Hurricane Warriors

The question on a lot of football fans’ minds is: Can the game work in a post-Coronavirus world?
July 23, 2020
by Casino

As the University of Miami (UM) prepares for the return of in-person classes this fall amid rapidly-rising COVID-19 cases, faculty members, janitorial staff, and students are protesting the university’s reopening plan, saying some of the people most at risk were not properly consulted. As a result of their mounting disappointment with being left out of the conversation, over 500 faculty members recently signed a petition asking that professors have the right to choose between in-person and remote teaching and delivered it to UM president Julio Frenk, provost Jeffrey Duerk, and faculty senate leadership yesterday (Weds., July 22). Miami-Dade County is currently in the mist of a very serious, world-leading cluster/outbreak of the virus to such an extent that U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala has recommended issuing a new stay-at-home order. The Florida Congresswoman told ABC’s This Week last weekend that she was “terrified for the first time in her career” that included stints as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton and as UM’s President. … With that in mind, the University of Miami and the ACC will announce plans for the 2020 Football Season at the end of July. Miami Hurricanes 2020 Preseason Rankings: Ranked #12 by Phil Steele, #21 by Pick Six Previews, #23 by Bill Connelly’s SP+, #24 by Bleacher Report, #29 by Athlon, and #32 by both Lindy’s and Street & Smith’s.

UPDATE Thurs., July 30, 2020: The ACC announced its teams will play 10 games in-conference with the best two teams by winning percentage then playing for the ACC Championship without the usual divisions coming into play. Additionally, Notre Dame will join in with the conference for this year’s football season only. Already part of the ACC for other sports, Notre Dame will return to being an independent in football in 2021. Finally, ACC teams can schedule an 11th game out of conference, if it’s played in-state. These decisions do not mean the ACC season will actually start as planned on the weekend of Sept. 12. All of this is subject to change, depending on whether public health guidance allows it. The fate of non-conference games also remains unclear, as those contests were not announced as part of the scheduling model. Because schools will be required to play those games in their home states, big marquee matchups like Auburn-North Carolina and Virginia-Georgia in Atlanta would be off the table, in addition to possibly Notre Dame at Navy. Because the SEC still has not decided on its final scheduling model, possible SEC/ACC rivalry games between Florida-FSU, Georgia-Georgia Tech, South Carolina-Clemson and Louisville-Kentucky remain unknown. [NOTE: On Aug. 6th, The Miami Herald reported that Miami Hurricanes star DE Greg Rousseau will opt out of 2020 football season, and is expected to enter the NFL Draft.]

On Tuesday, the NFLPA informed players there’ll be no preseason games this summer with traditional training camp rosters of 90 players set to drop by 10 – to 80 players for 2020. As was suggested in my post below, this is not a good year to be an undrafted Free Agent like S Robert Knowles or DT Pat Bethel because of the contraction in preseason roster sizes and the elimination of Exhibition Games. The League and the Union came to an agreement on Monday to conduct daily testing for the first two weeks of training camp, which was one of the final major health and safety hurdles that had yet to be worked out. While the NFL and NFLPA continue to check things off the to-do list before camp begins next week, the economics of how they’ll absorb revenue losses due to the pandemic still looms large over these two sides and will need to be worked out at some point in the near future. Training camps for most NFL teams are scheduled to begin July 28th.

UPDATE Thurs., July 30, 2020: The NFL’s new reserve/COVID-19 list has been instituted and any players on that list do not count in the 80-player roster limit currently in effect. Due to league policy pertaining to the virus, NFL teams are only allowed to comment on a player’s roster status and may not disclose whether or not a player is in quarantine or has tested positive. However, the protocol for returning to active status varies depending on what category the player falls into: tested positive and symptomatic, tested positive but asymptomatic, or tested negative but under quarantine after contact with an infected person. The rules vary, but all categories require that 3 to 4 conditions must be met before their return to the active roster. Falcons’ S Jamal Carter and Dolphins OL Ereck Flowers are the 1st ProCanes to be placed on the NFL’s new Covid/IR. [Note: On Aug. 4th, Dolphins’ WR Allen Hurns became the first ProCane to opt out of playing in 2020. The next day, 49ers WR Travis Benjamin also opted out for 2020. Hurns and Benjamin will earn $150K each for not playing this upcoming season (although it will be considered an advance on their 2021 salaries).]

