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Panthers release Kendric Burney from practice squad

The Panthers released former UNC cornerback Kendric Burney from their practice squad Tuesday according to the team's official twitter account. Burney, who went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft, was signed as a rookie free agent by Carolina on July 30. The Panthers have signed LB Kion Wilson, who was on the San Diego Chargers' roster last season, in Burney's spot. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Butch Davis Speaks

In his first full-blown interview since being fired as head coach at North Carolina, Butch Davis spoke with ESPN U’s Jesse Palmer on the program Palmer and Pollack, which was televised Monday. Davis, who will be an analyst on ESPNU this fall, spoke about the Allegations still hovering over UNC, and the situation that resulted in his firing. (Rivals.com)

Eli Manning finds familiar target in Hakeem Nicks in Giants' win

Coming off a 79-catch, 11-touchdown season, Nicks was expected to have an even bigger year for the Giants, especially with the loss of Steve Smith. After suffering a knee injury in the season opener, he was limited to seven catches for 63 yards in his next two games, combined. But today’s game marked a return to form for Nicks, who is often open even when he’s covered. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Letterman's Roundtable, September 28

Deems May: "I haven’t seen ECU play, so I can’t really comment on how I think we will defend their offense. I do know they played South Carolina and VPI well and they have a nice home-field advantage. I hope we don’t have to venture too far from what we did last year on defense, which was overwhelm them physically. I do know we need more pressure up front." (Inside Carolina)

Audio: Interview with former UNC, current ECU strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors

Jeff Connors discusses his time at Carolina, his current job at East Carolina, and the upcoming game between the Tar Heels and Pirates. (Pirate Radio 1250)

Former UNC safety Deunta Williams speaks out about NCAA, social media

Former North Carolina football player Deunta Williams, who was involved in the NCAA and university investigation into the football program, talked about his experience Tuesday and said he was treated unfairly by the NCAA. Williams was suspended for four games and paid more than $450 to charity as a result of the NCAA investigation. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC two-sport alum Jesse Holley goes from reality TV to NFL stardom

The sight of Dallas Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley getting behind San Francisco's defense in Week 2 and turning a deep pass into a 77-yard gain in overtime - the most memorable play in a 27-24 victory - prompted a corresponding route at the NFL Network headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin burst out of his office at the studios and ran whooping down the hall. (Fayetteville Observer)

A Hollywood Ending

Rick Reilly gives us the reality behind Cowboys WR Jesse Holley's story from reality show contestant to earning his Dallas star. (ESPN.com)

Brandon Tate tries to take off in new surroundings with Bengals

When Brandon Tate crossed the street from Paul Brown Stadium to the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice field Thursday afternoon, he was greeted by former Elon University football player Daronce Daniels. It was a brief encounter as Tate and Daniels, who has returned to live in his hometown of Cincinnati and works in radio production, came to know each other through mutual friends when they were playing for different college football teams. (Burlington Times News)

Ex-Tar Heel Greg Little becoming big Browns target

Greg Little could run endless routes and catch passes throughout his NCAA suspension, but what he couldn't simulate was getting tackled. Turns out, Little is pretty good at hitting back. Little caught four passes in last week's win over the Indianapolis Colts and is quickly emerging as a viable target in the Browns' inexperienced offense. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Jason Brown's Big Brother

The story of Rams C Jason Brown's older brother who died in Iraq. (ESPN.com)

Browns' Greg Little: UNC shouldn't vacate wins

Former North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little said his former school's administration overreacted by vacating 16 wins from the 2008 and 2009 seasons. "Players weren't ineligible during 2008 and 2009," Little said after practice with the Cleveland Browns, where he plays as an NFL rookie. "They were ineligible for the 2010 season. And those players that were ineligible didn't play." (Fox Sports Ohio)

Bruce Carter says he'll be cleared to practice with Cowboys Oct. 23

Dallas Cowboys second-round pick Bruce Carter said Thursday that he's still a month away from being released to practice with the team. Carter, the rookie linebacker out of North Carolina, said he's been told that he won't be fully released to practice until Oct. 23. Carter is on the reserve non-football injury list and can't play in the Cowboys' first six games. (Dallas Morning News)

Former UNC TE Deems May calls Georgia Tech 'the dirtiest team in college football'

You wouldn't necessarily deem the college football rivalry between Georgia Tech and North Carolina as heated. But the words of Tar Heel Sports Network radio commentator Deems May might add some spice to Saturday's meeting between the two unbeaten teams in Atlanta. "Georgia Tech is the dirtiest team in college football. Their coach takes pride in it and they do too." (Sporting News)

Khalif Mitchell in perfect tune with B.C. Lions

Khalif Mitchell seems to be flourishing in the relative stability of his posting with the B.C. Lions. At Virginia Beach, he didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school, when he quickly caught the attention of North Carolina. As a 300-pound defensive end, the Tar Heels saw him as the successor to all-American Julius Peppers. He would leave North Carolina after a couple of years and transfer to East Carolina. (Edmonton Journal)

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