Linebacker Vic So'oto signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, September 25. So'oto played his first professional season for the Green Bay Packers and was on their roster to start the season, but was waived in week two due to an ankle injury. So'oto played seven games last year for the Packers. He didn't get in the game this Sunday, but his ankle appears to have healed enough that he should see some time for the Raiders, especially on special teams.
As for the rest of the former Cougars, here is what they did this week.
Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End
After such a hot start to the season in the first three games, Pitta didn’t record a catch in the Ravens’ 23-16 win over the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps nobody in the NFL understands BYU tight ends like Browns President Mike Holmgren. He was an assistant coach at BYU during the days of College Football Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson. Holmgren also coached Itula Mili in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. It wouldn't be too surprising to find out that Pitta's lack of production was a result of Holmgren ordering the Cleveland coaching staff to stop Pitta at all costs.
This week: 0 receptions, 2 targets
Season: 18 receptions, 188 yards, 2 touchdowns
Baltimore Ravens: 3-1
Next: Kansas City Chiefs
Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End
Did not play, bye week.
This week: no stats
Season: 6 tackles (2 solo)
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1-2
Next: Philadelphia Eagles
John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper
For the second straight week, the Miami Dolphins lost in overtime. Denney saw considerable action on special teams as the long snapper again. This week he came in for five puts, three field goal attempts and two extra point attempts. The highlight of the game for him though, was likely the single tackle he made after one of the punts he came in on.
Miami Dolphins: 1-3
Next: Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center
Reynolds started at Center for the second week in a row as the Eagles defeated the New York Giants.
Philadelphia Eagles: 3-1
Next: Pittsburgh Steelers
John Beck, Houston Texans, Quarterback
Did not play in the Texans’ 38-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
No stats recorded yet.
Houston Texans: 4-0
Next: New York Jets
Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts, Wide Receiver
Collie is out for the season after last week’s injury. The Colts officially put him on the injured reserve on Monday. He went in for surgery on Wednesday and tweeted, “About to go into surgery. Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts. I know wo a doubt I'm gonna come out stronger than ever. #optimism.” After the surgery, he again tweeted, “Surgery went well. Doc is optimistic I'll come back stronger than before.#gonnabeagrind.” With Collie on the IR, Blue Cougar Football will no longer give updates on him through this weekly article.
This week: No stats
Season: 1 catch, 6 yards
Indianapolis Colts: 1-2
Next: Green Bay Packers