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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ex-Jayhawk Sterling done in Denver

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Former Kansas University offensive lineman Aslam Sterling is done in Denver.

Sterling, who joined the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in the hours following this year’s NFL Draft, made it through mini-camp and OTAs but left the Broncos’ training camp outside of Denver just a few days after it began.

Sterling was not cut by Denver, and his departure brought the Broncos’ roster number to 87. He might have been a long shot to make Denver’s final 53-man roster, but sources said he had done well and had impressed his new coaches and teammates throughout his time with the organization.

A two-year starter at Kansas in 2012 and 2013, Sterling came to KU after transferring from Nassau Community College. He played in 24 games for Kansas, starting most at tackle.

Other former Jayhawks currently going through training camp with NFL clubs: Chris Harris, Steven Johnson and Aqib Talib (Denver); Darrell Stuckey (San Diego); Tanner Hawkinson (Cincinnati); Anthony Collins and Bradley McDougald (Tampa Bay); Toben Opurum (Houston); and Dezmon Briscoe (Dallas).

Comments

Jim Jackson 2 months ago

He was not an NFL caliber lineman. He could not handle the LT spot in the Big 12. Not saying that's an easy task at all, but be was moved to RT due to anemic performance.

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Jason Keller 2 months ago

Is this supposed to make us feel good? Every year KU players get their shot in the NFL and usually they do a whole lot better than we thought! So, let's recap. We get the crap kicked out of us for 12 games straight, then some of the "better" players from the team go on to compete for spots on NFL rosters. That tells you that the talent cabinet is not dry. Only one thing to point at, Charlie Weis.

Charlie's great but he just doesn't have the energy to get this thing turned around. I'm not sure he's ever had college football type energy. He can't call plays and let's face it, he really can't recruit, just look at the latest class. If you can't do either of those things, you better darn sure know how to pick guys who can do those things. The only optimism I have for this season comes from the new offensive coordinator we've hired. I hope he's a miracle worker.

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Erich Hartmann 2 months ago

...lets hope a WR can actually catch a ball that hits him in his hands or numbers...I lost count on how many critical 3rd downs were blown by dropped balls. Cant score if ya can't sustain drives. Recruiting will only improve if we knock off a big-boy team. Maybe then the 4star guys on OU or TX's 3rd string might consider coming to a place they can start and put up stats a lot quicker (if they are truly capable of such).
This is the grind, claw, scratch, gut-check portion of the "rebuild".

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Dirk Medema 2 months ago

This article is about 1 guy that didn't make it. And 9 NFL players in 7 years is not going to make it, when you need 22-24 starters per year.

As for the recruiting class and CW's ability - some were saying that "No One" would come to such a losing program, and yet we have a number of quality recruits this year. Overall, Rivals ranks us #55 - well ahead of the team's performance on the field, though only barely ahead of ISU in the conference. And the year before we were #46. Pretty good recruiting considering the performance on the field, and even that will continue to get better.

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