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Cougar NFL highlights from Week 3

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It was a very quiet Week 3 for the Cougars in the NFL, in large part to some injury issues. Of the seven Cougs on NFL rosters heading into Week 3, three are on injured reserve. Andre Dillard is out for the season, while it appears Jalen Thompson and Joe Dahl could be back in action soon.

It was also not a good week for their teams either. The seven players combined to go 2-4-1 this week and the two wins only occurred because teams played each other. Even Dillard’s Eagles couldn’t get a win against the Bengals and had to settle for a tie.

The week got off to a tough start. Gardner Minshew got the start on Thursday night and completed 30-of-42 passes for 275 yards, but did not throw a touchdown pass in Jacksonville’s 31-13 loss to Miami.

Here is how the rest of the Cougs fared in Week 3:

Hercules Mata’afa - Hercules was active for the Vikings, but did not record any stats in the box score.

Dezmon Patmon - Patmon was once again inactive for the Colts and has yet to make the active roster this season.

Frankie Luvu - Luvu finished with one special teams tackle. With Patmon inactive, we avoided Luvu having to tackle his former teammate.

Jalen Thompson - Thompson just finished his second week on Injured Reserve and will miss at least one more game.

Joe Dahl - Similar to Thompson, Dahl has been on Injured Reserve for two weeks and will miss at least one more game.

Andre Dillard - Dillard remains out for the 2020 season due to injury.



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