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Football League was forced to postpone its 2020 season, which had been scheduled to start last month. Assuming a bargaining agreement with the CFL Players’ Association, significant Canadian government support, and approval from public health authorities can all be arranged, the CFL is hoping to play a shortened season with games starting in September in the “hub city” of Winnipeg with players and coaches in a protected “bubble” consisting of local hotels and practice fields for every game. Canada’s Covid-19 infection rate is much lower that in the USA with 80% of Canadian cases originating in nursing homes, and the NHL is using the “hub-city format” for its 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs which are expected to start Aug. 1st. Offered the union pro-rated base salaries of 33% for a six-game season, the CFL’s players union voted overwhelmingly against the latest financial proposal from the CFL. For American players on base salaries, they would take home less than $10,000 (USD) for approximately three months work. According to sources, over 85% of CFL players voted “no” on the offered financial terms. Committing to self-isolation and quarantine for up to 15 weeks (105 days) was also part of the stipulations laid out in the same proposal from the league. CFL players want to ensure their risk of contracting the virus is mitigated by increased testing. The financial and medical aspects are the two critical factors for any sort of 2020 season to happen as the CFL’s self-imposed deadline draws near.

Reports are that there are potential bids from over thirty entities to purchase the XFL out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and now Las Vegas is taking a shot at providing betting odds on who will be the top bidder. Disney/Fox (+180) and the NFL (+250) are the top two candidates to purchase the XFL based on betting odds provided by MyBookie sports book. … The Spring League last week completed its first Mini-camp since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The professional football development league held its four-day Mini-camp in Glendale, Colorado on July 14th-17th. Eighty-five players, the majority of whom were under the age of 24, took part in the padded camp, which concluded last Friday with a 90-play scrimmage. The Spring League is a place where former college and NFL players get a chance to showcase their skills in front of NFL and CFL scouts with the XFL also heavily involved in scouting players at this TSL event. TSL medical staff was on hand to conduct daily health screenings and temperature checks; no players tested positive for COVID-19 during the camp or displayed any symptoms. At 28 years old, DE/LB David Gilbert was the only ProCane participating in this year’s version of the Spring League and was the third-oldest player in Colorado for the showcasing sessions. [A pair of CBs were older: Univ. of New Mexico’s Julian Lewis at 29 and Ohio U.’s Thomas Wright at a crotchety 36]. The Spring League is currently planning to conduct an abbreviated fall season in October with four teams playing in Las Vegas at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium in a made for television format that will include top NFL free agents and possible college football underclassmen hoping to take advantage of playing in The Spring League’s NFL system prior to the 2021 NFL draft.

UPDATE Mon., Aug. 3, 2020: ProCane Dwayne Johnson, along with his partners @DanyGarciaCo (Johnson’s ex-wife) & sports banker Gerry Cardinale’s Red Bird Capital, announced the acquisition of the XFL out of Chap. 11 Bankruptcy proceedings. The purchase price was reportedly $15 million. Johnson and his investors plans include potentially creating reality-TV programming akin to HBO’s Hard Knocks, and they’re preparing to market a new “media package” (not just the XFL games themselves) to all potential buyers, including streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Arena Leagues Summary: Two games into the 2020 season, the Indoor Football League (IFL) postponed the rest of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Apr. 13, 2020, the IFL season fully cancelled. … After playing preseason games this spring, the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) organization decided to cancel all of its games scheduled for 2020. … The start-up National Gridiron League (NGL) cancelled OTAs earlier this year, but then announced that its arena teams would be allowed to play outdoors. However, the 2020 NGL season was later indefinitely postponed because of the pandemic. … On March 13, 2020, the American West Football Conference (AWFC) announced on its website that the 2020 season would be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, citing the high number of cases reported from Washington, one of two states that had a team in that league. … In February, even earlier in the course of the pandemic, the American Arena League (AAL) announced all of its teams were suspending operations for the 2020 season. … As with almost all other sports leagues, the National Arena League (NAL) suspended operations during the pandemic, with the intention to hold the season once social distancing mandates were lifted and it was safe to do so. Later, on June 12, 2020, the 2020 NAL season was also fully cancelled. … The Texas Alliance Indoor League (TAIL) cancelled its season on May 31st, but announced that its Texas Blaze and Lonestar Bisons franchises would be leaving to join another League starting play in July (as the State of Texas also experiences its own peak-Coronavirus moment). … The Elite Indoor League (EIL) insisted it would play its 2020 Spring Season – “We understand that a couple of our teams might need to wait until the 2021 season for startup, which is perfectly fine, but the majority of (EIL) teams will be competing for the 2020 Championship!” – but the EIL Facebook Page hasn’t had a new post since late April.

