NFL local watch, Week 11

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 24 2010 12:29 a.m. MST

Former USU star Donald Penn of Tampa Bay celebrates scoring a TD last week.

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On the field

St. Louis DE C.J. Ah You (Lone Peak HS) played as a reserve in loss to Falcons.

Denver OL Zane Beadles (Hillcrest HS/Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 280 yards in loss to Chargers.

Philadelphia LB Stewart Bradley (Highland HS) started and had five tackles, an interception and three passes defended in win over Giants. Coach Andy Reid also credited his improved play as a reason for Philly's improved run defense.

Green Bay DB Jarrett Bush (Utah State) had a tackle in kickoff coverage and drew a holding penalty on a made field goal to wipe three points off the scoreboard in win over Vikings.

Cincinnati OL Kirk Chambers (Provo HS) signed with the Bengals last week and was inactive for their loss to the Bills.

Indianapolis WR Austin Collie (BYU) caught five passes for 60 yards before leaving loss to Patriots for precautionary reasons after suffering concussion two weeks ago.

Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State) started and caught seven passes for 91 yards in win over Titans.

Miami DL John Denney (BYU) served as team's long snapper and had two tackles in punt coverage in loss to Bears.

Indianapolis DB Aaron Francisco (BYU) started and had four tackles in loss to Patriots.

Buffalo RB Quinton Ganther (Utah) played as a reserve and had one carry for 11 yards in win over Bengals.

Carolina OL Jordan Gross (Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 293 yards in loss to Ravens.

Arizona QB Max Hall (BYU) was his team's backup quarterback in loss to Chiefs

Pittsburgh NT Chris Hoke (BYU) played as a reserve and had two tackles in win over Raiders.

St. Louis LB Bryan Kehl (Brighton HS/BYU) played as a reserve and was one of his team's captains in loss to Falcons.

Pittsburgh OL Chris Kemoeatu (Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 431 yards while dealing with cramps in win over Raiders.

Washington NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Utah) started and had two tackles in win over Titans. Tennessee QB Vince Young banged his thumb off of Kemoeatu's helmet and was knocked out of the game in the third quarter.

Baltimore LB Paul Kruger (Timpanogos HS/Utah) had his first NFL quarterback sack, and added a quarterback hurry in win over Panthers.

Arizona OL Deuce Lutui (Snow College) started at right guard and helped offense gain 396 yards in loss to Chiefs.

Houston DB Brice McCain (Utah) had one tackle in kickoff coverage in loss to Jets.

Miami OL Pat McQuistan (Weber State) played as a reserve in loss to Bears.

Oakland WR Nick Miller (Southern Utah) had two catches for 8 yards and returned four punts for 17 yards in loss to Steelers.

Miami LB Koa Misi (Utah) started and had two tackles in loss to Bears.

Baltimore DL Haloti Ngata (Highland HS) had two tackles, including one for loss, and added a quarterback hurry in win over Panthers.

Tampa Bay OL Donald Penn (Utah State) started at left tackle and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in win over 49ers. He also helped offense gain 305 yards.

N.Y. Jets DL Sione Pouha (East HS/Utah) started and had two tackles in win over Texans.

Cleveland QB Brett Ratliff (Utah) was released by the Browns prior to their loss to the Jaguars.

Baltimore WR David Reed (Utah) set up a field goal with an 84-yard kickoff return in win over Panthers. He returned three kicks for 135 yards.

San Francisco OL Barry Sims (Park City HS/Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 219 yards in loss to Buccaneers

San Francisco QB Alex Smith (Utah) was his team's backup QB in loss to Buccaneers.

Miami CB Sean Smith (Utah) started and had four tackles in loss to Bears.

Carolina WR Steve Smith (Utah) caught four passes for 46 yards in loss to Ravens.

Miami DT Paul Soliai (Utah) started and had one tackle in loss to Bears.

Pittsburgh LB Stevenson Sylvester (Utah) had a tackle in punt coverage in win over Raiders. The person he tackled was SUU product Miller.

Minnesota FB Naufahu Tahi (Granger HS/BYU) had a 10-yard reception in loss to Packers.

San Diego DB Eric Weddle (Utah) had three tackles and one pass defended in win over Broncos.

Inactive this week

The following players were declared inactive by their respective teams: Washington QB John Beck (BYU); Tennessee DB Robert Johnson (Utah); Pittsburgh DE Brett Keisel (BYU); Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta (BYU).

Practice squad

The following players are on NFL practice squads: Dallas OL Travis Bright (BYU); Minnesota WR Freddie Brown (Utah); Indianapolis DE John Chick (Utah State); Miami OL Ray Feinga (Hunter HS/BYU); Carolina OL Shawn Murphy (Lone Peak HS/Utah State); Indianapolis TE Rob Myers (Utah State); St. Louis LB David Nixon (BYU); Philadelphia OL Dallas Reynolds (Timpview HS/BYU); Carolina DB R.J. Stanford (Utah); Oakland RB Manase Tonga (BYU); Detroit WR Tim Toone (Weber State); San Francisco DE Will Tukuafu (East HS).

Injured reserve

The following players are on the injured reserve list and out for the season: San Francisco DL Martail Burnett (Utah); Cincinnati DE Jonathan Fanene (Utah); Cincinnati OL Andrew Mitchell (Snow College); Green Bay LB Brady Poppinga (BYU); Baltimore DL Kelly Talavou (Utah); Chicago RB Harvey Unga (Timpview HS/BYU); Cincinnati FB Fui Vakapuna (East HS/BYU).

— List compiled by Andrew Aragon

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