Former Georgia star RB Nick Chubb makes NFL history

None like him!

Former Georgia star running back Nick Chubb continues to chase greatness as an NFL pro.

The Cleveland Brown has become one of three players in NFL history to amass at least 980 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in each of their first five seasons.

The 2018 second-round pick ranks third in the league in rushing (1,039 yards) and second in rushing touchdowns (12).

Chubb gained 4,769 yards at the University of Georgia in his four year career, which is second in program history behind only Herschel Walker.

Watch: Former Georgia Bulldog George Pickens’ crazy catch on Monday Night Football

What a grab by George Pickens!

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver George Pickens has had no shortage of impressive catches in his first year as an NFL pro.

Pickens showed off his hands again on Monday Night Football as the Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts.

The former Dawg added to his big night a grab in the endzone for a successful two-point conversion that helped secure the Steelers 24-17 road win.

Pickens led Pittsburgh with three catches for 57 yards.

 

Chiefs place former Georgia WR Mecole Hardman on injured reserve

Former UGA wide receiver Mecole Hardman is expected to miss the next four games for the Chiefs

Former Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Mecole Hardman is expected to miss the next four games for the Kansas City Chiefs. Hardman is recovering from an abdomen injury and an illness. The Chiefs placed Hardman on injured reserve on Nov. 17.

Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Mecole Hardman has 25 receptions for 297 yards this season. He has four receiving touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. The fourth-year receiver had scored touchdowns in three consecutive games before missing the Jacksonville game.

The Chiefs, who are 7-2 and have the best record in the AFC, are thin at wide receiver right now. Kansas City receiver Juju Smith-Schuster has a concussion and will miss Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Additionally, receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been limited in practice this week.

Hardman, who is in a contract year, could return for Kansas City’s Dec. 18 game against the Houston Texans. Kansas City announced they were placing Hardman on injured reserve via Twitter:

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Former Tennessee DB loses bet to former Georgia star Lewis Cine

Former Tennessee safety Theo Jackson lost a bet with former UGA football standout and Minnesota Vikings teammate Lewis Cine

Former Tennessee Volunteers safety Theo Jackson made a bet with Minnesota Vikings teammate Lewis Cine for the Georgia-Tennessee game. Both Jackson and Cine are a part of Minnesota’s defensive back room.

Cine, who played college football at Georgia, was a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Jackson is also a rookie. The Vikings selected Theo Jackson with a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Jackson recorded 190 tackles and three interceptions during his college career with Tennessee.

Unfortunately for Jackson, he bet that his Tennessee Volunteers would beat the Georgia Bulldogs. However, Georgia won 27-13 over Tennessee.

Tennessee’s defeat meant that Theo Jackson lost the bet and had to wear Georgia Bulldogs gear. It is good to see Lewis Cine in good spirits after suffering a season-ending leg injury a few months ago.

Theo Jackson joins fellow Vikings teammate Troy Dye, a former Oregon Duck, as another victim of one of Lewis Cine’s bets.

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Former Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship signs with new NFL team

Former UGA football star kicker Rodrigo Blankenship has signed with the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.

Former Georgia Bulldogs star kicker Rodrigo Blankenship has signed with the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. Arizona’s starting kicker, Matt Prater, has a hip injury and may not be able to play on Thursday against the New Orleans Saints.

The Cardinals waived kicker Matt Amendola, who missed an extra point in Arizona’s loss to Seattle on Sunday. There’s a good chance the Cardinals will utilize Blankenship on Thursday against the Saints.

Earlier this year, the Indianapolis Colts waived Blankenship after he missed a 42-yard game-winning field goal attempt for the Colts during overtime in Week 1.

Blankenship won Indianapolis’ kicker competition last season. The former Georgia standout has converted on 45 of 54 kicks during his NFL career.  Blankenship has made 52 out of 55 extra points.

Blankenship, who missed much of last season with a hip injury, has made one field goal over 50 yards in his NFL career.

Former Georgia Bulldogs walk-on kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was a fan favorite during his time in Athens. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Blankenship hopes to impress the coaches in Arizona to get another NFL opportunity.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Blankenship’s signing:

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Washington signs former Georgia Bulldogs QB

The Washington Commanders have signed former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm. Where is he on Washington’s depth chart?

The Washington Commanders signed former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm. Fromm previously worked out for the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.

Washington’s starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, is out for several weeks with a finger injury. Washington’s second-string quarterback, Taylor Heinicke, is projected to start for the next few weeks. Rookie quarterback Sam Howell is expected to back up Heinicke.

