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:

ST Don Jones (Dolphins) -- Wearing No. 38, he played 10 snaps on special teams after being claimed on waivers from the Patriots on Friday and led the club with two tackles in a road win over the Jets.

WR Greg Salas (Jets) -- Playing one of 64 offensive snaps in a home loss to the Dolphins, but made it count with a 20-yard touchdown run on an end-around. He has played in 220 of 819 snaps this season and has eight catches for 167 yards.

TE Zach Sudfeld (Jets) -- He played 17 of 64 offensive snaps in a loss to the Dolphins and had one catch for 20 yards. He has played in 88 of 819 offensive snaps this season (his primary contributions come on special teams) and has two catches for 35 yards.

CB Aqib Talib (Broncos) -- Inactive with a hamstring injury in a 29-16 road win over the Chiefs, marking the first game he's missed this season. Talib has played 688 of 814 defensive snaps in 11 games, with 11 passes defended and 42 tackles.

WR Wes Welker (Broncos) -- Totaled one catch for 12 yards in a road win over the Chiefs, playing 56 of 82 offensive snaps. He has played 540 of 737 offensive snaps in 10 games this season, totaling 35 catches for 294 yards.

LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) -- Played 40 of 69 defensive snaps in a home win over the Browns, finishing with five tackles. He has played 409 of 822 defensive snaps this season.

WR Kenbrell Thompkins (Raiders) -- Played 32 of 78 offensive snaps in a blowout loss on the road to the Rams, finishing with two catches for 28 yards. He has nine catches for 117 yards since joining the Raiders.

CB Darius Butler (Colts) -- Playing 59 of 80 defensive snaps in a home win over Washington, he had six tackles and one pass defended. He has 36 tackles and six passes defended this season.

S Sergio Brown (Colts) -- The former undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame started his seventh straight game and played 47 of 80 defensive snaps in a home win over Washington, totaling four tackles.

QB Brian Hoyer (Browns) -- Was lifted in the second half in favor of Johnny Manziel in a road loss to the Bills, and coach Mike Pettine has been debating on who to start this week. Hoyer finished 18 of 30 for 192 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Has been the Browns' starter all season, leading them to a 7-5 record.

C Nick McDonald (Browns) -- Started at center in a road loss to the Bills but was limited to 18 of 69 snaps (ankle injury). The former Patriot, who played 16 games (3 starts) for the team from 2011-2012, has started the last six games for the Browns.

QB Ryan Mallett (Texans) -- Was placed on season-ending injured reserve last week with a torn pectoral muscle after making two starts in relief of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

LB Jeff Tarpinian (Texans) -- The core special-teams player was on the field for 20 special-teams snaps (6 on defense) in a home win over the Titans but didn't register on the stat sheet. He has appeared in 10 games this season.

C Rich Ohrnberger (Chargers) -- The 2009 fourth-round pick started seven games this season but was placed on season-ending injured reserve last week.

OT Will Svitek (Titans) -- The 32-year-old veteran started at left tackle in a road loss to the Texans. He played all 62 snaps in his Titans debut.

WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) -- He played 28 of 71 snaps and totaled three catches for 51 yards in a home loss to the Chargers. He has 16 catches for 189 yards and one touchdown this season.

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