It was a full night of NFL exhibition games with 22 teams in action and a handful of former Pitt Panthers made appearances.
Here’s a recap of how some Panthers did, including some who were taking the NFL field for the first time.
Qadree Ollison, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Led the Falcons in rushing with 41 yards on 8 carries including his first NFL TD. Ollison is in a stiff battle to make it as one of Atlanta’s backup running backs.
Welcome to the NFL, @QOllison!
First TD of his NFL journey. pic.twitter.com/6slFi8OSA1
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 9, 2019
Elijah Zeise, DE/LB, San Diego Chargers: The former Pitt linebacker is playing defensive end/linebacker with San Diego. Last night, Zeise recorded 4 tackles and played well on special teams.
— mike vukovcan (@mvukovcan) August 9, 2019
George Aston, FB, Denver Broncos: Aston is trying to become a member of the Broncos backfield. Last night, Aston didn’t have a carry but had one catch for 7 yards.
Jester Weah, WR, Houston Texans: Weah had a productive debut with the Texans as he grabbed 2 catches for 29 yards. Houston has a deep wide receiver depth chart but Weah’s size (6’3”, 210) and speed is attractive for an NFL team.
— patrick (@PatDStat) August 9, 2019
Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans: Lewis obviously has a spot locked up with Tennessee and played sparingly, receiving 2 carries for 7 yards.
Tom Savage, QB, Detroit Lions: Savage is battling to be Mathew Stanford’s backup in Detroit. Last night, Savage was 2-3 for 40 yards and also had one rush for 15 yards.
Matt Flanagan & JP Holtz, TEs, Washington Redskins: This pair of former Pitt tight ends are battling against each other for a spot with the Redskins. Last night against the Browns, Flanagan recorded one catch for 15 yards and one catch for 6 yards.
Lafayette Pitts, CB, Buffalo Bills: The former Pitt and Woodland Hills star recorded one tackle in bid to make the Bills roster again.
Darrin Hall, RB, Green Packers: With his new team, Hall got 2 carries for 8 yards. Hall is doing his best to standout and impressive the Packers coaches.
Dewayne Hendrix, DE, Miami, Dolphins: A great debut for Hendrix with the Dolphins as he recorded 2 sacks, 3 tackles and forced a fumble.