Georgia Tech Football – Former Jacket roundup: 2017 NFL Week One

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas /

With the first week of the NFL season out of the way, it’s time to look at how former Yellow Jackets performed in week one.

S Morgan Burnett – Green Bay Packers

Burnett was a key part of the Packers secondary on Sunday in their 17-9 victory over Seattle. The Tennessee native had 5 combined tackles and one pass deflection.

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K Harrison Butker – Carolina Panthers*

Butker was inactive for the Panthers week one game against San Francisco. On Wednesday, the Panthers waived the Atlanta native.

DE Adam Gostis – Denver Broncos:

The Australian born defensive end had a career game for Denver on Monday night as he had five combined tackles in the Broncos 24-21 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

DE Michael Johnson – Cincinnati Bengals:

Johnson had one tackle against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Cincinnati’s 20-0 loss. He left during the game with a concussion and has been ruled out of the Bengals Thursday night showdown against the Houston Texans.

G Shaq Mason – New England Patriots

The Patriots didn’t have a good Thursday night but former Jacket offensive lineman Shaq Mason continued to prove himself as one of the best offensive linemen in the league.

CB Christopher Milton – Indianapolis Colts:

Milton enters his second season with the Colts and played in their 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams but did not record any stats.

DE Derrick Morgan – Tennessee Titans

Morgan is coming off the best season of his career in 2016 with 33 combined tackles, 9 sacks. On Sunday, he got his first sack out of the way as well as three combined tackles.

Former Yellow Jacket of the Week:

WR Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
The former Yellow Jacket wide out has been a force since being drafted by Denver 2010 and this season looks like it won’t be any different. The former first round pick had 5 receptions for 67-yards. He looks for his sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season.