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Found some signings. If you find any more or find anything about these guys post it here.

DL - Ja'Waren Blair - ECU

WR - Chesley Borders - UNC

OT - Garrett DiCarlo - Williams

WR - James Adkisson - South Carolina

LB - Rodney Thomas - Clemson

QB - Ryan McCann - Tennessee-Chattanooga

WR - Chesley Borders - North Carolina

S - Milt Bowen - Miami of Ohio

CB - Terrell Roberts - Oregon State

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heres a few more to add to the list

OT - Belton Johnson - Mississippi

OT - Gary Johnson - Arkansas

C - Dustin McQuivery - Utah

FB - Maurice Tucker - south Florida

WR - Adam Ziesel - Missouri Western

can some one tell me if any of these kids are good, i have'nt herd of any of them from my list nor B24's and i know most wont be around on starting day......

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Found some signings. If you find any more or find anything about these guys post it here.

Free Agent Maurice Tucker is very good. I watched him at USF and he is the real deal. Here is an article from last November on him.

Tucker takes his pick Series: INSIDER: A WEEKLY SPECIAL REPORT

St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nov 8, 2002; PETE YOUNG;

Abstract:

In nearly four seasons as a top-flight cover cornerback, two at IU and the past two at USF, [Maurice Tucker] never had made the defensive back's signature play, the interception.

This time, though, Tucker developed a good relationship with the new position coaches, first Rich Rachel, then Rick Kravitz. After sitting out the mandatory transfer year in 2000, Tucker was a standout in 2001, typically matching up against the opposing team's top receiver. He started 10 games and had 10 passes defensed but no interceptions.

Tucker said his interception was the byproduct of knowing Charleston Southern's tendencies through his study of film. If that's the case, then Memphis might want to change its patterns for Saturday's game, because Tucker will know the Tigers' offensive scheme inside-out.

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Copyright Times Publishing Co. Nov 8, 2002

South Florida's Maurice Tucker glided a half-stride ahead of the receiver and gracefully cradled the pass from Charleston Southern quarterback John Muller.

The interception on Saturday's opening play triggered a 56-6 rout. It was another of countless occasions since his college career began, in 1998 at Indiana as a true freshman starting cornerback, that Tucker responded when challenged.

There was a difference this time: He actually caught the ball.

"It was a long time coming," Tucker said of his first career interception.

In nearly four seasons as a top-flight cover cornerback, two at IU and the past two at USF, Tucker never had made the defensive back's signature play, the interception.

In the eighth game of his senior year - finally - he got one. It came with high marks for style and degree of difficulty.

"I was very excited and relieved," Tucker said. "At the beginning of the season I was thinking about it, but I can't force the issue - I'm the last line of defense. I can't be selfish and put the team in a bad spot.

"After a while, when it doesn't happen, it gets to a point where you're not even thinking about interceptions. My goal is just to have no catches on my side of the field."

He frequently succeeds. Tucker, who turns 23 Sunday, quietly has been a primary reason for the Bulls' strong defense and 14-5 record the past two seasons.

It was his distaste for losing that had Tucker, a Bartow native, wanting to come home from Indiana in the first place.

"Once you get used to losing and not having fun, once losing becomes normal, it's time for a change," Tucker said. "My love for the game was deteriorating."

He transferred after two injury-plagued seasons, but the man he expected to be his position coach, Andre Waters, left USF before Tucker arrived.

"That's what happened at Indiana, and everything went downhill from there," Tucker said. "It was deja vu all over again."

This time, though, Tucker developed a good relationship with the new position coaches, first Rich Rachel, then Rick Kravitz. After sitting out the mandatory transfer year in 2000, Tucker was a standout in 2001, typically matching up against the opposing team's top receiver. He started 10 games and had 10 passes defensed but no interceptions.

He had an interception in the spring game but started slowly this fall. Tucker sprained an ankle in an off-field incident over the summer and it lingered through the opening game. Since then, he essentially has been in a three-man rotation at the two cornerback spots, with Ron Hemingway and D'Juan Brown.

Tucker is the most experienced and talented of the trio. At 6 feet 1 and 190 pounds with sub-4.5 40-yard speed, he hopes to follow former Bulls cornerback Anthony Henry's path to the NFL.

Tucker, who as a running back helped Bartow High to a state title in 1996, is one of seven USF seniors chosen to play in January's Gridiron Classic all-star game in Orlando.

"Maurice's style is in-your-face," USF receiver Ryan Hearn said. "He's going to physically dominate you. If you do happen to get by him, he has great make-up speed. He's always right there. And he never makes the same mistake twice."

Tucker credits much of his success to a meeting with Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison, who encouraged him to watch game tapes.

"That's his secret, knowing his opponent and what's going to happen before it happens. That stuck with me," Tucker said. "I love watching film of my competition. It's like a fetish. It really helps. It makes the game a lot easier."

Tucker said his interception was the byproduct of knowing Charleston Southern's tendencies through his study of film. If that's the case, then Memphis might want to change its patterns for Saturday's game, because Tucker will know the Tigers' offensive scheme inside-out.

