EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All four Newberry College alumni in the NFL made an impact during this weekend’s game, but it was undoubtedly Corey Washington who stole the show again.
Washington caught the New York Giants’ game-winning touchdown from Curtis Painter in the G-Men’s 20-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. It was the second consecutive game Washington caught the Giants’ game-winning score.
Washington is one of only three players in NFL preseason action to have scored multiple touchdowns, and he ranks third in the league in total receiving yardage. His 73-yard touchdown catch in the Hall of Fame Game against Buffalo is tied for the longest passing play thus far in the preseason.
Brandon Bostick made his preseason debut for the Green Bay Packers at tight end in a loss at Tennessee. He blocked well and also had a 24-yard reception on a first-and-20 play after he committed a holding penalty. He was also the victim of a defensive holding penalty that prevented him from catching a pass.
He played 11 snaps, making good blocks down field — an area the Packers’ coaches have noted big improvement from him on.
Ron Parker started at cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs in their preseason debut Thursday. He finished the game with two tackles on the first drive of the first quarter. He played on 18 defensive snaps and four special teams plays.
Kamaal McIlwain returned to face his former team Friday, as the Bills played at Carolina. He finished tied for third on the team with three tackles in the contest. He played 17 snaps in the game, for just about a quarter of Buffalo’s defensive chances.