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Last Week of Preseason Moves

First, let’s go to Rutgers North, or as they are called by some, the New England Patriots. Before we do, I think they need a new logo. I recommend a Block R with a North Star that is in the red, white, and blue colors of New England. Here is my offering toward that logo. Anyone with real skills want to offer a different one?

In any case, Rutgers North had a good game on Thursday against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. In fact, a trio of former Rutgers players had interceptions, two of which were against Mr. Newton. Congrats to Duron Harmon, Ryan Logan, and Devin McCourty!

Prior to Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Leonte Carroo was asked his thoughts. Humble as always, he stated he was “excited for the opportunity.” Here is the video. Following the game, Carroo survived the latest cuts, with the final reductions to a 75 man roster due tomorrow afternoon. Reductions to the squad to the regular season 53-man limit is due no later than September 3. There are still five receivers on the Dolphin’s roster.

Quentin Gause is in a battle for the sixth and final linebacker position for the Eagles this season. It looks to be a battle between Quentin and 7th round draft pick Myke Tavarres. Right now, the Eagles are below the 75-man current limit and Gause is still with the team. The Eagles’ tweet below is a list you do NOT want to see your name:

Linebacker Steve Longa seems to be doing fairly well in his quest to secure a spot on an NFL roster. Since signing a contract with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, he has been making steady progress toward a permanent spot on the 53-man roster. Right now, he is third in the depth chart (of four) for the middle linebacker position.

New number #59 #seahawks

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Keith Lumpkin having been waived by the Buffalo Bills, was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts. At this point Keith is still on the Colts’ roster, and we will know more tomorrow when they make their cuts to the 75 man roster. He survived the first round of cuts, when the roster was reduced from 90 to 80 players. So far it’s looking good for the former Rutgers guard. However, there are still 15 players in the group that went into the season last year with only nine offensive linemen. Tomorrow and the final cuts on Saturday will determine his placement.

Sam Bergen, who left Rutgers as a sixth-year senior, is second in the two-man depth chart for the Tennessee Titans. He is also waiting to see what the final cuts tomorrow and on Saturday do to his NFL dream.

While he didn’t finish his college career as a Scarlet Knight, Tom Savage is still a former Rutgers player, and he had a great day yesterday. Soon after the Texans tweeted this:

They followed it up with this to announce Savage’s third TD pass this preseason:

And in our closing pictures today, it is nice to see two of our top all-time receivers meeting and sharing their jerseys. Mohamed Sanu is all-time #1 in receptions, and Leonte Carroo is all-time #1 in touchdowns. If I were there, between my chanting “Sanuuuuuuu” and “Carrooooooo” it would sound like I was either booing or at a Springsteen concert!

Following the jersey trade, Mo Sanu had one last tweet on the subject. He plans to keep it in his man cave at home. I’ll bet he’s not the only one who will have one in a man cave by the time it’s all over.