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BYU Cougars in The Pros Tracker: Preseason Week 3

As of Friday there were 20 former BYU athletes listed on active NFL rosters. Here is how each of them performed in the third week of the 2022 NFL preseason. As well as which Cougars made it past the third and final NFL roster cuts of the preseason.

Standout Performances

Matt Bushman, Kansas City Chiefs

Bushman was on fire for the Chiefs in the third week of the preseason hauling in 3 receptions for 73 yards. Two of which ended up in the endzone. Unfortunately, Bushman sustained a broken clavicle on his final catch of the game and was later cut by the Chiefs with an injury designation.


Dax Milne, Washington Commanders

Milne has been a staple for the Commanders in the preseason and by far the most consistent performer among former BYU players. This week Milne hauled in 4 receptions for 37 yards. Milne has received high praise from Head Coach Ron Rivera in the past and has also been designated as the teams punt returner.


Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons

Tyler Allgeier solidified his spot on the Falcons 53 man roster this week, although there were never really doubts about whether he would make it or not. Allgeier found the endzone twice in week 3, once on the ground and once through the air.


Cougars That Missed the Cut

The third roster cut deadline of the 2022 NFL season was Tuesday. Each NFL team had to cut their rosters down from 80 to 53 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 after week one.

Troy Warner and Kai Nacua were cut by their respective squads in week two.

Niel Pau’u, Zayne Anderson, Matt Bushman (with an injury designation) , James Empey, Harvey Langi, Samson Nacua, Chris Wilcox and Ty’Son Williams were all waived by their respective teams Tuesday.

Khyris Tonga was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.

Full Stats From The Cougars in the NFL

  • Tyler Allgeier 8 car 26 yards, 1 TD, 1 rec 2 yards 1 TD
  • Neil Pau’u 4 rec 46 yards Avg. 11.5
  • Brady Christensen played this past week. Christensen recorded 31 offensive snaps.
  • Khyris Tonga 1 solo tackle
  • Sione Takitaki 2 tackles 1 solo
  • James Empey recorded no stats in week 3
  • Jamaal Williams DNP
  • Samson Nacua recorded no stats in week 3
  • Chris Wilcox recorded no stats in week 3
  • Ty’Son Williams 5 car 16 yards
  • Zayne Anderson 2 tackles, 2 ast
  • Matt Bushman 3 rec 73 yards, 2 TD Avg. 24.3
  • Michael Davis DNP
  • Kyle Van Noy DNP
  • Harvey Langi DNP (injury)
  • Taysom Hill DNP
  • Daniel Sorensen 1 fumble recovery for 17 yards.
  • Zach Wilson DNP (injury)
  • Fred Warner DNP
  • Dax Milne 4 rec. 37 yards 21 Lng.

Make sure to check back every Tuesday during the NFL preseason to get an update on each of the now 11 former Cougars in the NFL.

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  • Brice Larson

    Brice Larson is the Executive Producer of Cougar Sports as well as the co-host of Sports Saturday alongside James Peterson on ESPN 700. He is currently majoring in Communications at Utah Valley University and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2023. Previously he was a production intern for Greg Wrubell on the BYU Sports Network. Along with covering UVU athletics for the UVU Review. You can follow him on Twitter @LarsonSports.

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