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Undrafted FA Tracker: AFC and NFC South

Well, the NFl draft is finally (and sadly) over, but here is a list of undrafted  free agent signings for the AFC & NFC West: *keep in mind that some of these may not be actual signings, but rookie camp invites as well*

Atlanta Falcons-Robert Left, OT, Auburn, Deron Wahington, S, Pittsburgh State, Quincy Mauger, S, Georgia, Travis Averill, OL, Boise State, Alex Torgersen, QB, Penn, Marcelis Branch, DB, Robert Morris, Chris Odom, DE, Arkansas State, Jermaine Grace, LB, Miami(FL), JT Jones, DE, Miami(OH), Andreas Knappe, OT, UConn.

Carolina Panthers-Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State, Robert Barber, DL, Washington State, Ben Boulware, ILB, Clemson, Bryan Cox Jr., DE, Florida.

Tampa Bay Bucs-Tomas Sperbeck, WR, Boise State, Anthony Auclair, TE, Laval, Greg Mabin CB, Iowa, Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado, Paul Magloire, S, Arizona, Richie Brown, LB, Mississippi State, Riley Bullough, ILB, Michigan, Christian Kuntz, LB, Duquense.

New Orleans Saints-Cameron Tom, OC, Southern Miss, Travin Dural, WR, LSU, Art Maulet, CB, Memphis, Sae Tautu, LB, BYU, Colin Buchanon, OL, Miami(OH), Ahmad Fulwood, WR, Florida, Cameron Lee, OG, Illinois State, Andew Lauerdale, OT, New Hampshire, Devaroe Lawrence, DT, Auburn.

Tennessee Titans-Tyler Ferguson, QB, Western KY, Jonah Pirsig, OT, Minnesota, Akeem Judd, RB, Ole Miss, John Green, WR, UConn, Denzel Johnson, S, TCU, KeVonn Mabon, WR, Ball State, DeAngelo Brown, DT, Louisville, Bra’lon Cherry, WR, NC State.

Houston Texans-Malik Smith, CB, San Diego State, Eli Ankou, DT, UCLA, Deante’Gray, WR, TCU, Jake Simonich, OL, Utah State, Zach Conque, TE, Stephen F. Austin, Daniel Ross, DL, Northeast Mississippi, T.J. Daniel, DE, Oregon, Justin Hardeee, WR, Illinois, Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Wisconsin, Matt Godin, LB, Michigan, Dayon Pratt, LB, ECU.

Indianapolis Colts-Philip Walker, QB, Temple, Darrell Daniels, TE, Washington, Colin Jeter, TE, LSU, Jhaustin Thomas, DE, Iowa State, Krishawn Hogan, WR, Marian, Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville, Bug Howard, WR, North Carolina.

Jacksonville Jags-Kenny Walker, WR, UCLA, Jeremy Cutrer, CB, MTSU, Justin Horton, OLB, Jacksonville, Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah, Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse.

Undrafted FA Tracker: AFC and NFC North

Well, the NFl draft is finally (and sadly) over, but here is a list of undrafted  free agent signings for the AFC & NFC West: *keep in mind that some of these may not be actual signings, but rookie camp invites as well*

Pittsburgh Steelers-Christian Brown, DT, West Virginia, Scott Orndoff, TE, Pitt, Rushel Shell, RB, West Virginia, Keith Kelsey, LB, Louisville, Terrish Webb, DB, Pitt, Nelson Adams, DT, Mississippi State, Nick Schuessler, QB, Clemson, Francis Kallon, DE, Georgia Tech, Ethan Cooper, OG, Indiana(PA).

Cincinnati Bengals-Josh Tupou, DT, Colorado, Harold Brantley, DL, Northwest Missouri State, Hardy Nickerson Jr., ILB, Illinois, Tyler O’Connor, QB, Michigan State, Landon Lechler, OT, North Dakota State, Darrin Laufasa, FB, UTEP.

Cleveland Browns-Kai Nacua, S, BYU, JD Harmon, DB, Kentucky, Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan, Kenneth Olugbode, LB, Colorado, Josh Boutte, OL, LSU, Alvin Hill, CB, Maryland, B.J. Bello, LB, Illinois State, Jamal Marcus, DE, Akron, Najee Murray, CB, Kent State.

Baltimore Ravens-Tim White, WR, Arizona, Zach Terrell, QB, Western Michigan, Quincy Adeboyejo, WR, Ole Miss, Tim Patrick, WR, Utah, Omarius Bryant, DT, Western KY, Brandon Kublanow, OL, Georgia.

