Archive for the ‘Tryouts’ Category

Rich Ohrnberger to Try Out for Giants

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Rich Ohrnberger

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.  Read more…

Kapinos Continues to Have Workouts

October 29th, 2011 No comments

Jeremy Kapinos

It’s only a matter of time before a team actually signs Jeremy Kapinos. Read more…

Daryll Clark Invited to Power Tryout

October 5th, 2011 No comments

Daryll Clark did it once. Now he’ll have to do it again.  Read more…

LJ To Work Out with Bengals Today

September 27th, 2011 No comments

Larry Johnson

The Cincinnati Bengals may soon have another player with a history of off-the-field issues and a big personality. Good thing, because they were starting to run low on those. Read more…

Kapinos Works Out with Pats

September 22nd, 2011 No comments

Jeremy Kapinos

You either get busy living or get busy dying. Jeremy Kapinos is choosing the former. Read more…

Ravens Give Jeremy Kapinos a Look — Sort Of

September 14th, 2011 No comments

Jeremy Kapinos

Oh, the irony.

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Jimmy Kennedy Works Out with Giants, Bills

August 17th, 2011 No comments

Jimmy Kennedy

New York seems like the place to be for Penn Staters on the move lately. With Aaron Maybin having just signed with the New York Jets, free agent defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy Read more…

Daryll Clark In, Calvin Lowry Out with Omaha Nighthawks

July 16th, 2011 No comments

You may have seen my tweet on Wednesday night saying that quarterback Daryll Clark tweeted that he had been signed to the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. It turns out, he has been signed to attend training camp to try out for the team (via Clark’s twitter).

The training camp started yesterday (July 15th) and runs to August 5th. The camp roster has 70 players at the start, but will be trimmed down to 51 by the time camp ends. Clark will be competing for a QB slot on the roster against some familiar names, the most interesting being former Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch, who hasn’t played professional football since 2006. Other quarterbacks in camp include DJ Shockley from Georgia and Dwight Dasher of Middle Tennessee State.

He would have been joining a former Penn Stater in safety Calvin Lowry, who was a Nighthawk last year, but Lowry was recently removed from the reserve-unsigned list, which I’m taking to mean he is now a free agent.

The Nighthawks open their season on Sunday, August 14th when they take on the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

If any updates on either player come out, I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

Morelli Trying Out for UFL’s Hartford Colonials

June 8th, 2011 No comments

Despite the fact that Anthony Morelli’s Pittsburgh Power are still in the midst of the AFL season, the former Penn State quarterback is looking to move to the upper echelons of professional football (while the lockout is still going on at least). Despite the fact that the Power are second in their conference in the AFL, Morelli will try his luck to earn a spot alongside Colt Brennan (Hawaii) and Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M) on the Colonials. As the article points out, however, AFL players have a yearly salary of just over $7,000 while UFL players make a minimum of $35k. Not a bad upgrade.

Morelli went 1-2 as a starter for the Power this season and even earned the AFL’s player of the week once. He eventually lost the starting job after a throwing few interceptions in key situations (Luckily we never had to deal with that when he was in college) and players returned from injuries. If any news about being signed comes out, PSU in the NFL will have it for you.

Also, I must thank This Is Getting Old once again for the tip.

Steelers Work Out Kapinos

December 6th, 2010 No comments

UPDATE: According to this report, the Steelers will also try out former 49ers kicker Ricky Schmitt and will likely sign one of the two as their punter.

Punter Jeremy Kapinos could very well finish up the season as the starting punter for a playoff team. A day after the they lost starting punter Daniel Sepulveda for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, the Pittsburgh Steelers scheduled a workout for the former Nittany Lion punter. Kapinos played in a game earlier in the season for the Indianapolis Colts after starting punter Pat McAfee was suspended. Kapinos averaged 44.5 yds/punt in that game and barring a disastrous workout, should get the Steelers’ job. The 4th-year punter has also previously played for the Jets and the Packers.