Cyclones in the NFL: Josh Lenz gets touchdown, muffs punt in Indianapolis Colts loss


Here’s a look at how the rest of Week 3 of the NFL preseason turned out for former Iowa State football players, and it includes an up-and-down performance with wide receiver Josh Lenz with the Indianapolis Colts

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Don’t forget to look at the first part of the week, and some notable Cyclones were cut including Jake Knott of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Saints 23, Colts 17

— IND: Josh Lenz had a 22-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter from quarterback Chandler Harnish. Lenz also had another catch for seven yards and was targeted four times in the game.

Unfortunately on one of those targets, the ball was picked off when Lenz was in position to get a touchdown earlier in the game (late in the third quarter). Also, the receiver muffed a punt in the middle of the final period and lost the ball. That ended up being a field goal for New Orleans and the difference in the game.

Elsewhere, David Sims had three tackles (one solo).

Buccaneers 27, Bills 14

— TB: Leonard Johnson recorded three solo tackles. One of them came on special teams after Tampa Bay scored their first touchdown, and the other two came when he was in on defense in the final two drives of the game.

— BUF: Deon Broomfield saw all of his production in Tampa Bay’s first drive of the final quarter. He recorded four tackles (three solo), including the drive-ender that forced the Bucs to kick a field goal.

Titans 24, Falcons 17

— ATL: Tim Dobbins recorded four tackles (three solo). Early in the second quarter, Dobbins was injured on a kickoff return but was able to return to the game. Dobbins recorded another costly penalty (holding) that would have given the Titans the first down, but the team got the first down anyway on a passing play. That drive was ultimately the game winning drive as Tennessee later scored.

Ravens 23, Redskins 17

— BAL: Kelechi Osemele has his sights set on a pro bowl. Here’s a great story on the former ISU guard from The Baltimore Sun. The outlook for center Reggie Stephens doesn’t look good to make the team.

49ers 21, Chargers 7

— SF: Carter Bykowski was in at left tackle for the 2nd half in the game. There’s a good chance that he good get a roster spot, or at the very least a spot on the practice squad with the team.