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UNC 2016 NFL Pro Timing Day Tracker

Approximately 15 former UNC players will participate in North Carolina's annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday, March 22. GoHeels.com and @TarHeelFooball on Twitter will provide updates throughout the morning as official measurements and performances are recorded. (GoHeels.com)

Fort Myers honors Tre Boston

As he received the key to the city, Tre Boston turned to the Fort Myers City Council. The former North Fort Myers High star who played in Super Bowl 50 for the Carolina Panthers, told Mayor Randy Henderson and council members that the honor meant the world to him. “Especially growing up in a place where people often don’t make it out," Boston said. "This is a dream." (Fort Myers News-Press)

Mitch Trubisky: "I’ve never been so excited"

The fair assumption is that Mitch Trubisky, UNC's 6-3, 220-pound quarterback from Ohio, will be taking first team snaps through the spring and into the fall. Unless something crazy happens, expect the junior to be the man this fall. "I’ve never been so excited," Trubisky said. "I’ve been waiting, but it’s time to get going and show everybody what I can do." (Carolina Blue)

Who's the best basketball player on each top 25 CFB team?

18. North Carolina: Bug Howard, WR: We're not mistaking Bug for a basketball player, but the UNC receiver is being recognized for his prowess on the court. Earlier in the season, Howard asked whether a pickup game involving UNC's basketball team at halftime would draw more fans to home football games. Howard averaged more than 20 points per game his senior season in high school. (ESPN.com)

Former UNC QB Marquise Williams taking leaner body, pocket attitude to pro day

When NFL scouts go to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for UNC’s pro day, they’ll see a different Marquise Williams than what last year’s film shows. Williams finished last season at 228 pounds, and he says he’s down to 215. And they’ll see a quarterback who isn’t too keen on taking off and running at the next level like he did for the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)

Jonathan Cooper Plans To Bring A ‘Nasty Side’ To Patriots Offensive Line

The Patriots offensive line, which got manhandled and ultimately proved the team’s downfall in the AFC Championship Game at Mile High, could certainly use some extra talent, but there’s no question they could use more of an edge. New addition Jonathan Cooper says he brings that to the table. (CBS Boston)

Russell Bodine among NFL's top 25 performance-based pay recipients

Of all Cincinnati Bengals players, Russell Bodine received the most performance-based pay in 2015. Bodine received $352,271 for his 2015 performance in addition to his base salary. Bodine's base salary in 2015 was $510,000, but he played every single snap all season. In fact, he was the only player to play every offensive snap for the Bengals last season. (Cincy Jungle)

5 things Patriots fans should know about Jonathan Cooper

A fresh start may be just what Jonathan Cooper needs. The Patriots acquired the 26-year-old guard in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. Touted for his athleticism as an elite prospect coming out of college, Cooper has struggled to stay on the field in his first three NFL seasons. With help from Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, perhaps he can realize his potential in New England. (Boston.com)

Jonathan Cooper sees potential to be a great player with the Patriots

Things haven’t unfolded the way guard Jonathan Cooper might have envisioned since the Arizona Cardinals made him the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, but he isn’t running away from it. Instead, as he arrives in town following Tuesday’s trade that delivered him to the New England Patriots, he is embracing the chance to turn things around. (ESPN.com)

Newly acquired guard Jonathan Cooper faced early crossroads with broken leg

Newly-acquired New England guard Jonathan Cooper moved uncommonly well for his size. The hair flowing out of the back of his helmet made him easily distinguishable on the field. Everything was going along great for Cooper until he broke his leg in the third preseason game, which led to him missing his rookie season. (ESPN.com)

Quinton Coples agrees to 2-year contract with Los Angeles Rams

Quinton Coples has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Los Angeles Rams. The deal has a base value of $6.5 million, with a max value of $9.75 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. The New York Jets cut the former No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft last November. Coples then spent six games with the Miami Dolphins. (NFL.com)

Kyle Ralph is one of America's top high school football coaches

A two-time All-ACC offensive lineman at North Carolina, Kyle Ralph gave up an opportunity to pursue an NFL career to do this coaching thing. Dating back to his time on the prep level as a three-year starter for national powerhouse Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier (a 2002 graduate) it was obvious he was going to be a coach. (247 Sports)

Jonathan Cooper Traded to New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have traded Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick, sources told ESPN. Cooper was a first-round pick in 2014 and figures to improve a Patriots offensive line that struggled to protect Tom Brady in this year's AFC Championship Game loss to the Denver Broncos. (ESPN.com)

Q&A: North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky

Mitch Trubisky is expected to be the North Carolina starting quarterback, though coach Larry Fedora has yet to make any formal announcement. Still, Trubisky goes into the spring atop the depth chart, taking over an offense that returns depth and talent across the board. Here is a little of what he had to say about the opportunity that awaits. (ESPN.com)

UNC Spring Football: Leaders emerging on defense

Cayson Collins, Cole Holcolmb and Dan Mastromatteo were seen taking first-team reps at linebacker on Tuesday. One interesting scenario is what junior college transfer J.B. Copeland can do. He will be eligible to play in the Fall and has two years of college football under his belt. Larry Fedora is unsure of his potential at this point in Spring practice. (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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