In the huddle How area NFL players fared in the regular season
Donald Jones, WR, YSU — appeared in 12 games (10 starts) and caught 41 passes for 443 yards and four TDs and made two tackles for the Bills (6-10). Missed four games due to an unspecified illness. Restricted free agent in 2013.
Brad Smith, WR, Chaney — appeared in 15 games (two starts) and caught 14 passes for 152 yards and two TDs, rushed 14 times for 116 yards and a TD, returned 18 kickoffs for a 27.6 average with a TD and made 12 tackles.
Dan Herron, RB, Warren Harding — appeared in three games and rushed four times for 5 yards for the Bengals (10-6). Also blocked a punt and made four special teams tackles. Spent most of the season on the practice squad after getting drafted in sixth round in April. Inactive for playoff loss to the Texans.
John Greco, OL, Boardman — appeared in 14 games with a career-best 10 starts for the Browns (5-11). Earned starting left guard job after Jason Pinkston went on season-ending injured reserve.
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, DT, Mooney — appeared in 15 games and made 17 tackles.
Derek Wolfe, DE, Beaver Local — started all 17 games and made 43 tackles (including three in Saturday’s playoff loss) with six sacks for the Broncos (13-3) after getting drafted in the second round in April.
Mike McGlynn, OL, Fitch — started all 17 games (including playoff) at guard for the Colts (10-6) after signing with the team in the offseason.
Cecil Shorts, WR, Mount Union — appeared in 14 games (nine starts) and caught 55 passes for 979 yards and seven TDs for the Jaguars (2-14). Ended the year on IR (concussion).
Steve Vallos, OL, Boardman — appeared in two games (one start) for the Jaguars and also appeared in two games early in the season for the Eagles.
Brandian Ross, CB, YSU — appeared in 14 games (one start) and made 20 tackles for the Raiders (4-12), who signed him off the Packers’ practice squad in September.
San Francisco 49ers
Mario Manningham, WR, Warren Harding — appeared in 12 games (10 starts) and caught 42 passes for 449 yards and a TD before tearing his ACL. Also rushed three times for 64 yards and made one tackle for the 49ers (11-4-1) after signing with the team in the offseason.
St. Louis Rams
Bradley Fletcher, DB, Liberty — appeared in 16 games (four starts) and made 28 tackles with a sack, an interception and a forced fumble for the Rams (7-8-1).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sean Baker, S, Canfield — joined the team as an undrafted free agent in May. After being released on Aug. 31, he signed with the practice squad in late November for the final five games.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Mount Union — appeared in 10 games (10 starts) and caught 44 passes for 633 yards and four TDs and rushed twice for 9 yards. Also made three tackles for the Redskins (10-6). Missed several games with a foot injury. Started and caught four passes for 50 yards in playoff loss to Seahawks.