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Illini in the NFL: Vontae Davis, Hugh Thornton lead Colts over Broncos in Week 9

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 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.