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Frogs in the Pros: Tre’von Moehrig snags first career interception

The 2021 second-rounder stepped up for the Las Vegas Raiders during the team’s win over Denver.

NFL: OCT 17 Raiders at Broncos Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former TCU safety Tre’von Moehrig has made the most of his opportunity as the starting free safety for the Las Vegas Raiders. During the team’s matchup against Denver on Oct. 17, Moehrig intercepted an overthrown ball from Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the first of what will likely be many picked-off passes by the 2021 second-round pick.

Moehrig also had two passes defended in the win over the Broncos. The former TCU standout has totaled 21 tackles, three passes defended and one interception over his first seven games. More importantly, Moehrig’s play on the back end has helped the Raiders improve their pass defense to ninth in the NFL at 222.7 yards allowed per game. Las Vegas sits at 5-2 on the season and remains a threat in the AFC, even without Jon Gruden.

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Jalen Reagor hauls in his second touchdown reception

Fast-forwarding from the Raiders-Broncos matchup in which Moehrig nabbed his first interception, Las Vegas took on the Philadelphia Eagles this past weekend, scoring a 33-22 victory. Although the Eagles mustered most of their offense in garbage time, former TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor found the end zone for the second time this season, scoring on a 17-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter.

Reagor’s sophomore struggles have not gone away, unfortunately, with the 2020 first-rounder recording only 165 receiving yards and two touchdowns in seven games this season. Reagor finished the loss against Las Vegas with two catches for 25 yards on just two targets, which ranked tied for fifth behind 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith, rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell, tight end Dallas Goedert and wide receiver Quez Watkins.

Ty Summers steps up on special teams for the Packers

The former TCU linebacker made a key play during Green Bay’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, recovering a ball that went off the fingertips of rookie wide receiver and punt return specialist Rondale Moore. The recovery allowed the Packers to extend their lead soon after, with Green Bay ultimately hanging on with a last-second interceptions to snap Arizona’s seven-game winning streak.

Summers has played sparingly at linebacker while filling in on special teams consistently. A 2019 seventh-rounder, Summers is one of three former TCU football players on the Green Bay roster, joining 2020 seventh-rounder Vernon Scott and Innis Gaines (practice squad). A third-year pro, Summers has four total tackles in seven games for the Packers this season.