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How the locals fared: Week 11

Throughout the 2016 season, we’ll track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 11:

• Bills S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native made six tackles and had one pass defensed in his team's 16-12 victory over the Bengals. He was the only defensive player to take every snap (73), and also participated in three snaps on special teams (12 percent).

• Packers RB James Starks: A Niagara Falls High School and University at Buffalo product, Starks rushed nine times for just 25 yards, but did add five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in a 42-24 loss to Washington. Starks played 33 offensive snaps (47 percent).

• Packers C/G J.C. Tretter: The Akron product, a fourth-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2013, missed his third straight game because of a knee injury. Tretter has started seven games this season for the Packers.

• Packers P Jacob Schum: The Hamburg native and graduate of both Frontier High School and the University at Buffalo punted three times for 138 yards against Washington. He averaged 46.0 gross yards and 43.3 net yards, placing one punt inside the 20-yard line.

• Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native missed New England's 30-17 victory over San Francisco because of a chest injury. For the season, Gronkowski has 25 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns.

• Titans P Brett Kern: The Grand Island native punted five times for 219 yards in a 24-17 loss to Indianapolis. He had a gross average of 43.8 yards and net average of 37.4 yards, placing one punt inside the 20-yard line.

• Titans RB David Fluellen: The Lockport native was inactive against the Colts in his second game since joining the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

• Ravens G/C John Urschel: The Canisius High School product, a fifth-round draft pick in 2014, played three special-teams snaps (10 percent) in a 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He did not appear on offense.

• Eagles LB Steven Means: The Buffalo native and University at Buffalo graduate was inactive for his team's 26-15 loss to Seattle. Means has two tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season in six games.

Local college players

• Raiders DE Khalil Mack (University at Buffalo): The No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft by Oakland, Mack had three tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits in a 27-20 victory over Houston on Monday Night Football. Mack played 73 of 76 defensive snaps (96 percent) and five snaps on special teams (19 percent).

• Panthers TE Chris Manhertz (Canisius): A former basketball player at Canisius, Manhertz got his first snaps since joining Carolina, taking part in 11 plays on special teams (34 percent) during a 23-20 win over New Orleans, his former team. He did not record any statistics.

• Cowboys CB Josh Thomas (UB):  A journeyman who has spent time with seven NFL teams, Thomas suffered a thumb injury in a preseason game and was placed on injured reserve. He has 70 tackles, 13 passes defensed and one interception in 51 career games.

• Chargers RB Branden Oliver (UB): The Chargers placed the third-year running back on injured reserve prior to the start of the season because of a torn Achilles. He has 690 rushing yards, 383 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 22 career games.

Note: UB product Kristjan Sokoli is currently a member of the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.

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