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UCLA Bruins In The NFL - Week 2 Sunday Open Thread

The Bears brought Kahlil Bell back to Chicago this week
The Bears brought Kahlil Bell back to Chicago this week

It has not been a strong past few years for the UCLA Football program, but the team is still sending alumni to the NFL. During Week 1, there were 22 Bruins on NFL rosters, including players on injured reserve and a pair on practice squads. The OC Register posted a roundup of how these Bruins performed during the season's opening week. Some of the highlights:

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed 19 times for 77 yards, caught 3 passes for 18, and returned two punts for 4 in the OT loss to Minnesota. ... Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis caught 5 passes for 52 yards, including a 1-yard TD. ...

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers made 11 tackles vs. New England. ... Titans CB Alterraun Verner made 9 tackles.

Left out of the OC Register's summary was the performance of Mike Harris. The Chargers brought him to camp as an undrafted free agent following a solid career in Westwood. Mike made the team, and made his NFL debut in style as San Diego's starting Left Tackle during the team's victorious season opener, on Monday Night Football in Oakland's Black Hole.

This week sees yet another Bruin rejoin the league. Following an injury to Matt Forte suffered in Thursday night's game vs the Packers, the Chicago Bears have announced the resigning of Kahlil Bell. Still without a team is Brian Price, who was waived by the Bears during the preseason. The Broncos worked him out earlier this week, but no word on if or when he is going to be picked up. It has been a tough year for Brian; here's hoping that he finds an NFL home soon.

The Bruins currently on an NFL roster, including players on Injured Reserve or a Practice Squad:


Baltimore Ravens
Brendon Ayanbadejo - Linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals
Tony Dye - Safety (Injured Reserve)

Cleveland Browns
Christian Yount - Long Snapper

Denver Broncos
Rahim Moore - Safety

New England Patriots
Matthew Willis - Wide Reciever/Special Teams

Indianapolis Colts
Justin Hickman - Linebacker

Jacksonville Jaguars
Kyle Bosworth - Linebacker
Maurice Jones-Drew - Running Back
Marcedes Lewis - Tight End

New England Patriots
Matthew Slater - Wide Reciever/Special Teams

San Diego Chargers
Mike Harris - Offensive Tackle

Tennessee Titans
Akeem Ayers - Linebacker
Alterraun Verner - Cornerback
Dave Ball - Defensive End (Injured Reserve)


Arizona Cardinals
David Carter - Defensive Tackle

Carolina Panthers
Justin Medlock - Placekicker
Nate Chandler - Defensive Tackle (Practice Squad)
Nelson Rosario - Tight End (Practice Squad)

Chicago Bears
Kahlil Bell - Running Back

Dallas Cowboys
Kenyon Coleman - Defensive End

Minnesota Vikings
Chris Kluwe - Punter

St Louis Rams
Cory Harkey - Tight End

Washington Redskins
Logan Paulsen - Tight End

Congrats to the Bruins who are living out their dream in the NFL.

There are plenty of games ongoing in the league today and later tonight. Feel free to use this as an open thread for today's action.