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It was one Hekk of a weekend for these Pro Beavs

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It was one Hekk of a weekend for these Pro Beavs

While the Oregon State football team was grinding out a tough victory on the road over the Cal Bears on Saturday, there were a number of former Beavers winning on the football field as well. 

Let's take a look at how the Pro Beavs fared in Week 7 of the NFL season: 

Johnny Hekker and Brandin Cooks: Los Angeles Rams

The Rams found their groove again Sunday, ending a three-game losing streak with a 37-10 victory over the lowly Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.

Johnny Hekker put on one Hekk of show when he executed this fake punt and showed off his quarterback skills with absolute perfection. The Rams were facing a fourth-and-three when Hekker, rather than punt, dropped back and found safety Nick Scott for the 23-yard completion.

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks had a quiet game, catching 4-of-7 targets for 59 yards.

Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Moore 

Star-studded quarterback Patrick Mahomes exited Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury, but thankfully the Chiefs had Matt Moore to step in.

The former Oregon State Beavers quarterback went 10-19 on the night for 117 yards and touchdown, helping the Chiefs snap a two-game losing streak with a 30-6 victory.

With Mahomes out for 3-5 weeks, Moore will likely take the reins at Chiefs starter in his absence. 

Jordan Poyer: Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills came from behind, thanks to 15 unanswered points in the second half of Sunday’s game, to beat division foes, the Miami Dolphins 31-21.

Former Beav Jordan Poyer had nine combined tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for loss in the win.

Steven Nelson: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers also came away victorious in Week 7, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center. Starter Steven Nelson didn’t make the trip with the team due to a groin injury sustained against the Baltimore Ravens one week earlier.

Hopefully the Steelers can get Nelson back soon. Prior to Sunday’s game, Nelson had played in all but one of Pittsburgh’s defensive snaps this season. He is the sixth best cornerback in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.

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NFL Week 2: A look at the Beavs around the league

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NFL Week 2: A look at the Beavs around the league

It was another fun Sunday of football in Week 2 of the NFL, and just like last week the Beavers represented well. Let's take a look around the league and see how the Pro Beavs did. 


Jordan Poyer - Bills: Poyer had two tackles and a pass deflection. It was another solid game from the Bills star defender. He put the defense on his back and down the stretch and laid out to grab the game-sealing interception.

Brandin Cooks and Johnny Hekker - Rams: Johnny Hekker did what Johnny Hekker does - He punts the ball, and he punts it well. Hekker punted four times with a long punt of 66 yards, and a 49.8 yard average on the day. His teammate Brandin Cooks played well, too. He was targeted just four times but turned that into three catches for 74 yards and a score. 

Steven Nelson - Steelers: - Nelson was one of the best players on the defensive side of the ball for the Steelers in their 28-26 loss to the Seahawks. Nelson had six tackles, five solos, and a pass deflection. 

Three seasons, three different teams. Brandin Cooks has found his home with the Rams

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Three seasons, three different teams. Brandin Cooks has found his home with the Rams

Three seasons, three different teams.

What connects the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, and the Los Angeles Rams altogether? Brandin Cooks. 

The fifth-year player out of Oregon State has ties to each of these teams. On Sunday, Jan. 20, Cooks and the Rams took down the team that originally drafted him in 2014 (New Orleans) 26-23 in overtime to claim the NFC Championship. Next up, Cooks will get the chance to dethrone his former team, the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

The underlying message here? Cooks has balled out with each of these teams recording 1,000 yard seasons for each of them.

The former first-rounder (pick No. 20) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Oregon State started his career in New Orleans for three seasons before being traded to New England in 2017. During his Super Bowl run with the Patriots last season, Cooks was unfortunately knocked out of the game after taking a big hit from Philadelphia Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins in the second quarter. The Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl and Cooks was traded to the Los Angeles Rams.

His rookie year was the only season that Cooks did not record a 1,000+ yard season for his team. So why trade Cooks away? The numbers speak for themselves. Well, the Patriots may have been skeptical following the hit Cooks took in Super Bowl LII. Cooks joins an elite party of three along with Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown as the only receivers to record 1,000+ yards and five-plus receiving touchdowns in each of the last three seasons.

Super Bowl LIII isn’t just another game for Cooks. It is his chance to prove that he is one of the best and shoudn't be up for trade. 

Rams head coach Sean McVay sees a bright future with Cooks in L.A and has no intention of dealing him away.

