Welcome back to another edition of "WVU's Where Are They Now?" - the weekly column that is your one-spot-stop to catch up on news that your former Mountaineers have made during the previous week. I scour the Internet for news, blurbs, and other tidbits about what former Mountaineers are up in life outside of Morgantown.
Last night I gave you news about how Pat White is close to signing with the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL. That was the big former Mountaineer news of the week. I'll tell you about another Mountaineer QB in good position to make an NFL roster.We have news from off-season, player ran NFL workouts, the Marc Bulger It May Or Not Be News of the Week makes it's triumphant return and we also have the Former Player Tweet of the Week.
Jarrett Brown- According to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Brown, who was signed by the Browns back in January, could make the team as the third-string quarterback. When the lockout ends, the Browns are expected to release Jake Delhomme. The Browns made a splash by drafting Colt McCoy from Texas to be their "quarterback of the future," and have Seneca Wallace as a competent backup. Grossi believes that the third quarterback slot will be held by a developmental player, namely, Jarrett Brown.
Robert Sands- The fifth-round draft pick of the Bengals is expected to be a key contributor for the Bengals who find themselves thin at the free-safety position. Sands was absent from the first week of player run defensive practices last week due to a mix up in email addresses. He joined camp this week, and made a quick impression on some of his teammates after he reached out to his new teammates for details of the workouts. Sands seems excited to be back on the field.
"I feel pretty good. The other defensive backs are helping me learn the plays and getting a good grasp of the plays and terminology," Sands said. "As a rookie, I'm going in at a little bit of a disadvantage because we have to pick up the speed and tempo of the veteran guys but also learn the plays."
Joe Alexander- Alexander had an All-Star season in the NBDL with the Texas Legends last season. Alexander looks to build upon that performance and make his way back onto an NBA roster. Alexander has been making the rounds at some of the teams Free-Agent tryouts. We reported last week that he attended the OKC Thunder's tryouts. He has also impressed at a workout for the New York Knicks, and is to attend a workout for the Denver Nuggets over the weekend.
Marc Bulger It May Or Not Be News Item of the Week:
Marc Bulger is due to be a free-agent when NFL business resumes. The thought was that after serving for a season as Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore, a rested and healed Bulger wanted one more shot at being a starting quarterback in the league. We've told you about reports that have had Bulger linked with Arizona, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Miami. All of those teams potentially need a starting quarterback while either they have few alternatives or have a young quarterback on their roster that is a year or so away from starting. Now, the man that Bulger replaced in St. Louis, Kurt Warner, told KTAR Radio in Arizona that Bulger may be content as a reserve:
"For too many guys, it's all about winning and losing, it's all about starting, it's all about how much money you can make," Warner said. "And that's not Marc Bulger."