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Post by LS71 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:33 am

Jeff Thomas wrote:He isn't arriving with the same kind of fanfare as Nnamdi Asomugha or Ronnie Brown, but former UMass defensive tackle Brandon Collier has found a pro job with the Philadelphia Eagles....

...Along with offensive lineman Chris Niland getting picked up off waivers by the Detroit Lions, UMass now boasts 10 former players in the league.

John Griffin and Jeromy Miles are with Cincinnati, James Ihedigbo and Vladimir Ducasse are with the Jets, Victor Cruz plays for the Giants, Chris Koepplin is in the Patriots' camp, Jeremy Horn is in his second year with the Chiefs and Jeremy Cain is playing his sixth season in the NFL, third with the Jaguars.

Update: A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press late Thursday that the Jets will not re-sign Ihedigbo, a free agent safety, meaning the hard-hitting special teams ace will be playing elsewhere this season.
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Post by Kosty » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:08 am

I believe that Matt Lawrence is still with the Ravens as well.

http://www.nfl.com/player/mattlawrence/2507461/profile

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Post by Old-School » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:01 pm

vlad ducasse looked pretty bad in the jets first preseason game.

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Post by Old Cage » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:20 am

Fitchburg Sentinel today:

"Oakmont Regional High School graduate John Griffin, fighting to earn a roster spot with the Bengals, carried the ball five times for 14 yards."
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by LS71 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:32 am

Kicker Chris Koepplin and safety James Ihedigbo are on the Pats' roster.

Edit: post made without checking other threads in this forum.
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Post by m626t » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:06 pm

Giants game about to start....talking head said Victor Cruz a second year unknown from Massachusetts, is the leading candidate to fill in at slot receiver for the departed steve smith.
I like that.
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Post by Carl Spackler » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:34 pm

How about that friggin' catch, went up and snatched it!

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Post by Old Cage » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:35 pm

Victor just made an excellent catch for a 21 yard gain.

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/201108225 ... ame_center
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by Carl Spackler » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Add a special team tackle on kickoff coverage.

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Post by MassMan06 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:15 pm

Speaking of Cruz, love this from last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eua3adkpiZQ

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Post by Chris20 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Chris Koepplin released by the Pats.....no surprise.....hopefully he'll get a shot somewhere else.

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Post by Jack » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:25 pm

Big Vlad looked good tonight, drove his man backwards into the endzone on a Jets TD.

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Post by Dickie Dunn » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:12 pm

May have been missed, but Niland was cut by the Lions last week.
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Post by Berkman » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:14 am

Kosty wrote:I believe that Matt Lawrence is still with the Ravens as well.

http://www.nfl.com/player/mattlawrence/2507461/profile
In this mornings paper it says that Matt Lawrence was placed on the IR by the Baltimore Ravens and will miss the entire season because of a concussion.

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