Each week the Illini in the NFL update provides coverage on how former Illinois football players -- who ended their college careers with the Illini -- fared during the previous week.
Here's how former Illini players performed in Week 5:
Jeff Allen (OT, Chiefs) - Allen came off the bench and played in the Chiefs' 18-17 loss to the Bears.
Alan Ball (DB, Bears) - Ball played in his first game back from a groin injury. He did not record any stats.
Jeff Cumberland (TE, Jets) - The Jets had their bye week, so Cumberland did not play.
Vontae Davis (CB, Colts) - Davis had five total tackles, including three solo in a 27-20 win over the Texans.
Michael Hoomanawanui (TE, Saints) - Hoomanawanui made two catches for four yards in the Saints' 39-17 loss to the Eagles.
Corey Liuget (DT, Chargers) - Liuget had two solo tackles in a 24-20 loss to the Steelers.
Whitney Mercilus (LB, Texans) - Mercilus had three tackles against the Colts.
Akeem Spence (DT, Buccaneers) - Spence did not play.
Hugh Thornton (OL, Colts) - Thornton made his third consecutive start of the season in the Colts' loss to the Texans.
Tavon Wilson (FS, Patriots) - Wilson did not play this week.
Former Illini on Injured Reserve
John Asamoah (OL, Falcons) - Asamoah will miss the entire 2015 season with a hip injury. He started 15 games for the Falcons last season.
Arrelious Benn (WR, Jaguars) - Benn suffered a broken collarbone during the preseason and will miss the entire 2015 season.