Thursday, August 4, 2011

Former Tar Heels getting their shot

T.J. Yates is getting two-thirds of the snaps with the Houston Texans because free agent quarterback Matt Leinart can't practice until at least today. That puts the former North Carolina quarterback on an accelerated learning curve. Will it mean a former Tar Heel quarterback in the NFL (and actually playing quarterback)?

And defensive tackle Marvin Austin, suspended all of last season for improper contact with an agent, is with the New York Giants and trying to play himself back into football shape.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll be interested to see how Little adjusts to the NFL too.

Anonymous said...

Little's getting lots of snaps with the Browns due to injuries, too.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Shaun Draughn is with the Wash Redskins. Apparently he has looked good so far.

MichaelProcton said...

Yeah, lots of snaps so he can have lots of drops.

"He needs to be consistent and play well at a high level every day," coach Pat Shurmur said. "I think he needs to catch it better."