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How the locals fared: Week Three

Our weekly rundown on the Press Coverage blog of the players from Western New York (along with the University at Buffalo) currently in the NFL:

Steven Means: The Buffalo native and Grover Cleveland and University at Buffalo product -- a rookie defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- was inactive in Week Three, the second week in a row he was a healthy scratch. Means made his NFL debut in Week One, playing five snaps on special teams in an 18-17 loss at the New York Jets. He did not register any statistics.

Mike Williams: The Tampa Bay receiver -- a Buffalo native and Riverside product -- was targeted a team-high nine times by quarterback Josh Freeman, making five catches for 65 yards in a 23-3 loss at the New England Patriots.

James Starks: The Green Bay Packers running back, a Niagara Falls and University at Buffalo product, carried 14 times for 55 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 34-30 loss. All of those carries came in the first two quarters, however, as Starks suffered a knee injury shortly before halftime and did not return. The injury comes at a tough time for Starks, who became his team's first 100-yard rusher in the regular season since 2010 when he gained 132 yards on 20 carries during a 38-20 victory over Washington in Week Two. Starks and the Packers have a bye week coming up, so he has a chance to get healthy.

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