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Dennis Pitta made the highlight reel, it was a new start for Dallas Reynolds in Philadelphia, and is it the beginning of the end for Austin Collie in Indianapolis?
Dennis Pitta is clearly the star of this post. His 20 yard TD reception in the Sunday night game against the Patriots was a thing of beauty. Channeling his inner Chad Lewis, Pitta hurdled a New England defender on his way to the house and put the Ravens back on top. Pitta ended the night with 5 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. He has proven to be an important piece of the Baltimore offense with 18 catches for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns so far this season.
Austin Collie suffered a ruptured right patella injury in Indianapolis' loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. The injury took place in the third quarter as Collie made his only catch of the night, a 6 yard reception. That play was most likely Collie's last play as a Colt and may signal the end of his football career. Collie suffered the latest in a series of concussions during a preseason game earlier this season and missed time as a result. His contract with Indianapolis is up at the end of the year.
Dallas Reynolds got the start this weekend at Center for Philadelphia after coming off of the bench in the second half last week for injured starter Jason Kelce. The Eagles lost and the offense struggled. When asked about Dallas Reynolds play Head Coach Andy Reid replied,"I thought after probably the first two series he settled down. I thought he was anxious the first couple series. He settled down and I thought he played a pretty good game after that." Hardly a ringing endorsement but it looks like Reynolds will continue to start for the Eagles. It's a difficult situation on a banged up offensive line protecting a struggling quarterback. Hopefully Reynolds can make the most of the opportunity.
Brett Keisel did not have the game of his career this weekend. Keisel, defensive captain, accepted sole responsibility for the loss stating that he "messed up some things that resulted in touchdowns". He had no tackles or sacks in the Steelers loss to the Raiders.
John Beck (Houston Texans) and Ray Feinga (Miami Dolphins) did not see meaningful time. Beck is listed as the third string QB for Houston and Feinga is listed as a second string RT in Miami.
John Denney is still the long snapper for the Dolphins. Until he throws one out of the back of the endzone there's not much of a story there. Being a long snapper is a lot like being a referee. You never want to be the story.