Friday, July 01, 2016

Professional Football Updates from BGSU

Saw some news on Kamar Jorden and I decided to pop in and see what's going on with our former Falcons who are playing professional football.

The news that got my attention is that Kamar Jorden made the Calgary Stampeders as a slot WR.  He's been after this for a while and has been on their practice squad for a couple years.  The exciting thing for Kamar is that he found the end zone in his first game with the Stamps.  (They play tonight...Happy Canada Day!)

Other CFL news was not so good Travis Greene, Kendall Montgomery who were released from the practice squad of the Ottawa RedBlacks

Moving to the NFL, Roger Lewis is still with the Giants and getting some ink, though most of it is about battling back from his legal issues after HS but before he came to BG.

Matt Johnson was cut by Bengals, and is still on the loose.  I heard he had a tryout somewhere, but as of today he's not signed for training camps.

Alex Huettel and Eilar Hardy had try outs, no indication they have been signed.

Shaun Suisham retired from the NFL after the Steelers released him following a failed physical.  In his message, he said that the injury he suffered in the Hall of Fame Game last year was "catastrophic" and he is going to be forced to give it up.  It is worth noting that Suisham had a big NFL career.

If you search this blog you will find some old posts where I was pretty down on Suisham when he was a Falcon, but the young man could clearly kick.

He is the most accurate kicker in Steelers history,  To flesh that out, for his career he was 211 of 251, for 84%--#16 all-time.  His long FG was 53.  (He nailed a 50+ at Peden Stadium once, won't forget seeing that).  He played 10 years in the NFL and kicked in the Super Bowl.  Pretty good.  Shows what I know.

Chris Jones, Kory Lichtensteiger, Gabe Martin, Jude Adjei-Barimah remain on NFL rosters.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Gotta say I just don't get it. Travis runs, what 16 times for 98 yards a TD and a catch and the next day is cut? Kendall had some press, had I believe 2 sacks and next day released. Reports say Alex needs strength but reported between combine and pro day had the 2nd most reps on bench? We know about Matty J. Just don't get it! Am I missing something?