In an interview on Tuesday, McVay says, "Everybody that's been around Brandin you can't talk enough about the production. This is a special human being. The way he goes about his business. Guys like him are why you love coaching. ... I could go on and on about what he's done for this football team. He's been instrumental in us getting here. Love that guy and you can't say enough good things about Brandin Cooks. I can promise you this: We're not trading him."

This season with the Rams, Cooks recorded 80 catches for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns. 

Super Bowl LIII will kickoff at 3:30 PM (PT) on Sunday, Feb. 3rd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brandin Cooks is taking ankles and making dreams come true

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Brandin Cooks is taking ankles and making dreams come true

The #Ramily (Rams Family) is truly that: a family and wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes that very clear in his recent act of kindness within the Rams organization. To honor all the hard work team custodian Alfonso Garcia puts in day in and day out, Cooks is sending Garcia and his son to Super Bowl LIII.

“I just felt like it would be special for him to see that he is a part of this success,” says Cooks. 

Cooks has been with the Rams for just one season and is already making an impact for the organization both on and off the field.

The 5’10” five-year player out of Oregon State has been a nightmare matchup for any opposing defensive back throughout his career. Now, he will get to display his skills live in front of Garcia, his son and 71,000 other fans at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Rams take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII at 3:30 PM (PT) on Sunday, February 3rd. 

Week 2 NFL ProBeavs: Andy Levitre goes on IR; Cooks and Poyer making plays

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Week 2 NFL ProBeavs: Andy Levitre goes on IR; Cooks and Poyer making plays

Atlanta guard Andy Levitre has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn tricep during the Falcons' win over Carolina on Sunday. 

“After receiving the tests results on Andy’s injury from Sunday’s game, it has been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season with a triceps injury,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters today.

It's a tough blow for the Falcons. Levitre has been one of the most reliable offensive linemen of the past 10 years. Drafted by Buffalo in the second round in 2009, Levitre didn't miss a start for four seasons with the Bills, then to seasons for Tennessee before landing in Atlanta in 2015. With the Falcons, Levitre made every start in 2015 and 2016 before missing three games last season.

Now, he will miss 14 games in one season.

 “Andy worked extremely hard to get back on the field after a similar injury last year, and there is no doubt his leadership will continue to be felt this year," Quinn said. "We have a ton of respect for Andy and what he stands for, and what he means to our team.”

-- Brandin Cooks delivers

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks had a huge game on Sunday during a 34-0 over Arizona. Cooks caught seven passes for 159 yards with a long reception of 57. In two games, Cooks has 12 receptions for 246 yards, but has yet to score a touchdown with the Rams. 

--- Jordan Poyer remains elite

Buffalo safety Jordan Poyer continues to play well on a very weak team. Poyer, during Sunday's loss at home to the Los Angeles Chargers, did his part by making seven tackles (six solo) with two for loss and recovered a fumble.  

There are 14 former Ducks currently on NFL rosters and practice squads. Scroll below to find out how they performed over the weekend. 

Below is a team-by-team list of former Ducks, Beavers and others from around the state, currently on NFL rosters If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

 

Score: Atlanta won 31-24 over Carolina.  

  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Started at left guard but was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn triceps suffered against  Carolina. Levitre will likely miss the rest of the season, according to reports. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Started at fullback and appeared in 12 plays on offense and five on special teams. 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Score: Lost 34-23 at Cincinnati.

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: The undrafted rookie free agent in on the practice squad. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: Started at linebacker and had eight tackles, three solo. Also had one quarterback hurry.  

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

Score: Lost 31-20 to the Los Angeles Chargers. 

  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Is on the team's practice squad.  
  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Started at safety and had seven tackles, six solo. Also recovered a fumble and had two tackles for loss. 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Score: Lost 31-24 at Atlanta. 

  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had two solo tackles. 

 

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

Score: Won 24-17 over Seattle. 

  • Kyle Long, Oregon Ducks, guard: Started at right guard. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: Is on the team's practice squad. 

 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

Score: Won 34-23 over Baltimore. 

  • Jake Fisher, Oregon Ducks, offensive tackle: Appeared in one play on offense and four on special teams. 

 

 

 CLEVELAND BROWNS

 

Score: Lost 21-18 at New Orleans.  

  • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Started and had five solo tackles and forced two fumbles and one recovery. 

 

 DALLAS COWBOYS

 

Score: Won 20-13 over the New York Giants. 

