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Will the Panthers trade Tre Boston?

Now that the Carolina Panthers have acquired veteran pro bowl safety Mike Adams, at least one other team is interested in making a trade for former starter Tre Boston. According to Black and Blue Review, there is at least one team that has inquired about trading for Boston. (WCNC)

Video: UNC Football Pro Day Interviews

North Carolina Football held its annual Pro Day on Tuesday with a host of talented former Tar Heels on hand and perhaps the largest contingent of NFL scouts and media, too. After the workouts, some of the Tar Heels (Trubisky, Bart, Jones, Lawrence, Logan, and Hood) were made available to the media along with UNC Coach Larry Fedora. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

New York Giants sign veteran RB Shaun Draughn

The New York Giants agreed to a one-year deal with running back Shaun Draughn, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Draughn, 29, spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers. He has also played for the Chiefs, Ravens, Chargers, Bears and Browns. The Giants backfield now consists of Draughn, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa. (ESPN.com)

Mitch Trubisky will try to show at his Pro Day Tuesday that he's the best QB in the draft

The most recent mock draft on NFL.com has Mitch Trubisky sliding to the Texas at No. 25 overall, freefalling right past his hometown Browns at No. 12. In fact, the mock, by analyst Bucky Brooks, has Trubisky going first among quarterbacks, with Deshaun Watson being taken by the Chiefs at No. 27 -- the only two quarterbacks in his first round. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Set for Pro Day

The NFL world descends on Chapel Hill on Tuesday for Pro Day at the University of North Carolina. Dozens of NFL head coaches, scouts, and executives will be on UNC's campus as 14 former Tar Heels players are expected to work out. The main attraction is quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who is expected to be a high first round pick in April's draft. (Carolina Blue)

Underdog: The Mack Hollins Chronicles

Mack Hollins: "I’m okay with being an underdog. I didn’t have the bright spotlight coming out of High School. I went to Fort Union Military Academy after graduation to hone my skills, I got better. Still no offers. I wrote 100 coaches, sent them my highlights. Finally, UNC ended up emailing me back, saying they might have a spot for a walk-on. I knew that’s where I wanted to be." (Cover 32)

UNC Football Pro Timing Day Details

More than 50 NFL scouts and pro personnel are expected in Chapel Hill Tuesday for the Tar Heels' annual Pro Timing Day. Fourteen Tar Heels, including several potential NFL draft picks, are scheduled to participate. The workouts begin at 9:30 a.m. with the vertical jump, broad jump, and the bench press. Players begin outdoor workouts (40-yard dash, etc.) at 10:30 a.m. (GoHeels.com)

Brandon Tate Re-Signs with Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday it has re-signed wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Tate. Length and terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed. Tate, 29, joined the Bills shortly before the start of the 2016 season and quickly solidified the return game. He ranked fifth in the NFL in average punt return (11.6 yards) and seventh in kick returns (22.8 yards). (Buffalo News)

Ranking the top 10 QB draft prospects of 2017

1. Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina: A one-year starter, Trubisky showed good short-area accuracy, pocket presence, and the ability to make big-time throws outside the numbers. He can still improve his blitz recognition and deep ball, but his impressive one-year sample has pushed him to the top of our quarterback board. (Pro Football Focus)

A Father’s Journal: NFL Combine

Michael Switzer, father of Ryan Switzer, on what it is like to be the Dad of an NFL draft hopeful, and what his attendance at the NFL Combine, which Ryan participated in, was like. "I’m trying to just enjoy the moments. I’ll never do any of this again. He’s preparing for something that is really exclusive. We’re trying to enjoy all of that. And no matter what, I stay proud of my son." (Cover 32)

M.J. Stewart Preparing Early for NFL Opportunity

M.J. Stewart will watch from a distance as his former teammates are measured, tested and drilled at UNC’s pro day on Tuesday. That the Tar Heel cornerback would be participating at Navy Fields was a legitimate option three months ago. Stewart, a two-time All-ACC standout, recently told reporters he was “really close” to entering the NFL Draft a year early. (Inside Carolina)

Keaton Franklin Coker Foundation "Thumbs Up Mission"

North Carolina basketball and former football player Kanler Coker lost his younger brother, Keaton, in 2014 to brain cancer. His family then started the "Thumbs Up Mission." "Thumbs Up Mission" finds other families where a parent or child is going through cancer, and takes them all on a free and fun retreat. Donate now or learn how you can help. (Thumbs Up Mission)

Russell Bodine among Bengals to earn performance and veteran-based NFL bonus

Cincinnati center Russell Bodine once again earned the Bengals' top figure in the NFL’s Performance-Based Pay program that compensates players for playing time based on their salary levels. Bodine received $314,040 in PBP. Bodine has been a starter since Cincinnati drafted him out of North Carolina in 2014. He’s been the team’s top PBP earner every year since. (Cincy Jungle)

Ethan Albright, daughter Gracey turning heads with Page softball

Four seasons ago, Page softball was in need of a cornerstone player to build its program around. Yes, the school had just hired 16-year NFL veteran and UNC alum Ethan Albright to serve as its head coach, but coaches don’t play; players do. Turns out Albright didn’t have to search far, as the foundation was laid with his oldest daughter Gracey. (Greensboro News & Record)

Julius Peppers returns home to make things right

After walking through the halls of Bank of America Stadium and sitting down to sign his one-year contract, defensive end Julius Peppers said it felt like he never left. "It feels great to be back home," said Peppers, the Panthers' all-time leader in sacks with 81. "I feel really good about it. I'm pumped about the season." (Carolina Panthers)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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