Former Alabama players continue dominant performances on both sides of the ball


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The ninth week of the 2018-19 season in the National Football League wrapped up on Monday. Below is a look at some of the highlights from week nine by former Crimson Tide players currently playing in the NFL.


A trio of Alabama receivers reached the end zone this past weekend. Amari Cooper suited up for his new team, hauling in five receptions for 58 yards and a score in his first game with the Dallas Cowboys. The wideout duo of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley continued to impress for the Falcons, helping Atlanta to a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins last Sunday. Jones found the end zone twice, part of his seven catches for 121 yards to help the All-Pro wideout move into second place for receiving yards in the NFL this season. Ridley added six receptions for 71 yards and also contributed a touchdown to the Falcons’ winning effort.


Tampa Bay tight end O.J. Howard continued his successful season for the Buccaneers. Howard caught four passes for 53 yards with two of his receptions going for scores. With the two touchdown catches, Howard leads the Bucs in receiving scores on the season, and he has now recorded 50-plus yards in four consecutive games and seven total this season.


Eddie Jackson forced a fumble and recovered the ball for a score to help the Bears to a 41-9 win over the Buffalo Bills. In addition to the scooped fumble, Jackson also recorded six tackles in Chicago’s blowout win. Also contributing multiple tackles on defense last week were Reggie Ragland (Kansas City Chiefs) with six, as well as C.J. Mosley (Baltimore Ravens) and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Washington Redskins), who each totaled seven tackles for their respective teams.