UCLA links: Bruins in NFL preseason games


Jayon Brown led the Pac-12 in tackles last year and picked up right where he left off in his NFL preseason debut with the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. In his team’s 7-3 loss to the New York Jets, Brown led the Titans with four tackles in the first half with one for loss. The Tennessean wrote that Brown was among the Titans players who helped their stock the most during the first preseason game.

Fellow former UCLA linebacker Aaron Wallace also impressed for the Titans with five total tackles (four solo), 0.5 sacks and two tackles for loss in the game.

News on other former Bruins in the NFL:

  • Quarterback Brett Hundley played the first half Green Bay’s 24-9 win over Philadelphia. The quarterback was 8 for 15 passing for 90 yards with touchdown and interception. From the Wisconsin State-Journal: Hundley got off to a slow start, hampered by a fumble from Ty Montgomery and three dropped passes, came back to finish the half strong.
  • Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes earned the start and had one tackle in this NFL preseason debut for the Raiders and is position to start when the real games begin next month. From The San Francisco Chronicle: Quarterback Derek Carr compared Vanderdoes to Justin Tuck.
  • Cornerback Fabian Moreau missed Washington’s preseason opener, but returned to practice Saturday as a full participant after he suffered a pectoral injury at UCLA’s Pro Day in March.
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UCLA football training camp day 11: Rosen continues to rise

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen breaks huddle during football practice at Spaulding Field on campus Friday, August 04, 2017, Westwood, CA. Rosen will be relying on Sunny Odogwu (66) and Andre James (75) on the line.
(Photo by Steve McCrank, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

When asked of whether he preferred Westwood to Miami, Sunny Odogwu, the former Hurricane grad transfer, said he couldn’t really compare the two.

Where I’m from, I don’t have running water,” the Nigerian-born right tackle said. “Miami has running water. Westwood has running water. So I am more than grateful to be in Miami or here.”

Odogwu has quickly become a favorite among coaches and teammates for his humility and infectious personality. And not to mention his 6-foot-8, 315-pound frame that could go a long way in helping the Bruins improve their much-maligned offensive line.

More on Odogwu’s journey from Nigeria, to Miami, to Westwood.

Video interviews

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Video: Jim Mora after practice Aug. 12

Head coach Jim Mora talks about the first 11 days of training camp, how the energy this year compares to last year and Josh Rosen‘s recent practices. By the way, at the beginning, Mora is referencing his players trying to throw T-shirts/towels from the field up onto the patio level of Luskin Center, where season ticket holders were watching practice.

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