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. NJ.com'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.