Bearcats in the NFL roundup: Week 5

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--- MARDY GILYARD: The time is now for Mardy. Due to a season-ending injury to Mark Clayton, it appears Gilyard could be inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this week.

It's unfortunate that both Donnie Avery and Clayton have gone down, but it has provided a path for Gilyard to show what he can do and grab a permanent position as a fixture in the St. Louis offense, not to mention develop chemistry with Bradford.

There's plenty of quotes and analysis of the position battle in this story from

Gilyard caught two passes for 22 yards in the Rams ugly 44-6 loss to Detroit.  .

--- TRENT COLE: Cole enjoyed a solid week with four tackles, one for a loss and a QB hit in a 27-24 win against San Francisco on Sunday night. He played a key role in containing Frank Gore to 2.9 yards a rush on 18 carries.  

--- BRENT CELEK: Another week with buddy Kevin Kolb at QB and another week with a touchdown for Brent Celek. He caught an 8-yarder from Kolb for Philly's first score of the game.

He finished with three receptions for 47 yards and nine targets.   

--- BRANDON UNDERWOOD: He had one tackle in Green Bay's loss to Washington.

--- RICARDO MATHEWS: Mathews was inactive for Indianapolis against Jacksonville.  

--- JEFF LINKENBACH: Didn't see much action this week. 

--- MIKE WRIGHT: Wright missed a couple sessions of practice with an injury during New England's bye week last week. But returned on Monday and is expected to play this weekend.  

--- KEVIN HUBER: Huber had maybe the punt of the year when he blasted one 73 yards on Sunday. It probably flew about 65 yards, before unfortunately bouncing into the end zone. The touchback from his own 27 still made for a ridiculous 53-yard net. 

--- HARUKI NAKAMURA: Nakamura has been for the most part displaced by Tom Zbikowski at safety, but some people following the team believe its time for that to change. Here's one such blog post.

--- TONY PIKE: He is becoming the most popular quarterback in Carolina by not doing a thing. When standing around with a clipboard is helping your team more than the other two quarterbacks who play, you know it's a bad situation.  

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