 

 DENVER BRONCOS

Score: Won 20-19 over Oakland. 

  • Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks, running back: Scored his first NFL touchdown from one yard out. Carried the ball eight times for 28 yards. 

 

 DETROIT LIONS

 

Score: Lost 30-27 at San Francisco. 

 

 

 GREEN BAY PACKERS 

None. 

 

 HOUSTON TEXANS

 

Score: Lost 20-17 at Tennessee.

  • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Started at the "Jack" linebacker and had three solo tackles. 

 

 

 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

 

None. 

 

 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

 

None. 

 

KANSAS CITY

 

Score: Won 42-37 at Pittsburgh. 

  • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Started at right cornerback and had eight tackles, four solo, and defended one pass. 
  • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon Ducks, wide receiver: Had a 48-yard punt return and recovered a fumble. Last week, Thomas forced a fumble on special teams. 

 

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Score: Won 31-20 at Buffalo. 

  • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Started and three passes for 48 yards. 

 

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 

Score: Won 34-0 over Arizona. 

  • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: Caught seven passes for 159 yards. 
  • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: Punted twice for 102 yards, an average of 51 yards per punt. Also made a 20-yard field goal and an extra point. 
  • Troy Hill, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Played but did not have a tackle. 
  • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Did not play. 
  • Johnny Mundt, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Appeared in six special teams plays. 
  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: Had one assisted tackle and one quarterback hurry.  

 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

Score: Miami won 20-12 over the New York Jets.

  • Kiko Alonso, Oregon Ducks, linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had 13 solo tackles and two forced fumbles. 

 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

 

Score: Tied 29-29 at Green Bay in OT. 

  • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Started at right tackle and played all 73 offensive snaps. 

 

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Score: Lost 31-20 at Jacksonville.  

  • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Punted four times for 222 yards, an average of 55.5 yards per punt. 
  • Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks, running back: Inactive. 
  • Patrick Chung, Oregon Ducks, safety: Had three solo tackles. 

 

 

 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

Score: Won 21-18 over Cleveland.  

Max Unger, Oregon Ducks, center: Started at center.

 

 NEW YORK GIANTS

 

Score: Lost 20-13 at Dallas. 

  • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon Ducks, running back: The backup carried the ball twice for one. 
  • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made three field goals of 28 and 38 yards.   

 

 

NEW YORK JETS

 

None. 

 

 OAKLAND RAIDERS

 

None. 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

 

Score: Lost 21-18 at Tampa Bay. 

  • D.J. Alexander, Oregon State, linebacker: Had one tackle on special teams.  
  • Haloti Ngata, Oregon Ducks, defensive tackle: Appeared in 36 snaps and had one assisted tackle. 
  • Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, guard: Appeared in four offensive snaps.

 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

Score: Lost 42-27 to Kansas City.   

  • Kameron Canaday, Portland State, long snapper: Appeared in 10 special teams plays.  

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

 

Score: Won 30-27 over Detroit. 

  • Arik Armstead, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at right defensive end. Had three solo tackles, one for loss, and two quarterback hurries. 
  • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver:  Did not play. Serving four game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. 
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at left defensive end. Had five solo tackles with one sack an two quarterback hurries. 

 

 

 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

Score: Lost 24-17 at Chicago. 

  • Ed Dickson, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Out with an injury.  
  • Dion Jordan, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Played but did not record a tackle. 

 

 

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

Score: Won 21-18 over Philadelphia. 

  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: Had five carries for 13 yards.  

 

 

 TENNESSEE TITANS

 

Score: Won 20-17 over Houston.  

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon Ducks, quarterback: Mariota did not play (elbow). 

 

 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Score: Lost 21-9 at home to Indianapolis. 

 

Week 1 NFL ProBeavs: CB Steven Nelson helps lead KC's defense

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Week 1 NFL ProBeavs: CB Steven Nelson helps lead KC's defense

Kansas City defensive back Steven Nelson helped lead his team to a 38-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. 

The former Oregon State star  contributed eight tackles, one solo, and defended one pass in the upset victory.  The former third-round pick is in his fourth season with Kansas City. 

Former OSU defensive tackle Kyle Peko, who appeared in six games last season with Denver, started on Sunday for the Broncos in a 27-24 win over Seattle. He had two assisted tackles during his 25 snaps of action. 

There are 14 former Beavers currently on NFL rosters and practice squads. Scroll below to find out how they performed over the weekend. 

