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NFL Cougar Highlights: Week One

JUST FOUR Washington State alums were suited up for the opening day of NFL action. A fifth, running back Chris Ivory, was slated to play a significant role in Jacksonville’s tilt against Green Bay, but was admitted to a local hospital Sunday morning for what the Jaguars called “a general medical issue” unrelated to the calf injury that’s been nagging him this past week.

Defensive end Xavier Cooper tallied four solo tackles in Cleveland’s 29-10 loss to Philadelphia. It’s his sophomore season for the Browns.

His former WSU teammate, defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao is a rookie for the Eagles, but had no recorded stats.

Linebacker Deone Bucannon posted five solo tackles for Arizona in their 23-21 fall to New England. It’s Bucannon’s third year in the bigs.

Joe Dahl, a rookie backup guard, and his Detroit Lions defeated Indianapolis, 39-35.

Receiver Marquess Wilson is on the physically unable to perform list for Chicago, meaning he will miss at least the first six games of the season. In June, Wilson broke the same foot that was surgically repaired last December.

Four Cougars are currently on NFL practice squad rosters. They are: receiver Vince Mayle (Dallas), linebacker Kache Palacio (Seattle), receiver Dom Williams (San Diego), and offensive lineman John Fullington (New Orleans).

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