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Lamar Focusing On Bowl Game

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Lamar Jackson has a lot on his plate at the moment. Finals just took place, he is currently in New York enjoying being a finalist for the Heisman for the second year in a row, preparing for Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Yet, we live in a world that is always looking ahead, so people are ready to find out if Lamar will be playing on Saturday or Sundays next year.

Amobi Okoye’s Fight To Never Give Up

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Photo Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News

Dragging a little after the Thanksgiving break? Needing some extra motivation to get through this Tuesday? Here is the story for you then.

Amobi Okoye had a full ride to Harvard, or a full ride to play football at the University of Louisville. He graduated high school at 16 and became the youngest player in the NCAA when he dressed for the University of Louisville. He graduated college a semester early and was the 10th overall pick to the Houston Texans in 2007. In March of 2013, he nearly died after he contracted a rare disease that also took his memory. Now, he is fighting to find his spot on an NFL roster.

You can watch or read the full story below.

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21570426&sf174515904=1

 

Jamon Brown Foundation Holiday Fundraiser

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Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.

Press Release:

(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.

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Colin Holba Signs With Jaguars

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Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!

Jaire Alexander Is Back With A Bang

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Jaire Alexander returned this week after breaking his hand in practice in October. He put crazy stats as usual and reminded everyone why he is a preseason AP All-American. PFF College breaks down the numbers for us from this past week.

Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

 

About 14 months ago, there was a chance Teddy Bridgewater would have to have his leg amputated after a non contact knee injury during practice. Today, he made his official comeback as an active member of the team during the Vikings win against Washington.

Teddy Could Possibly Be Activated This Week

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More great news coming out of Minnesota. Teddy Bridgewater could be activated as soon as this week, with a start not far behind! We here at Cardinal Sports Zone continue to wish him a speedy and full recovery and look forward to seeing him in action again soon!

Eli Rogers Talks About Wanting To Be Great

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Cardinal Forever, Eli Rogers had a less than ideal start to the season, which landed him on the inactive roster for a game. Now, he’s playing with a chip on his shoulder and he’s ready to prove to everyone how great he is.

Lamar Jackson: Top QB Taken In The NFL Draft?

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Luke Easterling with Draft Wire compares Lamar Jackson to Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Really, he just mentions both of their names in the same article, because there is not much to compare. Easterling talks about why Lamar should be drafted in the top 10, and why he will be successful in the NFL. Read the entire article below.

David Akers Inducted Into Eagles Hall Of Fame

David Akers

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Cardinal forver, David Akers, was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame last night during halftime. Akers was the kicker at UofL and remains second on the all time scoring list with 219 points. Congratulations to David for his induction and a great career!

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson


It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen Twitter explode with Lamar Jackson appreciation tweets. Looks like Lamar is back in the Heisman conversation after a stellar performance against Florida State.

Barrett Sallee: CFB Writer/Analyst CBS Sports

Michael Vick: Former NFL QB & Lamar Jackson’s biggest fan

Dave Miller: CFB Analyst/Writer

Bryan Perez: NFL Writer for The Bears Wire

Dr. Saturday: Yahoo! Sports CFB Blog

Derek Carr: Oakland Raiders QB

Mark Jones: ESPN

Andrea Adelson: ESPN Writer

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

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Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media today for this first time since returning to practice. Listen to what he has to say below!

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

Teddy Bridgewater

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In some much needed good news, the Minnesota Vikings announced today that Teddy has been clear to start practicing! We, here at CSZ, look forward to watching his comeback!

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

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Cardinal forever, Cole Hikutini, was promoted to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers. Congrats to Cole!

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

 

TeddyIn some much needed good news for Cardnation, the Vikings are hoping for Teddy to be back practicing next week! He will be evaluated Monday to determine if he can move forward. We here at CSZ, continue to wish Teddy all of the best during his recovery.

Elvis Dumervil Hits Huge Milestone

 

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Congratulations are in order for Cardinals Forever, Elivs Dumervil. Tonight with the San Francisco 49ners, Elvis recorded his 100th career sack. CSZ salutes him for his continuous hard work and dedication to the game!

Bilal Powell Pulls Off Amazing Play

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There are some plays that speak for themselves, and this is one of them.

Keith Kelsey Signed To Steelers’ Practice Squad

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In some much needed good news, cardinal forever Keith Kelsey has been signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. CSZ looks forward to watching him take advantage of this opportunity!

*EDITOR’S NOTE*

Mostly me…..lol

James Burgess Seizing Opportunity In Cleveland

 

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Cardinal Forever, James Burgess has seen his fair share of ups and downs since leaving Louisville. He has jumped from team to team in the NFL, always right on the edge of making the final roster. Until now that is, he has found his home in Cleveland. Andrew Gribble sat down with Burgess and discussed why this time is different.

DeVante Parker Plans On Having A Break Out Season

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DeVante Parker was a monster at UofL, his numbers were ridiculous every game he played. Everyone expected that momentum to continue as he entered the NFL. Unfortunately, injuries have plagued his first two years. Now he is as healthy as he has been in years and he plans on putting up real points, not just fantasy points for the Miami Dolphins. Omar Kelly with the Sun Sentinel sat down with DeVante about what to expect from him this season. You can read the full interview below.