"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Apparently since Caleb Hanie got injured in the first preseason game and Dan LeFevour threw five picks in the same game, the Bears are flying in Gutz as a potential backup. This is after a bunch of old-timers turned them down (including our own Todd Collins).
Nothing too exciting, but interesting to see that the Michigan-starting-QB-who-almost-was is still hanging around in the NFL. Good for him. I've never seen him play in the preseason before, but I'll definitely be watching him if he ends up signing.
(Figured it was OT for being pro sports and since the school he actually played at was Idaho State, yet on-topic for the Michigan connection. So... semi-OT.)
Tonight is BG's debut as a NFL bonecrushing DE. He did not start but has played every drive since. So far, he's had one great QB pressure and hit, and has been featured twice by the announcers. Updates of note to follow.
More Michigan/NFL news today: former UM CB/WR Doug Dutch was traded from the Redskins to the Ravens for QB John Beck.
As Rotoworld mentions briefly, Dutch went undrafted (shocker) out of UM. Not sure what that says about his value that he was traded for Beck.
Carson's now with his sixth team (undrafted, Packers, Lions, 49ers, Bengals, Giants, Patriots), and who knows? Maybe he'll finally stick there as New England seems to have a fondness for Wolverines. Good luck to the former nerd massacrist.
Crable was cut by the Pats today. After being drafted in the 3rd round in 2008 he never played in a game for the team. Here's hoping he gets a chance somewhere else.