NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Eight

FORMER WASHINGTON STATE great Rian Lindell kicked his way into the record books during Buffalo's victory on Sunday, while Jerome "The Ghost" Harrison continues to make the most of each carry for Cleveland. Find out how all of the NFL Cougars performed in our weekly recap.

Hamza Abdullah, DB, Denver, 3rd season: Declared inactive for Broncs' Monday night loss to Green Bay.

Calvin Armstrong, OT, Washington, 3rd season:Did not play; assigned to practice squad.

Kyle Basler, P, Cleveland, 1st season: Did not play; on non-injury reserve.

Troy Bienemann, TE, Arizona, 1st season: Did not play; bye week.

Cody Boyd, TE, unsigned, rookie : Did not play; expected to be resigned by Redskins to their practice squad.

Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Kansas City, rookie : Did not play; bye week.

Mkristo Bruce, DE, Oakland, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad . Raiders may activate him for week 9 due to injury of starting DE Tommy Kelly.

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 4th season : Did not start for the third consecutive week in desperate effort by Jets coach and former football-guru Eric Mangini to shake up his 1-7 squad. Posted one tackle in loss to Buffalo.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 4th season : Did not play; bye week. His catch last week was his first since Sept. 26, 2004.

Jason David, DB, New Orleans, 4th season: Posted two solo tackles and defensed one pass in Saints' win against San Fran. First game back after being sidelined with a fractured forearm in week four.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, rookie : Made the active roster after being signed by the Vikings on Monday. Participated on special teams, and posted one tackle in 23-16 loss to Philly. Detroit had hoped he'd clear waivers and be resigned to practice squad.

Steve Gleason, DB, New Orleans, 8th season: Out for season on injured reserve.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 16th season : Accounted for 10 of the Lions' points in their 16-7 defeat of Chicago. Hit 3 of 4 field goal attempts (from 26, 52, and 20 yards) and one PAT.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 2nd season : Ran the ball five times for 32 yards (6.4 avg.) in Browns' 27-20 victory against St. Losers.

Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, rookie: Played in his first regular season NFL game and caught his first professional pass—a six yard completion—in Niners' 31-10 drubbing at the hands of New Orleans. Participated in 9 offensive snaps and recorded one special teams tackle.

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Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 8th season : Perfect on two field goal attempts (from 40 and 30 yards) and his lone extra point try in Bills' 13-3 win against the Jets. That PAT was the 234th of his career, tying him with legendary kicker Tommy Davis (San Francisco, 1959-69) for most consecutive extra points to start a career.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee, 5th season: Out for the season on injured reserve.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville, 8th season : Recorded 1.5 sacks in Jags' 24-23 victory against Tampa Bay .

Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, 3rd season : Tallied one assist in 19-13 loss to Packers.

Raonall Smith, LB, St. Louis, 6th season : Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve.

Lamont Thompson, DB, unsigned, 6th season: Had a tryout with Carolina last week, but was not signed.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 5th season : Did not play; bye week.

Cory Withrow, C/G, San Diego, 9th season : Started for the first time in two years and led the Chargers to a 35-10 victory against Houston. Earlier in the week he and family were forced to evacuate their home due to the San Diego-area fires.

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