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How the locals fared: Week Seven

Our weekly rundown at BN Blitz of the players from Western New York (along with the University at Buffalo) currently in the NFL:

Mike Williams: The Buffalo native played just five offensive snaps (7 percent) for the Bills in a 17-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He was not targeted in the pass game. He also played his first six snaps (22 percent) of the season on special teams.
Corey Graham: The other Buffalo native playing for the Bills, Graham made five tackles against the Vikings. He played 14 defensive snaps (22 percent) at safety and 15 (56 percent) on special teams.
James Starks: The Green Bay Packers running back, a Niagara Falls High School and University at Buffalo product, carried seven times for 36 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and a touchdown and caught one pass for 7 yards in a 38-17 win over Carolina. Starks played 11 offensive snaps (19 percent) and one on special teams (3 percent).
J.C. Tretter: The Akron product, a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers in 2013, is starting the season on the injured reserve/designated to return list after suffering a fractured left knee in the preseason. He is eligible to return to game action Nov. 9 against Chicago.
Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native caught five passes for 68 yards for the Patriots in a 27-25 win over the New York Jets. Gronk played 53 offensive snaps (93 percent) and one on special teams (3 percent).

Brett Kern: The Grand Island native punted five times for 196 yards for the Tennessee Titans in a 19-17 loss to Washington. Kern's net average was 39.0 yards (39.2 gross, long of 44) on the five punts, with two of them being downed inside the 20-yard line.

John Urschel: The Baltimore Ravens' rookie and Canisius High School product -- a fifth-round pick in May -- made his second career start, playing all 67 offensive snaps in his team's 29-7 win over Atlanta. Urschel also took five special teams snaps.

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Khalil Mack: The No. 5 overall pick in May's draft by the Oakland Raiders, Mack made a team-high 11 tackles, including three for loss, in his team's 24-13 loss to Arizona. Mack played 67 defensive snaps (88 percent) and another four (15 percent) on special teams.

Trevor Scott: The Chicago Bears' defensive end was inactive for his team's 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Branden Oliver: The Chargers' running back, a rookie undrafted free agent, carried 15 times for 67 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and had two catches for 11 yards in a 23-20 loss to Kansas City. Oliver played 39 offensive snaps (75 percent) and one on special teams (3 percent).

Josh Thomas: Thomas, a cornerback, was inactive for the New York Jets for their loss against New England.

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