NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Four

IT WAS A long wait for his first official NFL carry, but New Orleans fullback Jed Collins made the most of it. The Washington State great scored on a one-yard dive for the Saints first score in their victory over Jacksonville on Sunday.

Collins has toiled with seven different NFL clubs—mostly on practice squads—since signing with Philadelphia in 2008 as a free agent. He has earned rave reviews from Saints brass thus far for his lead blocking skills.

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week four:

Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 7th season: No recorded stats from the Cardinals' 31-27 loss to the New York Giants.

Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 4th season: Led all defenders with eight tackles (7 solo) in the Vikings' 22-17 loss to Kansas City.

Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 8th season: The Spokane native recorded two solo special teams tackles in the Lions' 34-30 defeat of Dallas. Suffered what was labeled a serious ankle injury covering a kickoff in the third quarter.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 3rd season: Rushed the ball once for a 1-yard touchdown in the Saints' 23-10 victory against Jacksonville.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 5th season: No recorded stats from the Vikings' 22-17 loss to the Chiefs.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 3rd season: The Puyallup native caught one pass for 14 yards in the Rams' 17-10 fall to Washington. It marked the first game this season he has not gained at least 50 yards receiving.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 20th season: The Spokane native was perfect on four extra-point attempts and 2 field goal tries (long of 51) in the Lions' 34-30 win against the Cowboys. Named NF C special teams player of the month for September.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 6th season: No recorded stats from the Lions' defeat of Dallas.

Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville, 5th season : Caught two passes for 34 yards in the Jaguars' 23-10 fall to New Orleans.

Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 2nd season :Did not play; on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list due to a slow recovery from off-season foot and sports hernia surgery.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 12th season: The Vancouver, Wash. native was perfect on a both extra-point attempts and a pair of field goals (long of 43) in the Bills' 23-20 loss to Cincinnati. Named AFC special teams player of the week for his efforts in week four.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 3rd season: Posted four tackles (3 solo) in the Jets' 34-17 loss to Baltimore.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 9th season: The Tacoma native tallied nine tackles (7 solo) in the Seahawks' 30-28 loss to Atlanta.

Zack Williams, G, Carolina, rookie: Did not play; on injured reserve (ACL).

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