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Ciskowski: Magee, Hamilton and Heath are the 3 best UDFAs

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by igtmfo, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. igtmfo

    igtmfo Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised to hear Ciskowski on Norm's show yesterday say ....

    When asked who the surprise guys were among the fringe/UDFA type players this camp, Ciskowski didn't hesitate. He said there are three guys that have turned heads:

    1. Brandon Magee
    2. Jakar Hamilton
    3. Jeff Heath

    And said all three have a good chance to make the 53 because of their most excellent potential on special teams.

    No mention of Eric Rogers. No mention of Tanney (but Ciskowski might have taken Norm's question to mean only 2013 rookie-types not one-year street vets etc.)

    Unfortunately the Ticket didn't put the interview on their podcast.

    (OT, can anybody tell me how to do a "search" of the message boards in this new site format? Thanks in advance.)
  2. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    I haven't heard anything about Heath prior to this. Enlighten me please!
  3. igtmfo

    igtmfo Well-Known Member

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    Neither have I, which is why I posted this. I hadn't heard anything on Hamilton either. Guys like Broaddus haven't said a word about them .... More reason to watch the game this weekend.
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Jakar Hamilton has made very few plays in practice so far but he hasn't gotten many reps due to the depth at safety. Preseason games will be important for him b/c he does have the talent. I hope we can sneak him on the PS.
  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they are hiding there "love" for Rogers in case they want to stash him on the P.S.
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  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Usually UDFAs make a team based on their ability to contribute on special teams. It doesn't surprise me in the least that some of the players we haven't heard much about as is relates to their normal positions are leading candidates to make the squad as UDFAs.
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I would think a couple of these guys will end up on the practice squad and not the final roster.

    With the defensive line getting banged up some I wouldn't be surprised if an extra DL or two were added to the final roster for the first game or two of the regular season.
  8. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    If Heath or Hamilton are so good at ST, I would hope that leads to possibly cutting McCray.
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  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Agreed.

    I'm not a McCray fan. He doesn't have the physical skills to play in the secondary. And with some new talent at safety along with a couple linebackers who can run (thereby not needing McCray in "nickel" or "dime") I'm thinking his spot on the roster gets "churned".
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  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because we'd know about it but someone whose job it to scout player that might be cut wouldn't
  11. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Heath had reports of a 4.4 forty.
  12. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Heath
    Saginaw Valley State
    Height: 6011
    Weight: 209
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.48
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.70
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.59
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 22
    Vertical Jump: 37
    Broad Jump: 10'06"
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  14. Pottsville Maroons

    Pottsville Maroons Member

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    The UnTicket has each show in it's entirety in their uSave.it section, so you should be able to go to their website and listen to Norm's show from yesterday and hear the entire interview.
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  15. Pottsville Maroons

    Pottsville Maroons Member

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    I agree. I'd hate for us to lose potential Safety talent in order to keep a good ST guy that's proven he isn't a good Safety.
  16. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Haven't really heard anything about Heath in the practice reports, same for Hamilton. I know the team was high on Hamilton in particular as an undrafted free agent, hopefully he will show up in the games. Magee we have heard of him doing good things.
  17. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Broaddus said Hamilton has actually taken a step back in TC.

    I don't know that any of these 3 make the final roster. Maybe PS guys.
    Very possibly a BP type answer here. I.E. giving you nothing but smoke.

    As for McCray he is what he is but I wouldn't discount his value. There is a spot on the team for its best ST coverage guy.
  18. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Agree with your agreement. McCray is a special teams tackler who has proven to be a complete liability otherwise.

    And given his bloated salary on top of it, I also hope the roster spot gets churned.
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  19. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Yep, free agent rookie that can play ST and maybe develop into a starter over a guy that will never be anything more than a ST ace.
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  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Not a fan of building the final 53 this way at all.
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