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Football chron.com —  Heath is making a strong argument for a spot on the Texans' 53-man roster, if not their practice squad. He chose the Texans over the San Francisco 49ers and three other teams' contract offers based on their strong history of keeping and developing undrafted free agents. That includes former Pro Bowl runner Arian Foster and linebacker Max Bullough, a former Michigan State teammate.
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Football mlive.com —  As Connor Cook prepares to become the fifth former Michigan State quarterback on an NFL roster, he's put together a strong start to his preseason. In the team's first preseason game, Cook went 7 for 11 for 71 yards. In the team's second game, he went 6 for 9 for 101 yards and an interception.
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Football chron.com —  "He made an unbelievable hustle play when the quarterback scrambled up the middle," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "He was beyond the quarterback, he probably had something to do with the quarterback scrambling and he chased him down the field. He hustles. Overall, like every rookie defensive lineman, he needs to play with better pad level and be more consistent. You can tell, being from Michigan State, he's a well-coached, tough kid. He's doing a good job for us."
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Lawrence Thomas is getting first-team reps with the New York Jets’ defense in preseason action. Going all 2016 NFL Draft long without hearing his name called, Michigan State defensive tackle Lawrence Thomas entered the league the same way he left college — with a major chip on his shoulder.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  This weekend brought strange but exciting sights for Michigan State football fans. A few of the players who helped the Spartans put together a wildly successful past five years or so were wearing other colors as they made their NFL debuts in preseason action. It was another step in the process for those players chasing their dreams, which were helped made possible by their time at Michigan State.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Raiders haven’t played a preseason game yet, but their quarterback hierarchy already seems to have clarity behind starter Derek Carr. For Connor Cook, their fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, that means he’s looking up at the generously listed 6-foot-1 Matt McGloin.
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Football sfgate.com —  Aaron Burbridge entered Michigan State as a top-100 recruit, and his promising freshman season suggested he’d soon fully realize his potential: Before his sophomore campaign, he was on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s top wide receiver.
Instead of taking the next step, however, Burbridge dropped off the radar. What happened? On Saturday, the 49ers’ rookie candidly fielded that question. He didn’t work hard enough.
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Football thedenverchannel.com —  He wasn't being arrogant or smug -- just confident. When asked by Denver7 how he viewed the race for the Broncos' third wide receiver spot, Bennie Fowler was blunt. "I don’t really think it’s about competing for the No. 3. I like to compete with Emmanuel (Sanders) and Demaryius (Thomas). They push me so much. They have done it year in and year out," said Fowler, a former star at Michigan State. "Don’t get me wrong. I am competing with Cody (Latimer), and both Jordans (Norwood and Taylor), but at the same time I am competing with Demaryius and Emmanuel as well."
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Football titansonline.com —  Jack Conklin hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t faced pressure in his rookie season. Take, for instance, the heated battles that go on between the offensive linemen and defensive linemen every day in training camp. He had one earlier this week with the “WWE belt’ on the line.
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Football freep.com —  Spartans rookies prepared to head to training camps next month as undrafted free agents are: center Jack Allen with New Orleans, cornerback Arjen Colquhoun with Dallas, linebacker Darien Harris with Cincinnati, defensive tackle Joel Heath with Houston, tight end Paul Lang with Pittsburgh and defensive end Lawrence Thomas with the New York Jets.
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Football cincyjungle.com —  The Bengals aren't new to what Michigan State defensive players are capable of. Darqueze Dennard and Domata Peko are entering their third and 11th years with the Bengals respectively, after being stand-out players for the Spartans. This year, the Bengals added another MSU defensive player, this time, a linebacker, via undrafted free agency. And if Darien Harris is anything like his fellow-Spartans, he could have a long future ahead with the Bengals.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  It was a surprise to many to see former Michigan State center Jack Allen not hear his name called in the 2016 NFL Draft. But it is little surprise that the undrafted free agent is being talked about as a strong candidate to land on the roster with the New Orleans Saints. On Wednesday, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein picked Allen as one of five undrafted rookies in a favorable situation.
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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun was already feeling pretty good about life after becoming a third-round pick in last month’s NFL draft. The Oakland Raiders took the defensive end/outside linebacker with the No. 75 overall selection. Then, 25 picks later, Calhoun got a call with a familiar voice on the other end.
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Football tennessean.com —  The Titans agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Jack Conklin, the team announced Monday morning. Conklin was selected out of Michigan State with the eighth overall pick and is expected to start the season at right tackle. He also practiced at left tackle during the team’s recent rookie minicamp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Conklin signed a four-year contract, like all first-round picks, that includes a team option for a fifth season. It is expected to be worth nearly $16 million, including a nearly $10 million signing bonus, according to the slotted value of the contract on the NFL’s rookie wage scale.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Many NFL prospects get drafted later than expected every year. Connor Cook was among those who heard his named called a few rounds later than anticipated, but that's no excuse to attack his personality.
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Football chicagotribune.com —  A two-time All-American center and captain for the Big Ten champion Michigan State Spartans, Jack Allen had hoped to be selected in the NFL draft, which was held April 28-30 in Chicago. Despite not being among the 253 picks in the seven-round draft, Allen, a former Hinsdale Central offensive lineman, moved a step closer to realizing his childhood dream of making an NFL roster by signing a free-agent contract Saturday, April 30, with the New Orleans Saints.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  It was a successful NFL Draft weekend for the Michigan State Spartans as the school's five draft picks tied for eighth-most nationally. While the slide of Connor Cook to the fourth round was disappointing, Jack Conklin was a top-10 pick and five draftees is definitely something to be proud of. In the Big Ten, only Ohio State had more selections.
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Football detroitnews.com —  For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, watching the NFL draft brings its share of mixed emotions. There’s pride when players that have been a big part of your program get selected, especially in the first round as the Spartans have had for three straight years after tackle Jack Conklin went No. 8 overall to the Titans on Thursday. But there’s frustration when things don’t go the way you see it, when the winningest quarterback in program history falls from a potential first-round pick to the fourth round or an All-American goes undrafted.
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Football freep.com —  “I was probably living through the entire thing as well. Watched the entire draft. I was disappointed,” Dantonio said. “I think that Connor is an excellent football player. He's done a tremendous job for us here and for his football team, and a lot of that success that we've had can be credited to his play and his leadership on our football team. I think that speaks volumes.”
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with the media on Sunday regarding the five Spartans who were selected in the 2016 National Football League Draft (offensive tackle Jack Conklin, first round, No. 8 overall, Tennessee Titans; defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun, third round, No. 75 overall, Oakland Raiders; quarterback Connor Cook, fourth round, No. 100 overall, Oakland Raiders; wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, sixth round, No. 213 overall, San Francisco 49ers; offensive lineman Donavon Clark, seventh round, No. 224 overall, San Diego Chargers).
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