Monday, May 3, 2010

NFL Dreams: Crimson Tide Style

LSU v Alabama

Former Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer is making the most of his NFL opportunity. Reamer, who was not drafted or signed as a free-agent, was invited to try-out with the New York Jets last week. One week later…Reamer is a proud member of the team!

Reamer signed a free-agent deal with New York and will now attend preseason camp in August. If Reamer makes the final cut…he will be on the official roster come September.

Jets coach Rex Ryan was thrilled with Reamer’s production during the mini-camp, and even made reference to him during his Friday and Saturday press conferences. Well, he made “reference” because he couldn’t remember Cory’s name. Although the Jets coach struggled with the name…"The guy that's really standing out to me is the kid from Alabama," Ryan said.

“The kid from Alabama”…”Cory Reamer”…oh well…same guy. I feel certain Reamer could care less what the coach calls him…just as long as he calls him!

In other news, former ‘Bama kicker Leigh Tiffin has received a free-agent deal with the Cleveland Browns, after showing his worth during his try-out session.

The Browns invited two place-kickers and one punter to their mini-camp, and Leigh Tiffin was the only one who remained.

Tiffin is the most prolific kicker in Crimson Tide history with 385 points and 83 fields throughout his 46-game career with Alabama. Tiffin is also the leading scorer in Tide history.

Finally, former Tide running back Roy Upchurch has been given the opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams. Upchurch has been invited to the Baltimore Ravens
mini-camp this weekend.

Upchurch has obviously yet to receive a free-agent deal, but like Reamer and Tiffin, he will be given the opportunity to earn his spot.

During his final year with ‘Bama, Roy rushed for 299 yards and caught 16 passes for the Crimson Tide. Alabama fans will ALWAYS remember Roy’s touchdown catch at Auburn which maintained the prefect season of 2009.

If Roy Upchurch signs with the Ravens, he will be reunited with college teammate Terrence Cody who was drafted by Baltimore in the 2nd round.

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