NebraskaSome former Husker football players that were not selected in the 2007 NFL Draft have now signed free agent contracts with NFL Teams.  Sometimes this works out better then being drafted in the later rounds, because the player and agent can pick and choose what team to goto if they are showing interest in the player.  It gives the player a chance to look over depth charts and see where they would fit in with a certain team etc.

Ola Dugunduro was the first Husker to sign a free agent contract yesterday.  Dugunduro will be joining the Dallas Cowboys.

Zac Taylor chose the Tampa Bay Bucs because of Jon Gruden and being familar with the West Coast Offense that the Bucs run.  It is very similar to the offense that the Huskers run and Gruden said he will give Taylor a shot in their system.  Taylor will be the 4th or 5th qb on their depth chart at the beginning of training camp so he will have a lot of work to do to make the team.

Barry Cryer will be headed to the San Diego Chargers.  I don’t know much about the Chargers but do know that they are a good team and Cryer will have to really work his butt off to make the final roster.

Matt Herian will be joining Zac Taylor down in Tampa Bay.  It really seems like Jon Gruden likes Husker players and that is probably because of his relationship with Coach Callahan.  Herian still won’t ever be the player he was before his broken leg but he is still getting his shot in the NFL and that is all any player can really ask for.

If we hear of any other Huskers signing free agent contracts, we will be posting them here at Nebsports!

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NebraskaAhh hell yeah!  My favorite NFL team drafted a Husker today!  Jay Moore was selected by the 49ers with the 5th pick in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft today.  He was the 104th overall player selected in the draft.  Moore will have a great chance to get on the field early with special teams and at the DE/LB position.

With the 49ers running a 3-4 defense, they will love the speed that Moore will bring to the game.  He can play that outside backer position, and also get down on the line to put pressure on the quarterback and stop those running plays as well.

Congrats Mr. Moore!

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NebraskaWith the 87th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected former Husker linebacker Stewart Bradley.  You really have to give it to Bradley who went from a walkon to a third round draft pick!  That is what hard work does kids!

The Eagles have a very good linebacking core, but we all know that Bradley will give it his all and I would expect him to start on special teams, and get in on defense as well.  A few series here and there and we all now how injuries happen in the NFL. 

Good luck to you Mr. Bradley, it was a pleasure watching you for the BIG RED!

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NebraskaNebraska running back Brandon Jackson was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers today.  Jackson was the 63rd player selected in the 2007 draft.

Jackson will be a good fit for the Packers in my opinion.  He fits in very well with the Packers and that is why they chose him so early.  Jackson was picked ahead of other runningbacks like Michael Bush and Antonio Pittman whore were supposed to be chosen before him.

Congrats Brandon Jackson!

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NebraskaToday, Adam Carriker was drafted by the St. Louis Rams #13th overall in the 2007 Draft.  The Rams have been wanting Carriker all along and today they got their man.

The 6-6, 295-pound Carriker was a standout on the Nebraska defensive front for the past four years, including earning first-team All-Big 12 honors each of the past two seasons. In 2006, he was named Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year after registering 52 total tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Nebraska should have 3-4 more players taken in the NFL draft which concluded on Sunday.

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NebraskaToney McCray signed a letter of intent with the Nebraska men’s basketball team late Tuesday night, according to Alan Branch, McCray’s recruiting advisor who works with a basketball scouting service in Houston.

McCray, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound wing player from Missouri City, Texas, faxed his paperwork to Nebraska coach Doc Sadler, Branch said.

McCray, who chose the Huskers over Georgia, becomes the second player to sign with Nebraska during the spring signing period, which began April 11. The other was Ade Dagunduro, also a wing player from Antelope Valley (Calif.) College.

From Husker Extra

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NebraskaNebraska’s two-game series with North Dakota State, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Hawks Field, has been cancelled because of rain.

Season-ticket holders and fans with single-game tickets for the games against North Daktota State can use the tickets for general admission, grass-berm seating for any remaining 2007 home games, based on availability.

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NebraskaIt wasn’t the weekend that the Husker Baseball team was hoping for as they dropped the series 1-2 to the Texas Longhorns.

The team got off to a great start which we blogged about on Friday evening but things turned sour on Saturday and Sunday.  The starting pitchers didn’t perform as well and the clutch hitting wasn’t there when it needed to be.  To beat a national power like Texas in a series you are always going to have to play good defenese, have timely hitting, and have your starting pitchers perform well.  That only happened on Friday night and that is why the Huskers dropped the last two games of the series.

The Huskers return to action on Tuesday night, as they begin a series with North Dakota State. First pitch at Hawks Field is set for 6:35 p.m. and the game will be carried on selected Husker Sports Network stations.  This is will be a nice game for the Huskers to hopefully get back on track.  If not, well I don’t know what to think if they lose to North Dakota State.  All those rumors about Dave Anderson being fired just might come true at the end of the season if this team doesn’t turn it around soon.

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NebraskaWow what a pitching performance by Tony Watson last night against the Texas Longhorns!  Watson pitched the entire game and only gave up two hits and zero runs!  Now that is how you make a little bit of a statement against the #4 team in the country!

Ryan Wehrle had four hits, including a three-run homer to lead the offense.  The shortstop from Papillion-La Vista, first team All-Big 12 last season, entered the game hitting .222. He raised that figure 19 points with a 4-for-5 effort highlighted by his first home run since Feb. 25.

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NebraskaThe Husker Baseball team just can’t get a break right now as it seems it has went that way the entire season so far.  This time the Huskers fell to their rivals from Creighton 1-2.

The Bluejays scored a strange, eighth-inning run and got 5 1/3 scoreless innings from freshman pitcher Casey Schmidt to win 2-1 for their fifth straight victory and snap a six-game losing streak against the Huskers.

Before a season-high crowd of 6,481, Creighton (24-11) scored the winning run when Nebraska catcher Mitch Abeita dropped the ball as he tried to apply a tag to beaten baserunner Chad Ogden on a squeeze bunt by Robbie Knight.
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