Below is a team-by-team list of former Beavers, Ducks, and others from around the state, currently on NFL rosters If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

 

Score: Atlanta lost 18-14 at Philadelphia. 

  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Started at left guard. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Started at fullback for one play. Did not touch the ball. Appeared in 10 total snaps, nine on special teams.  

 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Score: Won 47-3 over Buffalo.

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: The undrafted rookie free agent in on the practice squad. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: Started at linebacker and had one tackle. 

 

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

Score: Lost 47-3 at Baltimore. 

  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Started at safety and had eight tackles, four solo. 

 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Score: Won 16-8 over Dallas. 

  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had one assisted tackle. 

 

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

Score: Lost 27-26 at Green Bay. 

  • Kyle Long, Oregon, guard: Started at right guard. Had a tackle following a Bears' turnover. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: Is on the team's practice squad. 

 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

Score: Won 34-23 at Indianapolis. 

  • Jake Fisher, Oregon, offensive tackle: Appeared in one game as an eligible receiver but did not get targeted for a pass.

 

 

 CLEVELAND BROWNS

 

Score: Tied 21-21 against Pittsburgh. 

  • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon, defensive back: Started and had six tackles with one pass defended. 

 

 

 DALLAS COWBOYS

 

Score: Lost 16-8 at Carolina. 

 

 DENVER BRONCOS

Score: Won 27-24 over Seattle. 

  • Royce Freeman, Oregon, running back: Carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards. 
  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Started at nose tackle and had two unassisted tackles. Appeared in 25 snaps. 

 

 DETROIT LIONS

 

Score: Lost 48-17 at home to the New York Jets. 

  • LeGarrette Blount, Oregon, running back: Started and had four carries for negative three yards and was injured in the game. 
  • Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, offensive tackle: Did not play. 

 

 

 GREEN BAY PACKERS 

None. 

 

 HOUSTON TEXANS

 

Score: Lost 27-20 at New England.

  • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Played in 23 snaps on special teams.

 

 

 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

 

None. 

 

 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

 

None. 

 

KANSAS CITY

 

Score: Won 38-28 at the Los Angeles Chargers. 

  • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Started at right cornerback and had eight tackles, four solo, and defended one pass. 
  • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, wide receiver: Caught one pass for one yard but it was good for a touchdown in the third quarter. Also returned two kickoffs for 33 yards. Had one tackle on special teams, forcing a fumble. 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Score: Lost 38-28 to Kansas City. 

  • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Started and caught two passes for eight yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception. 

 

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 

Score: Won 33-13 at Oakland. 

  • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: Caught five passes for 87 yards and carried the ball one time for six yards. 
  • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: Punted twice for 117 yards, an average of 58.5 per punt. 
  • Troy Hill, Oregon, defensive back: Played but did not have a tackle. 
  • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Did not play. 
  • Johnny Mundt, Oregon, tight end: Played but no receptions. 
  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: Had three tackles, one solo. 

 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

  • Kiko Alonso, Oregon, linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had six tackles and one interception against former UO teammate, quarterback Marcus Mariota. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

 

Score: Won 24-16 over San Francisco. 

  • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Started at right tackle and played all 71 snaps. 

 

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Score: Won 27-20 over Houston. 

  • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Punted six times for 281 yards, an average of 46.8 per punt. 
  • Patrick Chung, Oregon, safety: Had four tackles, three solo. 

 

 

 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

Score: Lost 48-40 to Tampa Bay. 

Max Unger, Oregon, center: Started at center.

 

 NEW YORK GIANTS

 

Score: Lost 20-15 vs. Jacksonville. 

  • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, running back: The backup carried the ball twice for eight yards. 
  • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made three field goals of 27, 31 and 44 yards.  

 

 

NEW YORK JETS

 

None. 

 

 OAKLAND RAIDERS

 

None. 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

 

Score: Won 18-14 over Atlanta. 

  • D.J. Alexander, Oregon State, linebacker: Appeared in 22 snaps, all on special teams. 
  • Haloti Ngata, Oregon, defensive tackle: Appeared in 20 snaps, three on special teams. Had one tackle for loss negated by a holding penalty on the offense. 
  • Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, guard: Appeared in five offensive snaps and two on special teams. 

 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

Score: Tied 21-21 at Cleveland.  

  • Kameron Canaday, Portland State, long snapper: Appeared in 11 special teams plays.  

