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 9:
Jeff Allen (OT, Chiefs) - The Chiefs had a bye week. Allen has started in the Chiefs' back-to-back wins
Alan Ball (DB, Bears) - Ball played but did not record any stats in a 22-19 win over San Diego.
Jeff Cumberland (TE, Jets) - Cumberland made one catch for 44 yards in a 28-23 win over Jacksonville. He has made one catch in his latest three games.
Vontae Davis (CB, Colts) - Davis made three solo tackles in a 27-24 upset win over Denver.
Michael Hoomanawanui (TE, Saints) - Hoomanawanui caught a 1-yard touchdown in a 34-28 loss to Tennessee.
Corey Liuget (DT, Chargers) - Liuget was inactive with a foot injury for Monday's game against Chicago.
Whitney Mercilus (LB, Texans) - The Texans had a bye week.
Akeem Spence (DT, Buccaneers) - Spence made three tackles (two solo) in a 32-18 loss to the Giants.
Hugh Thornton (OL, Colts) - Thornton made his seventh consecutive start in the Colts' win over Denver.
Tavon Wilson (SS, Patriots) - Wilson did not record any stats in a loss to Washington.
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.