Idaho ties in the NFL: Sunday, Oct. 20

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 20, 2013 

MCCLELLIN GETS HIS CHANCE TO CHASE DOWN RG3: The Chicago Sun-Times wrote last week that defensive end Shea McClellin (Boise State) “has struggled to make the impact expected from a first-round pick.” But the newspaper said a matchup against quarterback Robert Griffin III could help, pointing out that the game should provide McClellin with opportunities to display his athleticism, versatility and speed. And it should give him more snaps with room to maneuver rather than having his hand in the dirt opposite bigger offensive tackles. “I’m going into it like any other game, but I like playing running quarterbacks,” McClellin said. “It’s always fun and a different challenge.”

• Cardinals guard Daryn Colledge (Boise State) had to leave Thursday night’s game because of back spasms, and Nate Potter (Boise State) came in to replace him. Coach Bruce Arians said Friday he is hopeful that Colledge will be able to return to practice this week.

• Panthers tackle Jordan Gross (Fruitland High) played in his 156th game in Week 6 against the Vikings, moving him into sole possession of third place on the franchise's all-time games played list. Former kicker John Kasay tops the list with 221 games in a Panthers uniform.

• Guard Mike Iupati (Idaho) was limited in practice last week due to a stinger. He is likely to play Sunday, but if he is forced to miss a game it would be for the first time in his career. He has started in every 49ers game — 54 of them — since being drafted in the first round in 2010.

• Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson (Boise State) left Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury.

• Texans safety Shiloh Keo (Idaho) is expected to start Sunday in place of the injured Danieal Manning. Keo started two games at the beginning of the season while Ed Reed was out with an injury.

• Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (Boise State) pulled in his first interception since 2011 in a win over the Redskins last week. The turnover came with 5:08 remaining and the Cowboys up 31-16, the eventual final score. But Scandrick was critical of his overall performance. “I can play better,” Scandrick told the Dallas Morning News. “I probably played my worst game of the year.”

• Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson (Boise State) suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Steelers, but coach Rex Ryan said Friday he expects Wilson to play Sunday.

Compiled by Chris Langrill

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