NFL U Update
May 16, 2020
by Casino

Spring/Summer 2020 Covid-19 Update: At the U, Spring Practice was suspended and on-campus classes were ended, but UM Head Coach Manny Diaz said yesterday (Friday) that he expects a college football season this calendar year. Hurricane Players rehabbing from injuries will be allowed to return to campus this coming week with TE Brevin Jordan, G Navaughn Donaldson, incoming freshman RB Don Chaney Jr. and LBs Sam Brooks Jr. & Waynmon Steed among those expected. However, each State and each Campus is reopening at its own pace and with different guidelines. While the NBA’s Miami Heat and Orlando Magic have already resumed practice, the ACC will have to work within the public health requirements of each City and State to determine how to move forward with college football training camps.

UPDATE Weds., June 3, 2020, Greentree Practice Fields: Two-thirds of the Miami football team spent Tuesday in Voluntary Workouts.

In the NFL, there won’t be rookie mini-camps or OTAs this year, meaning there won’t be any undrafted free-agent tryouts conducted at rookie mini-camps. Along with the cancellation of most on-campus Pro Days – Miami’s Pro Day was scheduled for April 1st, but it turned out to be a cruel April Fool’s Day Joke when it was cancelled due to the pandemic – the lack of mini-camp tryouts left prospects who were on the edge without a lot of hope. “I want [scouts] to see what I’m capable of. I want them to see my speed. My agility. See my flexibility. See that a big guy can move. I’d love for them to have seen that,” safety Robert Knowles, who started nine of Miami’s 13 games and had a career-high 43 tackles and broke up a career-best five passes, told Hurricane Sports on Apr. 1st. “Now, it’s just kind of hard. It has you thinking a lot. I’m trying to figure out what’s next, too.” His concerns proved prophetic. Uninvited to the NFL Combine, Knowles went undrafted and hasn’t yet been offered a rookie free agent contract or even gotten a tryout. Considering that CBS predicted Knowles’ draft status would probably be High: FA, Low: Tryout, one wonders if fringe ProCanes like Knowles, DT Pat Bethel, and offensive linemen Joe Brown or Tommy Kennedy were possibly cheated out of a shot at the pros by the virus. [Unsigned LB Michael Pinckney passed on FA offers to continue rehabbing and hopefully maximize his NFL opportunities later this summer.] The NFL’s replacement “classroom instruction, workouts, and non-football educational programs through Skype, or any other platform, on a ‘virtual’ basis” ended yesterday (May 15th). All teams will now be given the option to conduct voluntary veteran mini-camps “virtually between May 18 and June 26, 2020.” Teams have been able to send players exercise equipment and technology, but until all 32 NFL teams are cleared to return, the NFL’s off-season will continue remotely. The NFL plans to begin its season in September as usual, but with games scheduled to take place overseas being moved back to the U.S.A.

The CFL was scheduled to start June 11th, but the league has put off its decision of if, and when, it opens until July. The league might follow in the footsteps of what the NHL is considering: trying to hold games in one or more “hub cities.” The currently favored proposal would select two cities, one for each division, to play CFL games. Fans would almost certainly not be admitted into stadiums due to the pandemic. On Apr. 29th, the CFL asked the Canadian government for up to $150 million (Canadian) of relief funds to ensure its survival; however, a number of MPs were dubious about a CFL bailout especially if American players received monies from any bailout. Going into his 8th season in the CFL, OL Joel Figueroa is scheduled to return to the British Columbia Lions in 2020, while OL Justin Renfrow moves from the B.C. Lions to the Edmonton Eskimos and recent UM grad CB Jhavonte Dean moves from the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ PS to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. ProCanes RB Trayone “Choc” Gray and QB Vincent Testaverde Jr. were also scheduled to be in CFL training camps, with the Toronto Argonauts and British Columbia Lions, respectively. On May 7th, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie spoke to a Canadian House of Commons Committee explaining that the financial viability of the league has been compromised, and its future is certainly now in question.

