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BYU in the NFL: Slow Week 2 for Former Cougars

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Week 2 of NFL action was a slow one for former Cougars. With Daniel Sorensen being cut from Kansas City's 53-man roster after Week 1 and Kyle Van Noy on the short term injured reserve list in Detroit, there are only five former BYU players active on NFL rosters right now.

Ziggy Ansah probably had the most exciting performance of any former Cougar with 4 tackles in a losing effort for the Detroit Lions. Ansah continues to show development every week he plays for the Lions and he should be fun to watch throughout the season.

Ansah also made headlines off the field for donating a trombone to a homeless man who had his stolen in a mugging.

In a bit of an unusual move, Dallas Reynolds spent at least one play split out as a wide receiver. Obviously, the Giants were just trying to get creative with a big lineup near the goal line, but it still isn't every day you see an offensive lineman split out wide.

Dennis Pitta (Ravens): Pitta had 3 receptions for 30 yards in Baltimore's 26-7 win over Pittsburgh.

Ziggy Ansah (Lions): Ansah recorded 4 tackles, including 2 solo tackles, a tackle for loss, half a sack, and a QB hit in Detroit's 24-7 loss to Carolina.

Kyle Van Noy (Lions): Van Noy remains on Detroit's short term injured reserve list.

John Denney (Dolphins): Denney handled long snapping duties in Miami's 10-29 loss to Buffalo, but did not record any stats.

Brett Keisel (Steelers): Keisel had 1 tackle in the Pittsburgh's 7-26 loss to Baltimore.

Dallas Reynolds (Giants): Reynolds played backup minutes on the offensive line, but did not record any stats.

Cougars currently on NFL practice squads: Spencer Hadley (Raiders) and Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs).