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May
2nd

WR Kasen Williams reportedly signs with Bengals

Kasen Williams wasn’t drafted, but it appears the former Huskies receiver will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams, whose career at Washington was plagued by a gruesome leg injury suffered eight games into the 2013 season, has reportedly signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. Read more »

Jan.
5th

Huskies LB Shaq Thompson announces he will enter NFL draft

Washington Huskies junior linebacker Shaq Thompson announced today that he will enter the NFL draft.

Thompson recorded 81 tackles and four defensive touchdowns in 14 games this season. He also played some running back, carrying 61 times for 456 yards and two touchdowns. He won the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the nation’s most versatile player, and is projected by some analysts as a mid-first round pick.

Here is a statement from Thompson via UW: Read more »

Nov.
6th

Marcus Peters, dismissed from the UW football team, has uncertain NFL draft status

Washington's Marcus Peters walks on the field against Stanford in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s Marcus Peters walks on the field against Stanford in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLEMarcus Peters has played his last football game for the Washington Huskies, a development that might end up costing him a good bit of cash.

Peters, the Huskies’ fourth-year junior cornerback who many pundits project as a first-round NFL draft pick, has been dismissed from the UW program following several clashes with coach Chris Petersen and his first-year staff.

Petersen said on Thursday that “sometimes it just doesn’t work out,” explaining that “we have certain standards and operating procedures, and we’re trying to do something special here.” Read more »

Dec.
27th

Austin Seferian-Jenkins will enter NFL draft

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — After he finally emerged from Washington’s locker room following the Huskies’ 31-16 victory over BYU here in the Fight Hunger Bowl, Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he plans to enter the NFL draft.

This comes as no surprise, as Seferian-Jenkins, a junior, said he received a second-round grade from the NFL college advisory committee, and is thought to be one of the top tight end prospects eligible for the draft this season.

Seferian-Jenkins said he’s excited about “the idea that I can provide for my mother and I can play in the highest level in the world for football, and I can compete against the best guys.”

Taking care of his mother is the most important part, he said. Read more »