NFL Cougar Roundup, Week Seven

MARCUS TRUFANT AND his Seattle teammates provided a major speed-bump for the reborn Drew Bledsoe and his Cowboys on Sunday. And the state of Florida takes a look at two Washington State defensive backs. Find out how all of the NFL Cougars performed in our weekly highlights.

Hamza Abdullah, S, Tampa Bay, rookie: Did not play; assigned to Bucs' practice squad last week.

Calvin Armstrong, OT, Philadelphia, rookie: Did not play; declared inactive for Eagles' 20-17 victory against San Diego.

Drew Bledsoe, QB, Dallas, 13th season: Connected on 13 of 24 passes for 136 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Also ran the ball three times for one yard in Cowboys' 13-10 loss to Seattle.

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 2nd season: Recorded seven unassisted tackles during Jets' 27-14 fall to Atlanta on Monday Night Football.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 2nd season: No stats from the Ravens' 10-6 loss to Chicago.

James Darling, LB, Arizona, 9th season: The Kettle Falls product posted five solo stops and defensed one pass in Cards' 20-10 upending of Tennessee.

Jason David, CB, Indianapolis, 2nd season: No stats from Indy's 38-20 victory against Houston.

Steve Gleason, S, New Orleans, 5th season: Recorded two solo tackles in Saint's 28-17 fall to St. Louis.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 14th season: Booted a 50 and 47-yard field goal and one extra point during Lions' 13-10 defeat of Cleveland.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo. 6th season: Kicked a 41-yard field goal and two PATs in Bills' 38-17 loss to Oakland.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee, 3rd season: Recorded two tackles including one sack for a one-yard loss in Titans' 20-10 losing effort versus Arizona.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville, 6th season: Did not play; bye week.

Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, rookie: Posted two tackles and one assist in Broncos' 24-23 loss to the New York Giants.

McKenzi Smith, RB, Kansas City, 2nd season: Did not play. Assigned to Chiefs' practice squad.

Raonall Smith, LB, Minnesota, 4th season: Notched three solo stops and assisted on another in Vikings' 23-20 defeat of Green Bay.

Lamont Thompson, S, Tennessee, 4th season: Tallied five solo tackles including one sack for a 16-yard loss in Titans' 20-10 loss to Cardinals.

Robbie Tobeck, C, Seattle, 13th season: Started for the Hawks' in their 13-10 defeat of Dallas.

Marcus Trufant, CB, Seattle, 3rd season: Made five solo tackles and defensed two Bledsoe passes in Seattle's 13-10 win against the Cowboys.

Cory Withrow, C, Minnesota, 7th season: No stats from Vikings' 23-20 defeat of the Packers.

In other Cougar NFL news, the Miami Dolphins gave free agent safety Brian Walker a try-out recently. Walker broke into the league in 1996, but missed the 2004 campaign due to injuries. He'd previously spent two short tenures on the Dolphin roster—first during the 1997 and 98 seasons; next in the 2000 and 2001 campaigns. His lengthy NFL career has also included stops at Washington, Seattle and Detroit.


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