Monday, June 26, 2017

Friday Column: Talking Tavon Austin’s wheelie, getting to know Terence Garvin and CFL notes

After a two-week hiatus, Caleb Wygal returns with news and notes for WVUPros playing football in the NFL and CFL, including an epic wheelie by Tavon Austin.

One question I had from readers in June was about Mountaineers playing in the CFL this season. In year’s past, WVU has had stars such as Pat White, Steve Slaton, Noel Devine, and Jock Sanders play north of the border. Those players have since either retired from football or moved back to Florida.

Currently, there aren’t any WVUPros on CFL active rosters, but Josh Francis is a member of the Calgary Stampeders practice squad and Ellis Lankster is on Hamilton’s practice squad.

In the NFL, players are currently on a break between OTA’s and Training Camp. Players will start reporting to camp in a few weeks.

This means that guys can spend time with their families and hopefully have a little fun. Like Tavon Austin:


😂😂😂😂 I’m stiff now #Awesome SC:tawesome11 SC: mawesome4 yo keep talking bout oh oh

A video posted by Tavon Austin (@tayawesome11) on

Terence Garvin made a move from Pittsburgh to Washington this offseason, and Redskins’ contributor Sean Ewing caught up with the LB/special teams ace to introduce him to his new fans.

If you monitor the New York news media, you would know that the “Great Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Stand-Off” is still in the forefront of any reports coming out of the center of Jets’ operations at Florham Park. Embattled QB Geno Smith has led the team through offseason practices, and through his actions on and off the practice field, he has gained his teammates and coaches confidence in his ability to lead the team into the regular season should Fitzpatrick not return. They have noted the change in the WVU quarterback from last year to this year.

“I think it’s night and day from when I got here until right now,” receiver Kenbrell Thompkins said. of Smith. “I look forward to a lot of great things from Geno this year.”

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has made a career out of making defenders look silly as he jukes and races past them. One non-defender who has had the misfortune of trying to line Brown up in his sights for a potential tackle is Colts punter Pat McAfee. Here is his experience:




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