Sunday, May 10, 2015

Seniors make the grade at UConn

It was not the easiest of seasons for the seniors on the 2014 UConn football team as the Huskies limped to a 2-10 record with only one win against an FBS opponent. However, they took care of business away from the field.

This weekend was graduation for the Class of 2015 and all 12 seniors on the football roster (Chris DeBerry, Deshon Foxx, Gus Cruz, Geremy Davis, Reuben Frank, Byron Jones, Alex Mateas, B.J. McBryde, Adam Mueller, Angelo Pruitt, Brandon Steg and Chandler Whitmer) were listed among the UConn graduates.

Of course many of those listed above were a little busy this weekend as they were attending NFL rookie camps.

Byron Jones, a first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, and Geremy Davis, a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants, didn't have to worry about playing their onto their respective team's 90-man roster. McBryde signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles so he'll also be coming back for training camp. There's not much news to report for Foxx, Frank, Mateas and Whitmer who got invites to rookie camp on a tryout basis.

I've seen reports of the Detroit Lions signing (or planning to sign) three tryouts players but Frank wasn't among them. I haven't seen updates on the Jets (where Mateas was at camp), Eagles (where Whitmer was in camp) and Seahawks (where Foxx was among the rookies in camp) agreeing to sign any of the tryout players. Mateas has a pretty good option No. 2 as he is among the top-rated prospects for Tuesday's CFL Draft.


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