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Badgers in the NFL: How former Wisconsin players fared in Week 3

Unfortunate injury news for J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson headlines this week’s UW alumni news.

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Houston Texans v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Week 3 of the NFL season is in the books and several Badgers took the field. For week one and two performances, along with other Badgers NFL news, click here. A complete list of Badgers on NFL rosters can be found here.

Editor’s note: This story was written before J.J. Watt’s latest injury news was revealed. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night that Watt has reinjured his back and will be out for an extended period of team—perhaps the remainder of the season. Unfortunate news for the sixth-year defensive end, who was pursuing his fourth NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Through three games with the Houston Texans this season, Watt recorded eight tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Wilson completed 15 of 23 for 243 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks’ blowout win over the San Francisco 49ers. However, he suffered a sprained MCL in the third quarter on this play:

The fifth-year quarterback played only one more snap, but both he and head coach Pete Carroll say he should be “good to go” for this Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers running back

After going his entire rookie campaign without a touchdown, Gordon scored for the third consecutive week to open his second season. He rushed for just 35 yards on 16 carries in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but added four catches for 43 yards.

Jonathan Casillas, New York Giants linebacker

Casillas recorded nine tackles in New York’s loss to its NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins. The linebacker leads the team in tackles through three games.

Brad Nortman, Jacksonville Jaguars punter

The first-year Jaguar and fifth-year pro continued his strong season, downing two more punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Nortman has been especially effective at home:

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