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Orange in the NFL: Recapping Week 8 action of Syracuse football alumni

Let’s check in on our Orange alumni

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Whether or not the Syracuse Orange see success on Saturdays, you can be guaranteed there will be Orange on Sundays as the program has several players on NFL rosters this season contributing to their respective teams. Each week, we’ll recap the alumni action in one place in case you couldn’t flip through the channels fast enough.

Chandler Jones - Arizona Cardinals

Jones defended one pass and collected one tackle in the Arizona loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. The edge rusher played 85% of the Cardinals’ defensive snaps.

Justin Pugh - Arizona Cardinals

Pugh started and played 100% of the offensive snaps for the second week in a row, and also racked up his first tackle of the season in the loss.

Riley Dixon - New York Giants

The former Heisman snub was busy on Monday night, punting five times for an average of 43 yards with a long of 51. Two of those punts pinned the Chiefs inside the 20 yard line.

Zaire Franklin - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts captain racked up three tackles, two of them solo, playing 16% of the defensive snaps and 84% of special teams snaps.

Andre Cisco - Jacksonville Jaguars

Cisco didn’t rack up any counting stats, but did play three defensive snaps and 96% of special teams snaps.

Alton Robinson - Seattle Seahawks

Alton got a solo tackle in the win over Jaguars, playing 36% of defensive snaps.

Trill Williams - Miami Dolphins

Trill was an inactive for the game against the Bills.

Injured Reserved: Ifeatu Melifonwu - Detroit Lions

Practice Squad Players: Koda Martin - Arizona Cardinals, Chris Slayton - Atlanta Falcons, Trishton Jackson - Minnesota Vikings, Lakeim Williams, New Orleans Saints