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NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in preseason Week 3

With a 124.8 passer rating in Saturday night's preseason victory over the Redskins, Tyrod Taylor tightened his hold on the Baltimore Ravens' top backup quarterback job behind Super Bowl-winning Joe Flacco.

Lorenzo Taliaferro -- a rookie from Bruton High -- also could figure prominently in Baltimore's plans. Ray Rice needs someone to shoulder some of the ball-carrying and blocking load, and Bernard Pierce is struggling with an injury.

Sunday night, Arizona rookie Logan Thomas from Virginia Tech struggled to complete passes on NBC, unlike his eye-popping showing two weeks ago.

Here's a look at how the state players fared in preseason Week 3:

Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics:.

Arizona Cardinals:
LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M): Reserve; did long snapping; 1 tackle (on punt).
QB 6 Logan Thomas (Va. Tech, Brookville High): Reserve; 2-of-7 for 21 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 0.0 passer rating; sacked once for 5-yard loss; 1 carry for 3 yards.
OLB 47 Adrian Tracy (W&M, Potomac Falls High): Did not play.
G 78 Earl Watford (James Madison): Reserve; no stats.

Atlanta Falcons:
RB 30 Josh Vaughan (U. of Richmond, Hermitage High): Reserve; 2 carries for 21 yards; targeted twice; 2 catches for 12 yards.

Baltimore Ravens:
DL 99 Chris Canty (U.Va.): Started at DE; no stats.
DT 78 Derrick Hopkins (Va. Tech, Highland Springs High): Reserve; defended 1 pass.
OT 70 David Mims (Va. Union): Did not play.
OT 60 Eugene Monroe (U.Va.): Started at LT; no stats.
RB 34 Lorenzo Taliaferro (Coastal Carolina, Bruton High): Reserve; team-high 11 carries for 25 yards.
QB 2 Tyrod Taylor (Va. Tech, Hampton High): Reserve; 6-of-9 for 65 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 124.8 passer rating; 5 carries for 35 yards.
DE 96 Brent Urban (U.Va.): Out for season with torn ACL in knee.

Buffalo Bills:
QB 3 EJ Manuel (Florida State, Bayside High): Started; 19-of-28 for 198 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 85.1 passer rating; sacked 4 times for 17 yards in losses; lost 1 fumble (made tackle after it); penalized 5 yards for illegal forward pass.
WR 87 Chris Summers (Liberty U.): Reserve; targeted once; 0 catches.

Carolina Panthers:
None noted.

Chicago Bears:
T 74 Jermon Bushrod (Towson, King George High): Started; no stats.
DT 98 Nate Collins (U.Va.): Reserve; no stats.
CB 23 Kyle Fuller (Va. Tech): Did not play.
RG 75 Kyle Long (Oregon, St. Anne's-Belfield): Started; no stats.
WR 19 Josh Morgan (Va. Tech): Started; targeted 5 times; 3 catches for 48 yards; 1 tackle (after Seattle interception).
T 70 Michael Ola (Hampton U.): Started at RT; no stats.

Cincinnati Bengals:
HB 30 Cedric Peerman (U.Va., William Campbell High): Reserve; 6 carries for team-high 54 yards; downed 1 punt; penalized 7 yards (half the distance to goal) for holding on kickoff return; injured during fourth quarter.
DT 73 LaKendrick Ross (Virginia U. of Lynchburg, Norcom High): Did not play.

Cleveland Browns:
WR 10 Tim Smith (U.Va., Oscar Smith High): Reserve; no stats.

Dallas Cowboys:
LB 52 Justin Durant (Hampton U.): Started; 3 tackles.
CB 20 B.W. Webb (W&M, Warwick High): Did not play.
RB 34 Ryan Williams (Va. Tech, Stonewall Jackson High of Manassas): Reserve; team highs of 12 carries for 47 yards; targeted twice; 2 catches for 22 yards.

Denver Broncos:
C 64 Will Montgomery (Va. Tech, Centreville High): Reserve; no stats.
OT 70 Vinston Painter (Va. Tech, Booker T. Washington High): Reserve; no stats.

Detroit Lions:
S 32 Don Carey (Norfolk State, Booker T. Washington High): Reserve; no stats.
S 46 Jerome Couplin (W&M): Reserve; 3 tackles; penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness; penalized 6 yards (half the distance to goal) for offensive holding on kickoff return.
WR 10 Corey Fuller (Va. Tech): Reserve; 16 snaps; targeted twice; 1 catch for 6 yards.
WR 11 Kevin Ogletree (U.Va.): Reserve; no stats.
DE/LB 52 Darryl Tapp (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Reserve; 1 tackle.

