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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Changing positions is hardly uncommon for college players hoping to make the jump to the NFL. Safety to linebacker? Guard to tackle? Even quarterback to wide receiver? Happens all the time. A quarterback moving to linebacker, though? Now that’s a new one. That’s exactly what Iowa State’s Joel Lanning is attempting to do. Lanning has the uniq…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The practices are complete. All that’s left now is the actual playing of the 93rd East-West Shrine Game, which comes at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field (NFL Network). Keeping in mind possible positions of need for the Buffalo Bills this offseason, here are 10 prospects worth watching Saturday: Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa: If there…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – DaeSean Hamilton finds himself in a different position this week: worrying about himself. The Penn State wide receiver has never really done that. All his life, he’s been taking care of others. As a team captain for the Nittany Lions he was focused on making his teammates better. Away from football, however, is where Hamilton’s true character shin…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Everyone loves a good underdog story. The East-West Shrine Game gives those small-school scrappers a chance, but it’s also a stage for college football’s elite. Chris Worley and Damon Webb fit that latter category as part of an Ohio State defense that doubles as an NFL breeding ground. “At a place like Ohio State, it's one of the two or three u…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It’s true that there is plenty at stake for all of the 100-plus players at this week’s East-West Shrine Game. It’s also true that few, if any, have more to prove than Fordham running back Chase Edmonds. Shaking the small-school stigma in itself is a big challenge, but Edmonds is also tasked with showing NFL scouts he’s healthy after an injury-plag…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The last name Flowers likely stirs up bad memories for Bills fans. That’s because Erik Flowers is one of the biggest draft busts in team history, a first-round selection in 2000 who lasted just two years in Buffalo, with four sacks to show for 31 career games. Flowers hasn’t played in the NFL since 2005, but there’s a chance his family legacy w…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A significant deadline on the NFL calendar arrived Monday. Jan. 15 is the last day for college football underclassmen to declare for the year's NFL Draft. While the official number of players who did just that won't be released by the NFL until Friday, the league's official website has kept a running tally on players who have already made their in…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – One of them owns or shares 37 program records at his university. Another one is the only three-time captain in the storied history of Ohio State football. The last one put up 7,955 yards in just two seasons, along with 70 touchdown passes. So, yes, the quarterbacks for the East team as part of the Shrine Game this week have some impressive c…

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Practices began Monday for the East-West Shrine Game in Florida. Here are some players for Bills fans to watch courtesy of Dan Shonka of Ourlads.com who is among the members of the game's selection committee. Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State: Four-time All America selection and winner of the Doris Robinson Award, given to an FCS player who excels in the classroom…