Detroit Lions-Noel Thomas, WR, UConn, Michel Rector, WR, Stanford, Robert Tonyan, TE, Indiana State, Maurice Swain, DT, Auburn.

Minnesota Vikings-Josiah Price, TE, Michigan State, West Hunt, QB, Illinois, Tashawn Bowser, DE, LSU, Aviante Collins, OL, TCU, Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati.

Chicago Bears-Freddie Stevenson, FB, Florida State, Tanner Gentry, WR, Wyoming, Franko House *Basketball forward*, Ball State, Joel Bouganon, RB, Northern Illinois, Dieugot Joseph, OT, FIU.

Green Bay Packers-Taysom Hill, QB, BYU, Donatello Brown, DB, Valdosta State, Johnathan Calvin, OLB, Mississippi State.

 

 

Undrafted FA Tracker: AFC and NFC East

 

 

Well, the NFl draft is finally (and sadly) over, but here is a list of undrafted  free agent signings for the AFC & NFC West: *keep in mind that some of these may not be actual signings, but rookie camp invites as well*

Miami Dolphins-Malcom Lewis, WR, Miami(FL), De’Veon Smith, RB, Michigan, Torry McTyer, DB, UNLV, Drew Morgan, WR, Arkansas, Matt Haack, P, Arizona State, Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss, Cameron Malveaux, DE, Houston, Francis Owusu, WR, Stanford.

Buffalo Bills-Jason Croom, WR/TE, Tennessee, Jordan Johnson, RB, Buffalo.

NY Jets-Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State, Brisly Estime, WR, Syracuse, Connor Harris, ILB, Lindenwood, Patrick Gamble, DT, Georgia Tech, Anthony Firsker, FB, Harvard.

New England Pats-Corey Vereen, DE/OLB, Tennessee, Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Kenny Moore, CB, Valdosta State, Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern, D.J. Killings, CB, UCF, David Jones, DB, Richmond, Adam Butler, DT, Vanderbilt, Jason Thompson, S, Utah, Jacob Hollister, TE, Wyoming, Cody Hollister, WR, Arkansas, Josh Augusta, DT, Mizzou,

NY Giants-Chad Wheeler, OT, USC, Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State, Travus Rudolph, WR, Florida State, Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame, Keeon Johnson, WR, West Virginia, Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson, Calvin Munson, LB, San Diego State.

Dallas Cowboys-Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan, Austin Appleby, QB, Florida, Lucas Wacha, LB, Wyoming, Lewis Neal, DL, LSU, Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple, Joseph Jones, LB, Northwestern, Nate Theaker, OT, Wayne State, Kennan Gilchrist, LB, Appi State.

Philadelphia Eagles-Cameron Johnston, P, Ohio State, Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin.

Washington Redskins-James Quick, WR, Louisville, Tyler Catalina, OT, Georgia, Zach Pascal, RB, Old Dominion, Kyle Kalis, OL, Michigan.

Undrafted FA Tracker: NFC, AFC West

Well, the NFl draft is finally (and sadly) over, but here is a list of undrafted  free agent signings for the AFC & NFC West: *keep in mind that some of these may not be actual signings, but rookie camp invites as well*

Arizona Cardinals- Trevor Knight, QB, TX A&M, Antonio Pipkin, QB, Tiffin, Pasoni Tasini, DL, Utah, Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, TX A&M, Ryan Lewis, CB, Pitt, De’Chavon Hayes, DB, Arizona State.

L.A. Rams-Justin Davis, RB, USC, Ismael Adams, DB, UCLA, Casey Sayles, DE, Ohio, Jared Collins, DB, Arkansas, Dravious Wright, DB, NC STate, Jake Eldrenkamp, OL, Washington, Anthony McMeans, OL, New Mexico State, Kevin Davis, LB, Colorado State, Johnny Mundt, TE, Oregon, Aarion Penton, CB, Mizzou, Folarin Orimolade, OLB, Dartmouth.

Seattle Seahawks-Nick Usher, OLB, UTEP, Jordan Roos, OG, Purdue, Hayden Plinkle, TE, UTEP, Tony Bridges, S, Ole Miss, Darreus Rogers, WR, USC, Calvin Steyn, OL, Weber State.

