Coogs in the Pros 2019

Apparently the Browns let Hines go:

* LB D’Juan Hines – The player on this list with the most NFL experience, Hines (6-1, 235) joined the league in 2018 as an undrafted signing of the Los Angeles Chargers out of the University of Houston. He failed to make the Chargers’ 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, then was signed off the Chargers practice squad by the Cleveland Browns in September of 2018. Hines played in 13 games with the Browns in 2018 and totaled four tackles. As a senior at Houston, Hines totaled 110 tackles and three forced fumbles and was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection.

“Of course you hate to see those guys go,” Bowser said, via the team’s website. “You develop a relationship with them. You learn from them. You see the film and you try to critique your game off them. At the same time, it’s a business. Whenever stuff happens, next man up. I’m going to show what I can do.”

mexico has a football league…it’s real trip watching it.

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So, we have a tight end that bloomed late and did not produce in college. Romello fits the mold of athletic TEs that Head Coach Sean McVay & Co. tend to be fond of.

As mentioned above, Brooker is one of three UDFA TEs the Rams added to the roster. The other undrafted rookie TEs — Kendall Blanton (Missouri) and Keenan Brown (Texas State) — also fit the prototypical McVay TE: tall and athletic, so it will be very interesting to see which TE rounds out the bottom of the chart. All of which are contending with second year player Johnny Mundt for the third TE spot.

Ward was traded in the CFL…at least his rights were. He’s still in Eagles training camp for now.

Bad: He is traded
Good: He keeps playing until N.F.L. camps open. It is another opportunity to showcase his talents.
Interesting comment from the people responding to the trade. “The Patriots might sign him” He would indeed fit their offensive philosophy.
Pulling for Greg!!!

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When Newton went out with his injury late last year, Allen joined the Panthers’ active roster from its practice squad. Following Heinicke’s elbow injury against the Falcons, he stepped into the starter’s job for the season finale against the Saints. With New Orleans resting many of its key starters for the playoffs, Allen led the team to a 33-14 victory. It was his first NFL career start and he responded with a 16-for-27 performance, throwing for two touchdowns and running for a third. The win snapped a seven-game slide for the Panthers.

At 6’3" and 210 lbs., Allen is the tallest of the trio of backups. In 2018, he signed a two-year contract with Carolina worth $1,050,000. He will earn a base salary of $495,000 this season.


:black_small_square: Defensive tackle Joey Mbu is battling Adolphus Washington, Jamiyus Pittman and others for potentially one job behind tackles Christian Wilkins, Davon Godchaux, Akeem Spence and Vincent Taylor.

Miami could keep five tackles because the Dolphins will use their tackles as ends in a 3-4.

Mbu has seven tackles in nine NFL games — two for Atlanta in 2015 and seven for the Colts in 2017.

“Another big man, 36-inch arms, heavy body,” Hunt said.

:black_small_square: Kenneth Farrow, a University of Houston alum, is competing with Mark Walton and rookies Myles Gaskin and Patrick Laird for a third and potential fourth running back jobs.

Farrow’s NFL experience all came in 2016, when he appeared in 13 games and started two for the Chargers, rushing 60 times for 192 yards (a modest 3.2 average) with 13 catches for 70 yards.

“Very versatile, can run, can catch,” Hunt said. “Pass protection is probably one of his better attributes. Felt very good about the person and player we’re bringing in.”


Video: Elandon Roberts receives proclamation to start Heart Walk

“Roberts is the definition of dedication and perseverance,” Bartie said in part, reading his declaration, “possessed with determination and the willingness to work hard, and he made his dream a reality.”

Hundreds took to the Memorial High School practice track and nearby blocks for an annual event that raises awareness of heart disease, which has touched Roberts’ family. Roberts, 25, a New England Patriots linebacker and former University of Houston Cougar, has played in the Super Bowl in each of his three professional seasons, winning two championship rings.

“For us, we don’t necessarily feel like we have to have a 300 pounder or a real heavy guy at that position,” said Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. “We need a guy with great quickness, great get-off, that has strength and athleticism, and Ed has those qualities. He had a lot of what we were looking for at that position and he’s so explosive. He has some rare physical traits that we didn’t want to ignore. We feel like his strengths are matched for what we’re looking for at our defensive tackle, especially the three-technique.”

Oliver largely ran with the second team defense in the spring, with veteran Jordan Phillips currently ahead of him on the depth chart. But if the rookie takes advantage of the position match in which he’s been placed he could be seeing a lot of snaps in his future.

“Now seeing how they’re going to use me, it’s great,” said Oliver. “I want to just compete and hopefully be on the field on Sundays.”



Greg Ward: He’s been around the Eagles for a while. The former University of Houston quarterback has been a project, but the team keeps bringing him back. After a nice spring, he has a chance to parlay that into a roster spot this summer.