Football freep.com —  From inside the Michigan State football program, the names Arjen Colquhoun and Jermaine Edmondson sound about right. Among many interesting nuggets from a special spring edition of the MSU-produced "Spartan Football All Access" show, which debuted Sunday night, linebacker Darien Harris gave his take on the Spartans' cornerback situation. Colquhoun and Edmondson emerged in the spring after years as seldom-used reserves.
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Football mlive.com —  Jeremy Langford's mindset with the Chicago Bears is that he's "back at the bottom," and he'll have to earn his way up. It's a healthy way for a rookie to think, particularly when looking to win a spot in a veteran offensive backfield playing for an old-school coach like Chicago's John Fox.
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Football espn.go.com —  The waiting game is getting harder to play in college football. More true freshmen seem to impact their team’s fortunes with each passing year, and the young guys that don’t play a big role are quickly cast as busts. That hasn’t been the case with head coach Mark Dantonio at Michigan State, where patience has a history of paying off.
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Football mlive.com —  Matt Allen didn't play in Michigan State's Green-White game, but the 2016 Michigan State offensive line commit said it's one he won't forget. "I remember we were driving to the game, and my parents were talking,'' said Allen, whose older brother Jack and Brian play for the Spartans, "and they were saying they are really happy all of us will be going to the same school. That made me feel good.''
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Football mlive.com —  Lippett had an interception in Friday's Miami Dolphins' rookie minicamp, but his lack of experience at the position was also evident at times, according to media reports.
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Football freep.com —  Trae Waynes is off and running, fast as usual, in Minneapolis. Friday was the start of the Minnesota Vikings' rookie minicamp, one day after Waynes signed a four-year, $12.944 million deal and eight days after the Vikings took the former Michigan State star cornerback with the 11th overall pick. And it was another good day for him.
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Football mlive.com —  "Mumphery, first of all, we're going to start him out as a wide receiver, probably on the outside, maybe see on Sunday what we can do on the inside,'' Houston coach Bill O'Brien said on Friday. "But we do know that what he showed us on tape and kind of his background at Michigan State that he was able to do other things. I don't think you'll see him at running back this weekend, but we know he does have that skill set in his background, so maybe in the future we'll see. Let's see if he can learn the formation and where to line up today."
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Football nypost.com —  Jones signed a free-agent deal with the Jets and is getting his first chance to prove himself during this weekend’s minicamp for drafted rookies, free agents and tryouts. If there’s someone in this bunch of long shots who can make the team, Jones might be it. He already has been singled out by new head coach Todd Bowles, who was among those surprised Jones wasn’t drafted. “He’s a thumper,” Bowles said. “I was happy to have him when I saw him just because I thought he was getting drafted. No knock against the rest of them, but that’s what I saw. He’s one of the guys I looked at.”
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Football mlive.com —  Josh King, the No. 1-ranked player in the state of Illinois and a Michigan State 2016 recruiting target, told ChicagoFootball.com that he has yet to narrow down the list of schools he's considering.
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Football mlive.com —  "The term 'cover corner,' to me, indicates soft, and we don't have anyone soft on our football team,'' Barnett said on "The Griff and Grinz" show on Lansing's The Team, 92.1 FM. "We focus on our guys being able to do it all.''
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Football freep.com —  "Everybody else has got a good football team out there, and everybody's trying to grind their way to the top," he said. "So it's extremely competitive. … As I told our players on their first day of winter conditioning, 'Hey, we ended up No. 5 in the nation, we were 11-2, this is what we did. But we didn't reach our goals.' And so the standards are set very high, but the competition at that level is extremely high as well."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State quarterback commit Messiah deWeaver said he's one of only eight quarterbacks in the 2016 class to get an invite to the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.
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Football mlive.com —  Kurtis Drummond's pre-snap reads and ability to quickly apply what he learned in the film room was to the extent that Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett nicknamed him "The Matrix." "You know how Neo was able to slow things down, and dodge those bullets?" Barnett said last week on "The Griff and Grinz" show on Lansing's The Team, 92.1 FM.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State 2016 recruiting target Auston Robertson is also high on Notre Dame and Ohio State, according to a Notre Dame football recruiting article on SBnation.com. The article, based on an interview conducted in Addison, Illinois, at the "Nike Opening" regional camp on Sunday, quotes the 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end from Fort Wayne, Indiana, discussing the schools.
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Football freep.com —  The last few weeks, Michigan State has received a bevy of impressive commitments from the state of Ohio. Over the coming weeks, the focus could change and several Michigan players could decide to play for the Green and White. The Spartans are solidly in the mix for half a dozen in-state players and if they land them all, it will give Mark Dantonio one of the top classes in the nation.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  If you know anything about Michigan State recruiting, you know that the Michigan State Spartans are about to add one of the most highly-touted quarterback prospects in quite some time. Messiah deWeaver has it all — the arm, the footwork and the attitude — to be a champion. After dominating the Rivals Camp Series in Cleveland a couple weeks ago and the Elite 11 Camp in Chicago this past week, the four-star quarterback has received an exclusive invite to another camp.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  According to multiple reports, Waynes has agreed to his four-year deal with the Vikings on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp. The Vikings will also hold onto a fifth-year option on Waynes’s contract which they’ll have to exercise after his third season with the team.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett had a couple destinations he thought the most likely going into the NFL Draft. He had seen the interest from pair of teams – the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles – above the rest, so he assumed one of the two might be his landing spot. So when the call came from Miami on Saturday afternoon, it was a bit of a surprise for the former Spartan to be picked by a team he had briefly met with at the NFL Combine.
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Football freep.com —  With the 14th pick, McShay has the Lions taking an offensive lineman for the second year in a row: Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin. McShay writes of Conklin: "He has great size (6-6, 317) and two years of starting experience at left tackle for the Spartans. The offensive line isn't an area of strength for the Lions, so here they'd be able to bolster it with the help of a local product."
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Once Brandon Randle locks in on an opposing player he rarely misses. The Battle Creek Central linebacker’s performance at Rivals Combine hosted by Saline High School on Sunday shows why.
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