"I'm going to be stuck in my room all week, watching two, three games a night," Tucker said. "They throw a lot, and they've got some good receivers. I don't think they're going to shy away from me."

Maurice Tucker

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Well thanks for the list of players guys - here is some info on some of the players we signed... Adkisson sounds like he could be something if he could stay healthy - great size and supossedly has speed and Garry Johnson (why two r's in Gary?) didnt allow a sack for his last 3 seasons - thats impressive as hell!! Would love some info. on the rest of the guys if anyone finds it.............

C - Dustin McQuivery - Utah

FB - Maurice Tucker - south Florida

WR - Adam Ziesel - Missouri Western

LB - Rodney Thomas - Clemson

QB - Ryan McCann - Tennessee-Chattanooga

S - Milt Bowen - Miami of Ohio

OT - Garrett DiCarlo - Williams

DL - Ja'Waren Blair - ECU

........of course they probably aren't much if the site I used did not even list them... Lastly, if anyone has any combine-type numbers (40-yd dash numbers-ect.), would love to see them for each of these guys...

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James Adkisson

Position: Wide Receiver

College: South Carolina

Height: 6-4

Weight: 219

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

ANALYSIS

Positives: Tall, well-built receiver with excellent linear speed … Has a wide shoulder frame, flat chest, tight waist and long legs … Sudden in his movements, flying down the sidelines, showing explosive acceleration … Has the flexibility and athletic agility to make adjustments on the ball … Shows adequate cut-and-roll-block ability … Long-strider who has the size to defeat press coverage … Will bust through the jam to get into his routes and gets off the line quick and low … Can run tight routes when working the sidelines and is very shifty under coverage to separate … Shows good wiggle after the catch.

Negatives: Durability is a big question as he tends to linger in recovering from injuries … Must get tougher fighting the defensive back for the ball and run at a lower pad level … Needs to do a better job working back for the ball … Should have his vision checked as he seems to lack hand/eye coordination … Gets his hands up late going for the pass and does not make proper body adjustments to the ball … Has the speed that is ideal when going deep, but has to stop running so upright and rounding his cuts … Very shifty and easily defeats coverage on the deep ball, but needs to get tougher eluding defenders in the short area … At times, he just flat-out beats his man, but he frequently lets the smaller defensive backs beat him for the ball … Needs to develop more mental toughness and experience. Seems to lack confidence in his superb athletic ability, similar to Marcus Robinson at this stage … Has great linear speed, but runs too upright and lacks crispness in his routes … Not a natural route runner, as he fights for the ball in traffic and fails to work back for the pigskin.

CAREER NOTES

Called by coach Lou Holtz, "as talented a receiver as I've ever coached," but saw his Gamecock career curtailed by injuries … Has the size, speed and physical tools to be outstanding, lacking only in experience … Finished his career with 28 receptions for 347 yards (12.4 avg.) in three seasons … Began his collegiate career at Kemper Junior College.

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Chesley Borders

Position: Wide Receiver

College: North Carolina

Height: 5-11

Weight: 187

Hometown: Shelby, N.C.

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

ANALYSIS

Positives: Has a well-defined frame with a good combination of speed and strength … Competitive athlete with good football instincts … Shows quickness in his release and the acceleration to go deep … Knows how to find the soft spot in the zone and is very effective running deep routes … Competes for the ball in traffic and does a nice job of tracking the ball in flight, going up to snatch it at its highest point … Has the body control to make the tough catches in traffic … Attacks the ball with aggression … Shows the leg drive and vision to gain extra yardage after the catch … Works hard to face up to defenders when blocking for the running game … Has a knack for getting behind the secondary.

Negatives: Has marginal work habits … Quick off the line, but needs to show better crispness in and out of his breaks … Lacks the explosion needed to gain separation … Lets the ball absorb into his body too much, lacking the soft, natural hands needed to extend, pluck and snatch away from his frame … Needs to show better maturity off the field and offseason conditioning needs monitoring … Makes plays with his athletic ability, rather than on-field savvy.

CAREER NOTES

Emerging talent whose rededication to his conditioning saw him garner "Super Ram" honors (top team award for work in the weight room) as a senior … A punishing crack-blocker with long arms and great acceleration after the catch, he managed to haul in 65 passes for 1,027 yards (15.8 avg.) and 9 touchdowns during his UNC career. Played in four games in 2000 (two on offense) … Carried once for an 8-yard gain in 2001 … Rushed once for a 17-yard gain in 2002.

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Garry Johnson

Position: Offensive tackle

College: Arkansas State

Height: 6-3

Weight: 289

Hometown: Texarkana, Texas

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

ANALYSIS

Positives: Has excellent foot agility and balance … Shows functional speed and proper knee bend in his pass set … Has the lateral movement to sink and slide retreating in pass protection … Keeps good position mirroring the edge-rusher's moves, staying on his feet while anchoring with force vs. twists and stunts … Effective cut blocker who uses his hand placement and quick feet to get underneath the larger defenders quickly thanks to his low pass set … Delivers a forceful hand punch to control and has the short-area quickness to get on a linebacker at the second level … His lateral agility and lack of ideal size and bulk could see him shift inside at the next level … Has the ability to make second-level blocks, maintaining balance on the move.

