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NFL locals, Week 17

Published: Monday, Jan. 3 2011 10:43 p.m. MST

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith passes against the Arizona Cardinals.

Associated Press

On the field

St. Louis DE C.J. Ah You (Lone Peak HS) had a 16-yard kickoff return as an up-back in loss to Seahawks.

Denver OL Zane Beadles (Hillcrest HS/Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 351 yards in loss to Chargers.

Washington QB John Beck (BYU) served as his team's backup QB in loss to Giants.

Green Bay DB Jarrett Bush (Utah State) had one tackle in kickoff coverage and downed two punts inside the 5-yard line in win over Bears.

Denver TE Daniel Coats (Northridge HS/BYU) was targeted for one pass in loss to Chargers.

Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State) caught five passes for 53 yards in loss to Giants.

Miami WR Kevin Curtis (Bingham HS/Snow College/Utah State) was cut by the Dolphins after Week 16 loss to the Lions.

Miami DL John Denney (BYU) served as team's long snapper in loss to Patriots.

Miami OL Ray Feinga (Hunter HS/BYU) played as a reserve in loss to Patriots.

Indianapolis DB Aaron Francisco (BYU) started and had three tackles in win over Titans.

Buffalo RB Quinton Ganther (Utah) had one rush for minus-6 yards in loss to Jets.

Carolina OL Jordan Gross (Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 319 yards in loss to Falcons. He was named to his second Pro Bowl last week.

Pittsburgh DL Chris Hoke (BYU) had one tackle in win over Browns.

St. Louis LB Bryan Kehl (Brighton HS/BYU) had five total tackles on defense, including one for loss, and assisted on a tackle in kickoff coverage in loss to Seahawks.

Pittsburgh DE Brett Keisel (BYU) had a quarterback sack, a pass defended and forced a fumble in win over Browns. He has been named as an alternate for the Pro Bowl.

Pittsburgh OL Chris Kemoeatu (Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 425 yards in win over Browns.

Baltimore DL Paul Kruger (Timpanogos HS/Utah) pressured Carson Palmer into making an errant throw on Bengals' final play to help save team's win over Cincinnati.

Arizona OL Deuce Lutui (Snow College) started at right guard and helped offense gain 320 yards in loss to 49ers.

Houston DB Brice McCain (Utah) played as a reserve in win over Jaguars

Miami OL Pat McQuistan (Weber State) started at right tackle and helped offense gain 284 yards in loss to Patriots.

Oakland WR Nick Miller (Southern Utah) returned two punts for 4 yards in win over Chiefs.

Miami LB Koa Misi (Utah) started and had five total tackles in loss to Patriots.

Baltimore DL Haloti Ngata (Highland HS) had one tackle, one pass defended and a fumble recovery in win over Bengals. He has been named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season.

Tampa Bay OL Donald Penn (Utah State) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 339 yards in win over Saints.

N.Y. Jets DL Sione Pouha (East HS/Utah) played sparingly in win over Bills in order to rest up for the playoffs.

San Francisco OL Barry Sims (Park City HS/Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 376 yards in win over Cardinals.

San Francisco QB Alex Smith (Utah) completed 15 of 29 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in win over Cardinals. He had a passer rating of 107.8 and was sacked twice.

Miami CB Sean Smith (Utah) started and had three tackles in loss to Patriots.

Miami DT Paul Soliai (Utah) started and had six total tackles and a fumble recovery in loss to Patriots.

Pittsburgh LB Stevenson Sylvester (Utah) had three tackles on defense, including one for loss, and a tackle in kickoff coverage in win over Browns.

Minnesota FB Naufahu Tahi (Granger HS/BYU) had a 2-yard reception in loss to Lions.

San Diego DB Eric Weddle (Utah) started and had six tackles, a pass defended, and returned an interception 23 yards in win over Broncos.

Inactive this week

The following players were declared inactive by their respective teams: Philadelphia LB Stewart Bradley (Highland HS); Cincinnati OL Kirk Chambers (Provo HS); Tennessee DB Robert Johnson (Utah); St. Louis LB David Nixon (BYU); Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta (BYU); Baltimore WR David Reed (Utah); Carolina WR Steve Smith (Utah); San Francisco DE Will Tukuafu (East HS).

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); Tampa Bay LB J.D. Folsom (Snow College/Weber State); Carolina OL Shawn Murphy (Lone Peak HS/Utah State); Indianapolis TE Rob Myers (Utah State); Philadelphia OL Dallas Reynolds (Timpview HS/BYU); Carolina DB R.J. Stanford (Utah); Oakland RB Manase Tonga (BYU); Detroit WR Tim Toone (Weber State).

Injured reserve

The following players are on the injured reserve list and out for the season: San Francisco DL Martail Burnett (Utah); Indianapolis WR Austin Collie (BYU); Cincinnati DE Jonathan Fanene (Utah); Arizona QB Max Hall (BYU); Washington NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Utah); New Orleans FB Marcus Mailei (Highland HS/Weber State); 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).

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