San Francisco 49ers-KD Cannon, WR, Baylor, Darrell Williams, OT, Western KY, Cole Hikutini, TE, Louisville, Jimmie Gilbert, LB, Colorado, JP Flynn, OL, Montana State, Nick Mullens, QB, Southern Miss, Lorenzo Jerome, S, St. Francis(PA), Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan.

L.A. Chargers- Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson, Nigel Harris, LB, USF, Michael Davis, CB, BYU, Sean Culkin, TE, Mizzou, Andre Patton, WR, Rutgers, Austin Ekeler, RB, Weber State, Eli Jenkins, QB, Jacksonville State, Mike Moore, LB, Kansas State, Dillon DeBoer, OC, FAU, Younghoe Koo, K, Georgia Southern, Mason Zandi, OT, South Carolina, James Onwualu, LB, Notre Dame, Dontre Wilson, RB, Ohio State, Brad Watson, CB, Wake Forest.

KC Chiefs-J.R. Nelson, CB, Montana, Jordan Sterns, S, Oklahoma State.

Oakland Raiders-Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor, Fadol Brown, DE, Ole Miss, Isaac Whitney, WR, USC, Jordan Simmons, OL, USC, Ricky Jefferson, DB, LSU, Anthony Cioffi, S, Rutgers, Pharaoh Brown, TE, Oregon, Keon Hatcher, WR, Arkansas, LaTroy Lewis, DE, Tennessee

Denver Broncos- Jamal Carter, S, Miami, Kyle Sloter, QB, N. Colorado, Deon Hollins, LB, UCLA, Ken Ekanem, DE, Virginia Tech, Shakir Soto, DE, Pitt, Tyrique Jarrett, DT, Pitt, Marcus Rios, CB, UCLA.

College Football Coaching Carousel 2017

It has been a crazy past couple of weeks for this year’s coaching carousel. Coach O replaces Les Miles; Tom Herman the new coach of Texas; Matt Rhule to Baylor? Who else saw these changes coming? Want to know who went were? I’ve got you covered:

LSU-Les Myles is out and coach Ed Orgeron is in. Coach “O” has had a head coaching gig at Ole Miss and also had a few coaching stints with Tennessee and USC under Lane Kiffin.

Texas-Charlie Strong is out and former Houston coach Tom Herman is in. On the day that it was projected that Tom Herman would become the next coach for Texas, Herman lost to Memphis. Herman was the Ohio State OC for a few years before taking over for Houston in 2015.

Temple-Matt Rhule is out at Temple and former Florida DC Geoff Collins has been named the head coach. Rhule was 28-23 at Temple and left for the vacant Baylor position.

Purdue-Purdue fired head coach Darrell Hazell after 6 games into the season and WR/RC coach Gerad Parker took over as interim coach. Hazell went 9-33 in his tenure. Western Ky coach Jeff Brohm took over as head coach.

Indiana-Coach Kevin Wilson is out after 6 seasons with the Hoosiers after reports alleged he mistreated players, and forced one to play with a back injury. Wilson went 26-47. DC Tom Allen was named interim coach; however, he had the interim tag removed and signed a deal with the Hoosiers.

Oregon-Mark Helfrich is out as coach after a disappointing 4-8 season with the Ducks. While with Oregon, Helfrich went 37-16 as Chip Kelly’s predecessor. The Ducks hired former Western KY and USF coach Willie Taggart as head coach. While with USF, Taggart went 24-25, and has a head coaching record of 40-45.

USF-As mentioned above, Taggart is out as coach and in is Charlie Strong after going 16-21 at Texas. Strong has a career record of 57-37 as head coach.

FAU-Charlie Partridge is out at FAU after 3 mediocre seasons that saw him go a dismal 9-27. Former Oakland Raiders, Tennessee and USC head coach and Alabama OC Lane Kiffin has replaced Partridge.

Houston-As mentioned above, Tom Herman is out and current OC Major Applewhite is in as head coach.

Western KY-As stated above, Jeff Brohm left to take over the head coaching duties of Purdue. In is former Notre Dame OC Mike Sanford.

Cincinnati-After his 4th season, coach Tommy Tuberville is out after piling up a 29-22 record; in is former Ohio State co DC/LB Luke Fickell. Fickell took over as interim coach at Ohio State when former coach Jim Tressel had to serve a suspension for “tatoogate.” During this time, Fickell went 6-7 as interim coach.

