Weeden, Taylor and Okung are headed to the Playoffs; find out below who they play and when and where you can watch them.
Dan Bailey (K) - Bailey and Dez were the two surviving former Pokes on what was once a Dallas team semi-dominated by former Stillwater residents. And when you consider that Dez missed more than half the season due to injury, Bailey was really the only former Poke to finish the year on the active roster.
In the Cowboys' 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Bailey made all three of the extra points he attempted. Bailey's next game will be in Honolulu for the Pro Bowl on January 31st.
Perrish Cox (CB) - Cox recorded a tackle in the Titans' season-ending 30-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans are now on the clock with the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Cox finished the season having played in 13 games, recording 30 combined tackles an interception along with seven passes defended. The Titans ranked seventh in NFL pass defense so they'll likely turn their attention in free agency and the draft to other areas of need.
Shamiel Gary (S) - Gary got the start as the Dolphins knocked off the New England Patriots 30-20 in a week 17 matchup that the Patriots needed to win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs (so it meant quite a bit to them). He got the start due to a rare three safety nickel package that the Dolphins opened the game with. He recorded a tackle in the win and also contributed on special teams.
Lane Taylor (OL) - Taylor got the start at left guard on Sunday Night as the Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 20-13. The loss gave the Vikings the NFC North Division title. Taylor played all 79 snaps of the game and received high praise from head coach Mike McCarthy afterwords, stating, "I think Lane played very well at guard". This has been a pretty good year for Taylor, who has shown that he can be depended on when the Packers need him. The Packers head to Washington D.C. to take on the Redskins in the Wild Card round this Sunday at 3:40 P.M. on Fox.
Kevin Williams (DT) - Williams had three combined tackles and a pass defended in the Saints' 20-17 week 17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Not surprisingly, Williams had a really solid year for the Saints, playing in all 16 games for a total of 555 snaps. In his 13 year career, Williams has never played less than 14 games. That's incredible. His stat line for the year had 33 combined tackles, two forced fumbles, three passes defended and a blocked punt.
The Inactive List:
Russell Okung (LT) - Okung was inactive in the Seahawks' 36-6 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals, as he is still nursing a calf strain. Okung looks to return for this weekend's Playoff matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Seattle enters the playoffs as the 6th seed -- Russell Wilson is scorching hot and Marshawn Lynch is probable to return for the Seahawks. Don't be surprised if Seattle makes another deep playoff run; they'll try to start that run on Sunday at 12:20 P.M. central on NBC.
Dez Bryant (WR) - Dez was shut down for the season this week as he was placed on injured reserve. The Cowboys' abysmal season ended with a 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys will be an interesting team to track this offseason and through the draft. Bryant will look to get healthy in time to participate in the offseason workout program that starts on April 18th.
Kendall Hunter (RB) - Hunter was placed on injured reserve before week 17, ending his season with one carry for two yards. Hunter will likely give it one more go next year, but it likely won't be with the Saints, as they have Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller coming back.
The active but did nothing (on the stat sheet) list:
Justin Gilbert (CB) - Gilbert was relegated to special teams in what could be his final game as a Brown. Gilbert reportedly refused to go back in the game Sunday. Gilbert has since denied the report. The Browns are in the midst of a complete overhaul. Shortly after Sunday's game, the owner Jim Haslam fired head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. Gilbert's place in Cleveland is anything but secure.
Tyler Patmon (CB) - Patmon didn't record a stat in the Dolphins' 20-10 win but was active. Patmon, like Gilbert, is in the middle of an overhaul with the Dolphins. They quickly hired a new GM in Chris Grier but are still interviewing coaches. Patmon is a fringe player who was brought in late in the year. If Patmon doesn't make the roster with the Dolphins, he should get a look elsewhere.
Brandon Weeden (QB) - Weeden was QB2 for the Texans as Brian Hoyer returned to his starting position after missing a couple of starts with a concussion. The Texans beat the Jaguars 30-6 and will take on the Chiefs in Houston on ABC at 3:20 P.M. central in the first round of the playoffs.