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Badgers in the NFL: week nine

ON WISCONSIN <b>Chris Chambers, seen here playing in the 1998 Outback Bowl for the Badgers, caught three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns in his Kansas City debut</b>.
Chris Chambers, seen here playing in the 1998 Outback Bowl for the Badgers, caught three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns in his Kansas City debut.

Nov. 11, 2009


MADISON, Wis. -- One day after being released by San Diego, wide receiver Chris Chambers was signed by Kansas City. He made a great impression on his new team this week , catching three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns as the Chiefs fell at Jacksonville, 24-21. Chambers caught a 54-yard score with just under three minutes to play and then caught his second touchdown with 1:01 left in the game. It was highest yardage total of the season and his 10th-career game with at least two touchdowns.

Rookie linebacker DeAndre Levy recorded four tackles and had a pass defended for the fourth game in a row, but Detroit lost at Seattle, 32-20.

Rookie linebacker Jonathan Casillas had one tackle on special teams, his first since week three, as New Orleans remained undefeated with a 30-20 win over Carolina.

Former Wisconsin teammate Nick Hayden did not play for the Panthers as he was made inactive for the contest.
Michael Bennett had one tackle on special teams in San Diego’s 21-20 win over the New York Giants.

Rookie tight end Travis Beckum was on the losing side of the score as he saw action in the Giants’ loss. He did not record any stats.

Casey Rabach started at center for Washington in the Redskins’ 31-17 loss to Atlanta. He had two key blocks on Ladell Betts’ 15-yard run in the third quarter.

Matt Katula served as the long snapper for Baltimore in its 17-7 loss to Cincinnati.

Jim Sorgi did not play this week as he backed up Peyton Manning in Indianapolis’ 20-17 win over Houston. The Colts are still undefeated with a record of 8-0.

Now in some unfortunate news, two Badgers saw their seasons end last week.

Atlanta Falcons’ long snapper Mike Schneck is done for the season after he was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 5 with a back injury.

Scott Starks, a defensive back with Jacksonville, was placed on IR on Nov. 7 with a leg injury.

Lee Evans of the Buffalo Bills, Jim Leonhard of the New York Jets, Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns and Matt Shaughnessy of the Oakland Raiders were all on byes in week nine.

A trio of rookies did not play this week as running back P.J. Hill of Philadelphia, fullback Chris Pressley of Tampa Bay and offensive lineman Kraig Urbik of Pittsburgh were all made inactive.

In United Football League action, Wendell Bryant had two tackles as Las Vegas beat New York 41-10 on Nov. 4.

League play resumes Thursday night as Brooks Bollinger and the Florida Tuskers face off against the Sentinels of New York. The game can be seen at 6 p.m. (CT) on Versus or online.


Karl Anderson, UW Athletic Communications

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