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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.

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Breaking News: Punishments Handed to Brady and Patriot’s Organization

The Patriots will start out the 2015 NFL season  but not without controversy: Tom Brady will spend his first 4 games on the bench as he has been suspended without pay for his role in Deflategate, but the Patriots Organization didn’t get out of it that easily: The organization faces a $1 million fine and loses its first round draft pick in the 2016 draft and a 4th round pick in the 2017 draft. for not cooperating in the investigation and for its violation of rules.”Tom Brady, however, can appeal his suspension” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter brings up another point: “Brady has been suspended for 4 games, which is what many other players get for taking performance enhancing drugs.” One would think that the punishment for him would be a lot more worse? If we examine the schedule, Brady will sit out vs the Steelers,Bills, Jags, and Cowboys. A lot of questions remain: Who will be the signal caller for the offense in the 4 games Brady’s out? Will the Patriots sign a veteran QB or let things be and let Jimmy Garoppolo or Garrett Gilbert get a chance to get his feet wet? Will Brady appeal his suspension? Will the Pats win any of those 4 games without Brady at the helm or will they easily lose? Troy Vincent made a statement to the Pats organization following the punishments: “Based on the extensive record development in the investigation and detailed in the Wells report, and after full consideration of this matter by the Commissioner and the Football Operations department, we have determined that the Patriots have violated the NFL’s policy on Integrity of the Game and Enforcement of Competitive Rules, as well as the Official Playing Rules and the established guidelines for the preparation of game footballs set forth in the NFL’s Game Operations Policy Manual for Member Clubs. In making this determination, we have accepted the findings contained in the comprehensive report indefinitely prepared by Mr. Wells and his colleagues.”

Has a Needle Finally Deflated the Verdict in “Deflategate”?

After a long 103 day investigation into the case, investigators have finally  found that it is “More probable than not” that the Patriots violated the rules. Attorney Ted Wells has released a 243 page report on New England’s use of deflated balls in the AFC Championship game. In his report, Wells goes on to say that “We have concluded that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [the locker room attendants] involving the release of air from Patriots’ game balls.” Those believed to be involved in the scandal are believed to be Patriot’s QB Tom Brady, equipment manager John Jastremeski and Pats locker room attendant Jim McNally. In his report, Wells  would later go on to say, “…When people began to get suspicious about the balls, the locker room guys began communicating with Brady by phone and text messages with ‘significantly increased frequency.'” Investigators also say that the men who deflated the balls “received valuable autographed items from Tom Brady a week before the AFC Championship game.” According to Adam Schefter, the NFL is considering disciplining McNally and Jastremeski. Also according to Wells, Belichick and Robert Kraft were not involved in Deflategate. Kraft also made a statement earlier today: “To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of Footballs at the AFC Championship game, would be a gross understatement”; he also added “We will accept the findings  of the report and take the appropriate action based on those findings as well as any discipline levied by the league.” The league should have a disciplinary hearing shortly shall it be decided what will happen to to McNally and Jastremeski. One could wonder if there will be a punishment for Tom Brady? Sources say he could face a fine and a several game suspension.According to Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, the Patriots could face a $1,000,000 fine.

*Authors note* If anybody can recall, back in January Tom Brady denied that he had any involvement in Deflategate.

The Draft is Over: Undrafted Free Agent Signing Tracker: The AFC South and AFC East

Here is a list of undrafted free agents that were signed after the draft was over from the AFC South and AFC East:

AFC South:

Tennessee Titans: Derrick Lott, DT, UT Chattanooga: I actually live up above Chattanooga and do root for the Mocs as they are our local major university. I say one of  the reasons why the Titans signed him is that not only is he a good player, but his defensive line coach was Tony Brown, a former Titan himself a few years back. I will be pulling for this guy to make a roster spot or a the practice squad. Also signed by the Titans were LSU FB Connor Neighbors, FSU OG Josue Matias, Ole Miss S, Cody Prewitt, Maryland WR Deon Long, Notre Dame CB Cody Riggs, Georgia DT Toby Johnson, and West Virginia OG Quinton Spain. *They also just added Rutgers WR Andrew Turzilli, MTSU RB Reggie Whatley, Maryland LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, Fresno State CB Curtis Riley, USC LB J.R. Tavai, and Missouri DT Lucas Vincent.