Washington signed Fromm to its practice squad. Fromm will have a chance to impress coaches there and is an option as a backup quarterback if the Commanders sustain more injuries at the position.

Fromm threw for 210 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in three games for the New York Giants during the 2021 NFL season.

Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm is getting another NFL opportunity. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fromm has been working out and taking classes at the University of Georgia. He plans to graduate in December 2022. However, this may disrupt his plans.

Fromm was a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Fromm threw for 8,224 yards and 78 touchdowns during his career with the Georgia Bulldogs.

ESPN reporter John Keim announced Fromm’s signing:

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Former Georgia Bulldog is NFL’s highest graded player after four weeks

Former UGA offensive tackle Andrew Thomas is the NFL’s highest graded player to begin the season

Former Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Andrew Thomas is the NFL’s highest graded player, per Pro Football Focus, through the first four weeks of the 2022 NFL season.

The New York Giants selected Thomas with the fourth pick of the 2020 NFL draft. Thomas, like most rookies in the NFL, had some growing pains in his first year with the Giants. Thomas started 15 games as a rookie and improved significantly throughout his rookie campaign.

In 2021, Thomas started all 13 games where he was healthy enough to play. He’s played 100% of New York’s offensive snaps to start the 2022 NFL season.

Former Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Andrew Thomas has helped turn left tackle from a weakness to a strength for the New York Giants. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

According to PFF, Thomas has a grade of 92.1. Thomas’ grade is the highest in the NFL through Week 4. The former Georgia standout has anchored the left side of New York’s offensive line. The Giants are off to a 3-1 start and have improved significantly this year under first-year head coach Brian Daboll.

The Giants face the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 in a London game.

Some folks questioned selected Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 pick of the 2020 NFL draft, however, Thomas is proving the doubters wrong with his consistent performances.

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Browns waive former Georgia Bulldog safety

The Cleveland Browns have waived former UGA safety Richard LeCounte. Will he sign with Cleveland’s practice squad?

The Cleveland Browns have waived former Georgia Bulldogs star safety Richard LeCounte. Cleveland selected LeCounte with a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

LeCounte appeared in nine games for the Browns in 2021 and recorded three total tackles. The former University of Georgia standout was a playmaker in college. LeCounte finished his UGA career with 176 total tackles, eight interceptions, and four forced fumbles.

There’s a chance that Cleveland signs LeCounte to its practice squad after waiving the former Georgia Bulldog. The Browns waived LeCounte in order to make room for guard Drew Forbes, who was previously with the Detroit Lions.

Richard LeCounte had 10 pass deflections during his career with the Georgia Bulldogs from 2017-2020. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Richard LeCounte has played in one game during the 2022 NFL season. LeCounte played special teams snaps against the Atlanta Falcons in the Browns’ loss to Atlanta.

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Dolphins work out former Georgia Bulldogs QB

The Miami Dolphins have worked out former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm.

The Miami Dolphins have worked out former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm. Miami starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is out for the Dolphins’ Week 5 game at the New York Jets with a concussion.

Miami elected to sign quarterback Reid Sinnett to its practice squad after working out a trio of quarterbacks. Sinnett is Miami’s third-string quarterback behind Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson.

Fromm threw for 210 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in three games for the New York Giants during the 2021 NFL season. Fromm remains unsigned.

Fromm has been working out and taking classes at the University of Georgia recently. He plans to graduate in December 2022.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm had a great career in Athens. Will he get another chance in the NFL? Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Fromm was a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Fromm threw for 8,224 yards and 78 touchdowns during his career with the Georgia Bulldogs.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Fromm’s workout:

Fromm has additionally worked out for the New York Giants. New York did not sign any quarterbacks that worked out for them.

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Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine suffers lower-leg fracture

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine undergoes leg surgery following scary injury

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine suffered a serious leg injury against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Cine and the Vikings were playing against the Saints in London, England.

Cine, a rookie from the University of Georgia, was primarily playing special teams for the Vikings to begin the 2022 NFL season. Minnesota selected Cine with a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

We will not share a video of Cine’s injury due to the graphic nature of the injury. Cine is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.

Several members of the Vikings’ organization are staying with Cine in London as he undergoes surgery on a fractured leg.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell issued the following statement on Cine following the rookie’s scary leg injury.

Very tough moment for our team and obviously for a guy who, since Day 1, has been a personal favorite of mine. And done everything we’d asked, and was continuing to progress in his rookie year, really having a dynamic role for us on [special] teams.

We hope that Cine can make a full recovery and return to football. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints, 28-25.

Update: Lewis Cine had a successful surgery, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

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