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    I still wonder if Dunn could have picked up cornerback.

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    I like what the Chiefs have done with the offensive line to protect Alex Smith.

    I am a devout Broncos fan... however, I would like to see Alex Smith have great success in KC.

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    Shaky Smithson has signed with the Calgary Stampeders - https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/344247808271986690

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahMan3G View Post
    Shaky Smithson has signed with the Calgary Stampeders - https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/344247808271986690
    Paul Soliai uses some of his franchise-tag money to donate back to the U.
    http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-fo...070913aab.html

    Couldn't decide where to put this, so I thought I'd try to bump the hockey thread out of the top spot in this forum (that makes me sad). Then I realized this thread is a sticky, so it didn't quite work.
    Dyslexics of the world, untie!

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    I looked at current rosters last night. It looks like Devonte was cut by Washington, but the others are still fighting to stay on by roster reduction date (down to 75) on August 27. (Check out the current list on the original post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    My argument is that you should make a spot for a specialist. Too many teams try to use a WR. But successful returners need a burst, and a guy who has used his burst on route running won't have it for the kickoff.

    Many teams use WRs who don't actually see the field as a WR unless there are significant injuries. I guess you need that depth at WR since those guys are always pulling hamstrings or twisting ankles.
    The problem with that is KR borders on being the least valuable of the specialist positions. I would take an All-Pro kicker, punter, punt returner -- even long snapper, if such a designation exists -- before I'd take an All-Pro kick returner. The Buffalo Bills made four Super Bowls fueled significantly by another specialist -- the gunner -- in Steve Tasker. (Think of Greg Bird for the Utes two years ago). Not only that, but KR is the one specialist you can truly neutralize. And today's rules are doing just that. And not only are new rules being crafted to neutralize kick returners, there are current penalties in place for interfering with the ability of the other specialists to do their job (roughing the kicker/punter, leaping -- there are even penalties for interfering with the long snapper). There are no such special penalties for the kick returner.

    In the college game, the KR specialist is huge because coaches are more prone to short-change special teams practices due to practice constraints. A guy like Reggie Dunn can exploit that. In the NFL, where the constraints are on roster size and not on practice time, I think you'll find more and more coaches place less of an emphasis on a position that will rarely win you games and focus on specialist positions where games can often be won or lost.

  8. #68
    Moe Lee has an interception in tonight's game vs. Bucs.

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    14 play, 80 yard drive for Alex Smith on 7-8 passing.

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    Mo Lee released by the Ravens.

    They also traded David Reed to Indy

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    Star is getting some good press in Charlotte. They have 3 Utes on that Panther team.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...-panthers.html

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    Stevenson Sylvester released by the Steelers today. Moe Lee released by the Ravens. I expect Lee will probably be retained on the practice squad(unless another team takes a run at him)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
    Stevenson Sylvester released by the Steelers today. Moe Lee released by the Ravens. I expect Lee will probably be retained on the practice squad(unless another team takes a run at him)
    Did Stevenson have injuries or anything? Seems odd that they re-signed him as a FA only to cut him in camp...but maybe he just wasn't making those necessary leaps in his progression.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Dave Kruger cut in Cleveland.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Cuts to 75 must be made by 2 p.m. MST today. Final cuts to 53 must be made by 4 p.m. MST on Saturday, August 31. Teams may claim players off of waivers until Sunday, September 1 at 10 a.m. MST. Practice Squads of eight players must be finalized by Wednesday, September 4 at 2 p.m. MST.

    Here's to all of our Utes staying healthy, earning a roster spot, and enjoying a successful season!
    Last edited by UtahMan3G; 08-28-2013 at 01:23 PM.

  16. #76
    From what I've seen, David Reed (who was traded to Indianapolis) is fighting for a WR and KR spot; Brandon Burton is still listed as a 3rd string CB; Tevita Finau is listed as a 3rd string DE for the Jets; Sealver Siliga is fighting for a spot in Seattle; Joe Kruger is on the cusp in Philadelphia; and the four Undrafted Free Agents (Reggie Dunn, Tevita Stevens, David Rolf, and Sam Brenner) are all fighting for a spot.

  17. #77
    Joe Kruger has been placed on Injured Reserve by the Eagles. This ends his season before it even started. Apparently he showed enough that he was projected to make the final roster. Too bad he couldn't have spent the year he won't be playing for the Eagles playing for the Utes.

  18. #78
    Harvey Unga and Dallas Reynolds were both waived today. BYU now as many players as Utah State in the NFL (10). Utah has more than all of the other Utah schools combined (Weber, SUU, BYU, and USU).

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    Thanks for the updates, UM3G - I love this thread.

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    Tony Bergstrom - Raiders - Injured foot in the last preseason game and will be out for a significant amount of time.

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    Lots of cuts today. Reggie Dunn, Tevita Finau, Tevita Stevens, David Rolf, Sam Brenner, and Sealver Siliga were waived. BYU is now down to 7 NFLers (just six more than Weber State).
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahMan3G View Post
    (just six more than Weber State).
    Even SUU has two in the NFL.

    (Cody Larsen at Baltimore; Brad Sorenson with the Chargers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahMan3G View Post
    Lots of cuts today. Reggie Dunn, Tevita Finau, Tevita Stevens, and Sealver Siliga were waived. BYU is now down to 7 NFLers (just six more than Weber State).
    Siliga is the poster child for Ute D-lineman leaving too early. Unfortunately, I think Joe Kruger may overtake him some day.

  24. #84
    Check the Original Post for roster updates as of...now. A little disappointed we didn't get any of our Unsigned Free Agents on 53-man rosters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahMan3G View Post
    Tony Bergstrom - Raiders - Injured foot in the last preseason game and will be out for a significant amount of time.
    Placed on IR today. Season over.

    The Kruger household should be a little bit more full for Thanksgiving dinner, at least.

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    Tevita Stevens made the Redskins practice squad.

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    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  27. #87
    Brandon Burton - CB - Vikings - is now on the Bills after Minnesota waived him.

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    Sam Brenner signed to the Dolphins practice squad. Silinga the same with the Seahawks.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  29. #89
    Koa Misi gets a 4 year extension fom the Dolphins. . .

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...year-extension

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    Update - Sealver Siliga was signed off of Seattle's Practice Squad by New England.

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