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Former Cougs Mayle, Cooper make NFL preseason debut

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The pair of the old WSU football players saw the field for the first time in the NFL in a loss to Washington

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The Cleveland Browns played their first preseason game on Thursday night and two staples of the 2014 Cougars saw their first professional action. Xavier Cooper and Vince Mayle made their preseason debut last night in the Browns 20-17 loss to the Washington Redskins

Cooper, a third round selection in the 2015 draft, recorded one tackle, a sack in his first game with the Browns. Cooper was the only Browns player to register a sack in the game.

2014 fourth round pick Vince Mayle had two receptions for 28 yards on three targets. Sadly, the one ball he didn't catch resulted in the biggest play. A pass from Thad Lewis bounced off the stretched out hands of Mayle and was intercepted by Washington.

The Browns will next be in action against the Bills Thursday Aug. 20 at 5 pm ET, you can catch the game on ESPN.

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Fall Camp Day 6:

WSU practice notes: Thunderstruck Cougars | The Spokesman-Review
The thunderclaps that rocked resonated over the Sacajawea Junior High fields provided an awesome accompaniment to WSU's practice.

Video: Peyton Pelluer after practice | The Spokesman-Review
Peyton Pelluer answers questions after practice.

Video: Jamal Morrow after practice | The Spokesman-Review
Running back Jamal Morrow after WSU's practice, including some insight into hsi diet.

Video: James Williams after practice | The Spokesman-Review
Freshman running back James Williams talks to the media after practice.

Video: Mike Leach after practice | The Spokesman-Review
Mike Leach talks to the media after practice.

Soccer:

Soccer to Host Eagles in Exhibition Match - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU will face Eastern Washington at Lower Soccer Field, Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.

Athletics:

Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Director of Athletics Bill Moos discusses the opening of practice for fall sports, his memories of fall camp, the importance of student support to Cougar Athletics, and the Aug. 20 Cougar Sports Kickoff event at Rogers Field.

Cleveland Browns:

McCown throws TD, Manziel scores in Browns' loss to Redskins
Vince Mayle and Xavier Cooper played in their first NFL preseason game for the Browns