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

 

Score: Lost 24-16 at Minnesota. 

  • Arik Armstead, Oregon, defensive end: Started at right defensive end. Had five tackles, three solo, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hurry. 
  • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver:  Did not play. Serving four game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. 
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon, defensive end: Started at left defensive end. Had seven tackles, three solo and 2 1/2 sacks plus another half of a tackle for loss. 

 

 

 

 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

Score: Lost 27-24 at Denver. 

  • Ed Dickson, Oregon, tight end: Out with an injury.  
  • Dion Jordan, Oregon, defensive end: Appeared in 15 plays and had one quarterback hurry and one pass defended. 

 

 

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

Score: Won 48-40 at New Orleans. 

  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: EHad two carries for one yard and one reception for two yards. 

 

 

 TENNESSEE TITANS

 

Score: Lost 27-20 at Miami. 

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon, quarterback: Mariota finished 9 of 16 or 103 yards with the two interceptions. He injured his right arm early in the game, came back, threw two interceptions and then left the game for good. He said later that his right hand felt numb. 

[RELATED: Titans await word on severity of Marcus Mariota's injury]

 

 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

  • Byron Marshall, Oregon, running back: Entering third season, second with Washington.  

 

 

ProBeavs on NFL 53-man rosters; Ryan Nall to Bears' practice squad

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ProBeavs on NFL 53-man rosters; Ryan Nall to Bears' practice squad

Former Oregon State running back Ryan Nall was released by the Chicago Bears over the weekend. But he wasn't without a job long. Chicago instantly signed Nall to its practice squad. 

NFL teams reduced their rosters to 53 over the weekend and each team was able to add up to 10 players to its practice squad. 

The Los Angeles Rams continue to be the most loaded with former Beavers. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks is on his third team in five years but could find his way in another Super Bowl with the Rams. Punter Johnny Hekker is a four-time Pro Bowler entering his seventh season. The Rams' backup quarterback is Sean Mannion

Former OSU linebacker D.J. Alexander found himself released by the Bears only to be then signed by Philadelphia. 

There are 14 former Beavers currently on NFL rosters and practice squads. 

Below is a team-by-team list of former Ducks, and others from around the state, currently on NFL rosters following the final roster cut down. If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

 

  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Entering his 10th season. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Spent last season on Baltimore's practice squad. Signed with Atlanta on May 18. 

 

RELEASED: Atlanta released guard Sean Harlow, Oregon State. The 2017 fourth-round pick spent all of last season inactive. 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: The undrafted rookie free agent was release and then resigned to the practice squad. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: Entering his third season. Appeared in 16 games last season and finished with 90 total tackles. 

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Entering his sixth season. Intercepted five passes in 2017. 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Entering his fourth season. Had 19 tackles last season. 

 

RELEASED: Carolina released running back Kenjon Barner, Oregon, and tight end Evan Baylis, Oregon.

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

 

  • Kyle Long, Oregon, guard: Entering his sixth season. A three-time Pro Bowl player. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: The undrafted rookie free agent was eleased and then signed to the Bears' practice squad. 

 

RELEASED: Center Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, was released after three seasons. Chicago also released long snapper Tanner Carew, Oregon. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle but was cut during training camp leading to the Bears picking him up. 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

  • Jake Fisher, Oregon, offensive tackle: Entering his fourth season. Has started 11 career games. 

 

 CLEVELAND BROWNS

 

  • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon, defensive back: Intercepted four passes last season for Kansas City. 

 

RELEASED: Cleveland released offensive lineman Fred Lauina, Oregon State. He had been signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in May. 

 

 DALLAS COWBOYS

 

  • Tyree Robinson, Oregon, safety: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

 

 DENVER BRONCOS

  • Royce Freeman, Oregon, running back: Denver selected Oregon's all-time leading rusher in the third round last spring. 
  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Denver released Peko and then resigned him to the practice squad. 

 

 DETROIT LIONS

 

  • LeGarrette Blount, Oregon, running back: Rushed for 766 yards last season for the Super Bowl champion Eagles. 
  • Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, offensive tackle: Selected in the fifth round last spring. 

 

RELEASED: Cornerback DeShawn Shead, Portland State. Shead missed most of last season with Seattle with a knee injury suffered the year before. Detroit also cut wide receiver Jace Billingsley, Eastern Oregon. He appeared in two games last season. 

 

 GREEN BAY PACKERS 

None. 

