After his days as a Wildcat, Trevin Wade was drafted in the seventh round in 2012 by the Cleveland Browns. He played in 11 games last year but hasn’t played in nearly 11 months. That might change soon.

Dean Knuth / Arizona Daily Star 2010

It’s been nearly 11 months since Trevin Wade last played in an NFL game.

The former Arizona defensive back appears a step closer to returning to the league. Wade tried out for the Denver Broncos last week. The team is in need of help in its secondary with its defensive backs out with injuries.

Wade, a seventh-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2012, appeared in 11 games his rookie season.

Player of the Week

Nick Foles, QB,

Philadelphia Eagles

Foles led the Eagles to their second straight win Sunday, when the team topped the Packers 27-13 in Green Bay. The former Wildcat threw for 228 yards and added 38 more rushing. Foles has amassed 16 touchdowns and 1,256 yards passing this season. Foles. The Eagles will face the Redskins next.

Four to watch

Brooks Reed, LB,

Houston Texans

The former UA and Sabino High School standout produced a team-high six tackles for the Texans last Sunday in Glendale.

Robert Golden, DB,

Pittsburgh Steelers

The former Wildcat tied his career-high of three tackles in last week’s 23-10 win over Buffalo. Golden will face the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Eben Britton, OG,

Chicago Bears

Britton appeared in his sixth game of the season on Sunday, when the Bears lost to Detroit. Chicago faces Baltimore this week.

Earl Mitchell, NT,

Houston Texans

Mitchell has registered four or more tackles in his last four games. The former Wildcat will look to keep that streak alive this week against the Oakland Raiders.

The Big Number

2 Games Lance Briggs has missed since suffering a shoulder injury in Week 7 for Chicago. The Bears have gone 1-1 without Briggs at linebacker.

Give the Devil his due

Every week, we highlight one former ASU player who’s playing well at the pro level.

Paul Fanaika, OG,

Arizona Cardinals

The former Sun Devils lineman started his ninth game of the season Sunday in a 27-24 victory for the Cardinals. Fanaika had never started a game in his four-year professional career before this season. The Cardinals travel to Jacksonville this week in search of their third straight win.

He said it:

“Nick (Foles) does a good job just giving us opportunities to catch the ball and make big plays. That’s what our offense is built on.”

— Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson on the former UA quarterback’s performance Sunday