Posted: 5:47 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013
By Dan Lyons
"A: Right tackle is David Diehl. With Justin Pugh working in at right tackle and that’s what we’re starting out here in training camp. We’ll continue to progress that way. It will work its way out whatever which way it’s going to work. Both of them are getting the same amount of reps and we have a lot of confidence in David Diehl. Justin Pugh will get there as he continues to work."
Marcus Sales, the former Syracuse wide receiver, has signed on with the Atlanta Falcons and is on their roster for training camp. Sales, who caught 64 passes for 882 yards and eight touchdowns last season at SU, was undrafted but attended multiple rookie minicamps earlier in the summer. One of those camps was that of the Falcons.
McNabb's career narrative started at Syracuse, where he led the Orange to three-straight Big East titles and won three consecutive conference offensive player of the year honors. He also set Big East career records for passing yards (8,389), touchdown passes (77) and total offensive yards (9,950).
Christmas had four points and three rebounds and Gbinije contributed five rebounds in the loss to Estonia. Russ Smith from Louisville topped the squad with 30 points.
NFL training camps have all officially started, with the last of the 32 teams beginning their preseason this past weekend. Of those teams, 13 include former Syracuse football players, two of which are reigning Super Bowl Champions on the Baltimore Ravens. A total of 16 former Orange are listed on active rosters heading into the 2013 season.
Kris Joseph, the Montreal native, and Andy Rautins, whose father Leo was born and raised in Toronto, are two of the 18 players on a training camp roster that includes Cory Joseph (Texas, San Antonio) Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure, Orlando), Tristan Thompson (Texas, Cleveland), Myck Kabongo (Texas), Brady Heslip (Baylor) and Junior Cadougan (Marquette).
It’s rare that an undrafted rookie free agent is even given a cordial grunt as a veteran player passes him by in the locker room or on the practice field. In the days leading up to Bills training camp however, undrafted offensive lineman Zach Chibane was one of the more popular rookies this week. That’s because Chibane played for Doug Marrone at Syracuse the past four years and has a pretty good idea of what the players can expect at training camp. Equipped with this knowledge has naturally made Chibane the recipient of a host of questions from fellow rookies and veterans alike.
Eagles To Retire Number Of Former Syracuse Star Donovan McNabb (via ACC Digital Network)