 

 HOUSTON TEXANS

 

  • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Entering his third season. Appeared in 18 games over the past two seasons. 

 

RELEASED: Cornerback Treston Decoud, Oregon State. He appeared in 10 games last season. 

 

 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

 

None. 

 

 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

 

None. 

RELEASED: Running back Tim Cook, Oregon State. The undrafted rookie free agent in 2017 is entering his second season. Jacksonville also released undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Manase Hungalu, Oregon State.

 

KANSAS CITY

 

  • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Entering his fourth season. Nelson has appeared in 36 career games.  
  • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, wide receiver: Entering his fifth season. Has 61 career receptions. 

 

RELEASED: Kansas City released cornerback Arrion Springs, Oregon, bought brought him back to the team's practice squad.

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

 

  • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Entering his fourth season. Has 1,877 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns for his career. 

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 

  • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: On his third team in five years. Has three seasons of 1,000 receiving yards or more for his career. 
  • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: The four-time Pro Bowler enters his seventh season. Averaged 47.9 yards per punt last season. 
  • Troy Hill, Oregon, defensive back: Entering his fourth season. Hill has appeared in 24 NFL games. 
  • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Entering his third season. 
  • Johnny Mundt, Oregon, tight end: Undrafted rookie free agent from 2017. 
  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: The five-time Pro Bowler joined the Rams over the offseason. 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

  • Kiko Alonso, Oregon, linebacker: The sixth-year pro had 115 tackles last season. 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

 

  • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Entering his sixth season in the NFL. 

 

RELEASED: The Vikings released guard Josh Andrews, Oregon State. He spent last season on the Eagles' practice squad. 

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Entering his sixth season, all with the Patriots. Has a career punting average of 45.3 yards. 
  • Patrick Chung, Oregon, safety: Entering his 10th season, eighth with the Patriots. 

 

RELEASED: Safety Eddie Pleasant, Oregon. Spent six seasons with Houston. 

 

 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

Max Unger, Oregon, center: The two-time Pro Bowl player is entering his ninth season. 

RELEASED: The Saints released wide receiver Josh Huff, Oregon. New Orleans also released defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux, Oregon. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

 

 NEW YORK GIANTS

 

  • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, running back: Rushed for 7,318 yards in 10 seasons with Carolina. 
  • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made 18 of 25 field goal attempts last season. 

 

NEW YORK JETS

 

None. 

RELEASED: The Jets released linebacker Obum Gwacham, Oregon State. He has appeared in 14 NFL games during his three-year career.  

 

 OAKLAND RAIDERS

 

None. 

RELEASED: Oakland released offensive lineman Cameron Hunt, Oregon. He spent last season on the 49ers' practice squad. The Raiders also released tight end Pharaoh Brown, Oregon. He signed as an undrafted rookie free agent last year and spent most of the season on the team's practice squad. 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

 

  • D.J. Alexander, Oregon State, linebacker: Cut by Seattle and then signed by the Eagles, 
  • Haloti Ngata, Oregon, defensive tackle: The five-time Pro Bowler is entering his 13th season. 
  • Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, guard: Entering his third season. Has appeared in 23 games. 

 

RELEASED:  Philadelphia released offensive tackle Taylor Hart, Oregon. He was set to enter his fifths season. Linebacker Joe Walker, Oregon, was also released. He appeared in 12 games as a rookie last season. Former Oregon State wide receiver Marcus Wheaton was also released.   

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

  • Kameron Canaday, Portland State, long snapper: Appeared in 16 games last season.  Entering his third year. 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

 

  • Arik Armstead, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his fourth season. The former first-round pick appeared in just six games last year. 
  • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver:  Had 396 yards on kick off returns last season. He has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. 
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his second year after making 45 tackles last season. 

 

 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

  • Ed Dickson, Oregon, tight end: Entering his ninth season. Caught 30 passes for 437 yards last season. 
  • Dion Jordan, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his second season with Seattle. Had for sacks in five games last season. 

 

RELEASED: Linebacker D.J. Alexander, Oregon State. He later signed with Philadelphia. He has played three seasons withi 34 career tackles in 44 games. 

 

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: Entering his eighth season. Rushed for 244 yards last season with the Buccaneers.  

 

 TENNESSEE TITANS

 

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon, quarterback: Entering his fourth season. Had a career low 13 touchdown passes last season. 

 

 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

  • Byron Marshall, Oregon, running back: Entering third season, second with Washington.  

