If a fledgling developmental league is in action but nobody's around to hear it because it's going head to head with the scouting combine, does it make a sound? We're not sure, but here's how the ex-Jets fared this week based on the box scores.
Los Angeles Wildcats 14 New York Guardians 17
TJ Barnes was a hero this week, as he made the tackle on a wild multiple-lateral play at the 15-yard line to ice the Guardians win. It wouldn't have counted anyway, though, because there were two flags on the play. Barnes had two other tackles and a quarterback hit.
Josh Johnson once again had a great game for the Wildcats but his comeback bid fell short. He ended up with 330 yards and two scores, but did throw an interception. Tre McBride was once again his favorite target with eight catches for 127 yards and a touchdown, while tight end Brandon Barnes caught three short passes.
On defense, linebacker Taiwan Jones had four tackles and defensive lineman Trevon Sanders added two, but kicker Nick Novak was the villain of the piece as he missed one field goal and had another blocked.
Seattle Dragons 16 St Louis Battlehawks 23
Defensive back Robert Nelson helped the Battlehawks to a win with five tackles and a third-down pass break-up. Fellow defensive back David Rivers added two tackles.
Quarterback Brandon Silvers got off to a rough start in this one, completing just one of his first seven passes for nine yards. He was benched before halftime.
The Dragons couldn't get back into it despite the efforts of five ex-Jet defensive players. Two of the main contributors were Godwin Igwebuike who had six tackles, including one for loss and Jacquies Smith who had five tackles, including two for loss. Marko Myers added four tackles, Santos Ramirez had two and Jeremy Clark had three and a pass break-up.
Houston Roughnecks 27 Dallas Renegades 20
Linebacker Edmond Robinson played a huge role in this game, as he had a key play in the fourth quarter. With the score 21-20, Robinson stunted up the middle for a strip sack, which he then scooped up and ran in for a touchdown. He added three other tackles and also helped disrupt a late pass near the goal line that ended up being juggled and intercepted to preserve the win.
For Dallas, cornerback Darius Phillips had three tackles and also broke up a pass.
DC Defenders 0 Tampa Bay Vipers 25
Obum Gwacham played a big role in Tampa Bay's shutout which gave them their first win of the year as he blocked a field goal and posted his first sack of the season. Gwacham also had two special teams tackles and one other quarterback hit. Also on special teams, Jacob Schum punted once; a 51-yarder.
Wide receiver Daniel Williams continues to be a go-to guy for the Vipers, as he led them with 72 yards on seven catches. Williams has been particularly effective at generating yardage after the catch on short passes.
Linebacker Jonathan Celestin played a big role for the Defenders as he racked up 12 tackles including a handful of plays near the line of scrimmage. Safety Shamarko Thomas and defensive lineman Anthony Johnson also contributed, as they combined for five tackles.