Broncos In The NFL: Week 6
Oct. 17, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Cornerback Donte Deayon, after a season-plus on the New York Giants practice squad, was signed to the 53-man roster earlier in the week and made his NFL debut in Sunday night's victory over Denver.

Deayon made three solo tackles, two coming on special teams, as the Giants got their first win of the season by beating Denver, 23-10.

It was also a good weekend for former Boise State running backs, as Jay Ajayi ran for 130 yards in Miami's win over Atlanta, and Tampa Bay's Doug Martin found the end zone for the second week in a row.

Entering Week 6 there were 21 former Broncos under contract with NFL clubs, with 15 on active 53-man rosters. Linebacker Shea McClellin (New England Patriots), safeties Chanceller James (San Francisco 49ers) and Jeron Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), and defensive tackle Billy Winn (Denver Broncos) will spend the season on injured reserve after suffering season-ending injuries during the preseason. Two more Broncos, offensive lineman Travis Averill (Cleveland Browns) and running back Jeremy McNichols (San Francisco 49ers), are currently on the practice squads of their respective teams.

Here's how the Bronco alumni fared in Week 6:

Jay Ajayi, RB (Miami Dolphins)
Ajayi ran for 130 yards on 26 carries as Miami beat Atlanta, 20-17, Sunday.

Kamalei Correa, LB (Baltimore Ravens)
Correa saw action in Baltimore's 27-24 overtime loss to Chicago, but did not register a stat.

Tyrone Crawford, DE (Dallas Cowboys)
Crawford and the Cowboys were on a bye in Week 6.

Donte Deayon, CB (New York Giants)
Deayon, signed to the Giants' 53-man roster from the practice squad during the week, made his NFL debut Sunday, making three tackles (two on special teams) in the Giants' 23-10 win over Denver.

George Iloka, S (Cincinnati Bengals)
Iloka and the Bengals were on a bye in Week 6.

DeMarcus Lawrence, DE (Dallas Cowboys)
Lawrence and the Cowboys were on a bye in Week 6.

Charles Leno, Jr., OT (Chicago Bears)
Leno started at left tackle in Chicago's 27-24 overtime win over Baltimore.

Doug Martin, RB (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Martin scored for the second-straight week, finding the end zone from a yard out while rushing for 53 yards in Tampa Bay's 38-33 loss to Arizona.

Kellen Moore, QB (Dallas Cowboys)
Moore and the Cowboys were on a bye in Week 6.

Rees Odhiambo, G (Seattle Seahawks)
Odhiambo and the Seahawks were on a bye in Week 6.

Matt Paradis - C - (Denver Broncos)
Paradis started at center for Denver in the Broncos' 23-10 loss to the New York Giants Sunday night.

Orlando Scandrick, CB (Dallas Cowboys)
Scandrick and the Cowboys were on a bye in Week 6.

Jamar Taylor, S (Cleveland Browns)
Taylor started at cornerback Sunday, making two tackles (one solo) and breaking up a pass in Cleveland's 33-17 loss to Houston.

Darian Thompson, S (New York Giants)
Thompson started at free safety for the Giants Sunday night, making five solo tackles in the Giants' 23-10 victory over Denver.

Tanner Vallejo, LB (Buffalo Bills)
Vallejo and the Bills were on a bye in Week 6.


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