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Catching up with former Patriots, AFC style

Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former New England Patriots and their production -- splitting it into two updates between the AFC and NFC:

CB Aqib Talib (Broncos) -- Played 17 of 62 defensive snaps in a home win over the Dolphins before leaving with a hamstring injury. He made two tackles and forced a fumble in his brief time. Talib has played 688 of 769 defensive snaps in 11 games, with 11 passes defended and 42 tackles.

WR Wes Welker (Broncos) -- Totaled four catches for 18 yards and one touchdown in a home win over the Dolphins, playing 58 of 75 offensive snaps. He has played 484 of 655 offensive snaps in his nine games this season, totaling 34 catches for 282 yards.

LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) -- Played 26 of 58 defensive snaps in a "home" win over the Jets in Detroit, finishing with two tackles. He has played 369 of 753 defensive snaps this season.

WR Kenbrell Thompkins (Raiders) -- Played 18 of 69 offensive snaps in a home win over the Chiefs but didn't register on the stat sheet. He has seven catches for 89 yards since joining the Raiders.

CB Darius Butler (Colts) -- Playing 37 of 54 defensive snaps in a home win over the Jaguars, he showed up on the stat sheet with two tackles and one pass defended. He has 30 tackles and five passes defended this season.

S Sergio Brown (Colts) -- The former undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame started his sixth straight game and played 34 of 54 defensive snaps in a home win over the Jaguars, totaling two tackles.

QB Brian Hoyer (Browns) -- Finished 23-of-40 for 322 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in a road win over the Falcons, saying afterwards that he has to play better and can't make that many miscues. Has been the Browns' starter all season in leading them to a 7-4 record.

C Nick McDonald (Browns) -- Started at center and played all 75 snaps in a road win over the Falcons. The former Patriot who played 16 games (3 starts) for the team from 2011-2012 has started the last five games for the Browns.

QB Ryan Mallett (Texans) -- Started for the second straight week and went 21 of 45 for 129 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, in a home loss to the Bengals. He was then placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

LB Jeff Tarpinian (Texans) -- The core special-teams player was on the field for 17 special-teams snaps (0 on defense) in a home loss to the Bengals. He has appeared in nine games this season.

WR Greg Salas (Jets) -- Playing 11 of 58 offensive snaps in a "road" loss to the Bills in Detroit, but didn't register on the stat sheet. He has played in 219 of 755 snaps this season and has eight catches for 167 yards.

TE Zach Sudfeld (Jets) -- He played eight of 58 offensive snaps in a loss to the Bills and didn't register on the stat sheet He has played in 71 of 755 offensive snaps this season and has one catch for 15 yards.

C Rich Ohrnberger (Chargers) -- The 2009 fourth-round pick was inactive in a home win over the Rams and then placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday. He started seven games this season.

OT Will Svitek (Titans) -- The veteran was inactive in a road loss to the Eagles. The 32-year-old has yet to appear in a game for Tennessee after signing with the Titans in mid-October.

WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) -- He played nine snaps on offense (didn't register on the stat sheet) and 18 on special teams, recovering a game-sealing onside kick by high-pointing the ball. In 11 games, he has 13 catches for 138 yards and one touchdown this season.

(Anyone else you'd like to add to the list? Send a suggestion via Twitter to @MikeReiss).