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 3:
Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native made two tackles and one pass defensed in a 20-16 win over Indianapolis. He saw a big increase in playing time from Week 2, taking 47 defensive snaps (80 percent) and 10 on special teams (36 percent).
Falcons DE Steven Means: The Buffalo native and University at Buffalo graduate made his debut for Atlanta, playing 18 defensive snaps (23 percent) and two on special teams (6 percent) in a 43-37 overtime loss to the Saints. He did not record any statistics.
Browns C JC Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 77 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets, the Browns' first win since Dec. 24, 2016.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native led the Patriots with four catches for 51 yards in a 26-10 loss to the Lions. He played all 48 offensive snaps.
Titans P Brett Kern: The Grand Island native punted six times for 280 yards in a 9-6 win over the Jaguars. He averaged 46.7 gross yards and 41.5 net yards, placing three of his punts inside the Jacksonville 20-yard line. Kern had a long punt of 54 yards.
Titans RB David Fluellen: The Lockport native was inactive against the Jaguars.
Local college players
Bears DE Khalil Mack (University at Buffalo): The No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Mack had five tackles, two sacks, three quarterback hits and one forced fumble in a 16-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He played all 50 defensive snaps.
Panthers TE Chris Manhertz (Canisius): A former basketball player at Canisius, Manhertz played 39 offensive snaps (58 percent) and five on special teams (19 percent) in a 31-21 win over Cincinnati. He did not record any statistics.
Bengals TE Mason Schreck (UB): Schreck played 18 snaps on special teams (69 percent) in a 31-21 loss to Carolina. He did not record any statistics.