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Ryan Switzer Carved Out A Role For Himself During Rookie Season With Cowboys

Drafted in the fourth round to be a special teams ace and an offensive mismatch, Ryan Switzer offered some interesting glimpses of his ability during his rookie season. Primarily used as a return man, he put together a fairly solid resume. Among 20 punt returners with at least 25 attempts on the year, Switzer’s average of 8.8 yards per return was ninth-best in the NFL. (Dallas Cowboys)

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky talks new coach, offseason training

The scenic photos of California that Mitchell Trubisky has been posting on his Instagram account don't necessarily reflect how the Bears quarterback has been spending his days. During an appearance on the Bears All-Access radio show Tuesday night on WSCR-AM, Trubisky stressed that he's been working extremely hard preparing for his second NFL season. (Chicago Bears)

Life-after-football plans on hold for Julius Peppers

Play a 17th NFL season or start his life after football? We know the answer now. Julius Peppers signed a one-year deal with the Panthers last week. But before he put pen to paper, he spent weeks mulling the decision. “If I decide to retire I don’t want it to be one of those situations where after a couple of months I have the itch to play again,’’ Peppers said. (Carolina Panthers)

San Francisco 49ers Sign G Jonathan Cooper

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have signed guard Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal. “Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to our offensive line,” said General Manager John Lynch. “We look forward to him competing for a starting job, while also bringing a veteran presence to our locker room.” (San Francisco 49ers)

Buffalo Bills Sign Former UNC Center Russell Bodine

The Buffalo Bills agreed Monday to a two-year, $5 million contract with former UNC center Russell Bodine, who spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Bodine was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and has started all 64 games since then for the Bengals–a start streak that ranks second in the entire NFL at the center position. (Chapelboro.com)

Indianapolis Colts Sign Tight End Eric Ebron

The Indianapolis Colts made a major splash in free agency Monday, signing tight end Eric Ebron. The 24-year-old Ebron — who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 253 pounds — was a record-setting tight end at the University of North Carolina before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season, when the Detroit Lions made him the 10th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Indianapolis Colts)

The Life of a Coaching Family – Part 1: Marriage and Coaching

Over the next few weeks, Under The Headset will deliver a three-part series called, The Life of a Coaching Family. The series will take a firsthand look into what it’s like to be married in the world of college coaching from the perspectives of the coach, spouse, and children. The insights for come from UNC football coach, Larry Fedora, and his family. (Under The Headset)

Ryan Switzer is hard at work. Will he see an increased role with Cowboys in 2018?

Among all of the intriguing players and stories that the Dallas Cowboys will have in store for us in 2018, one of the most interesting ones will be second-year wide receiver Ryan Switzer. Drafted in the fourth round last year out of North Carolina, many expected a lot more from him as a rookie. Switzer was an exciting return specialist, getting better week after week. (Inside The Star)

Tennessee Titans release defensive lineman Sylvester Williams

The Tennessee Titans have released defensive lineman Sylvester Williams. The Titans pick up $3.6 million in cap space with his release. Williams was due $2.5 million guaranteed on Sunday. Williams signed as a free agent with the Titans last March. He spent his first four seasons with the Denver Broncos. In 2017, Williams played in 15 games with 11 starts. (247 Sports)

5 things you need to know about New York Giants LB Kareem Martin

A native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Kareem Martin went on to start 41 games for the Tar Heels and recorded 178 tackles (92 solo), 19.5 sacks, 45.5 tackles for loss and 24 QB pressures. His 45.5 tackles for loss ranked fifth on the UNC career list behind William Fuller (57.0), Julius Peppers (53.0), Greg Ellis (50.0) and Marcus Jones (46.0). (New York Giants)

Redskins' Zach Brown signs three-year extension

The three-year contract that will keep Zach Brown with the Washington Redskins is worth a maximum of $24 million. Despite missing the final three games of the 2017 season with injuries, Brown led the team with 127 tackles, the ninth-highest mark in the NFL. The 28-year-old is set to reprise his role as a starting middle linebacker for Washington. (CBS Sports)

New York Giants sign linebacker Kareem Martin

The Giants Thursday continued the rebuilding of their linebacker corps when they signed Kareem Martin. Martin played his first four seasons for the Arizona Cardinals. Martin’s position coach in his rookie season and defensive coordinator the last three years was James Bettcher, now the Giants’ coordinator. GM Dave Gettleman is thrilled to have Martin. (New York Giants)

We’re lucky to get another season of Julius Peppers. Here’s how you should celebrate.

The first time I saw Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers run down a quarterback in person, it was the 16th preseason of his career. It was a sticky August night in Jacksonville and Peppers got loose and chased Chad Henne into the arms of Carolina’s linebackers. “There he goes,” I remember someone saying up in the press box at Everbank Field. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC to Recycle Kenan Stadium Bleachers

In January, UNC Athletics announced that the bleachers in Kenan Stadium would be replaced by 34,000 individual chair back seats. The seats will replace bleachers in upper and lower levels except for student sections. “We wanted to make sure the bleachers were removed in the most environmentally and fiscally responsible way possible,” said Bubba Cunningham. (UNC.edu)

Dallas Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer got married! Check out some wedding pictures here.

Dallas Cowboys WR and return specialist Ryan Switzer got married recently. From the looks of his and Gabie Switzer's social media profiles, it was a good time. You can see current Bears QB -- and former North Carolina teammate/rooomate -- Mitchell Trubisky in some of the photos above. A little insight on their college relationship: (Dallas Morning News)

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