NFL local watch, Week 8

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1 2011 11:26 p.m. MDT

Pittsburgh LB Stevenson Sylvester (Utah) made his first career start in win over Patriots.

Oakland RB Manase Tonga (BYU) was on a bye.

San Diego DB Eric Weddle (Utah) started, had seven tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed in loss to Chiefs.

Inactive this week

The following players were declared inactive by their respective teams: Jacksonville DL John Chick (Utah State); Pittsburgh DL Chris Hoke (BYU); Philadelphia DB Curtis Marsh (Utah State); St. Louis LB Brady Poppinga (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); Denver DL Sealver Siliga (Copper Hills HS/Utah); Tampa Bay OL Zane Taylor (Grand HS/Utah); Indianapolis RB Fui Vakapuna (East HS/BYU).

Injured reserve

The following players are on the injured reserve list and out for the season: Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State); New England LB Christian Cox (Utah); Tennessee WR Kevin Curtis (Bingham HS/Snow College/Utah State) Arizona QB Max Hall (BYU); Green Bay WR Shaky Smithson (Utah); San Francisco DL Will Tukuafu (East HS).

— List compiled by Andrew Aragon

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