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BYU in the NFL - Week 9: Dennis Pitta will not play this season

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

With Ziggy Ansah, Kyle Van Noy, Daniel Sorensen, Alani Fua, and De'Ondre Wesley all on bye weeks and Uani 'Unga out with injury it was a pretty quiet week for former Cougars in the NFL.

The biggest news involving BYU alumni came out of Baltimore where Dennis Pitta announced Wednesday he will not play the rest of 2015 season. As a result of the hip injury that ended his season last year and has kept him out Pitta has already sat out the first nine weeks of the season as he continues to recover from the second major hip injury that ended his season last year.

Pitta clarified that this does not mean he is retiring, but given the fact that injuries have only allowed him to play in seven games over the past three seasons the outlook on his career does not look good.

In much better news, Ziggy Ansah is currently fifth among defensive ends in Pro Bowl voting with just over 35,000 votes. You can cast your ballot for Ansah here.

Here's how all the BYU alumni in the NFL performed for their respective teams in Week 9:

Dennis Pitta (Ravens) #88: Pitta announced this week that he will remain on Baltimore's physically unable to perform (PUP) list for the remainder of the season.

Ziggy Ansah (Lions) #94: Ansah was on a bye during Week 9.

Kyle Van Noy (Lions) #53: Van Noy was on a bye during Week 9.

John Denney (Dolphins) #92: Denney played seven special teams snaps as the long snapper in Miami's 17-33 loss to Buffalo.

Uani 'Unga (Giants) #47: 'Unga was inactive for New York during the Giants' 32-18 win over Tampa Bay due to injury. 'Unga continues to battle the neck injury that also sidelined him in Week 7.

Dallas Reynolds (Giants) #61: Reynolds played 13 snaps, mostly on special teams, in New York's 32-18 victory over Tampa Bay, but did not record any stats.

Daniel Sorensen (Chiefs) #49: Sorensen was on a bye week during Week 9.

Alani Fua (Cardinals) #59: Fua was on a bye week during Week 9.

De'Ondre Wesley (Ravens) #77: Wesley was on a bye week during Week 9.

Cougars currently on NFL practice squads: Hebron Fangupo (Chiefs), Rob Daniel (Packers), and Paul Lasike (Bears).