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How the Cougs fared in Week 1 of the NFL season

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Football season is officially in full swing, with Week 1 of the NFL season kicking off on Sunday. It turned out to be a good weekend for the current Cougars on the field, but it wasn’t a standout week for former Cougars now in the NFL, with the six Cougs on active rosters mostly seeing reserve action this week.

Here is how they all fared:

Deone Bucannon - Arizona Cardinals - Linebacker/Safety

Bucannon was inactive for the season opener, due to an ankle injury. After sitting out the offseason due to ankle surgery, Bucannon returned to practice only to suffer an ankle sprain. It sounds like he could miss a couple of weeks, at least.

Xavier Cooper - San Francisco 49ers - Defensive Line

Cooper made one tackle, seeing some time as a reserve in his first game with the 49ers.

Joe Dahl - Detroit Lions - Offensive Line

Dahl played as a reserve for the Lions in the season opener. He’s been contending for a starting job and could see more time as the season goes on.

Shalom Luani - Oakland Raiders - Safety

Luani made his NFL debut on Sunday, seeing most of his action on special teams.

Vince Mayle - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End

Mayle made one tackle on special teams in his debut with the Ravens.

Destiny Vaeao - Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive Line

Vaeao recorded two assisted tackles for the Eagles.

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