LARAMIE -- Philadelphia sports fans are notoriously hard on their players.

For instance, if you do a quick scroll of Twitter after typing the name Marcus Epps, you'd think he was the worst player on planet earth not a guy who just recorded a career-best 11 tackles in a 33-22 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

The former walk-on at Wyoming racked up five solo stops and added another six assists in Sin City. He now has 22 tackles and a pass deflection in seven games for the rebuilding 2-5 Eagles.

Maybe it's that record that has the Philly faithful up in arms?

Bad coverage? Try great catch.

 

 

 

Logan Wilson -- Linebacker -- Cincinnati Bengals

Don't look now -- the Cincinnati Bengals are in first place in the AFC North. Is it just a coincidence that Logan Wilson is also having a Pro Bowl type of season? The former Wyoming linebacker and current leading tackler on the Bengals roster added seven more stops and that "stuff" in the video above during Sunday's 41-17 dismantling of the Ravens in Baltimore. Cincinnati already has early road wins in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Wilson now has 60 tackles, a sack, four tackles for loss and four interceptions this season.

 

 

 

Mike Purcell -- Defensive tackle -- Denver Broncos

Of course Mike Purcell would have his best performance of the season and suffer a broken thumb. Damn the luck, huh? The former Wyoming nose tackle tallied a season-high six tackles in a 17-14 loss to Browns last Thursday night in Cleveland. Purcell is likely out for the upcoming game against Washington where he would've gone nose to nose with fellow UW alum, Chase Roullier, Sunday in Denver. Damn the luck. Purcell now has 19 tackles, a stuff and a pass deflection through six games.

 

 

 

Chase Roullier -- Center -- Washington Football Team

Finishing 0-4 in the red zone is never good. Allowing four sacks isn't high on the list of awesomeness isn't either. That's exactly what Washington accomplished Sunday in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay inside Lambeau Field. Once again, little of that had to do with former Wyoming center Chase Roullier. He helped plow the way for 195 rushing yards on the day on just 29 carries. That's an average of 6.7 yards per rush. Roullier did recover an Antonio Gibson fumble to temporarily save the day.

 

 

 

Carl Granderson -- Defensive end -- New Orleans Saints

Maybe Carl Granderson can rediscover some of that old magic in the No. 91 jersey from his days in Laramie. Worth a shot. The 6-foot-5, 261-pound defensive end registered just one tackle in Monday night's 13-10 win over the Russell Wilson-less Seahawks in Seattle. Granderson now has eight tackles, a sack and a blocked kick through four games this season.

 

 

Tashaun Gipson -- Safety -- Chicago Bears (Hip injury)

Jacob Hollister -- Tight end -- Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye week)

Andrew Wingard -- Safety -- Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye week)

Josh Allen -- Quarterback -- Buffalo Bills (Bye week)

Tanner Gentry -- Wide receiver -- Buffalo Bills (Currently on the practice squad)

Austin Fort -- Tight end -- Tennessee Titans (Currently on the practice squad)

Eddie Yarbrough -- Defensive end -- San Francisco 49ers (Currently on the practice squad)

Tyler Hall -- Defensive back -- Los Angeles Rams (Currently on the practice squad)

Rico Gafford -- Wide receiver -- Denver Broncos (Currently on the practice squad)

Wyoming Cowboys football players in the NFL: Then and now