 

RELEASED: Washington released offensive lineman Alex Balducci, Oregon (Central Catholic H.S., Portland). 

 

31 Greatest NCAAF Players in PNW history: No.22 - Brandin Cooks

31 Greatest NCAAF Players in PNW history: No.22 - Brandin Cooks

Oregon State has a long list of great receivers that have worn the orange and black; Mike Hass, Sammie Stroughter, James Rodgers, Chad Johnson, Markus Wheaton, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh just to name a few. But the greatest of them all was Brandin Cooks.

Cooks played for the Beavers from 2011-2013 and was the favorite target of Sean Mannion (the most prolific passer in Oregon State history). Cooks is second all-time in career receptions (226), third in career receiving yards (3,272), and first in career receiving touchdowns (24) at Oregon State.

His 128 receptions in 2013 are the most ever in a single season at OSU. That season he also had 1,730 yards receiving, which is also an OSU single-season record. And to think, he had another year of eligibility left when he decided to go pro.

Cooks was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he spent three seasons in New Orleans before being traded to the New England Patriots. He spent just one season with the Patriots before being traded again, this time to the Los Angeles Rams where he was reunited with Mannion.

In his NFL career Cooks has 280 receptions for 3,943 yards and 27 touchdowns. On July 17 the Rams signed Cooks to a five-year, $81 million extension.

Tracking Ducks, Beavers and other locals in the NFL

Tracking Ducks, Beavers and other locals in the NFL

NFL training camps swing into action in the coming days so it's time to take a look at the familiar faces from the state of Oregon currently on NFL rosters. 

Below is a list of players in the NFL that hail from Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, Western Oregon, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon and high schools from across the state. 

The Ducks lead the way with 35 players. Oregon State has 22 players in the league. 

Teams most represented by players from the state are the Los Angeles Rams, a potential Super Bowl contender, with six, followed by the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles with five.  

Former OSU wide receiver Brandin Cooks was acquired by the Rams this offseason to give the team potentially one of the more explosive offenses in the league. The Rams also acquired defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh out of Portland's Grant High School. 

The Eagles lost former Ducks running back Kenjon Barner to Carolina during the offseason but gained former UO defensive tackle Haloti Ngata

Seattle is next in line with four players, three from Oregon, including tight end Ed Dickson

Below is a list of the known players from the state that are in the NFL. If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Sean Harlow, Oregon State, guard: The 2017 fourth-round pick enters his second season. Spent all of last season inactive. 
  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Entering his 10th season. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Spent last season on Baltimore's practice squad. Signed with Atlanta on May 18. 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: Entering his third season. Appeared in 16 games last season and finished with 90 total tackles. 

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Entering his sixth season. Intercepted five passes in 2017. 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

 

  • Kenjon Barner, Oregon, running back:  Returns to Carolina, where he spent his rookie season, after winning Super Bowl with Philadelphia in his fifth season. 
  • Evan Baylis, Oregon, tight end: Spent last season with Baltimore where he appeared in one game. 
  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Entering his fourth season. Had 19 tackles last season. 

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

  • Tanner Carew, Oregon, long snapper: Undrafted rookie free agent was cut by Seattle and then signed by the Bears. 
  • Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, center: Entering his fourth season. 
  • Kyle Long, Oregon, guard: Entering his sixth season. A three-time Pro Bowl player. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

  • Jake Fisher, Oregon, offensive tackle: Entering his fourth season. Has started 11 career games. 

 

 CLEVELAND BROWNS

 

  • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon, defensive back: Intercepted four passes last season for Kansas City. 
  • Fred Lauina, Oregon State, offensive line: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in May. 

 

 DALLAS COWBOYS

 

  • Tyree Robinson, Oregon, safety: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

 

 DENVER BRONCOS

  • Royce Freeman, Oregon, running back: Denver selected Oregon's all-time leading rusher in the third round last spring. 
  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Entering second season. Appeared in six games last season. 

 

 DETROIT LIONS

 

  • Jace Billingsley, Eastern Oregon, wide receiver: Appeared in two games last season. 
  • LeGarrette Blount, Oregon, running back: Rushed for 766 yards last season for the Super Bowl champion Eagles. 
  • Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, offensive tackle: Selected in the fifth round last spring. 
  • DeShawn Shead, Portland State, defensive back: Shead missed most of last season with Seattle with a knee injury suffered the year before. 

 

 GREEN BAY PACKERS 

None. 

