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Encounter with gas station stranger leads Tre Boston to Chargers

Recently released by the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston had three suitors in the Chargers, the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers. After visiting all three teams, Boston said he prayed for clarity as traveled back home to Charlotte, North Carolina, to make his decision. That's when he stopped by the local gas station, even though he had a half a tank. (ESPN.com)

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2017

8. Larry Fedora, UNC: Fedora and the Tar Heels need to reload after the best two-year stretch in program history since 1996-97. However, Fedora’s acumen on offense should prevent a major drop off on that side of the ball. While UNC is likely to slightly regress in the win column with several new faces on offense, Fedora is piecing together a solid tenure in Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

Why Tre Boston Decided to Become a Bolt

Tre Boston had a decision to make. Surprisingly released after starting 10 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the 24-year old safety was a hot commodity coveted by numerous teams. After some time he whittled his list down to three choices – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers. Still, one made more sense above the rest. (San Diego Chargers)

Barry Switzer actually called Ryan Switzer's family to find out if they were related

All kidding -- and Barry Switzer tweets -- aside, the former coach of the Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners is not related to fourth round pick Ryan Switzer. But the two do have something of a relationship. After the Cowboys took Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of last month's draft, the coach tweeted, "congratulations to my cousin.'' (Dallas Morning News)

Nazair Jones: From thinking he may never walk again to Seahawks rookie

After just two days around the Seahawks, Tammy Jones is all in. “I love the Seahawks family already. I feel like I’m leaving him in good hands,” the mother of remarkable third-round draft choice Nazair Jones said Saturday. She was standing off the edge of the team’s practice field, here from her North Carolina home for Seattle’s first two practices of rookie minicamp. (Tacoma News Tribune)

John Fox: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky had ‘great camp’

John Fox said No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky had a “great camp” in his first stint with the Bears — three days of rookie practices at Halas Hall. The Bears coach then defined Trubisky’s offseason goals. The Bears will hold OTAs for veterans and rookies later this month and mandatory minicamp in the middle of June. “You’ve got to get him up to speed in your offense.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC athlete-agent case headed to trial

A former UNC athlete accused of helping funnel money to Tar Heel football players back in 2010 will go to trial later this year. Christopher Hawkins pleaded not guilty to four charges Monday – including athlete-agent inducement. Hawkins was arrested in May 2015 for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010. (WNCN)

In ACC's QB-challenged Coastal, Heels' Harris could make a quick difference

Assuming Brandon Harris can win the starting quarterback job at UNC, the former LSU starter will have an opportunity to make a big impact on the ACC Coastal Division race. Even though he didn’t go through spring drills at UNC and even though he lost the starting job at LSU, Harris still has as much or more college experience as the other Coastal quarterbacks. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Ryan Switzer Impresses at Dallas Cowboys Rookie Mini-Camp

Ryan Switzer's quickness off the snap is impressive. His burst is noticeable. I also came away impressed with how easily he catches the ball. His ability to adjust back for the ball made me think of a much taller player. For him to be at full speed and reach back is a rare trait. It was interesting to see him being not only used on the inside but outside as well. (Dallas Cowboys)

Bears begin preparing franchise QB Mitch Trubisky ... and it's a process

After work in individual drills with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone scrutinizing Mitch Trubisky's footwork, the first-round draft pick moved to practice handoffs. Trubisky crouched, extended his arms, and the first snap was muffed. Ten minutes into the first practice of rookie minicamp, there was a reminder it's a process for Trubisky. (Chicago Tribune)

Why the Lions chose to pick up Eric Ebron's fifth-year option

It was the year-to-year improvement that stood out to coach Jim Caldwell. That's the reason the Lions picked up the fifth-year option for tight end Eric Ebron earlier this month. “Every single year when you look at his output, he’s improved. He’s gotten better,” Caldwell said of Detroit's decision to extend its contract with the former No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft. (ESPN.com)

How Tre Boston impacts Chargers' 2017 depth chart

Safety Tre Boston did indeed bolt to Los Angeles to sign with the Chargers despite visits with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. The signing of Boston addresses an area of need for L.A. as they continue to make offseason moves. Look to Boston to have an immediate impact roving as a deep safety as well as coming up in the box against the run. (USA Today)

Mack Hollins stole the spotlight on opening day of Eagles rookie minicamp

The minute Mack Hollins jogged on the field, I couldn’t stop watching him. He caught smoothly, his cut ability was off the chart, and he ran routes like a speedier, smaller wideout. The more I watched him, the more I liked him, the more I wanted to keep watching him. If you didn’t know where and when he was drafted, you would think he was one of these top-10 1st round picks. (Philly Sports Network)

Eagles Rookie Profile: Mack Hollins is a great jump ball target

Mack Hollins is a little weird, but in the best way. He wants to own an aquarium after he's done with football, for example. But he's a consummate teammate and has had zero character problems or even rumblings of discontent. He retweets stuff about his teammates and fellow UNC athletes constantly, and the bond between all the UNC receivers was obvious during his career. (Bleeding Green Nation)

Mitch Trubisky on 1st Bears practice: ‘They wanna see me run the show’

He started with flash cards. In the two weeks after he was selected as the surprise No. 2 draft pick, Mitch Trubisky took the Bears’ playbook and condensed it into 3×5 cards to teach himself formations and phrasing. "Just hours on hours,” he said. “I pretty much don’t stop studying until I feel comfortable. And then I go to bed, wake up and do it again.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
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(1) Clemson8-114-1
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NC State3-57-6
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Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6


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