Last spring, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy — which involves the liquidation of assets — while this spring, the XFL filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy — which involves a reorganization. While a Chapter 11 filing can be converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation (equipment, merchandise, and any other property owned by the league sold to pay off creditors like the nearly $300,000 owed to the University of Houston), the XFL hopes to sell the entire entity intact by July 15th. However, just because the league has a plan to sell by mid-July, doesn’t mean they will find a buyer. Out of a job because the virus halted their XFL season were ProCanes HC Winston Moss (Los Angeles Wildcats), LB Thurston Armbrister & DB Herb Waters (both of the Tampa Bay Vipers), P Justin Vogel (New York Guardians), FB Marquez Williams (Houston Roughnecks), OL Malcolm Bunche (DC Defenders), and LB Gionni Paul, OL Venzell Boulware & DL Anthony Moten (all with the Seattle Dragons). Bunche (see ProCanes 2019 post, “Life on the Waiver Wire”) and Paul were both on AAF and XFL payrolls only to have two spring seasons ended prematurely – talk about having a pair of horses shot out from under you! CB Ladarius Gunter (DC Defenders), WR Stacey Coley (Dallas Renegades traded to Tampa Bay Vipers), WR Tyre Brady (Seattle Dragons), and QB Vincent Testaverde (Tampa Bay Vipers) were all cut in camp. CB Jhavonte Dean and OL Tyler Gauthier (both drafted by the Seattle Dragons) didn’t sign with the XFL, going instead with the CFL and NFL, respectively, in 2020. WR Tommy Streeter, LB Arthur Brown, QB Jake Heaps, RBs Joe Yearby & Storm Johnson, OGs Brandon Washington & Jahair Jones, DTs Micanor Regis & Courtel Jenkins and LS Paul Kelly were all in the XFL Draft Pool, but went undrafted in the XFL’s two-part draft.

In existence since 2017 with 229 of its Alums having signed Pro Football Contracts (#NFL: 90; #CFL: 51; #AAF: 55 and #XFL: 33), the Spring League (TSL) is still planning its outdoor TSL Showcase to be held in Denver, Colorado on July 14-17, 2020. TSL Rosters have not yet been established at this time. In the Arena Leagues where teams rely heavily on gate and concessions revenue, it appears that the Elite Indoor League (EIL) is set to begin play in mid-May. Unfortunately, EIL team rosters are not yet available online. The National Arena League (NAL) is hoping to kick off its schedule in June with DL George Brown Jr. playing for the West Virginia Roughriders, although OL Brandon Washington (Massachusetts Pirates) and DL Tyriq McCord (Orlando Predators) are no longer listed on 2020 NAL rosters. The Champions Indoor Football (CIF) is also monitoring the situation with the pandemic and hopes to still have a product in arenas this spring season. WR Kayne Farquharson is a longtime member of the CIF’s Omaha Beef. The Texas Alliance Indoor League (rosters unavailable), the Indoor Football League (IFL), and the National Gridiron League (NGL) have all already cancelled all of their remaining scheduled games in 2020. K Diego Marquez was on the 2020 roster of the IFL’s Green Bay Blizzard (the IFL’s Nebraska Danger where Marquez and DL Courtel Jenkins played in 2019 has since folded); while TE Standish Dobard was scheduled to return to the NGL’s Virginia Beach Destroyers in 2020 (although RB Joe Yearby is no longer listed on the NGL’s St. Louis Stampede 2020 roster).

The Arena Football League (AFL) will also not be playing this spring, or ever again for that matter, after declaring Chap. 7 Bankruptcy on Nov. 27, 2019 in a financial measure unrelated to the Coronavirus. Founded in 1987, either the original AFL, or its smaller-city developmental league the AFL2, had played a spring season every year from 1987 through 2019 — making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL). About 60 ProCanes were affiliated with the AFL and/or AFL2 over the years – beginning with UM Class of ’83 DL Eric Larkin, who was on the inaugural 1987 roster of the Chicago Bruisers (one of only 4 AFL teams in that 1st season), through UM Class of 2013 WR Kendal Thompkins, who played in his 5th AFL season in 2019 with the Washington Valor (and was one of a half-dozen ProCanes who spent time with AFL teams last spring). DB Nick Ward played nine seasons (2001-09) in the AFL and WR Magic “Mr. Af2” Benton played nine seasons in the AFL2 (2001-09, all with the Florida Firecats). RB Leonard Conley and LB/FB Basil Proctor each had eight-year careers in the AFL, while WR/RB Jason Geathers, DB/WR Bobby Byrd, and DL Eric Miller all played seven years in the AFL. Also, UM’s Fran Curci served as HC of the AFL’s Tampa Bay Storm (1990-91) and the Cincinnati Rockers (1992).

