Week four in the NFL brought even more success for former Ball State football players.

Former receiver Willie Snead and former linebacker Jonathan Newsome both found more action on their respected teams, while Eric Patterson found a new home.


Snead is becoming a real threat for the New Orleans Saints behind the arm of veteran quarterback Drew Brees.

Snead led the Saints' receiving corp during its victory Oct. 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. He caught six passes for 89 yards, putting him at 240 yards on the season. He leads all Saints receivers in yardage this season.

As the season has progressed, Snead has become more and more favorable. He had more snaps than Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman Sunday night, both of whom are above him on the depth chart.


During the Indianapolis Colts’ game Oct. 4, Newsome recorded his first two tackles of the season.

Newsome has seen action in three out of four games this season with one start. He has started two of 19 career games.


After being waived by the Colts for a second time on Sept. 29, Patterson has found a new home with the St. Louis Rams practice squad.