San Jose State-Ron Caragher is out and former Oregon State receivers coach Brent Brennan is in as head coach. Caragher went 19-30 in 4 seasons with the Spartans, and only had 1 winning season.

FIU-Ron Turner is out as head coach of FIU and in is former North Carolina Coach Butch Davis. Turner was fired after 4 games into the season, and posted a 10-30 record, never having a winning season.

Georgia State-Trent Miles is out at GA State and former South Carolina OC/OL/interim coach Shawn Elliot is in. Miles went 29-74 during his tenure and never posted a winning season. In his first season, Miles went a dismal 0-12. Elliot went 1-5 during his stint as interim coach…after taking over for former coach Steve Spurrier.

Fresno State-Tim DeRuyter is out and Jeff Tedford is in. DeRuyter went 30-30 in his 5 years with the program. DeRuyter was fired on October 23 after a 1-7 start. Tedford last coached for Cal in 2012 and has a career record of 82-57.

Nevada- Brian Polian is out as head coach and Jay Norvell is in. Polian went 23-27 in 4 seasons with the Wolf Pack, and had only 2 winning seasons. Norvell has been WR’s and TE’s coach in the NFL with the Colts and Raiders respectively, and has had several career stints as receivers coach and OC.

UConn-It was just announced that UConn Huskies coach Bob Diaco was fired after going 11-26 in 3 seasons with the Huskies.

 

 

Cleveland Browns: 0 and Oh, No!

Even with RGIII back in action, it seems the Cleveland Browns can’t really catch a break this season. The Browns are 0-14 on the season and are just two losses away from tying the 0-16 2008 Detroit Lions for the worst start in NFL history; technically right now, the Browns are tied with the 1976 0-14 Tampa Bay Bucs. Cleveland has two games left to finally try to get that long awaited win since December of last year, but it may not be an easy road; the Browns have San Diego in Cleveland and vs Pitt away at Heinz Field. The season began on a bad note for Cleveland as starting QB Robert Griffin III suffered a shoulder injury, which put him out for most of the season. The Browns would later use a handful of mediocre QB’s to try to get the job done, but to no avail. One of the reasons the Browns might not be doing well, in my opinion, is that they used 5 selections in the 2016 draft on WR’s. Now, I understand the organization had a lot of picks in that draft, but I think the front office should’ve used them on other needs that they may have. In conclusion, maybe we’ll never know exactly what’s wrong with the team, but until they get a victory, Hue Jackson and the rest of the organization will definitely be under pressure.

If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 7

219.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)(from Cleveland)-Dieugot Joseph, OT, FIU

220.Washington Redskins (from San Francisco 49ers)-Joe Williams, RB, Utah

221.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Bryan Cox. DE. Florida

222.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Lorenzo Jerome, SS, St. Francis (PA)

223.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-(from L.A. Rams)-Marzuez White, CB, Florida State

224.NY Jets(5-11)-Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

225.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Dylan Donahue, OLB, West Georgia

226.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)(from Carolina)-Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State

227.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Jake Elliot, K, Memphis

228.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)(from Buffalo)-Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan

229.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Ben Braden, OG, Michigan

230.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Elijah Lee, OLB, Kansas State

231.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-I’Tavius Mathers, RB, MTSU

232.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor

233.Carolina Panthers(6-10)(from Indianapolis)-Nate Iese, FB, UCLA

234.L.A. Rams(4-12)(from Baltimore)-Jason Croom, WR/TE, Tennessee

235.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-Justin Davis, RB, USC

236.Tennessee Titans(9-7)-Ben Boulware, ILB, Clemson

237.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State

238.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Hardy Nickerson, ILB, Illinois

239.New England Patriots(17-2)(from Detroit)-AAron Jones, RB, UTEP

240.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)(from Miami)-Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee

241.NY Giants(11-6)-Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska

242.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Harvey Langi, ILB, BYU

243.Houston Texans(10-8)-Blake Jarwin, TE, Oklahoma State

244.Oakland Raiders(12-5)(from Seattle)-Alek Torgersen, QB, Penn

245.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Kent Perkins, OT, Texas

246.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Avery Gennesy, OT/OG, TX A&M

247.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, TX A&M

248.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Trevor Knight, QB, TX A&M

249.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Seth Russell, QB, Baylor

250.Detroit Lions(9-8)(from New England)-Riley Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

251c.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado

252c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Keion Jones, DE, Western Michigan

253c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Dylan Bradley, DT, Southern Miss