Author Archives: Mike Wilkening

Cowboys sign rookie LB Damien Wilson

The Cowboys almost have their entire rookie class under contract. Dallas has signed fourth-round selection Damien Wilson, a linebacker from Minnesota, the team said Thursday. The pact with Wilson leaves cornerback Byron Jones, the Cowboys’ first-round selection, as the only rookie without a deal. Wilson (6-0, 243) notched 197 tackles (16 for loss) in two…

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Joey Porter to assist Colorado St. coaching staff, work toward degree

Longtime NFL outside linebacker Joey Porter will assist the Colorado State coaching staff in 2013 as he works to finish his undergraduate degree in liberal arts with a focus in social studies, the school announced Wednesday. “I’m extremely happy to have opportunity to work with the CSU football team as an undergraduate student assistant,” Porter…

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Patriots to sign defensive tackle Scott Vallone

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The Patriots are adding undrafted rookie defensive tackle Scott Vallone, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Vallone (6-3, 275) played collegiately at Rutgers. His addition gives the Patriots nine former Scarlet Knights players on the roster, including six rookies. The 23-year-old Vallone was a four-year starter at defensive tackle (2009-2012). He was credited with…

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PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 2: Denver Broncos

Let the games begin. You couldn’t blame the Broncos for being eager to start the 2013 season. They are heavy division favorites, strong conference contenders and legitimate Super Bowl challengers, and they have one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Hey, it’s good to be the Broncos, even with the news of a potential four-game suspension…

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Packers waive rookie QB Matt Brown

The Packers waived rookie quarterback Matt Brown on Tuesday, the NFL disclosed in its official transactions. An undrafted free agent from Illinois State, Brown was waived with a “non-football injury” designation. With Brown no longer on the roster, Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman are now Green Bay’s only backups to Aaron Rodgers. Harrell, the former Texas…

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