Bearcats in the NFL roundup

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Every week we'll take a look around the league at how former Bearcats did on Sunday. There are 12 former UC players currently on NFL roster and I'll do my best to keep information flowing on as many of them as possible.

--- CONNOR BARWIN: To say the least, the first week of the season was a tough one to swallow for UC faithful. Maybe the most notable and beloved former Bearcats, Houston Texans DE Connor Barwin, was lost for the season with an ugly dislocated ankle injury.

Here's a brief report from Yahoo.

Barwin came into his own at the end of last season as a second-round draft pick. He had 2 1/2 sacks over the last six weeks of last season.

Unfortunately, his season will end without a stat this year.

--- TRENT COLE: Cole had a fantastic game for the Eagles. He tied for the team lead in tackles, with 6, against Green Bay.

He also sacked Aaron Rodgers once and had another tackle for loss. 

--- MARDY GILYARD: Gilyard was one of only four active St. Louis receivers running routes for rookie QB Sam Bradford.

Gilyard didn't notch a reception in the Rams' 17-13 loss to Arizona, but did make his mark with a 34-yard kickoff return. He also had a tackle on special teams.

Despite not making a catch, the fact he was activated over other WRs, shows the plans the Rams have for him.

--- TONY PIKE: Not surprisingly, the Panthers' third-string QB was inactive. That will likely be the case for the entire season pending injury to starter Matt Moore or backup Jimmy Claussen.

--- BRENT CELEK: The Eagles tight has had better days in the NFL. Celek took the blame for the final fourth-and-1 run that ultimately buried Philadelphia's comeback attempt in a 27-20 loss on Sunday.

Celek said he missed the block on a Michael Vick run.

Celek only had two receptions for 32 yards. Celek is very tight with QB Kevin Kolb, who left the game in the first half with a concussion. Celek's numbers will be better with Kolb at QB,  but regardless, he will have plenty of better games than the opener.

--- BRANDON UNDERWOOD: Underwood was among the inactives for the Green Bay Packers

--- RICARDO MATHEWS: Mathews was inactive for Indianapolis  

--- JEFF LINKENBACH: There was thought to be a chance the undrafted free agent would start at LT for the Colts, but starter Charlie Johnson was healthy enough to go and played the entire game.

--- MIKE WRIGHT: As the Patriots enjoyed a great day against the Bengals, so did UC grad Mike Wright against the hometown team.

Wright consistently got pressure off the edge as part of a defensive front that gave Carson Palmer fits. He didn't record a tackle, but did have one official QB hit on Palmer.

--- KEVIN HUBER: With a partial assist from Wright, Huber saw plenty of action early for the Bengals.

Huber had three punts for an average of 46.3 yards and a long of 57. One kick nearly went out of bounds inside the 5, but bounced into the end zone.

--- HARUKI NAKAMURA: Keep an eye out for Nakamura tonight when Baltimore plays the Jets in the early MNF game. 

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