UConn in the NFL

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  1. huskymedic

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    Annual practice squad rules, regs and $$$. Rules change every year.

    Bottom line? $6900/week is the minimum salary. Not a bad gig.

    Practice squad rules
     
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    ESPN: WR Geremy Davis, safety Andrew Adams and OL Adam Gettis among those that will join the Giants practice squad, per sources. Davis was a sixth-round pick who was waived on Saturday. Adams had impressed this summer as undrafted rookie.
     
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    The Falcons cut Nick Williams. Bummer. I always thought he'd be the next Wes Welker.
    Williams cut.
     
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    He'll get picked up before the season is two weeks old.
     
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    Nick made the 53 on Saturday. Lots of celebrating. Next thing the Falcons do is pick up a free agent receiver Sunday and today Nick gets cut. Stinks. These guys are merely commodities.
     
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    Sony realize everyone is a bit preoccupied with the current UConn situation, but here's an alumni update:

    Shamar Stephen, Vikings: Played a ton throughout the whole game on all downs. Finished with 3 tackles and recovered a game changing late fumble after Robison stripped Aaron Rogers.

    Tyvon Branch, Cardinals: 9 tackles 1 pass deflection and a QB hit. Bounce back blowout win for the cards.

    Darius Butler, Colts: Made a fantastic acrobatic interception and should have had an easy pick 6, but appeared to pop a hamstring and went down untouched. Was out for the rest of the game and likely longer.

    Sio Moore had an ok day for the depleted but surprisingly stout Colts D. But he also got wrecked by a nasty stiff arm.

    Others had unremarkable games, unless I missed someone.
     
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    Butler play was confusing. Looked bad at the time (noncontact leg injuries always do) seemed fine on the sidelines but never went back in despite being like the only Colts regular DBack who wasn't ALREADY hurt.
     
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    Thought that too, but the initial pop is sometimes the most painful part.

    He actually was already hurt. He missed most of the preseason and game 1 due to leg injuries. Pressed into duty as the walking wounded and probably yanked the hammy compensating for the previous injury. Pretty common occurrence in the NFL.

    Still, awesome play he made. That freaky athleticism we remember.
     
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    This has to make you appreciate just how good these players are. That Butler, as incredibly athletic and skilled as he is, is essentially a league-average cornerback, is amazing . . .
     
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    Very, very true. Although, Butler is considered top-tier as a nickel corner covering the slot guy, which is more important than ever.

    Tyvon Branch has been covering the slot quite effectively as well. Against NE he limited Edelman and Amendola pretty well all game.
     
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    The common theme with those two, other than the fact that they played together is that they are both freakishly quick.
     
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    Butler has a defined skill that he is very good at. It's what keeps him in the league since with his years of service he's comparatively expensive.
     
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    Davis, Beatty and Adams are all on the active roster today for the Giants.
     
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    Andrew Adams sighting. He's been on the field for special teams, kick-off and punt returns for the Giants. He gets a nice salary boost for this, no?
     
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    Yes, he will most likely be getting the rookie minimum prorated per game. But....he gets that salary for a minimum of three games even if they put him back on the practice squad.

    Rookie minimum is about $450k this year, so he will pull in about $85K for the three games. At least.
     
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    Andrew just made a big mistake. Hope he recovers
     
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    Yeah, that's gonna hurt. But somebody clarify why that's a personal foul? None of those three guys running down the field are aware of the blocked kick? Being unaware, he basically took his guy out of the play like he's supposed to. If it's simply because it was up a bit high, I don't get it. I mean, that guy is in no way defenseless. Maybe I just underestimate how sissy the league has become??

    Edit: maybe he hit the guy while he was still out of bounds, I didn't think of that.
     
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