NFLE : Just for kicks

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  1. flea

    flea ???????

    Just for kicks

    Chinese kickers Ding Long, Shen Yalei and Gao Wei are among 27 special teams players working out in Tampa, Florida this week for the right to earn a preseason roster spot on an NFL Europa League team.

    The four-day kicking camp being held at Tampas Ed Radice Sports Complex concludes on Wednesday, March 14. The standout players will then be assigned to one of the six NFL Europa teams.

    The trio of Chinese kickers has been tracked down and nurtured by NFL Europa scouts in a bid to develop the sport of football in China, where the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play an exhibition game on August 9.

    Also taking part in the kicking camp is Nick Novak, who kicked in 16 regular season games for the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins in 2005-06, converting 13 of 20 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and all 25 PAT attempts for a total of 64 points.

    British kicker Rhys Lloyd, who hails from Dover, England and starred at the collegiate level with Minnesota, is also battling for a roster spot in Florida.

    The leagues leading punter from 2006 Amsterdams Glenn Pakulak returns for a second year after being allocated by the Tennessee Titans.

    List of special teams players participating in NFL Europa kicking camp:

    Name -- Pos -- College -- NFL Team
    Anderson, Adam -- P -- Western Michigan -- Atlanta Falcons
    Andrus, Shane -- K -- Murray State -- Indianapolis Colts
    Basler, Kyle -- P -- Washington State -- Cleveland Browns
    Baugher, Danny -- P -- Arizona -- New England Patriots
    Brazen, Josh -- P -- Kent State -- Buffalo Bills
    Brubaker, Mark -- K -- E. Stroudsburg State -- Free Agent
    Fitzpatrick, D.J. -- K -- Notre Dame -- Free Agent
    Guardia, Matt -- LS -- San Diego -- Free Agent
    Hickok, Mark -- K -- Connecticut -- Free Agent
    Hughes, Connor -- K -- Virginia -- Pittsburgh Steelers
    Jacas, Andrew -- K -- Fort Valley State -- Free Agent
    Johnson, Jaret -- K -- Idaho State -- Free Agent
    Jordan, Brian -- LS -- Georgia -- Free Agent
    Lloyd, Rhys -- K -- Minnesota -- Free Agent
    Long, Ding -- K -- None -- Free Agent/China
    Malone, Tom -- P -- Southern California -- New England Patriots
    Muro, Cameron -- P -- Hampton -- Houston Texans
    Novak, Nick -- K -- Maryland -- Chicago Bears
    Olmsted, Thomas -- P -- Troy -- Free Agent
    Pakulak, Glenn -- P -- Kentucky -- Tennessee Titans
    Rice, Jacob -- LS -- Oklahoma -- Free Agent
    Smith, Kurt -- K -- Virginia -- New Orleans Saints
    Stelly, Joel -- P -- Louisiana-Monroe -- Chicago Bears
    Tack, Chuck -- P -- Nebraska -- Free Agent
    Wei, Gao -- K -- None -- Free Agent/China
    Williams, Jeff -- P -- Adams State -- Free Agent
    Yalei, Shen -- K -- None -- Free Agent/China
  2. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    I dunno what to expect from thoses Chinese kickers. I've never heared of them before. I'm just pissed, that Mike Barr didn't return to Frankfurt