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NFL local watch, Week 8

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 3 2010 12:37 a.m. MDT

Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images) Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images)

On the field

St. Louis DE C.J. Ah You (Lone Peak HS) had one tackle and a quarterback hurry in win over Panthers.

Denver OL Zane Beadles (Hillcrest HS/Utah) started at right tackle and helped offense gain 428 yards in loss to 49ers.

Washington QB John Beck (BYU) was his team's emergency QB in loss to Lions.

Philadelphia LB Stewart Bradley (Highland HS) was on a bye.

Green Bay DB Jarrett Bush (Utah State) played as a reserve and downed a punt in win over Jets.

Cincinnati TE Daniel Coats (Northridge HS/BYU) was released by the Bengals prior to their loss to the Dolphins.

Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Associated Press) Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Associated Press)

Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State) had four catches for 48 yards while suffering back spasms in loss to Lions.

Miami DL John Denney (BYU) long snapped on five field goals, one extra point and four punts in win over Bengals.

Indianapolis DB Aaron Francisco (BYU) started at safety and had eight tackles on defense and one tackle in punt coverage in win over Texans.

Seattle RB Quinton Ganther (Utah) was resigned by Seattle last week and had a tackle following an interception in loss to Raiders.

Carolina OL Jordan Gross (Utah) started at left tackle and helped offense gain 219 yards in loss to Rams.

Arizona QB Max Hall (BYU) started and threw a touchdown pass in loss to Buccaneers. He completed 8 of 16 passes for 71 yards and was benched after having two interceptions returned for scores.

Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images) Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after intercepting a pass against Cincinnati Sunday. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images)

Pittsburgh NT Chris Hoke (BYU) had a tackle — one that caused the Saints to lose 3 yards on a second-and-goal at the 1-yard line — in third quarter of loss.

St. Louis LB Bryan Kehl (Brighton HS/BYU) made his first start for the Rams at outside linebacker and had three total tackles in win over Panthers.

Pittsburgh OL Chris Kemoeatu (Utah) started at left guard and helped offense gain 303 yards in loss to Saints. He also had a tackle after an interception.

Washington NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Utah) started and had two tackles in loss to Lions. Earlier in the week, teammate Albert Haynesworth said Kemoeatu can play the 3-4 defense better than he can.

Baltimore LB Paul Kruger (Timpanogos HS/Utah) was on a bye.

Arizona OL Deuce Lutui (Snow College) started at right guard and helped offense gain 405 yards in loss to Buccaneers.

Houston DB Brice McCain (Utah) made his second career start and had five total tackles in loss to Colts.

Miami OL Pat McQuistan (Weber State) played as a reserve in win over Bengals.

Cleveland OL Paul McQuistan (Weber State) was on a bye.

Miami LB Koa Misi (Utah) started and had one tackle in win over Bengals.

Oakland WR Nick Miller (Southern Utah) returned six punts for 29 yards and had an 8-yard reception in win over Seahawks after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Baltimore DL Haloti Ngata (Highland HS) was on a bye.

Tampa Bay OL Donald Penn (Utah State) started at left tackle, and helped offense gain 432 yards in win over Cardinals.

Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta (BYU) was on a bye.

N.Y. Jets DL Sione Pouha (East HS/Utah) started and had three tackles in loss to Packers.

Cleveland QB Brett Ratliff (Utah) was on a bye.

Baltimore WR David Reed (Utah) was on a bye.

Miami CB Sean Smith (Utah) played most of the game in win over Bengals and took advantage of the opportunity with one tackle, two passes defended and an interception.

Carolina WR Steve Smith (Utah) was targeted 15 times and had nine catches for 85 yards in loss to Rams. He also returned one punt for 8 yards and lost a fumble.

Miami DT Paul Soliai (Utah) started and had one tackle in win over Bengals.

Pittsburgh LB Stevenson Sylvester (Utah) played as a reserve in loss to Saints.

Minnesota FB Naufahu Tahi (Granger HS/BYU) had two catches for 9 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in loss to Patriots.

San Diego DB Eric Weddle (Utah) led his defense with 11 total tackles, including one for loss, and defended a pass in win over Titans.

Inactive this week

The following players were declared inactive by their respective teams: Indianapolis WR Austin Collie (BYU); Cincinnati DE Jonathan Fanene (Utah); Tennessee DB Robert Johnson (Utah); Pittsburgh DE Brett Keisel (BYU); San Francisco OL Barry Sims (Park City HS/Utah); San Francisco QB Alex Smith (Utah).

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); Arizona LB J.D. Folsom (Snow College/Weber State); 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 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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