on the day. The team’s progress is severely limited without any sort of run game (sound familiar?).