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Rutgers Around The Web: 8/19

The links return for the last week of camp!

Andrew Burton

Lots of Rutgers news out there with camp heading towards its final days as well as the Scarlet Knight Reunion with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meeting for a preseason game:

Season Previews

Rutgers season preview - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Yes, an AAC blog exists on ESPN. Check out their Rutgers preview here, along with the rest of the American.

American 2013 conference preview includes Louisville, Cincinnati - College Football - Martin Rickman -
Sports Illustrated previews the inaugural AAC season and unsurprisingly picks Louisville as the team to beat.

PISCATAWAY, N.J.: Big Ten can wait: Rutgers is all about winning AAC - Colleges -
Tom Canavan of the Miami Herald offers his preview of the 2013 Scarlet Knights, predicting a third place finish for Rutgers.

Camp Updates

Rutgers punter Nick Marsh feeling confident after leaving comforts of Utah's high altitude |
Brendan Prunty of the Star-Ledger covers P Nick Marsh and his transition to a kicking game played at sea level.

Rutgers' Jamal Merrell takes lesson in NCAA's new targeting rule |
Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger catches up with Jamal Merrell, who tied the knot this past weekend.

After Strong Second Scrimmage, Desmon Peoples Looking For Increased Role | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Josh Newman of Scarlet Scuttlebutt takes a look at Desmon Peoples and how he fits in the backup RB spot.

Quanzell Lambert enjoying his move to the "R" position | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam of SNY details Quanzell's move from LB to the defensive end "R" position (speed rusher).

Recruiting Roundup

Rutgers recruiting nuggets: Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown updates | recruiting expert Todderick Hunt updates us on blue-chippers Curtis Samuel (OSU) and Noah Brown (uncommitted), including an interesting tidbit on Samuel's recruiting process with Rutgers.

Knights in the NFL

Khaseem Greene, ex-Rutgers safety/linebacker, performs well for Chicago Bears as a rookie |
The former two-time defensive POTY had four tackles in his first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

Eric Foster signs with the Bears | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam of SNY delivers good news for the former star defensive lineman. Foster suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the 2011 season, so it is good to see him making a full recovery.

Scarlet Knights aplenty for Pats - Sentinel & Enterprise
David Pevear of the Lowell Sun covers Bill Belichick's affinity for Rutgers players.

New England Patriots release A.J. Edds, Scott Vallone and R.J. Mattes |
Nick Underhill of announces the release of Scott Vallone, who took part in the Rutgers reunion last week when the Pats and Bucs met for a preseason matchup.

Logan Ryan makes visible impression at CB | Boston Herald
Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald updates us on Logan Ryan, who made a very nice pick six off of Mike Glennon in last week's preseason game against Tampa Bay.

Arizona Cardinals bubble players on brink of being popped - Revenge of the Birds
Our fellow SB Nation blog for the Arizona Cardinals think that DC Jefferson could be seeing a lot of the practice squad this season.

LB Jamaal Westerman signed by Bills
The former Rutgers product was recently picked up by the Bills, following Mike Pettine from the Jets up north to Buffalo.

Olympic Sports

Former State Champion Wrestler Commits to Rutgers
In RWrestling news, the Intermat No. 7 132-lb prospect committed to Coach Scott Goodale, bringing the total number of recruits to 12 for the 2013 season.

Rutgers in Major League Lacrosse – Playoffs
Catch up with former Rutgers Men's Lax players as the MLL gears up for its playoff season.