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June 3, 2008 8:37 PM

Ex-Huskies hurt by NFL rule

Posted by Bob Condotta

Many NFL teams are holding mini-camps right now, or have just completed them. And such camps are a good chance for new guys to make an impression.

Unfortunately, a couple of recent ex-Huskies trying to make rosters have been hurt by an NFL rule that doesn't allow fourth-year seniors to participate until their school holds graduation. This often impacts UW players more than a lot of others since Washington is on the quarter system --- final exams don't end until next week.

Marcel Reece is not able to take part in Oakland's mini-camp, which is going on right now, due to the rule, and Roy Lewis was unable to take part in some practices for Pittsburgh last week (I'll admit I'm a little confused on Lewis since I thought he was a five-year college guy after transferring, but maybe there's something different about his case).

As a fifth-year senior, Anthony Russo is eligible to participate in the Seahawks mini-camp right now, but he has been unable to participate the last two days due to an unspecified injury.

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Posted by doug

10:35 PM, Jun 03, 2008

lawl not like ne of them will make rosters like the 5 cougs projected to make depth charts from this past years WSU squad

Posted by onewoodwacker

5:30 AM, Jun 04, 2008

Graduation is a ceremony based on a person's completion of requisite studies. Why can't Marcel present his transcripts or a confirmation letter from the UW that he's graduating? This sounds like a pretty stupid rule and there should be a better way around it.

Posted by PeopleMuncher

7:40 AM, Jun 04, 2008

Lewis was a transfer from San Jose State. That might have something to do with it.

Posted by Btown

8:08 AM, Jun 04, 2008

Bob,

Can you post last years picks by Athlon, Lindy, etc. and compare them to what the actual outcomes were regarding Pac-10 standings and the All Pac-10 teams? I'm just curious how good their predictions are.

Posted by BoiseTruth

8:33 AM, Jun 04, 2008


It seems many fans think that there's a good chance for a non-conference win against BYU. With that in mind, here's Scouts breakdown of BYU.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/747627.html

Posted by jh

4:48 PM, Jun 04, 2008

..."This often impacts UW players more than a lot of others since Washington is on the quarter system --- final exams don't end until next week."...

...please...what are you going to blame next...the rainy weather in the northwest?...

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