Updated as of Aug. 10, 2020. Years as a pro includes 2020. Years attending the U in parentheses.

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons
5 Matt Bosher 10 (2007-10), P (2019: 3 games- 9 punts, career-low 41.9 yds.; mostly on IR [Groin]) Not re-signed; Currently a Free Agent
93 Allen Bailey 10 (2007-10), DE (2019: 24 tackles, 1 sack in 15 games in 1st season in Atlanta)
35 Jamal Carter 4 (2013-16), S/LB (’19: 10 tackles, 1 pass/def in 11 games with Falcons) Placed on Covid-19/Reserve List July 30

Baltimore Ravens
35 Gus Edwards 3 (2007-10);(2013-2016), RB (2019: Played in all 16 games for Baltimore, 133 rushes for 711 yards & 2 TDs; 7 catches/45 yds.)
96 Ufomba Kamalu 5 (2013-15), DE (2019: 3 weeks on Ravens roster, no stats; most of season on Ravens & Pats PS’s) Released by Baltimore Apr. 9, 2020; arrested on Domestic-related charges next day; Currently a Free Agent
93 Calais Campbell 13 (2005-07), DE (Pro Bowl, 6.5 sacks, 55 tackles, 1 pass def.) Mar. 19, 2020: Jags traded him to Baltimore for 5th-round pick

Buffalo Bills
76 Jon Feliciano 6 (2011-14), OG (2019: played in all 16 games in his 1st season with Bills) Coming off pectoral surgery, will miss 8-12 weeks
46 Jaquan Johnson 2 (2015-18), S (2019: Played in 13 games with 7 tackles made)

Carolina Panthers
29 Corn Elder 4 (2013-16), CB (2019: Cut in camp by Carolina, then on Giants PS; re-signed by Panthers Nov. 12, 1 game- no stats)

Chicago Bears
16 Pat O’Donnell 7 (2013), P (Starter, averaged 44.8 yards on 80 punts)
26 Deon Bush 5 (2012-15), S (played in 15 games, 8 tackles, and 2 pass/def.)
80 Jimmy Graham 11 (Bball, 2005-09; Fball 2009), TE (2019: 16 games with Green Bay- 38 catches-447 yards & 3 TDs)
25 Artie Burns 5 (2012-15), CB (2019 with Pittsburgh Steelers: played in 10 games with 8 tackles)

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns
54 Olivier Vernon 9 (2009-11), OLB (2019: 10 games, 24 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble in 1st year with Browns)
85 David Njoku 4 (2015-16), TE (2019: IR [concussion/broken wrist], Activated from IR Dec. 7th; played in 4 games with 5 rec./41 yds., 1 TD)
92 Chad Thomas 3 (2014-17), DE (2019: Played in 16 games, 26 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 pass/def., 1 fumble rec.)
29 Sheldrick Redwine 2 (2015-18), S (2019: 12 games, 5 starts, 41 tackles, 2 pass/def.)
48 Jermaine Grace 4 (2013-15), LB (2019: 12 games played with Browns, 6 tackles) Cut by Browns July 31

Dallas Cowboys
56 Joe Jackson 2 (2016-18), DE (2019: 4 tackles, 1 pass/def. in 5 games played with Dallas)
41 Ray-Ray Armstrong 8 (2009-11), LB (2019: Cut by Browns in Camp, 2 Tryouts w/ Redskins, Signed with Saints Sept. 18, but Rel’d Oct. 22 without playing; Signed with Dallas Dec. 24- 6 games, 1 tackle) Not re-signed by Cowboys; Currently a Free Agent

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions
28 Michael Jackson Sr. 2 (2015-18), CB (Drafted by Dallas, Rel’d. in Camp; Re-signed to PS Sept. 1st; Signed off Dallas PS by Detroit Oct. 30th)

Green Bay Packers
53 Jonathan Garvin R (2017-19), DE (Drafted 7th Rd/242 overall)
## Gerald Willis III 2 (2015-18), DT (2019: Undrafted FA Rel’d by Ravens on Aug. 31, Miami’s PS then 2 games active with Dolphins-no stats-then on IR) Waived by Miami Apr. 21, 2020 & Claimed by Packers; Waived by Packers July 27