 

 HOUSTON TEXANS

 

  • Treston Decoud, Oregon State, cornerback: Entering his second year. Appeared in 10 games last season. 
  • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Entering his third season. Appeared in 18 games over the past two seasons. 

 

 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

 

None. 

 

 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

 

  • Tim Cook, Oregon State, running back: The undrafted rookie free agent in 2017 is entering his second season. 
  • Manase Hungalu, Oregon State, linebacker: Undrafted rookie free agent. 

 

KANSAS CITY

 

  • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Entering his fourth season. Nelson has appeared in 36 career games. 
  • Arrion Springs, Oregon, defensive back: Undrafted rookie free agent. 
  • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, wide receiver: Entering his fifth season. Has 61 career receptions. 

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

 

  • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Entering his fourth season. Has 1,877 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns for his career. 

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 

  • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: On his third team in five years. Has three seasons of 1,000 receiving yards or more for his career. 
  • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: The four-time Pro Bowler enters his seventh season. Averaged 47.9 yards per punt last season. 
  • Troy Hill, Oregon, defensive back: Entering his fourth season. Hill has appeared in 24 NFL games. 
  • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Entering his third season. 
  • Johnny Mundt, Oregon, tight end: Undrafted rookie free agent. 
  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: The five-time Pro Bowler joined the Rams over the offseason. 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

  • Kiko Alonso, Oregon, linebacker: The sixth-year pro had 115 tackles last season. 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

 

  • Josh Andrews, Oregon State, guard: Spent last season on the Eagles' practice squad. 
  • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Entering his sixth season in the NFL. 

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Entering his sixth season, all with the Patriots. Has a career punting average of 45.3 yards. 
  • Patrick Chung, Oregon, safety: Entering his 10th season, eighth with the Patriots. 
  • Eddie Pleasant, Oregon, safety: Recently signed with New England. Spent six seasons with Houston. 

 

 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

  • Josh Huff, Oregon, wide receiver: Entering his fourth season, first with the Saints. 
  • Henry Mondeaux, Oregon, defensive line: Undrafted rookie free agent. 
  • Max Unger, Oregon, center: The two-time Pro Bowl player is entering his ninth season. 

 

 NEW YORK GIANTS

 

  • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, running back: Rushed for 7,318 yards in 10 seasons with Carolina. 
  • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made 18 of 25 field goal attempts last season. 

 

NEW YORK JETS

 

  • Obum Gwacham, Oregon State, linebacker:  Entering his fourth season. Has appeared in 14 NFL games. 

 

 OAKLAND RAIDERS

 

  • Cameron Hunt, Oregon, offensive line: Spent last season on the 49ers' practice squad. Signed with Oakland in May. 
  • Pharaoh Brown, Oregon, tight end: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent last year. Spent most of the season on the team's practice squad. 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

  • Taylor Hart, Oregon, offensive tackle:  Entering his fifth season. Began his career as a defensive lineman. 
  • Haloti Ngata, Oregon, defensive tackle: The five-time Pro Bowler is entering his 13th season. 
  • Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, guard: Entering his third season. Has appeared in 23 games. 
  • Joe Walker, Oregon, linebacker: Appeared in 12 games as a rookie last season. 
  • Marcus Wheaton, Oregon State, wide receiver: Entering his sixth season. Spent last year with the Bears. 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

  • Kameron Canaday, Portland State, long snapper: Appeared in 16 games last season.  Entering his third year. 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

 

  • Arik Armstead, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his fourth season. The former first-round pick appeared in just six games last year. 
  • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver:  Had 396 yards on kick off returns last season.
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his second year after making 45 tackles last season. 

 

 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

  • D.J. Alexander, Oregon State, linebacker: Entering his fourth season. Has 34 career tackles in 44 games. 
  • Ed Dickson, Oregon, tight end: Entering his ninth season. Caught 30 passes for 437 yards last season. 
  • Dion Jordan, Oregon, defensive end: Entering his second season with Seattle. Had for sacks in five games last season. 

 

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: Entering his eighth season. Rushed for 244 yards last season with the Buccaneers.  

 

 TENNESSEE TITANS

 

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon, quarterback: Entering his fourth season. Had a career low 13 touchdown passes last season. 

 

 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

  • Alex Balducci, Oregon (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), offensive line: Originally with San Francisco as an undrafted rookie free agent. 
  • Byron Marshall, Oregon, running back: Entering third season, second with Washington.