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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL, Week 5: Beck out, Kehl in

In the NFL's fifth week, four former Brigham Young Cougars started for their respective teams, while one didn't get to see the field and another's team had a bye week. One thing that is impressive is that the former Cougars' teams are in playoff contention. As the season is almost a third of the way done, a few of these teams have solidified themselves as legitimate contenders. 

Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

Pitta got back on the stat board this week, after not recording a catch last week. Pitta ended the night with three catches for 22 yards. On a night where the Ravens only completed 13 total passes, three catches is a major contribution. The Ravens held on for a 9-6 win over Kansas City, in a game where neither team scored a touchdown.

Stats
This week: 3 receptions, 22 yards
Season: 21 receptions, 210 yards, 2 touchdowns

Baltimore Ravens: 4-1
Next: Dallas Cowboys

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End

Although Keisel is still listed as a starter for the Pittsburgh defense, he is seeing less playing time than in years past. Keisel ended the night with just one tackle, albeit was for a loss, in the Steelers’ 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Stats
This week: 1 tackle (1 solo)
Season: 7 tackles (3 solo)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2-2
Next: Tennessee Titans

John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper

Denney saw action on special teams as a Long Snapper on five punts, one missed field goal, one made field goal and two extra point attempts as the Dolphins beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17-13.

Miami Dolphins: 2-3
Next: St. Louis Rams

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center

Reynolds once again got the start at Center while regular starter Jason Kelce is recovering from a knee injury. The Eagles lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-2
Next:  Detroit Lions

Vic So’oto, Oakland Raiders, Linebacker

Did not play as the Raiders had a bye week.

Stats
No Stats recorded yet

Oakland Raiders: 1-3
Next: Atlanta Falcons

John Beck, Houston Texans, Quarterback

Beck was released by the Texans on Wednesday, October 3. He has not signed with another team, yet. 

Bryan Kehl, Kansas City Chiefs, Linebacker

The same day Beck was released, former BYU linebacker Bryan Kehl signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kehl had been without a team the first four weeks of the season. He played in the Chiefs' game against the Baltimore Ravens, but didn't record any stats.

Stats
No stats recorded yet.

Kansas City Chiefs: 1-4
Next: at Tampa Bay


The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at bluecougarfootball@gmail.com

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