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Checking in on WSU alumni as NFL training camps get underway

All the news we could find!

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Minicamp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NFL training camps either have gotten underway or will be getting underway shortly, and there are a whole bunch of former Washington State Cougars players in camps:

There’s not a lot of news out there yet, but here’s what I could find on each guy. If you don’t see anything on a guy, well that’s because Google and Twitter didn’t turn anything up. We’ll check up on them again next week:

Andre Dillard - Philadelphia Eagles

Practice Notes: Who shined in the Eagles' first Training Camp practice?
4. Watching the entire O-line group go through pass set drills, it was hard to dismiss the way both Dillard and Mailata move compared to the rest of the second group. You'd be hard-pressed to find a team with a more impressive backup group of linemen. – Fran

Jason Peters has no problems mentoring Andre Dillard, the guy who will likely replace him | PhillyVoice
"They really took me under their wing, the older guys on the O-line," said the former Washington State star. "I've learned so much from coaches here and the players here in such a short amount of time compared to the rest of my life playing ball. This is where I'll become the best that I can possibly be."

Gardner Minshew - Jacksonville Jaguars

Key takeaways from Day 1 of Jaguars training camp - Sports - The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL
Play of the day: In 11-on-11 work, rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew made a beautiful downfield throw to wide receiver Keelan Cole.

Frankie Luvu - New York Jets

#JetsCamp Notes - Day One (7/25/19) - JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum)
Frankie Luvu (OLB) had the play of the day with a “pick 6” off of Davis Webb.

Shalom Luani - Seattle Seahawks

Daniel Ekuale - Cleveland Browns

Browns training camp defensive report: Terrance Mitchell returns to spot opposite Denzel Ward - cleveland.com
The backup defensive line began the day with Chris Smith and Chad Thomas at the ends and Trevon Coley and Daniel Ekuale in the middle, same as during offseason workouts.

River Cracraft - Denver Broncos

(Cracraft appears to have been out since training camp started about a week ago for the Broncos.)

Joe Dahl - Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions work through OL competition in training camp
When the Lions released T.J. Lang, who has since retired, it opened a hole at right guard. But it's left guard that is the main position in question. Wiggins took most of the first-team snaps in minicamp, but Aboushi, who has started 32 of his 42 career NFL games, and Dahl could make a run for the starting job.

Detroit Lions observations: Don't expect Patricia to ease up
The first version of the second-team offensive line I charted Thursday had Tyler Crosby playing left tackle, Joe Dahl playing left guard,

Observations from Lions training camp, Day 1
At one point in practice, the coaches split the offensive skill players into two groups and the offensive line shifted with them. It was subtle, but also noteworthy, that in addition to the starting five, it was Tyrell Crosby and Joe Dahl that traveled with the first team and the remaining eight players went with the second team.

Cole Madison - Green Bay Packers

Hercules Mata’afa - Minnesota Vikings

SKOR North – The official 2019 Mr. Mankato odds
===VALUE PLAYS (AKA: Non-Skill-Position-Guys-Who-Could-See-Reps) ===

Hercules Mata’afa DT – UDFA ’18

James Williams - Free Agent

As far as we know, Boobie is still a free agent. However, one of our staff members said they saw an Instagram story from him that indicated he was heading to Green Bay. Nothing but good thoughts for James!

Everything Else

Rivals.com - Pac-12 Media Days: Coaches learn to navigate transfer portal
“So far it hasn't hurt us,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said.

SDS Mailbag: Mike Leach’s best SEC fit, Horns Down drama, best SEC teams not to win a title and more
One school would be absolutely perfect for Leach — Auburn.

WSU ballparking $340,000 in new revenue from 2020 parking fees - Cougfan.com
Coupled with modest jump in seat prices, total revenue jump in 2020 estimated at $550,000

2019 preseason Pacific Takes Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington gets back-to-back Rose Bowls - Pacific Takes
Sun Bowl - Washington State vs. NCState - The Cougars will keep rolling under Mike Leach, heading to their fifth-straight bowl game and sixth in seven years. The Cougars may not break through and win the North, but go back and look at WSU’s bowl history and you’ll see they’ve never had this kind of consistency and achievement.

Globe Raid: Washington State’s Mike Leach continues to itch his travel bug during the football offseason | The Spokesman-Review
This summer, like many of those in the past, WSU’s globe-trotting coach made the most of his time off by adding more ink to what might be the most interesting passport in college football.

Pac-12 Announces 2019-20 Men’s Basketball Weekly Pairings - Washington State University Athletics
WSU's Pac-12 and nonconference schedules along with game times and television information should be later this summer.

T&F Sees Nine Student-Athletes Earn National Academic Honors - Washington State University Athletics

Armstrong and Chiam Named All-America Scholars - Washington State University Athletics
Recent graduate, AJ Armstrong, is receiving his second-straight honor.

Harris Named To 2019 Paul Hornung Award Watch List - Washington State University Athletics
The Paul Hornung Award is given to the nation's most versatile player.