Houston Texans
25 Duke Johnson 6 (2012-14), RB (2019: 16 games; 83 carries/410 yds., 2 TDs; 44 rec./410 yds., 3 TDs + 3 tackles in 1st season in Houston)
26 Lamar Miller 9 (2010-11), RB (’19: Injured knee in preseason; Placed on IR [Torn ACL] Aug. 26) Not re-signed by Texans; Currently a Free Agent

Indianapolis Colts
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad 4 (2013-15), DL (2019: played in all 16 games for Colts, 24 tackles & 1 sack, 1 forced fumble)

Jacksonville Jaguars
65 Brandon Linder 7 (2010-13), C/G (Started all 16 games, also had 1 tackle)
62 KC McDermott 3 (2014-17), OL (Jaguars’ PS in ‘18; Jacksonville’s IR in ’19)
61 Tyler Gauthier 2 (2015-18), OL (2019: Undrafted FA made Patriots PS; Signed by Jaguars off New England’s PS Dec. 10th, DNP) Cut Aug. 8
50 Shaquille Quarterman R (2016-19), LB (Drafted 4th Rd./140th overall)

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders
93 Olsen Pierre 5 (2011-14), DL (2019: Played 9 games for Raiders, had 7 tackles & 2 sacks) Not re-signed by Las Vegas; Currently a Free Agent

Los Angeles Chargers
52 Denzel Perryman 6 (2011-14), LB (2019: 14 games, 64 tackles, 1 pass def., 1 INT, 1 Forced Fumble)
23 Rayshawn Jenkins 4 (2012-16), S (’19: played in 16 games with 52 tackles, 3 INT, 4 Pass/def.)
4 Michael Badgley 3 (2014-17), K (’19: 1st 8 games on IR [groin], in other 8 games was 13/16 on FGs, 19/19 on PATs)
70 Tyree St. Louis 2 (2015-18), OL (Undrafted FA was on Patriots, Colts and then Chargers PS’s in 2019)
47 Romeo Finley R (2016-19), LB (Undrafted Free Agent)

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins
87 Clive Walford 6 (2011-14), TE (2019: 4 catches in 7 games with Dolphins) Not re-signed by Miami Dolphins; Currently a Free Agent
75 Kendrick Norton 2 (2015-17), DT (During Dolphins’ Camp in 2019, left arm amputated in car crash) Waived by Miami March 18, 2020; Retired
17 Allen Hurns 7 (2011-13), WR (’19: 14 games, 32 rec./416 yds., 2 TDs + 2 solo tackles with Dolphins) Opted out of 2020 season Aug. 4
65 Danny Isidora 4 (2012-16), OG (2019: Appeared in 3 games, 1 tackle after being acquired from Vikings for 7th round pick in pre-season)
97 Trent Harris 2 (2014-17), DE (2019 Pats Camp; Claimed off waivers by Miami- 11 games, 20 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble) Cut July 26
36 Adrian Colbert 4 (2016), DB (2019: 49ers Camp; Seattle’s PS, twice on Seahawks roster, DNP; last 6 games in Miami, 20 tackles, 2 pass/def.)
75 Ereck Flowers 6 (2012-14), OT (2019 with Washington: Started all 16 games with Redskins) Placed on Covid-19/Reserve list Aug. 2

Minnesota Vikings
17 K.J. Osborn R (2019), WR (Drafted 5th Rd./176th overall)

New England Patriots
## Jeff Thomas R (2017-19), WR (Undrafted Free Agent)
## Trevon Hill R (2019), DE (Undrafted Free Agent) Apr. 26: Reported to be picked up by Pats, but on May 6, he wasn’t on their UFA list
## Lamar Miller 9 (2010-11), RB (’19: Injured knee in preseason; Placed on IR [Torn ACL] Aug. 26; Not re-signed by Texans) Signed Aug. 8

New Orleans Saints
58 Anthony Chickillo 6 (2011-14), DE (2019: 11 games, 19 tackles, 1/2 sack; also on CEL [domestic disturbance] re-activated after charges dropped) Rel’d by Pittsburgh on Mar. 6, 2020; Signed by Saints

New York Giants
90 RJ McIntosh 3 (2015-17), DT (2019: Played in 12 games with Giants, had 5 tackles & 2 sacks)

New York Jets
89 Christopher Herndon 3 (2014-17), TE (After 4-game suspension had season-ending injury [broken rib] in season debut, only 1 catch in ’19)
10 Braxton Barrios 3 (2014-17), WR (’19: 16 games- 21 PRs/240 yds., 6 rec./115 yds., 4 KRs/48 yds., 2 tackles)
## Frank Gore 16 (2001-04), RB (’19 with Bills: Played in all 16 games, 166 rushes/599 yds., 2 TDs, 13 Rec./100 yds., 0 fumbles)
1 Lawrence Cager R (2015-18), WR (Undrafted Free Agent)

