An ankle injury has limited Deone Bucannon’s time on the field this season, but that appears to be the only thing holding him back. Bucannon turned in yet another standout performance this week, including his first sacks of the season.
Here is how all of the Cougs fared this week.
Deone Bucannon - Arizona Cardinals - Linebacker/Safety
Bucannon continued his stellar season, finishing with eight tackles, a sack, a pass deflection and a forced fumble against the New York Giants.
Xavier Cooper - New York Jets - Defensive Line
Cooper had a strong game this week, recording a pair of tackles to go along with one quarterback hit and a batted down pass.
Joe Dahl - Detroit Lions - Offensive Line
Joe Dahl started at left guard for the Lions and earned some praise for his matchup with Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Shalom Luani - Oakland Raiders - Safety
Luani will get to play on Monday Night Football and he’ll do so against a former teammate.
Destiny Vaeao - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive End
Vaeao’s Eagles will take on Luani’s Raiders on Monday night.
Vince Mayle - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End
Mayle played 16 snaps, all on special teams, this week.
Kache Palacio - Seattle Seahawks - Linebacker
Palacio was released by the Seahawks during the week. The Seahawks did re-sign Palacio to the practice squad.
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