Green Bay Packers:
WR 11 Jarrett Boykin (Va. Tech): Started; targeted twice; 0 catches.

Houston Texans:
OT 76 Duane Brown (Va. Tech, Hermitage High): Started; no stats.
RB 41 Jonathan Grimes (W&M): Reserve; 5 carries for 22 yards, including 1-yard TD; targeted once; 1 catch for 24 yards.
LB 91 Lawrence Sidbury (U. of Richmond): Reserve; no stats.

Indianapolis Colts:
RB 44 Ahmad Bradshaw (Marshall, Graham High): Reserve; 3 carries for 2 yards; targeted once; 1 catch for 11 yards.
CB 42 Marcus Burley (Delaware, Highland Springs High): Reserve; 3 tackles (1 for loss); defended 1 pass.
LB 59 Cam Johnson (U.Va.): Reserve; 2 tackles.
CB 28 Greg Toler (St. Paul’s College): Started; 5 tackles; defended 2 passes.

Jacksonville Jaguars:
C 70 Luke Bowanko (U.Va.): Reserve; 41 snaps; penalized 6 yards (half the distance to goal) for holding.
DE 90 Andre Branch (Clemson, Varina High): Reserve; intercepted 1 pass, with 21-yard return (also counts as pass defended).
WR 12 Mike Brown (Liberty U., Monticello High): Reserve; targeted 4 times; 1 catch for 8 yards; 2 punt returns for 4 yards; 2 fair catches.
OL 67 Austin Pasztor (U.Va.): Did not play (has broken bone in right hand).
LB 56 LaRoy Reynolds (U.Va., Maury High): Reserve; 4 tackles.
OT 72 Josh Wells (James Madison, Hanover High): Did not play.

Kansas City Chiefs:
CB 44 Justin Rogers (U. of Richmond): Reserve; no stats.

Miami Dolphins:
LT 71 Branden Albert (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
DB 37 Kevin Fogg (Liberty U.): Reserve; 1 kickoff return for 16 yards; 1 tackle (on kickoff).

Minnesota Vikings:
CB 37 Derek Cox (W&M): Reserve; 1 tackle.
S 32 Antone Exum (Va. Tech, Deep Run High): Reserve; no stats.
DE 69 Jake Snyder (U.Va., Deep Run High): Reserve; no stats.
SS 25 Chris Crocker (Marshall, Deep Creek High): Started; no stats.

New England Patriots:
LS 48 Danny Aiken (U.Va., Cave Spring High, Fork Union Military Academy): Reserve; did long snapping.
LB 55 James Anderson (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Reserve; 3 tackles; reportedly cut.
LB 51 Jerod Mayo (U. of Tennessee, Kecoughtan High): Did not play.

New Orleans Saints:
K 3 Shayne Graham (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): Kicked 39- and 24-yard field goals and 2 PATs without a miss.

New York Giants:
RB 46 Kendall Gaskins (U. of Richmond, Woodberry Forest): Reserve; 2 carries for 6 yards.
CB 28 Jayron Hosley (Va. Tech): Not active.
RB 23 Rashad Jennings (Liberty U.): Started; 13 carries for 67 yards; targeted 3 times; 1 catch for 7 yards.
DE 66 Justin Stanton (James Madison, Robinson Secondary): Reserve; no stats.
S 30 Cooper Taylor (U. of Richmond): Not active.

New York Jets:
LT 75 Oday Aboushi (U.Va.): Reserve; no stats.
QB 3 Tajh Boyd (Clemson, Phoebus High): Did not play.
CB 34 Ras-I Dowling (U.Va., Indian River High): Did not play; cut Sunday.
DT 93 Kenrick Ellis (Hampton U.): Reserve; 1 tackle; penalized 15 yards of unnecessary roughness on Giants' PAT.
LT 60 D’Brickashaw Ferguson (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
QB 1 Michael Vick (Va. Tech, Warwick and Ferguson High): Reserve; 4-of-5 for 35 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 135.4 passer rating; sacked once for 1-yard loss; 3 carries for 6 yards; lost 1 fumble.

Oakland Raiders:
8 QB Matt Schaub (U.Va.): Started; 13-of-27 for 110 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 59.2 passer rating; sacked twice for 23 yards in losses; lost 1 fumble.