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers
38 Trajan Bandy R (2017-19), CB (Undrafted Free Agent)

San Francisco 49ers
17 Travis Benjamin 9 (2008-11), WR (’19 with Chargers: In 5 games had 6 rec./30 yds. & 1 solo tackle; Placed on IR [quad] Oct. 17th) Opted out of 2020 season Aug. 5

Seattle Seahawks
25 Travis Homer 2 (2016-18), RB (’19: 16 games- 18 rushes/114 yds., 11 rec./56 yds., 5 KRs/109 yds., 3 solo tackles, 1 fumble recovered)
88 Greg Olsen 14 (2004-06), TE (’19 with Carolina: 14 games- 52 catches/597 yards, 2 TDs)
11 Phillip Dorsett 6 (2011-14), WR (’19 with Patriots: 14 games- 29 rec./290 yds., 5 TDs, 3 rushes/21 yards)
31 DeeJay Dallas R (2017-19), RB (Drafted 4th Rd./144th overall)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Football Team (née Redskins)
41 Dee Delaney 3 (2017), CB (’19: Dolphins & Jets Camps; Chiefs & Browns Tryouts; Signed by Redskins Dec. 24- DNP) Rel’d. by Washington on Mar. 23, 2020; Currently a Free Agent

Additional NFL/CFL Free Agents:
## Seantrel Henderson 6 (2010-13), OT (1 start with Texans in ’19, then IR [broken ankle]; Placed on NFI [No details given] Oct. 16; Waived by Texans off NFI Nov. 18th; later Tryouts with Seattle and Colts)
## Malcolm Bunche 6 (2010-13), OL (’19: Camp with Giants; Redskins PS for 4 days in Oct.; also played in AAF in ’19 & XFL in ’20)
## Mark Walton 3 (2015-17), RB (’19: 7 games- 53 carries/201 yds., 15 rec./89 yds.; Cut by Dolphins [Felony Assault/pregnant girlfriend] Oct. 19)
## Herb Waters 5 (2012-15), CB (2019 Camp with Steelers, Tryout with Seattle, then played in XFL in Spring, 2020)
## Thurston Armbrister 6 (2011-14), LB (Cut in Camp by Arizona in 2019; then played in XFL in ’20)
## Justin Vogel 4 (2014-16), P (Cut in Camp by both San Francisco 49ers & by Denver Broncos in 2019, but played in XFL in ’20)
## Austin Barnard 3 (2013), Punter/Kicker (Titans IR in ’18, Tennessee Camp in ’19; then Tryout with Detroit Lions during ’19 season)
## Anthony Moten 3 (2014-17), DT (Played in AAF in spring, 2019; Played in XFL in spring, 2020)
## Gionni Paul 5 (2011-12), LB (played in 2019 AAF spring season, then Played in XFL in ’20)
## Venzell Boulware 2 (2018), OL (Undrafted FA was a Denver Broncos Rookie Minicamp Tryout; later Played in XFL)
## Marquez Williams 3 (2016), FB (Played in AAF & AFL in 2019, XFL in 2020)
## Stacy Coley 4 (2013-16), WR (Cut in Camp by Jets in 2019; also in Camp with 2 teams in XFL in 2020)
## Ladarius Gunter 6 (2013-14), CB (Played in AAF spring season in 2019, but was Cut in XFL Camp in 2020)
## Tyre Brady 2 (2014-15), WR (Undrafted FA, Cut by Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 31, 2019; Denver Broncos Tryout on Dec. 4th)
## Juwon Young 2 (2014-15), LB (Undrafted FA had Seattle Seahawks Minicamp Tryout then signed by Detroit Lions, was in Lions Camp in 2019)
## Tito Odenigbo 2 (2018), DT (Undrafted FA, Released in Camp by Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 31, 2019)
## Jerome Washington 2 (2015), TE (Undrafted FA, Cut in Camp by Arizona Cardinals in 2019)
## Storm Johnson 7 (2010), RB (participated in AAF preseason in ’19; XFL Draft Pool in ’20)
## Trevor Darling 3 (2014-17), OL (2019: Played in AAF spring season)
## Mike Smith 1 (2014-18), LB (Undrafted FA in 2019 had Rookie Minicamp Tryouts with Miami Dolphins & Buffalo Bills)
## Jahair Jones 1 (2017-18), OL (Undrafted FA, Rookie Minicamp Tryout with Arizona Cardinals in ’19; XFL Draft Pool in ’20)
## Paul Kelly 2 (2012-13), LS (participated in AAF preseason in 2019; also in XFL Draft Pool in ’20)

