NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Four

Trufant returns INT against 49ers

ROOKIE DEFENSIVE BACK Tyron Brackenridge helped seal the deal for Kansas City on the plummeting Chargers with a 50-yard fumble return for six, while Seattle's Marcus Trufant posted two air-thefts in route to a Seahawk victory. Find out how all of the Cougar alums performed in our recap of the NFL's fourth week.

Hamza Abdullah, DB, Denver, 3rd season: Declared inactive this week, suffering from a hip flexor strain (and from watching his alma mater this season).

Kyle Basler, P, Cleveland, 1st season: Did not play; on non-injury reserve.

Troy Bienemann, TE, Arizona, 1st season: No stats. Phoenix beat Pitt 21-14. Sadly, Troy's consecutive games with a catch streak stalls at three.

Cody Boyd, TE, Washington, rookie: Did not play; bye week.

Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Kansas City, rookie: Recorded three tackles and returned a fumble 50 yards for a TD in Chiefs' 30-14 win against the Chargers. AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year campaign now called "Clintonesque."

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 4th season: The Spokane native notched one solo stop and assisted on 3 more during Jets' 17-14 loss to Buffalo.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 4th season: No stats from Baltimore's 27-13 loss to the Brownies. Fined $7,500 from Ayatollah Goodall for his "Lambeau leap" last weekend.

Jason David, DB, New Orleans, 4th season: Out for 4-6 weeks with fractured forearm. Saints fans ("The Big Sleazies") and media seem almost happy about his misfortune. New Orleans (the Rutgers of the NFL) had a bye week.

Eric Frampton, S, Detroit, rookie: Posted one tackle in Lions' 37-27 win over Chitown. Bob Griese likely cried again when he watched his son Brian (3 picks) "lead" the Bears.

Steve Gleason, DB, New Orleans, 8th season: Out for season on injured reserve.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 16th season: The pride of Mead High was good on four of 5 PATs, and hit 1 of 2 FGs (from 49-yards) in Motor City's 37-27 win over Da Bears. Both of his misses were blocked kicks.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 2nd season: Declared inactive for Cleveland's 27-13 victory against Baltimore.

Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, rookie: Declared inactive for 49ers' 23-3 loss to Seattle. Still nursing a bad hamstring; goal of surpassing Devard Darling's career NFL reception total of two remains on hold.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 8th season: Connected on a 46-yard FG and two extra-point attempts in Bills' 17-14 defeat of the Jets.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee, 5th season: Out for the season on injured reserve.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville, 8th season: Did not play; bye week. Has posted five total tackles so far this season.

Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, 3rd season: No stats from Mile High Club's 38-20 loss to Counterfeit Colts.

Raonall Smith, LB, St. Louis, 6th season: No stats from Rams' loss to Dallas. Left the game early with an injury to his right knee, the extent of which is not yet known.

Lamont Thompson, DB, Miami, 6th season: No stats from Fins' 35-17 fall to Oakland. Had suffered from a lingering migraine this past week that likely intensified if he watched the WSU/UA game on Saturday.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 5th season : Returned two interceptions for 54 yards and posted 3 solo tackles in Hawks' 23-3 win against San Fran.

Cory Withrow, C/G, San Diego, 9th season: Watching the game from the sidelines was a lot more fun for the Spokane native when SD actually could win a game.

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