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NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 17
Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week 17:
Hamza Abdullah, DB, Denver, 3rd season :Posted two tackles in Broncs' 22-19 win against Minnesota.
Calvin Armstrong, OT, Washington, 3rd season : Did not play; re-signed to the Redskins' practice squad yet again on Dec. 27.
Kyle Basler, P, Cleveland, 1st season: Did not play; on non-injury reserve.
Troy Bienemann, TE, Arizona, 1st season: Caught one pass for 13 yards and assisted on a special teams tackle in Cards' 48-19 pasting of St. Louis.
Cody Boyd, TE, Washington, rookie : Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Kansas City, rookie : Did not play; placed on injured reserve due to knee injury.
Mkristo Bruce, DE, Oakland, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad .
Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 4th season : Made two solo tackles and assisted on another in Jets' win against KC.
Omowale Dada, CB, Seattle, 1st season: Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 4th season : Caught three passes for 49 yards including a 15 yard touchdown grab in Ravens' 27-21 victory against Pittsburgh.
James Darling, LB, free agent, 11th season: Did not play; status unknown.
Jason David, DB, New Orleans, 4th season: Tallied one interception and two solo tackles in Saints' 33-25 loss to Chicago.
Steve Dildine, LB, San Francisco, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, rookie : Recorded one special teams tackle in loss to the Broncos.
Steve Gleason, DB, New Orleans, 8th season: Out for season on injured reserve.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 16th season : True on both field goal attempts (35 and 38 yards) and one extra point try in Lions' 34-13 loss to Green Bay.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 2nd season : Carried the ball eight times for 42 yards and had one catch for another 4 hashes in Browns' 20-7 victory over the 49ers.
Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, rookie: Declared inactive for season finale due to lingering groin injury.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 8th season : Connected on all three field goal attempts from 29, 22, and 23 yards) in Bills' 17-9 fall to Philly.
Rien Long, DT, free agent, 5th season: Status unknown; has worked out recently with two NFL clubs. Rated by one "insider" as the fourth best available free agent defensive tackle.
Rob Meier, DE/DT, Jacksonville, 8th season: Assisted on two tackles—including one half of a sack—in J-Ville's loss to the Texans.
Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, 3rd season : Posted two solo tackles (one each on defense and special teams) in Mile High's victory against the Vikings.
Raonall Smith, LB, St. Louis, 6th season : Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve.
Lamont Thompson, DB, Jacksonville, 6th season: Led all Jag defenders with four solo tackles and one assist in loss to Houston.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 5th season : Posted five solo tackles in Hawks' 44-41 loss to Atlanta.
Cory Withrow, C/G, San Diego, 9th season : No stats from Chargers' 30-17win against Oakland.
Coming next week: NFL Cougar Highlights Year in Review, chock full of season stats and photos. Order your copy today!
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