Week two signaled the return of Dennis Pitta to NFL football, while Ziggy Ansah and Kyle Van Noy both left their game early with injuries. Pitta had nine receptions for 102 yards to lead his team to victory, while Chicago fullback Paul Lasike had his first professional carry, a two yard run that resulted in a first down. All statistics and snap counts are recorded below.
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah (DE, 2010-12; Detroit). Detroit (1-1) fell to Tennessee 16-15 and both Ansah and KVN left the game early with injuries. Ziggy recorded no stats, playing just three snaps on defense (4%) before twisting his ankle. Season Totals: two tackles (1 solo, 1 assisted), one tackle for loss
John Denney (LS, 2001-04; Miami). Miami (0-2) lost to the New England Patriots 31-24. Denney played eight snaps on special teams (29%) and recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Alani Fua (ILB, 2010-14; Arizona). Arizona (1-1) defeated Tampa Bay 40-7. Fua played just one defensive snap (1%) and 22 snaps on special teams (71%) and recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Paul Lasike (RB/FB, 2012-14; Chicago). Chicago (0-2) lost 29-14 to Philadelphia. Lasike got his first professional carry with a two yard rush for a first down on third and one. He played five offensive snaps (10%). Season Totals: one rush for two yards
Dennis Pitta (TE, 2004, 2007-09; Baltimore). Baltimore (2-0) defeated Cleveland 25-20, largely thanks to Pitta’s break-out game. Pitta started and was targeted 12 times and had nine receptions for 102 yards (11.3 ypc). He led his team in receptions and yards and played 45 offensive snaps (60%). Season Totals: 12 receptions for 141 yards
Daniel Sorenson (DB, 2008, 2011-13; Kansas City). The Chiefs were defeated by Houston 19-12. Sorensen had two solo tackles, playing 26 snaps on defense (36%) and 28 snaps on special teams (88%). Season Totals: 2 tackles (2 solo, 0 assisted)
Kyle Van Noy (LB, 2010-13; Detroit). Detroit (1-1) fell to Tennessee 16-15. KVN had one solo tackle and played 37 snaps on defense (55%) and six more on special teams (26%) before leaving the game early with a calf injury. He is questionable for this week versus the Packers. Season Totals: 1 solo tackle.
Cougars on the injured reserve:
- Bronson Kaufusi (DE, 2012-15). On injured reserve for Baltimore Ravens.
- Uani ‘Unga (MLB, 2011-13). On the injured reserve for New York Giants
- De’Ondre Wesley (OT, 2013-14). On injured reserve for Baltimore Ravens.
And in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Cody Hoffman has rejoined the Montreal Alouettes as a wide receiver. He has played in one game but recorded no stats.