Throughout the 2018 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 2:
Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native made one tackle on defense and one on special teams in a 27-21 loss to Tampa Bay. He played 16 defensive snaps (28 percent) and 9 on special teams (32 percent) in the victory.
Falcons DE Steven Means: The Buffalo native and University at Buffalo graduate was inactive for his team's 31-24 victory over Carolina.
Browns C JC Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 62 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native had two catches for 15 yards in New England's 31-20 loss to Jacksonville. He played 58 of 61 offensive snaps (95 percent).
Titans P Brett Kern: The Grand Island native punted five times for 261 yards in a 20-17 win over Houston. He averaged 52.2 gross yards and 47.2 net yards, placing one of his punts inside the Houston 20-yard line. Kern had a long punt of 62 yards.
Titans RB David Fluellen: The Lockport native took two snaps on special teams (7 percent) against Houston. He did not record any statistics.
Local college players
Bears DE Khalil Mack (University at Buffalo): The No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft by Oakland, Mack has quickly made himself comfortable with his new team. He had five tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in a 24-17 win over Seattle on Monday Night Football. He’s gotten up to speed quickly on the Bears’ defense, playing 48 of 66 defensive snaps (73 percent).
Panthers TE Chris Manhertz (Canisius): A former basketball player at Canisius, Manhertz played 13 offensive snaps (19 percent) and 10 on special teams (36 percent) in a 31-24 loss to Atlanta. He did not record any statistics.
Bengals TE Mason Schreck (UB): Schreck played 18 snaps on special teams (60 percent) in a 34-23 victory over the Ravens on Thursday Night Football. He did not record any statistics.