NFL local watch, week 3

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 27 2011 10:50 p.m. MDT

Two former University of Utah players hook up in the NFL as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene during the 49ers win over the Bengals.

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On the field

Denver OL Zane Beadles (Hillcrest HS/Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 232 yards in loss to Titans. According to the Denver Post, he has also started a charity program where he'll donate $250 for every pancake block recorded by the team's offensive line this season to a facility for people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

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

Arizona LB Stewart Bradley (Highland HS) started on defense and had five total tackles in loss to Seahawks. He also recorded a tackle in punt coverage.

Green Bay DB Jarrett Bush (Utah State) had a key sack, one tackle and a quarterback hurry in win over Bears.

Indianapolis WR Austin Collie (BYU) caught five passes for 29 yards in loss to Steelers.

Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State) had four receptions for 41 yards in loss to Cowboys, and moved up to 19th place in NFL career receptions by a tight end. He also lined up at fullback and rushed two times for 3 yards.

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

Cincinnati DE Jonathan Fanene (Utah) started and had three tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery in loss to 49ers. It was the first two-sack game of his career.

Carolina OL Jordan Gross (Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 265 yards in win over Jaguars.

Pittsburgh DL Chris Hoke (BYU) played as a reserve in win over Colts.

St. Louis LB Bryan Kehl (Brighton HS/BYU) played as a reserve in loss to Ravens.

Pittsburgh OL Chris Kemoeatu (Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 431 yards in win over Colts.

Baltimore DL Paul Kruger (Timpanogos HS/Utah) had two tackles and a quarterback hurry in win over Rams.

Arizona OL Deuce Lutui (Snow College) played as a reserve in loss to Seahawks.

Houston DB Brice McCain (Utah) played as a reserve in loss to Saints.

Seattle OL Paul McQuistan (Weber State) started at left guard and helped offense gain 293 yards in win over Cardinals. It was his first start since 2007.

Miami LB Koa Misi (Utah) played as a reserve and had two tackles in loss to Browns.

Baltimore DL Haloti Ngata (Highland HS) returned a fumble 28 yards for a TD and had one tackle and one QB hurry in win over Rams.

Tampa Bay OL Donald Penn (Utah State) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 295 yards in win over Falcons.

Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta (BYU) was targeted once, but had no catches in win over Rams.

St. Louis LB Brady Poppinga (BYU) had five tackles and one pass defensed in loss to Ravens.

N.Y. Jets DL Sione Pouha (East HS/Utah) had three tackles, including one for loss, in loss to Raiders.

N.Y. Jets OL Caleb Schlauderaff (Utah) dressed but did not play in loss to Raiders.

San Francisco QB Alex Smith (Utah) completed 20-of-30 passes for 201 yards while getting sacked five times in win over Bengals.

Miami CB Sean Smith (Utah) started and had six total tackles and a pass defensed in loss to Browns.

Carolina WR Steve Smith (Utah) was targeted seven times and had two catches for 15 yards in win over Jaguars.

Miami DT Paul Soliai (Utah) had one tackle and one pass defensed in loss to Browns.

Carolina DB R.J. Stanford (Utah) played as the team's third cornerback in win over Jaguars.

Pittsburgh LB Stevenson Sylvester (Utah) played as a reserve in win over Colts.

Chicago RB Harvey Unga (Timpview HS/BYU) is on the Bears' reserve/left squad list.

San Diego DB Eric Weddle (Utah) had a game-saving interception in the final minute of team's win over Chiefs. He also had three tackles and a pass defensed.

Inactive this week

The following players were declared inactive by their respective teams: St. Louis DE C.J. Ah You (Lone Peak HS); Minnesota DB Brandon Burton (Utah); Pittsburgh DE Brett Keisel (BYU); Philadelphia CB Curtis Marsh (Utah State); Oakland WR Nick Miller (Southern Utah); Baltimore WR David Reed (Utah); Green Bay LB Vic So'oto (BYU).

Practice squad

The following players are on NFL practice squads: Green Bay WR Diondre Borel (Utah State); Miami OL Ray Feinga (Hunter HS/BYU); Philadelphia FB Stanley Havili (Cottonwood HS); Tennessee DB Robert Johnson (Utah); Philadelphia OL Dallas Reynolds (Timpview HS/BYU); 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: New England LB Christian Cox (Utah); Tennessee WR Kevin Curtis (Bingham HS/Snow College/Utah State) Arizona QB Max Hall (BYU); Green Bay WR ShakySmithson (Utah).

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