Indianapolis Colts: Yale RB Tyler Varga, San Diego State WR Ezell Ruffin, Clemson S Robert Smith, Toledo LB Junior Slyvestre, Umass TE John Sifrin, SE Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett, Auburn WR Quan Bray, Harvard LB Zach Hodges, Cincinnati LB Terrell Hatsfield, and Western Michigan DB Donald Celiscar. *Just added San Diego State LB Cody Galea, West Chester CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, Purdue TE Hustin Sinz, and Northwestern G Brandon Vitabile.*Note* Tyler Varga was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in round 3 of the 2015 CFL Draft (number 19 overall).

Jacksonville Jaguars: One of the highlights of Jacksonville’s UFA’s signings is Auburn CB Nick Marshall, but they also signed Kansas State QB Jake Waters, Syracuse DT Eric Crume, Auburn RB Corey Grant, Pitt LB Todd Thomas, Miami (FL) LB Thurston Armbrister, Oregon State TE Connor Hamlett Maryland LB Matt Robinson, Minnesota State-Mankato  G Chris Reed.

Houston Texans: Troy WR Chandler Worthy, Oregon LB Tony Washington, Auburn OL Chad Slade, Coastal Carolina S Quinn Backus, Nebraska OL Jake Cotton, Michigan State S Kurtis Drummond, Alabama OT Brandon Ivory, Appalachian State OT Kendall Lamm, Texas State PToledo C Greg Mancz, Bowie State TE Khari Lee, Ohio DL Cam McLeod, USF TE Mike McFarland, Henderson State QB Kevin Rodgers, Arizona DT Dan Pettinato, Ole Miss DE Carols Thompson, Marshall DE James Rouse, Norfolk State LB Lynden Trail., Alabama DL Brandon Ivory, La Tech CB Le’Vander Liggins, Georgia S Corey Moore.

AFC East:

Miami Dolphins: Tennessee P Matt Darr, Oklahoma G Dionte Savage, Maine WR Damarr Aultman, Arizona OT Mickey Baucus, Alabama WR Christion Jones, Penn State LB Mike Hull, RPI K Andrew Franks, Cincinnati LB Jeff Luc, and  Utah State LB Zach Vigil. *Just added* Georgia DE Ray Drew, Marshall LB Neville Hewitt, Kansas WR Nigel King, Illinois State OL Michael Liedtke, UCLA DT Ellis McCarthy, Bowling Green DE Kendall Montgomery, and USC OL Aundrey Walker.*just added Hutson Mason, QB, Georgia*

Buffalo Bills: ULL DL Justin Hamilton, Western KY CB Cam Thomas, Stanford LB A.J. Tarpley, Wake Forest CB Merril Noel, N.C. State OL Tyson Chandler, USF WR Andre Davis, Washington DE Andrew Hudson, Florida TE Clay Burton, Baylor P Spencer Roth, and Texas DE Andrew Hudson. *Just added Illinois State OL Jermaine Barton, and Bethune-Cookman DE Erik Williams.

NY Jets Tennessee DL Jordan Williams, Lincoln DT Davon Walls, Syracuse S Durrell Eskridge, South AL TE Wes Saxton, Penn State DE Deion Barnes, Michigan State LB Taiwan Jones, North Texas OT Antonio Johnson, Colorado CB Greg Henderson, and Clarion LB Julian Howsare.

New England Patriots Cal WR Chris Harper, Georgia C David Andrews, Michigan QB Devin Gardner, UAB DB Jimmy Jean.* Just added* Auburn S Brandon King,

Stay tuned for my next part featuring UFA’s from the AFC North and AFC West. Happy reading!