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Poke's Gone Pro: Week 16

Weeden, Weeden, WEEDEN!!!!

Weeds getting high fives from JJ Watt... NBD.
Weeds getting high fives from JJ Watt... NBD.
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Houston Texans

Brandon Weeden (QB) - Weeden played a heck of a game Sunday in the Texans 34-6 win over the Tennessee Titans. Weeden threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 15 completions and added 11 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Weeden smartly targeted DeAndre Hopkins 11 times. I say smartly because Hopkins (Nuk) can do some wild stuff with the ball in the air. Probs got away with a little push off on this one....

Wildly, if Brian Hoyer is cleared to play this week he will start when the Texans play the Jacksonville Jaguars. A game that is a "win and you're in" scenario for the Texans. Hoyer is in the last phase of the NFL concussion protocol. At the absolute least, Weeden has proved that he's capable of leading an NFL franchise when necessary and should find an NFL home next season.

Tennessee Titans

Perrish Cox (CB) -  Cox recorded a couple tackles in the Titans loss to the Brandon Weeden led Houston Texans. It's been suggested that Cox be moved full time to the nickel corner position next season.

Dan Bailey (K) - Bailey continues to be one of the lone bright spots for the Dallas Cowboys. His two field goals were the only points scored for the Cowboys as they lost 16-6 to the Buffalo Bills. He finished the game 2/3 on field goals. It was announced this week that Bailey was elected to the Pro Bowl.

Miami Dolphins

Shamiel Gary (S) - Gary recorded three tackles in the Dolphins 18-12 loss to the Colts. I truly don't understand the Dolphins. They are led by Ryan Tannehill who, as a rookie on Hard Knocks, couldn't name who was in his own division. He looks the part and even plays the part at times but just lacks something. They have Lamar Miller at running back who they should likely hand the ball to a lot more but he's a free agent after this season. They have a talented young receiving core with Davante Parker and Jarvis Landry. With a very high likelihood of a coaching change in Miami, Gary will have to prove himself to the new coaching staff.

New Orleans Saints

Kevin Williams (DT) - Williams had a tackle in the Saints 38-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Week 17 will likely be the last game in a Saints uniform for Williams who is an unrestricted free agent after this season..

The inactive list for week 16:

Russell Okung (LT) - Okung missed another game with a calf strain. The Seahawks are hoping to get him back by the playoffs.

Dez Bryant (WR) - Dez missed the game with a "foot" injury. He didn't travel with the team and the Cowboys would be wise to shelf him for the finale.

Justin Gilbert (CB) - Gilbert missed yet another game, this one was a healthy scratch. Change is on the horizon in Cleveland, Gilbert has likely played his last snap in Cleveland, if not the NFL.

Brandon Pettigrew (TE) - Pettigrew tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season.

The active but did nothing list:

Kendall Hunter (RB) - Hunter was active and with C.J. Spiller out looked like he could be in line for a heavier load, however, he saw zero carries and zero catches.

Tyler Patmon (CB) - After being waived by the Cowboys, Patmon signed with the Dolphins and was active this week but didn't record a stat. Patmon has put some decent stuff on tape and should find himself in camp with an NFL team next year.

Lane Taylor (LT) - Taylor was active and played seven snaps during the Packers 38-8 beating at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. This was a very bad game for the Packers offensive line as a whole.

In the not to distant future: Future Pokes Gone Pro, a look at the 2016 NFL Draft.