NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 16

HIS QUEST FOR the first 1,000 yard rushing season of his career will have to wait one more week, as Chris Ivory was held to just 38 yards by New England on Sunday –11 yards shy of the four-figure milestone.

The former Cougar sustained a knee injury that sent him to the locker room before halftime, but he returned to the field in the third quarter.

Ivory also caught four passes for 4 yards on 4 targets in the Jets’ 26-20 overtime victory against the Patriots.

Here’s how the other NFL Cougs performed in week 16.

Husain Abdullah, FS, Kansas City, 7th season: Did not play; declared inactive (concussion) for the fourth consecutive game in the Chiefs’ 17-13 defeat of Cleveland.

Deone Bucannon, LB, Arizona, 2nd season: The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Week posted four tackles (3 solo)—including a sack—and recorded a defensed pass and QB hit in the Cardinals’ 38-8 unpacking of Green Bay.

Xavier Cooper, DL, Cleveland, rookie: Tallied one solo tackle in the Browns’ 17-13 loss to Kansas City.

John Fullington, G, Arizona, 1st season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Brandon Gibson, WR, New England, 7th season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Travis Long, LB, Philadelphia, 2nd year: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Tennessee, 7th season: The Tacoma native was a healthy scratch for the Titans’ 34-6 fall to Houston.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago, 3rd season: Did not play; out for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury.

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