As of Friday there were 22 former BYU athletes listed on active NFL rosters. Here is how each of them performed in the second week of the 2022 NFL preseason. As well as which Cougars made it past the second NFL roster cuts of the season.
Samson Nacua, Indianapolis Colts
Even though Nacua only had one grab on two targets this past week, he made the most of it. Nacua was the only former Cougar to find the end zone this week on this 26 yard scoring catch.
Jack Coan to Samson Nacua for the @Colts TD!
📱: Stream #DETvsIND on NFL+ https://t.co/wdgAWXJg5i pic.twitter.com/bnyEsamAT8
— NFL (@NFL) August 20, 2022
Dax Milne, Washington Commanders
Dax Milne continued to show his shiftiness against the Chiefs on Saturday. Building off his performance in week one of the preseason vs Carolina, Milne caught 4 passes for 37 yards, with the longest being this 22 yard pass from Sam Howell:
Another nice looking ball from Sam Howell here. Finds Dax Milne, who makes a nice catch with arms extended to shield ball from DB with his body. pic.twitter.com/5FM36Kg3CG
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) August 20, 2022
Milne has performed so well in the preseason that he received this high praise from Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday.
Dax Milne and Casey Toohill have caught Rivera’s attention this preseason 👀 pic.twitter.com/GGGNIaIE4z
— NBC Sports Commanders (@NBCSCommanders) August 23, 2022
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
Taysom Hill saw his first action in the preseason after coming back from a rib injury he sustained in fall camp. Even though he isn’t at his natural position, Hill still showed his impact on the game at TE with his lone reception for 10 yards:
Taysom Hill sighting!
— Brice Larson (@LarsonSports) August 20, 2022
Cougars That Missed the Cut
The second cut deadline of the 2022 NFL season was Tuesday. Each NFL team had to cut their rosters down from 85 to 80 by 4pm ET. Keep in mind that most of the players who are cut end up being re-signed to practice squads before the season starts. Here are the Cougars that didn’t make it past the first and second cuts.
Tomasi Laulile was the only former Cougar cut last week.
This week, Troy Warner and Kai Nacua were cut by their respective squads.
Full Stats From The Cougars in the NFL
- Tyler Allgeier 6 Att 17 Yds 2.8 Avg 3 Rec 12 Yds.
- Neil Pau’u recorded no stats in week 2
- Brady Christensen Started at LG for the Panthers on Friday
- Khyris Tonga Recorded no stats in week 2
- Sione Takitaki Recorded no stats in week 2
- James Empey Recorded no stats in week 2
- Jamaal Williams DNP
- Samson Nacua 1 Rec. on 2 Targets for a 26 yd TD
- Chris Wilcox 5 Tot 3 Solo
- Ty’Son Williams 1 Car. 0 yds
- Zayne Anderson 2 Tot 2 Solo
- Matt Bushman Recorded no stats in week 2
- Michael Davis 1 PBU
- Kyle Van Noy DNP
- Harvey Langi 1 Solo, Went through concussion protocol after the game.
- Taysom Hill 1 Rec for 10 Yds. on 2 Tgts.
- Daniel Sorensen 1 Solo
- Kai Nacua 1 Solo
- Zach Wilson DNP (Injury)
- Fred Warner DNP
- Troy Warner Recorded no stats in week 2
- Dax Milne 4 Rec 37 yds Lng. 22
Make sure to check back every Tuesday during the NFL preseason to get an update on each of the now 20 former Cougars in the NFL.
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