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NFL Week 3 Schedule: Game times, how to watch Illini players

Michael Hoomanawanui, Tavon Wilson look to help the Patriots go 3-0 when they host the Jaguars.

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For the first time in the 2015 season, there will be no representation by former Illinois football players when the NFL begins Week 3 on Thursday night. The New York Giants host Washington in a NFC East clash.

Here's a full list of former Illinois players in the NFL:

  • Jeff Allen (OT, Chiefs)
  • Jon Asamoah (OL, Falcons) - Injured Reserve
  • Alan Ball (DB, Bears)
  • Arrelious Benn (WR, Jaguars) - Injured Reserve
  • Jeff Cumberland (TE, Jets)
  • Vontae Davis (CB, Colts)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui (TE, Patriots)
  • Corey Liuget (DE, Chargers)
  • Whitney Mercilus (LB, Texans)
  • Akeem Spence (DT, Buccanneers)
  • Hugh Thornton (OG, Colts)
  • Tavon Wilson (FS, Patriots)

Here's the full schedule with games featuring Illini players in bold:

Matchup TV Time Date
Washington at New York Giants CBS 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys FOX Noon Sunday
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans CBS Noon Sunday
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns CBS Noon Sunday
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens CBS Noon Sunday
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots CBS Noon Sunday
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers FOX Noon Sunday
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets FOX Noon Sunday
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans FOX Noon Sunday
San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings CBS Noon Sunday
Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams CBS Noon Sunday
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals FOX 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins CBS 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks CBS 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions NBC 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers ESPN 7:30 p.m. Monday