Archive for December, 2010

2011 Senior Bowl Roster Tracker

The following players have received invites to the 2011 Senior Bowl:

QB Jake Locker, Washington

QB Christian Ponder, Florida State

QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada

QB Ricky Stanzi, Iowa

QB Andy Dalton, TCU

QB Greg McElroy, Alabama

RB Daniel Thomas, Kansas State

RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma

RB Noel Devine, West Virginia

RB Evan Royster, Penn State

RB Craig Cooper, Miami

RB Allen Bradford, USC

RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State

FB Stanley Havili, USC

WR Niles Paul, Nebraska

WR Ronald Johnson, USC

WR Titus Young, Boise State

WR Austin Pettis, Boise State

WR Leonard Hankerson

WR Greg Salas, Hawaii

WR Jerrel Jernigan, Troy

WR Dwayne Harris, East Carolina

WR Matt Szczur, Villanova

TE DJ Williams, Arkansas

TE Luke Stocker, Tennessee

TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
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2011 East-West Shrine Game Roster Tracker

The following players have been invited to the East-West Shrine Game, according to their website:

EAST

RB Graig Cooper, Miami U.

RB Delone Carter, Syracuse

RB Da’rel Scott, Maryland

RB Evan Royster, Penn State

WR Andrew Parker, Calgary U.

TE Charles Gantt, Michigan State

TE Greg Smith, Texas A&M

DE Allen Pierre, Nebraska

LB Dontay Moch, Nevada

LB Gregory Lloyd, UConn

CB Demarcus Van Dyke, Miami U.

CB Mario Butler, Georgia Institute of Technology

SS David Sims, Iowa State

SS Eric Gordon, Michigan State

SS Jeron Johnson, Boise State

FS Brian Lainhart, Kent State

WEST

QB Patrick Devlin, Delaware

QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M

QB Joshua McNary, Army

WR Lester Jean, Florida Atlantic

WR Vincent Brown, San Diego State

TE

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2011 East-West Shrine Game Roster Tracker

The following players have been invited to the East-West Shrine Game, according to their website:

EAST

RB Graig Cooper, Miami U.

RB Delone Carter, Syracuse

RB Da’rel Scott, Maryland

RB Evan Royster, Penn State

WR Andrew Parker, Calgary U.

TE Charles Gantt, Michigan State

TE Greg Smith, Texas A&M

DE Allen Pierre, Nebraska

LB Dontay Moch, Nevada

LB Gregory Lloyd, UConn

CB Demarcus Van Dyke, Miami U.

CB Mario Butler, Georgia Institute of Technology

SS David Sims, Iowa State

SS Eric Gordon, Michigan State

SS Jeron Johnson, Boise State

FS Brian Lainhart, Kent State

WEST

QB Patrick Devlin, Delaware

QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M

QB Joshua McNary, Army

WR Lester Jean, Florida Atlantic

WR Vincent Brown, San Diego State

TE

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2011 NFLPA Game Roster Tracker

The following players have accepted invitations to the NFLPA Game, formerly known as the Texas vs. Nation Game.

QB Taylor Potts, Texas Tech

RB Jay Finley, Baylor

WR Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M

WR Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian

WR Aldrick Robinson, SMU

WR Kris Adams, UTEP

TE Robert Housler, Florida Atlantic

OL Kyle Hix, Texas

DE Eddie Jones, Texas

DE Josh McNary, Army

LB Brian Duncan, Texas Tech

LB Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin

CB Reggie Rembert, Air Force

DB Jonathan Nelson, Oklahoma

P Derek Epperson, Baylor

*Check back to the NFL Draft Bible for exclusive all-star game coverage!

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2011 NFLPA Game Roster Tracker

The following players have accepted invitations to the NFLPA Game, formerly known as the Texas vs. Nation Game.

QB Taylor Potts, Texas Tech

RB Jay Finley, Baylor

WR Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M

WR Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian

WR Aldrick Robinson, SMU

WR Kris Adams, UTEP

TE Robert Housler, Florida Atlantic

OL Kyle Hix, Texas

DE Eddie Jones, Texas

DE Josh McNary, Army

LB Brian Duncan, Texas Tech

LB Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin

CB Reggie Rembert, Air Force

DB Jonathan Nelson, Oklahoma

P Derek Epperson, Baylor

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Maryland WR Smith applying for draft with year of eligibility left

Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith said Wednesday that he will apply for inclusion in the 2011 NFL Draft.

2011 NFL Draft Stock Watch: 12/28/10

With the holiday now out of the way, the NFL Draft is drawing closer by the day. Each and every week we see prospects that elevate their draft stock, but we also see players that slide down draft boards for a number of different reasons. With that in mind, here’s the Holiday edition of our Draft Stock Watch, a list of six players that are on their way up draft boards and six others that are heading in the opposite direction.

STOCK UP

KENDALL HUNTER RB OKLAHOMA STATE: It’s been obvious that Hunter is a pro back, but he really struggled with injuries last year and had to learn a new offense coming into this season. Offensive coordinator

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Ryan Kerrigan Accepts Invitation To Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. The North roster for next month’s Under Armour Senior Bowl just got a whole lot better. Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, has officially accepted an invitation to the 2011 game.

Kerrigan’s invitation marks a fifth straight year at least one Boilermaker will play in the prestigious game, and he is the 13th Purdue representative in the past eight seasons.

The 62nd game is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 29 in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. It will be televised live by NFL Network.

“Ryan has proven to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the nation,” said Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale. “He is an outstanding prospect and a player that I think will really turn some heads down here in Mobile.”

In addition to claiming

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Around the NFL: The Week 16 Ramble

One week left. It’ll be a matter of playing out the string for the majority of NFL teams, some of which will be shocked at that, but for others it’s a final opportunity to qualify for the postseason. Jacksonville and San Diego showed their true colors in defeat, while upstart Kansas City and playoff mainstay Indianapolis took care of their business with much-needed victories. Both wild card spots in the AFC have been locked up (Jets/Ravens) and we have a pretty good sense of who’s going to win every division except the NFC West. That spot will be appropriately decided in a final-game clash between Seattle and St. Louis. There’s one wild card spot up for grabs and it’s in the hands of the Packers, with the Giants deservedly on the outside looking in.

The G-Men are in that predicament because they were embarrassed

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Exclusive: Steelers Share Christmas Memories

“When I was growing up we didn’t win very many games, so that’s what I always wanted,” said Art Rooney II, President of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “As time went on, thank God we started to win. It was 38 years ago that the Immaculate Reception happened, and that’s when things started to turn around. That was a great Christmas present.”

Any fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers must sleep like a baby knowing their owner was wishing for wins for Christmas as a little boy growing up. After the Steelers handled the struggling Carolina Panthers 27-3 at Heinz Field, the players were able to get a head start on a long weekend, as Coach Tomlin was giving the team off until Monday.

Mr. Rooney walked over shoulder pads and sweaty jerseys to shake hands and say ‘Merry Christmas’ to any of the 53 men that helped the

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