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Pro Hogs Update: Jarius Wright Sees More Passes From New QB

Bobby Portis is out with another lower body injury

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL

Darius Philon had a big game for the Chargers in a loss against Baltimore. Philon was able to get to the allusive Lamar Jackson for 1.5 sacks. He had 5 total tackles and also forced a fumble.

With Cam Newton out with an injury, Jarius Wright was targeted the most he has been all season. Wright caught 7 of his 8 targets for 69 yards, his longest catch going for 24 yards. Wright could receive a large workflow next week as Newton has been shut down for the year with the Panthers out of the playoff picture.

Jeremy Sprinkle contributed in his second game in a row, catching 2 of 3 targets for 22 yards, including one reception for 15 yards in Washington’s loss to Tennessee.

Trey Flowers recorded 6 total tackles in a win against Buffalo.

DT Jeremiah Ledbetter was signed to the Buccaneers’ active roster last week, but he did not see action in his first game.

NBA

Patrick Beverley scored in double digits in back-to-back games last week. He had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in just 19 minutes in a win against Denver. He scored 10 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss to Golden State. Beverley was 4-7 three pointers and 4-4 free throws in the two games combined.

In just his 5th game back from his knee injury, Bobby Portis sprained his right ankle in the 4th quarter of a 3 point loss to Brooklyn and is projected to be out another 2-4 weeks. Portis exited the game with a double-double, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.