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Illini in the NFL: Michael Hoomanawanui career-day in Week 7

Weekly update on how former Illini football players are performing in the NFL.

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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 7:

Jeff Allen (OT, Chiefs) - Allen made his first start of the season in the Chief's 23-13 win against Pittsburgh. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Chiefs.

Alan Ball (DB, Bears) - Chicago had its bye week.

Jeff Cumberland (TE, Jets) - Cumberland made one catch for 16 yards in an 23-20 loss to New England.

Vontae Davis (CB, Colts) - Davis had six tackles (four solo), two pass deflections and an interception in a 27-21 loss to New Orleans.

Michael Hoomanawanui (TE, Saints) - Hoomanawanui had a career-high five catches for 31 yards and a touchdown, plus 51 snaps against Indianapolis.

Corey Liuget (DT, Chargers) - Liuget made six tackles in a 37-29 loss to Oakland.

Whitney Mercilus (LB, Texans) - Mercilus made two tackles in a 44-26 loss to Miami.

Akeem Spence (DT, Buccaneers) - Spence did not play.

Hugh Thornton (OL, Colts) - Thornton made his fifth consecutive start in the Colts' loss to the Saints.

Steve Weatherford (P, Jets) - Weatherford made his first start for the Jets, punting four times for a 40.3-yard average with a long of 50.'s Darryl Slater broke down Weatherford's performance -- link.

Tavon Wilson (SS, Patriots) - Wilson did not play against the Jets.

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.