USC Trojans in the NFL: Preseason Week 2

The second full week of NFL Preseason action was a bit of a dud for the offensive Trojans in the NFL, although it was a week for the defense to shine bright.

Shareece Wright was the player of the game for his Chargers’ tilt with the Cowboys, as the second-year corner accounted for four tackles and had a spectacular 37-yard interception return that set up a fourth quarter, go-ahead touchdown. Wright nearly took the pick in for six, but was taken down at the 2-yard-line by Dallas tight end John Phillips.

Other Trojans to note this past week include Jurrell Casey and Keith Rivers, who combined for 11 tackles in their respective games.

Here’s how the Trojans fared as a whole:


Matt Leinart, QB (Oakland Raiders): 5 for 8, 66 yards
Matt Cassel, QB (Kansas City Chiefs): 13 for 18, 142 yards
Mark Sanchez, QB (New York Jets): 9 for 11, 59 yards, 1 INT
Carson Palmer, QB (Oakland Raiders): 13 for 24, 107 yards, 1 INT
TOTAL: 40 for 61, 374 yards, 2 INT
LAST WEEK: 20 for 34, 213 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
PRESEASON TO DATE: 60 for 95, 587 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT


Marc Tyler, RB (Green Bay Packers): 8 carries, 6 yards
Joe McKnight, RB (New York Jets): 3 carries, 3 yards
Reggie Bush, RB (Miami Dolphins): 3 carries, 2 yards
Matt Cassel, QB (Kansas City Chiefs): 1 carry, 2 yards
Carson Palmer, QB (Oakland Raiders): 1 carry, 11 yards
Stanley Havili, FB (Philadelphia Eagles): 1 carry, 14 yards
TOTAL: 17 carries, 38 yards
LAST WEEK: 28 carries, 108 yards
PRESEASON TO DATE: 45 carries, 146 yards


Patrick Turner, WR (New York Jets): 1 catches, 12 yards
Steve Smith, WR (St. Louis Rams): 1 catch, 10 yards
Marc Tyler, RB (Green Bay Packers): 1 catches, -3 yards
Brandon Carswell, WR (Oakland Raiders): 1 catches, 18 yards
Rhett Ellison, TE (Minnesota Vikings): 1 catches, 8 yards
Anthony McCoy, TE (Seattle Seahawks): 1 catches, 26 yards
TOTAL: 6 catches, 69 yards
LAST WEEK: 18 catches, 189 yards
PRESEASON TO DATE: 24 catches, 258 yards


Jurrell Casey, DT (Tennessee Titans): 6 tackles
Shareece Wright, CB (San Diego Chargers): 4 tackles, 1 interception
Keith Rivers, LB (New York Giants): 5 tackles
Taylor Mays, S (Cincinnati Bengals): 3 tackles
Brian Cushing, LB (Houston Texans): 3 tackles
Troy Polamalu, S (Pittsburgh Steelers): 3 tackles
Sedrick Ellis, DT (New Orleans Saints): 2 tackles
Kaluka Maiava, LB (Cleveland Browns): 2 tackles
Kyle Moore, DE (Buffalo Bills): 1 tackle
DaJohn Harris, DT (Tennessee Titans): 1 tackle
Nick Perry, LB (Green Bay Packers): 1 tackles
TOTAL: 31 tackles, 1 interception
LAST WEEK: 22 tackles, 2 sacks
PRESEASON TO DATE: 53 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception

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