Real live actual college football began this weekend, which means more real live actual football is just around the corner. That includes in the NFL with teams wrapping up Week 3 of the preseason this week.
Several former Cougars were in the thick of it as they continue to try and make NFL rosters.
Here is how they fared in Week 3.
Deone Bucannon - Arizona Cardinals - Linebacker/Safety
Bucannon was recently activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would seem to indicate he is on track to be back by the start of the regular season.
Xavier Cooper - Cleveland Browns - Defensive Line
Cooper played 38 total snaps, including 32 on defense. He notched a sack and according to some reports, could be in line to start this season.
Joe Dahl - Detroit Lions - Offensive Line
Dahl played 48 total snaps, including getting some time at center. It sounds like it was not his best night, however. He committed a couple of false starts and the reviews were not great.
#Lions OG Joe Dahl is doing his best to not make the team. He has not been good— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) August 26, 2017
John Fullington - New Orleans Saints - Offensive Line
Fullington did not play in the Saints third preseason game.
Shalom Luani - Oakland Raiders - Safety
Luani recorded 4 tackles while playing 44 total snaps and received a lot of positive reviews for another strong game.
Gabe Marks - New York Jets - Receiver
Marks did not play an offensive snap this week for the Jets.
Marquess Wilson - New York Jets - Receiver
Wilson was released by the Jets after making a modest impact during the preseason.
Vince Mayle - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End
Mayle was targeted twice, but did not catch a pass. He was also flagged for a holding penalty.
Kache Palacio - Seattle Seahawks - Linebacker
Palacio recorded one tackle while playing 29 snaps.
Destiny Vaeao - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive Line
Vaeao did not play in Week 3 for the Eagles.
Washington State backup QB taking his cues from ... a right tackle? | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Luke Falk’s infatuation with Tom Brady is public knowledge and has been for some time now. It’s been documented time and time again that Washington State’s starting quarterback tries to emulate the New England Patriots star in nearly everything he does – from Brady’s tendencies on the football field to his choices at the dinner table. “Shoot … he tries to be like (Brady) and all that,” said Tyler Hilinski, Falk’s primary backup at WSU, reaffirming that his teammate’s crush on Brady is still alive and well.
QB Luke Falk ready for final chapter at Washington State | The News Tribune
Back when Luke Falk was a freshman walk-on at Washington State, struggling to strike a balance between being a first-year college football player, school and trying to have a few dollars of his own, he picked up a part-time job working for a catering company.