Philadelphia Eagles:
CB 21 Roc Carmichael (Va. Tech): Reserve; 1 tackle.
DB 33 Davon Morgan (Va. Tech, Varina High): Reserve; defended 1 pass; 1 tackle (on punt).

Pittsburgh Steelers:
TE 83 Heath Miller (U.Va., Honaker High): Started; targeted 6 times; 5 catches for 53 yards, including 27-yard TD.
LB 55 Arthur Moats (James Madison, Churchland High): Reserve; 1 tackle.
DB 29 Shamarko Thomas (Syracuse, Ocean Lakes High): Reserve; 2 tackles; downed 1 punt.
LB 93 Jason Worilds (Va. Tech): Started; 3 tackles.

San Diego Chargers:
T 67 Nick Becton (Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.
LB 53 Kavell Conner (Clemson, Manchester High): Started; team-high 7 tackles; penalized 5 yards for defensive holding.
CB 26 Brandon Flowers (Va. Tech): Started; 1 tackle.
WR 15 Dontrelle Inman (U.Va.): Reserve; targeted 3 times; 0 catches; 1 tackle (after San Francisco interception).
DL 98 Sean Lissemore (W&M): Did not play (injured right ankle in previous game).
K 9 Nick Novak (Maryland, Albemarle High): Reserve; kicked 1 PAT; 55- and 52-yard kickoffs.
TE 83 John Phillips (U.Va.): Reserve; no stats.
WR-KR 11 Eddie Royal (Westfield High, Va. Tech): Started; 1 punt return for 5 yards.

San Francisco 49ers:
S 24 Antoine Bethea (Howard U., Denbigh High): Did not play (recovering from concussion in previous game).
LB 55 Ahmad Brooks (U.Va., C.D. Hylton High): Started; no stats.
CB 22 Chris Cook (U.Va., Heritage High of Lynchburg): Reserve; no stats.

Seattle Seahawks:
SS 31 Kam Chancellor (Va. Tech, Maury High): Started; 1 tackle.
WR 11 Percy Harvin (Florida, Landstown High): Started; targeted 3 times; 3 catches for 61 yards; 1 kickoff return for 46 yards.
QB 3 Russell Wilson (Wisconsin, N.C. State, Collegiate School of Richmond): Started; 15-of-20 for 202 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 140.0 passer rating; sacked once for 9-yard loss; 4 carries for 23 yards, including 7-yard TD.

St. Louis Rams:
DT 71 Matt Conrath (U.Va.): Did not play.
DL 98 Kendall Langford (Hampton U., Petersburg High): Started at DT; 1 tackle; injured late in first quarter.
DE 91 Chris Long (U.Va., St. Anne’s-Belfield): Started; 1 tackle (for 2-yard loss).
S 23 Rodney McLeod (U.Va.): Started at FS; 1 tackle.
OT 68 D.J. Morrell (Old Dominion): Reserve; no stats.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
QB 8 Mike Glennon (N.C. State, Westfield High): Reserve; 5-of-7 for 44 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 87.8 passer rating; sacked once for 11-yard loss; penalized 5 yards for delay of game.
CB 41 Keith Lewis (Virginia U. of Lynchburg): Reserve; 1 tackle.
G 76 Andrew Miller (Va. Tech, Bassett High): Reserve; no stats.

Tennessee Titans:
DE 79 Marcus Dixon (Hampton U.): Did not play.
LB 41 James Gayle (Va. Tech, Bethel High): On reserve/injured list.
WR 15 Justin Hunter (Tennessee, Ocean Lakes High): Reserve; targeted 3 times; 3 catches for 48 yards.
DB 32 Micah Pellerin (Hampton U.): Reserve; no stats.

Washington Redskins:
DL 92 Chris Baker (Hampton U.): Started; 3 tackles; defended 1 pass.
TE 40 Mike Caussin (James Madison, West Springfield High): Did not play; placed on reserve/injured list prior to cut to 75.
CB 23 DeAngelo Hall (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Started; 3 tackles; penalized 16 yards for pass interference.
LB 54 Akeem Jordan (James Madison, Harrisonburg High): Reserve; shared team lead with 5 tackles.
CB 38 Chase Minnifield (U.Va.): Reserve; 1 tackle; defended 1 pass.
OT 76 Morgan Moses (U.Va., Meadowbrook High, Fork Union): Reserve; no stats; injured late in third quarter.
RB/DB 22 Evan Royster (Penn State, Westfield High): Reserve; 1 carry for 3 yards; targeted twice; 2 catches for 26 yards; 1 kickoff return for 26 yards; 3 tackles.

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