NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Thirteen

COUGAR GREAT Jason Hill fell victim to the Jacksonville housecleaning this past week. The receiver, a five-year NFL veteran and Jaguar starter, was waived by the club despite being their team-leader in touchdown receptions and yards-per-catch.

He was just a part of the turmoil surrounding Jacksonville in recent days. Head coach Jack Del Rio was also given a pink-slip, as was receivers coach Johnny Cox. Oh, and owner Wayne Weaver announced he'll be putting the Jags on the market.

Prior to the season, Hill inked a two-year, $3.5 million contract with Jacksonville. He totaled 25 catches for the Jags over 10 games this season. His 367 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns are career bests. Hill caught 30 passes for San Francisco in 2008.

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week 13:

Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 7th season: Posted one special teams tackle in the Cardinals' 19-13 win against Dallas.

Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 4th season: Did not play; placed on injured reserve (concussion) and out for the remainder of the season.

Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 8th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 3rd season :No recorded stats from the Saints' 31-17 victory against Detroit. He currently is third place among fullbacks in Pro Bowl votes.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 5th season: Recorded one special teams tackle and downed a punt on the one-yard line in the Vikings' 35-32 loss to Denver.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 3rd season: The Puyallup native caught four passes for 42 yards in the Rams' 26-0 fall to San Francisco.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 20th season: Connected on two extra-points and a 31-yard field goal, but missed two 3-pointers (one wide-left, one blocked) in the Lions' 31-17 fall to New Orleans.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 6th season: Did not play; placed on the club's reserve/non-football illness due to a brain tumor.

Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville, 5th season :Did not play; waived by the Jaguars last week.

Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 2nd season :Did not play; healthy scratch for the Saints' win against Detroit.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 12th season:Did not play; out with a shoulder injury. The Vancouver, Wash. native broke a bone in his shoulder making a touchdown-saving tackle on kick coverage in week nine. Participated in one practice last week; likely to be activated for week 14.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 3rd season: Assisted on one tackle in the Jets' 34-19 victory against Washington.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 9th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve (back).

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


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