Negatives: Needs to increase his strength, as he has a soft upper body and struggles at times vs. the power rush … Seems a bit heavy-footed coming out of his stance, but manages to get a piece of his target … Field smart, but has struggled in the classroom due to a learning disability … Has very good hand placement, but lacks pop and explosion coming out of his stance … Effective down blocker, but limited due to his lack of ideal strength … Shows good hand extension and punch, but will lunge into blocks, at times.

CAREER NOTES

A model of consistency who started every game during his collegiate career (46) … Naturally gifted athlete who started at right tackle during his first two years with the Indians before shifting to the demanding left side … Did not allow a quarterback sack in his final three seasons.

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Belton Johnson

Position: Offensive tackle

College: Mississippi

Height: 6-5

Weight: 296

Hometown: Coffeeville, Miss.

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

ANALYSIS

Positives: Big-framed athlete with surprising flexibility … Has good lateral agility and kick slide, sinking his hips properly and maintaining balance on the move … Stays on his feet well, showing a wide leg base … Has good ankle and hip motion, seeming natural moving upfield … Carries his hands high, getting quickly into the defender's chest to sustain and wall off … Can down block consistently, showing the ability to finish … Uses his raw power to move defenders off the line with his straight-ahead explosion … Anchors well and can slide back while delivering a forceful hand punch in his pass-set … Has the short-area speed to get to the second level and is always looking for defenders to hit … Very effective when attempting to zone and pass protect.

Negatives: Hard worker, but does tend to get lazy and needs hard coaching to stay motivated … Has good power, but is a little too soft, frame-wise … Stands too high at times, causing him to struggle as he will overextend to make the reach block … Needs to get back quickler to prevent the speed rush … Has to develop better hand placement in order to lock on and steer defenders away from the play … Needs to develop better leg strength in order to improve his anchor … Has good balance, but lacks ideal foot speed.

CAREER NOTES

Mainstay on the offensive line, having started 36 consecutive games for Ole Miss … One of the main reasons the Rebels have only allowed 50 quarterback sacks in the past four years, the lowest total of any team in the Southeastern Conference during that span … Part of a family legacy in the trenches for Mississippi, as he has started the last two years on the right side along with his brother, Marcus (right guard).

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Terrell Roberts

Position: Cornerback

College: Oregon State

Height: 5-9

Weight: 203

Hometown: Richmond, Calif.

Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats

ANALYSIS

Positives: Has good athleticism, speed and quickness … Stays low in his backpedal and shows no problems with his plant and drive in transition … Has a good short area burst and the acceleration to close on the ball … Has good deep speed and the physical ability to stay tight with receivers in the intermediate area … Keeps good contact on the ball and receiver working the zone and recognizes combo routes … Has a knack for sticking his hand up at the right time to deflect the pass … Has natural hands, showing the skills to reach and pluck the ball away from his body … Shows courage coming into the box during run support.

Negatives: Questionable tackler who lacks strength, as he will generally get run over by the ball carriers … Inconsistent in his backpedal, using a shuffle technique that forces him to take false steps and gather himself … Needs to refine his footwork, as he keeps his base too narrow … Lacks leaping ability to get to the ball at its high point … Needs to be pushed in the weight room and on the field (lacks structure and needs to stay focused) … Too much of a trash talker and has had attitude issues during his career … Allows too much cushion and gets his feet crossed on deep routes, allowing receivers to break off their routes cleanly to make catches in front of him … His good play recognition skills and lack of deep speed may see him shift to safety at the pro level.

CAREER NOTES

Two-year starter with experience at both cornerback and safety … Played in 45 games for the Beavers, recording 116 tackles (79 solos) with 3 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 5 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 22 pass deflections.

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From what I hear, the coaches are impressed w/ what they saw from (OT) Kooistra (7th rd pick) and FA pick-up Garry (why 2 r's) Johnson at OT - they have already cut Reggie Coleman and Dicarlo (another FA pick-up) - Kooistra is suppossed to be a highly athletic OT that was actually rising on the draft boards on draft day. In fact, Bengals coaches actually rec'ed a call from an asst. coach from another NFL team, during the draft, who said they were crazy if they didnt take Kooistra at that point in the draft. Obviously, the Bengals concurred and selected Kooistra, who was already written on their card when they rec'ed that call... As far as Garry (why 2 r's) Johnson, well he didn't allow a sack for 3 straight years - I must be missing something as to why he wasn't drafted - he probably was too slow in the 40yd. dash or something - but he has already impressed the new staff enough to cut two OT's... I dont beleive any other FA will make the team, but if we got a back-up OT (Garry (why 2 r's) Johnson) out of it, then it's all worth it!! Of course, this is just my opinion - maybe G. Johnson doesn't even make the team and others do - I just don't see it....

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