Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News will 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 Eight:
• Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native had one tackle in a 33-10 win over San Francisco. He played 14 of 66 defensive snaps (21 percent) and 15 on special teams (47 percent).
• Eagles DE Steven Means: The Buffalo native and University at Buffalo graduate was inactive in Philadelphia's win over the 49ers.
• Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and played all 59 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 33-16 loss to the Vikings in London. Tretter signed with the Browns this offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the Packers, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
• Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 21-13 win over the L.A. Chargers. Gronkowski played all 86 offensive snaps in the win.
• Titans P Brett Kern: The Grand Island native was on a bye with Tennessee in Week Eight. Kern has punted 33 times for 1,701 yards this season, an average of 51.5 yards per punt. His net average is 46.5 yards per punt, which leads the NFL.
• Titans RB David Fluellen: The Lockport native has played all seven games for the Titans this season, mostly on special teams. He has four carries for 21 yards on offense.
Local college players
• Raiders DE Khalil Mack (University at Buffalo): The No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft by Oakland, Mack had two tackles and one quarterback hit in a 34-14 loss to Buffalo. He played 58 of 69 defensive snaps and six on special teams (22 percent) in the loss.
• Panthers TE Chris Manhertz (Canisius): A former basketball player at Canisius, Manhertz 26 offensive snaps (40 percent) and two on special teams (9 percent) in a 17-3 win over Tampa Bay. He did not record any statistics.
• Chargers RB Branden Oliver (UB): Oliver rushed three times for 3 yards in the loss to New England. He played five offensive snaps (9 percent) and two on special teams (7 percent).
Note: Former UB tight end Mason Schreck is on injured reserve with the Bengals because of a knee injury.