St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker (6) gets a kick away as he is pressured by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) in the second quarter on Monday. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

It was a slow weekend for former Beavers in the NFL.

The list of OSU players in the NFL did grow as linebacker Victor Butler and cornerback James Dockery rejoined the league.

Butler signed with Indianapolis, but was not active for Thursday’s win over Houston; Dockery re-signed with Carolina and played but did not have any stats.

Here are a few highlights:

Markus Wheaton had four catches for 33 yards in Pittsburgh’s 31-10 loss to Cleveland.

Cleveland defensive back Jordan Poyer had a punt return for eight yards and had one tackle.

Chicago defensive tackle Stephen Paea started and had a sack for eight yards as the Bears defeated Atlanta 27-13.

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In that game, Atlanta’s Steven Jackson rushed for 25 yards on six carries and Jacquizz Rodgers had one carry for seven yards and one catch for two yards.

Carolina defensive tackle Dwan Edwards had two tackles and a quarterback hurry in the Panthers’ 37-37 tie with Cincinnati.

St. Louis punter Johnny Hekker punted eight times for an average of 43.9 yards per attenmpt in the Rams’ 31-17 loss to San Francisco on Monday. He had a long of 56 and had two downed inside the 20.

Left guard Andy LeVitre started for Tennessee in a 16-14 win over Jacksonville.

New England’s Brandon Browner and Minnesota defensive end Scott Crichton were not active.

Washington linebacker Gabe Miller has been moved down to the practice squad.

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Steve Gress is the sports editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times. He can be reached at steve.gress@lee.net.


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