LOCALS IN THE NFL

Locals In The NFL Shine On Saturday In Preseason Week One

Aug 13, 2022, 10:10 PM | Updated: Aug 14, 2022, 10:32 am
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ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Zack Moss #20 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball and gets tackled by Kenny Moore II #23 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of a preseason game at Highmark Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.

SALT LAKE CITY – It was a busy day across the NFL as the preseason week one really got rolling with eight games on the schedule.

We take a look around the league and shine a spotlight on players with ties to the state of Utah.

Cougars In The NFL

Dax Milne – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (0-1)

Milne caught two passes for 30 yards with along of 23 yards on three targets.

Next Game: @ Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. (MST).

Brady Christensen – Tackle – Carolina Panthers (1-0)

Christensen played in the Panthers preseason opener.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Friday, August 19 at 5 p.m. (MST).

Zayne Anderson – Defensive Back – Kansas City Chiefs (0-1)

Anderson did not accumulate any stats in the Chiefs loss to Chicago.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. (MST).

Matt Bushman – Tight End – Kansas City Chiefs (0-1)

Did not receive any targets in the Chiefs loss to Chicago.

Next Game: vs. Washington Commanders on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. (MST).

Khyiris Tonga – Defensive Line – Chicago Bears (1-0)

Tonga finished with one tackle against the Chiefs.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Neil Pau’u – Wide Receiver – Buffalo Bills (1-0)

Pau’u made two catches for 10 yards for the Bills. He was targeted three times by Buffalo quarterbacks.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Samson Nacua – Wide Receiver – Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Nacua made the most of his one target, corralling the catch for four yards.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Chris Wilcox – Cornerback – Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Six solo tackles from Wilcox led Indianapolis in this game.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Ty’Son Williams – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Willams carried the ball five times for 10 yards. He also caught one pass for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Troy Warner – Safety – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)

Warner picked up four tackles against the Dolphins in a two point loss.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. (MST).

Taysom Hill – Tight End – New Orleans Saints

Did not play against the Packers.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (MST).

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – New Orleans Saints

Finished with three tackles in his first game with New Orleans.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (MST).

James Empey – Center – Dallas Cowboys

Empey saw some playing time at right guard for Dallas during the fourth quarter of Dallas’ preseason opener.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. (MST).

Utes In The NFL

Jaylon Johnson – Defensive Back- Chicago Bears (1-0)

Johnson recorded one tackle in limited playing time against Kansas City.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills (1-0)

Entering his third season in Buffalo, Moss led the Bills with 37 yards rushing on three carries including a big 27-yard gain early in the first quarter.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

The former Utah safety finished with a pair of tackles and forced a fumble in the Colts 27-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Next Game: vs. Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks (0-1)

Barton was credited with three tackles in Seattle’s loss to Pittsburgh.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Marquise Blair – Free Safety – Seattle Seahawks (0-1)

Blair finished with two tackles (one solo) against Pittsburgh.

Next Game: vs. Chicago Bears on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Eric. Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins (1-0)

Rowe finished with one tackle in the Dolphins win over Tampa Bay.

Next Game: vs. Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. (MST).

Brian Allen – Defensive Back – New Orleans Saints

Allen did not register a tackle but intercepted a pass late against the Texans.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (MST).

Chase Hansen – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

Hansen finished with six tackles (five solo) and returned an interception 44-yards against the Texans.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (MST).

Nephi Sewell – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

Sewell finished with six tackles (four solo) in his first NFL action with the Saints.

Next Game: @ Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (MST).

Garrett Bolles – Left Tackle – Denver Broncos (1-0)

Bolles did not appear in the Broncos preseason opener.

Next Game: @ Buffalo Bills on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST).

Mika Tafua – Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys (0-1)

Tafua finished with one tackle in limited action against the Broncos.

Next Game:@ Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. (MST).

Aggies In The NFL

Derek Wright – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers (1-0)

Wright was targeted three times, finishing with three catches for 46 total yards.

Next Game: @ New England Patriots on Friday, August 19 at 5 p.m. (MST).

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears (1-0)

Scales is the only long-snapper in camp with Chicago and was mistake free on Saturday afternoon.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Jaylen Warren – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

Warren averaged 5.7 yards per carry for 34 yards and caught four passes for a 30 yards and a score.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. (MST)

Devin Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)

Thompkins was targeted three times, hauling in two passes for 11 yards in his NFL debut.

Next Game: @ Tennessee Titans on Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. (MST).

Wildcats In The NFL

Taron Johnson – Defensive Back – Buffalo Bills (0-1)

The former Weber State Wildcat did not accumulate any stats in this game.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. (MST)

Thunderbirds In The NFL

Braxton Jones – Tackle – Chicago Bears (1-0)

Jones made his NFL debut in the Bears preseason opener.

Next Game: @ Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. (MST)

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

The seventh-year safety did not accumulate any stats in Pittsburgh’s win over Seattle.

Next Game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. (MST)

Preps To Pros

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Dallas Cowboys (0-1)

Schultz did not play in Dallas’ preseason opener.

Next Game: @ Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. (MST).

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