Hawks in the NFL: Have Yourself a Day, George Kittle

By Jeremy Karll on October 10, 2017 at 8:46 am
Go Kittle!

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The Los Angeles Chargers signed LeShun Daniels to its practice squad this week, having him join fellow Iowa rookie Desmond King in Los Angeles. Daniels had a strong showing with the New England Patriots in the preseason, but didn't make the cut. He's currently listed behind three running backs on the depth chart, including starter and former Wisconsin-standout Melvin Gordon.

George Kittle Dominates in Indianapolis

It seemed like only a matter of time before George Kittle had a breakout game with the San Francisco 49ers. On Sunday against Indianapolis, Kittle easily had the best game of his career. Kittle caught seven passes for 83 yards and his first career touchdown. He fought his way into the end zone for the five-yard score on fourth down, tying the game at 23 with 20 seconds left. You can relive all seven catches of his breakout game below:

Matt Tobin didn't start for Seattle, but the Seahawks made sure he saw the field. Tobin played in 12 percent of snaps on Sunday. Bryan Bulaga played for Green Bay for the second time this season, but he admitted his ankle injury will be a lingering issue all season.

The Colts signed Kittle's cousin, Henry Krieger-Coble, during the week. He was active but didn't record any stats.

Stop Throwing at Micah Hyde

Micah Hyde continued his dominant run to start the season in a loss to Cincinnati. He recorded six tackles and a pass deflection to go along with his NFL-leading fourth interception. A.J. Green tipped the ball in the air, leading to a diving interception by Hyde. He's the first Bills' defensive back to intercept four passes in the team's first five games since Henry Jones in 1992.

The Bills signed Greg Mabin from the practice squad, too. In minimal playing time during his first career regular season game, Mabin had a pass deflection.

For the first time this season, Jaleel Johnson was active, making his NFL debut against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. It could've gone better as he was flagged for grabbing Tarik Cohen's facemask. Still, he finally saw playing time, which will hopefully lead to more in the near future.

Christian Kirksey had five tackles, a tackle for loss and pass deflection in a loss to the New York Jets. Desmond King finished with two tackles. He also returned two kickoffs for 37 yards. Mike Daniels returned from injury, finishing with three solo tackles on the afternoon.

Inactive/DNP/Byes

Inactive: Cole Croston (Patriots) and Andrew Donnal (Rams)

DNP: C.J. Beathard (49ers) and Jake Rudock (Lions)

Bye Week: Brandon Scherff (Washington), A.J. Derby (Broncos) and Adrian Clayborn (Falcons), but Scherff answered a couple of questions on Twitter.

Injury Report

Carl Davis exited the game in the first half with a hamstring injury against Oakland. Baltimore's head coach, John Harbaugh, didn't answer any questions regarding Davis' injury on Monday, though. His status for next week's game against Chicago is up in the air.

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