Tar Heels in NFL: Brown makes dazzling catch in Washington win; when UNC alums play this weekend

By R.L. Bynum

Rookie wide receiver Dyami Brown showed a bit of the flash during Washington’s 30–29 victory Thursday night over the New York Giants that is very familiar to North Carolina fans.

Brown leaped to catch a high throw from quarterback Taylor Heinicke for a 22-yard reception late in the first quarter. That was the third-longest play of the night for Washington, and Brown finished with 34 yards on three catches from six targets.

Brown started for the second consecutive week after Curtis Samuel went on injured reserve with a groin injury before the opener. Samuel could return as soon as Week 4.

In the meantime, Brown, Terry McLaurin and Adam Humphies make up a regular trio when Washington goes to three-wide sets.

Brown played 87% of Washington’s offensive snaps (62), ran 45 routes and was targeted on 14% of the passes from Heinicke, who was 34 of 46 for 336 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Washington outside linebacker Cole Holcomb started and played all 69 of his team’s defensive snaps, collecting four tackles and two assists.

When other Tar Heels play

Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back
vs. Atlanta Falcons, 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end
vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Charlie Heck, Houston Texans right tackle
vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Mack Hollins, Miami Dolphins wide receiver
Up next — vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
James Hurst, New Orleans Saints left tackle
at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox (on WRAZ in the Triangle)
Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears outside linebacker
vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Andre Smith, Buffalo Bills weakside linebacker
at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
M.J. Stewart Jr., Cleveland Browns strong safety
vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Chazz Surratt, Minnesota Vikings weakside linebacker
at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Mitchell Trubisky, Buffalo Bills quarterback
at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos running back
at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS


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