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Beavers in the NFL: Week 3

Steven Nelson delivers a big hit; Brandin Cooks continues to shine.

San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

We’re through three weeks of the NFL regular season, and a few Beavers continue to shine. Here’s some notable highlights from former Oregon State players.

  • Steven Nelson: Kansas City Chiefs - Cornerback

Nelson may be at the center of some conversations this week. Nelson only had four total tackles against the 49ers, but one of them was a monster hit on Jimmy Garoppolo. On that play, before Nelson’s hit, Garoppolo planted his knee awkwardly, and ended up tearing his ACL. Nelson’s hit was clean, but with the NFL struggling to balance quarterback safety and allowing defense players to make plays, this could prompt some discussion.

  • Brandin Cooks: Los Angeles Rams - Wide Receiver

In the Rams 35-23 win over the Chargers, Cooks had another good game, with 7 receptions for 90 yards. He was close to getting his first touchdown as a Ram, but unfortunately it was called back. It’s odd Cooks hasn’t found the end zone yet this season, but this Rams team is loaded with offensive weapons.

  • Johnny Hekker: Los Angeles Rams - Punter

Hekker only had one punt this week, for 49 yards; the Rams offense just doesn’t need to use him too much, what with all the scoring.

  • Mike Remmers: Minnesota Vikings - Guard

Remmers had a rough game in the Vikings upset loss to Buffalo. The Vikings gave up 3 sacks, one of which was on Remmers. Remmers also allowed Kirk Cousins to be hurried several times. Remmers wasn’t the worst offender on the Vikings line, that’d be Tackle Riley Reiff, but with Center Pat Elflein set to return from injury, the line is about to get shuffled. We’ll see where Remmers ends up.

That’s all for this week. We’ll see if Brandin Cooks finally gets a touchdown when the Rams take on the Vikigns next week.