More NFL Cuts in 2019:
## Erik Swoope 7 (basketball 2009-14), TE (Waived by Oakland Raiders on July 30, 2019; previously played with Colts, also briefly with Saints)
## Sam Shields 9 (2006-09), CB (Not re-signed by Los Angeles Rams, declared FA but went unsigned in ’19) [Has History of Concussions]
## Brad Kaaya 4 (2014-16), QB (Cut in Camp by Cincy in 2019; released by Colts earlier in ’19) [Has back injury issues; Sold his 1st Screenplay in Apr., 2020]

Here’s a rundown of more ProCanes playing in some other leagues.

Canadian Football League:
British Columbia Lions
61 Joel Figueroa 9 (2006-11), OL (2019: Played in 16 games with B.C.)
## Vincent Testaverde Jr. 2 (2015-16), QB (2019: Undrafted FA in Camps with Buccaneers & Tampa Bay Vipers XFL) 2020: Signed as FA by B.C.

Edmonton Eskimos
## Justin Renfrow 7 (2013), OL (2019: B.C. Lions via trade from Calgary Stampeders on July 28) Not re-signed by Lions, Signed as FA by Edmonton

Toronto Argonauts
## Trayone Gray 2 (2014-18), RB (2019: Undrafted FA Rel’d by Cleveland Browns on Aug. 31st) 2020: Signed by Toronto as FA

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
## Jhavonte Dean 2 (2017-18), CB (2019: Undrafted FA in Browns & Steelers Camps; Signed to Roughriders PS Sept. 23) 2020: Signed by Winnipeg

The Spring League:
Mini Camp & Organized Scrimmage (July 14th-17th, 2020)
## David Gilbert 5 (2013), DE/LB (played with the IFL’s Salt Lake Screaming Eagles and NAL’s Columbus Lions in 2017, but failed to report to Columbus in ’18 and DNP in 2019)

National Arena League: (2020 Season cancelled due to Covid-19)
West Virginia Roughriders
## George Brown Jr. R (2016-18), DL (Undrafted Free Agent)

Champions Indoor Football: (2020 Preseason Training Camp only, Regular season cancelled due to Covid-19)
Omaha Beef
1 Kayne Farquharson 9 (2007-08), WR (2019: Active with Omaha Beef)

Indoor Football League: (After playing for two weeks, the remainder of the 2020 Season was cancelled due to Covid-19)
Green Bay Blizzard
## Diego Marquez 2 (2016-17), K (2020 Camp Only; 2019: Nebraska Danger IFL, previously with IFL’s Tucson Sugar Skulls)

(American) National Gridiron League (Inaugural 2019 season was postponed by league; postponed again in 2020):
Virginia Beach Destroyers
## Standish Dobard 3 (2013-16), TE (2019-20 NGL Camps Only; Participated in AAF Preseason in ‘19)

Arena League Free Agents:
## Kendal Thompkins 8 (2008-12), WR (Washington Valor AFL in 2019)
## Brandon Washington 9 (2009-11), OL (’19: Mass. Pirates NAL; ’20 XFL Draft Pool) Hired in Jan. as Off. Line Coach at Florida Memorial Univ.
## Micanor Regis 6 (2008-11), DT (Atlantic City Blackjacks AFL in 2019; in XFL Draft Pool in 2020)
## Tyriq McCord 5 (2012-15), DL (’19: Atlantic City Blackjacks AFL & Orlando Predators NAL; also played in AAF in 2019)
## Courtel Jenkins 3 (2014-16), DT (Nebraska Danger IFL in 2019; in XFL Draft Pool in 2020)
## Joseph Yearby 3 (2014-16), RB (’19: St. Louis Stampede NGL Camp only; also participated in AAF preseason in ‘19; XFL Draft Pool in ’20)
## D’Mauri Jones 3 (2012-16), WR (Washington Valor AFL in 2019)
## DeQuan Ivery 3 (2011), DT (Philadelphia Soul AFL and Omaha Beef CIF in 2019)