NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 2

Former LSU safety Grant Delpit sparkled in his NFL debut with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday after missing his entire rookie season in 2020 with a torn Achilles.

It took almost 1½ years for former LSU safety Grant Delpit to play in his first NFL game.

Delpit, chosen No. 44 overall in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, missed his entire true rookie season with an Achilles tear.

Then, he was held out of last Sunday’s 2021 opener with a hamstring injury.

But Sunday in a 31-21 Browns’ victory over the Houston Texans, Delpit was turned loose in three-safety sets that included Cleveland starters Ronnie Harrison Jr. and John Johnson III.  He had five tackles (three solo) and he collected his first sack as a pro.

“I thought that was great,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said of Delpit’s sack. “It was good to see from him to get some reps, first time out there playing, to make a big play when we needed it. I thought he did a nice job. We will have to grow that role as we go.”

Delpit got his sack on the Texans’ final drive near the end of the game. He was unblocked on an edge blitz, leveling Texans QB Davis Mills who barely held on to the ball.  Two plays later, the Texans settled for and missed a field goal attempt.

“I’m blessed by God, man,” Delpit said. “It was a great feeling. We got a good win and I’m glad I could contribute to the win.”

Here’s a look at how former LSU players performed in the NFL’s Week 2:

Thursday night

Washington 30, New York Giants 29

Washington: OT Saahdiq Charles (inactive list).

Sunday afternoon

New England Patriots 25, New York Jets 9

Patriots: DT Davon Godchaux 2 tackles CB Jalen Mills 3 tackles (2 solo), DE Tashawn Bower 1 tackle

Denver Broncos 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 13

Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry Jr. started for an offensive line that gave up three sacks and helped produce 398 yards total offense including 302 passing and 96 rushing; CB Kary Vincent Jr. (inactive list)

Jaguars: WR DJ Chark Jr. 1 catch for 19 yards; DE/LB K’Lavon Chaisson 3 tackles (1 solo).

Buffalo Bills 35, Miami Dolphins 0

Bills: LB Tre’Davious White 9 tackles (7 solo), 1 tackle for loss; LS Reid Ferguson snapped for four punts, 0 of 1 field goals and 5 of 5 extra points.

Dolphins: LB Duke Riley; LS Blake Ferguson had 1 tackle (1 solo) snapped for five punts, 0 of 0 field goals and 0 of 0 extra points.

San Francisco 49ers 17, Philadelphia Eagles 11

49ers: DL Arden Key 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 QB hit, 1 PBU

Los Angeles Rams 27, Indianapolis Colts 24

Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth started for an offensive line that gave up one sack and helped produce 371 yards total offense including 270 passing and 101 rushing.

Las Vegas Raiders 26, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

Raiders: TE Foster Moreau 2 catches for 34 yards, 1 TD.

Steelers: OG Trai Turner started for an offensive line that gave up two sacks and helped produce 331 yards total offense including 373 passing and 52 rushing.

Chicago Bears 20, Cincinnati Bengals 17

Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 19 of 30 for 207 yards passing, 2 TDs, 3 interceptions; WR Ja’Marr Chase 2 catches for 54 yards, 1 TD; DT Tyler Shelvin (inactive list).

Cleveland Browns 31, Houston Texans 21

Browns: WR Jarvis Landry 1 catch for 9 yards before sustaining possible sprained MCL; CB Greedy Williams no stats; WR Odell Beckham Jr. (inactive list), S Grant Delpit 5 tackles (3 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 QB sack, 1 QB hit; LB Jacob Phillips (injured reserve).

Carolina Panthers 26, New Orleans Saints 7

Saints: OLB Kwon Alexander (inactive list); C William Clapp no stats.

Panthers: CB Donte’ Jackson 3 tackles (2 solo); WR Terrace Marshall Jr. 3 catches for 17 yards.

Arizona Cardinals 34, Minnesota Vikings 33

Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson 6 catches for 65 yards, 1 TD; DE Danielle Hunter 7 tackles (5 solo), 3 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 QB hits; CB Patrick Peterson 2 tackles (1 solo).

Cardinals: DT Rashard Lawrence 1 tackle (1 solo).

Tampa Bay Bucs 48, Atlanta Falcons 25

Falcons: WR Russell Gage 5 catches for 28 yards; LB Deion Jones 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit.

Bucs: LB Devin White 6 tackles (3 solo), 1 QB hit; RB Leonard Fournette 52 yards rushing on 11 carries, 4 catches for 24 yards; ILB Kevin Minter 1 tackle (1 solo).

Tennessee Titans 33, Seattle Seahawks 30

Titans: CB Kristian Fulton 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 PBU; WR Racey McMath 1 tackle.

Seahawks: S Jamal Adams 8 tackles (5 solo); OG Damien Lewis started for an offensive line that gave up three sacks and helped produce 397 yards total offense including 320 passing and 77 rushing; C Ethan Pocic (injured reserve); DT Al Woods 7 tackles (5 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 hit.

Dallas Cowboys 20, Los Angeles Chargers 17

Cowboys: OT La’el Collins serving first of a five-game suspension in violation of the league’s substance abuse policy; LB Jabril Cox no stats.

Sunday night

Baltimore Ravens 36, Kansas City Chiefs 35

Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 46 yards on 13 carries, lost one fumble that ended the Chiefs’ potential game-winning drive, S Tyrann Mathieu, RB Darrel Williams minus 2 yards and 1 TD on 3 carries.

Ravens: LB Patrick Queen 8 tackles, 7 solo.

Monday night

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Lions: DE Michael Brockers.

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