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Buffalo alumni in the NFL this weekend

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It was not a bad week for Buffalo Bulls verterans in the NFL. James Starks and Josh Thomas both showed real value for their teams.

James had a respectable showing in the Packers in their comeback tie against the Vikings. Starks was not the star but he was solid when he got to touch ghe ball. On the day the Green Back backup Carried the ball three times for 37 yards.

He had one catch but it lost yards as the vikings were blitzing at the time and Starks was a short outlet receiver.

Josh Thomas has been a health scratch for some week but the Carolina Panthers defensive back make an early interception of Ryan Tannehill in the Carolina victory over Miami. Thomas tracked down a hot potato tip on the Miami side of the field.

He also added three solo tackles and a deflected pass.

Steven means, a rookie, did not accumulate any stats in Tampa Bay's victory over Detroit.

I don't usually talk about the CFL but Ill make an exception this week.

Drew Willy is going to have to start wearing rings on both hands pretty soon.

The former UB quarterback has his MAC Championship Ring, an AFC Championship Ring, a UFL Championship Ring, and now he adds a Grey Cup championship.

Championship Ride: Green grabs Grey Cup | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
Rider Nation is in full celebration Sunday night, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders captured the 101st Grey Cup Championship thanks to a 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kory Sheets earned Most Valuable Player honours as he broke Johnny Bright’s single-game record for yards in a Grey Cup game with 197, while Chris Getzlaf took home Most Valuable Canadian thanks to several timely catches.

While Willy did not see time in the Grey Cup game he did acquit himself well during the season. On the year Willy was 32 out of 52 for 473 yards. He threw four touchdowns and just one interception.

So solid has Willys two year stint with the Roughriders been that he is considered one of the top candidates for the CFL expansion draft taking place this off season. He might be competing for the Ottawa job next spring.