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Matt Dayes Signs 1-Year Deal with New Orleans

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Former NC State running back Matt Dayes has signed a 1-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Dayes was waived by the 49ers back on May 6th.

He was signed to the 49ers Practice Squad on October 9th, and was called up to the 53-man roster on November 12th. In total, Dayes played 7 games in 2018, seeing all of his action on special teams (2 tackles).

In 2017, the Browns drafted Dayes in the 7th round, and he played in all 16 games for Cleveland that year, returning 18 kickoffs for 437 yards.

Dayes was one of a handful of running backs the Saints worked out last Thursday.

They have their top two backs locked in between Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray, but the competition for two or three spots behind them is wide-open. Undrafted rookies Devine Ozigbo and A.J. Ouellette figure to push last year’s reserve Dwayne Washington for practice reps. The signing of Dayes makes it clear that they want to leave no stone unturned.

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Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels

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Former NC State Shortstop Will Wilson has officially signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after being taken 15th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The shortstop from North Carolina State will receive an under-slot bonus of $3.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. The value of the 15th pick with which the Angels chose Wilson was $3,885,800.

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Wilson became the first player in NC State history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors this year, and also has picked up All-American honors.

It was fitting that Wilson was in attendance at the Angels game tonight, making an appearance on the big screen.

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Trea Turner Leads the MLB in Walk-Off Hits in 2019

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Former NC State Shortstop Trea Turner hit his 2Nd walk-off home run of the season last night.

Turner has hit 3 home runs this year, and the past two have been of the walk-off variety.

Last nights home fun was Turner’s first since returning from the IL, and his first since the third game of the year.

Turner is the only player in the majors to have two walk-off hits in 2019, and both left the park.

Turner has three walk-off home runs in his career.

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Russell Wilson Plans to Play till He’s 45

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Former NC State Quarterback Russell Wilson is the highest paid player in the NFL, money isn’t the only thing on his mind.

Longevity is as well.

According to a report yesterday, Wilson plans on playing until he’s 45 years old.

“I feel like I’m just getting started,” Wilson said, his voice rising with excitement. “That’s the scary part. That’s the most exciting part. That’s really where I believe that I am right now: I’m just getting started. And I believe this team is just getting started. So, I think that we can do anything that we set our minds out to do.”

“Seven years has gone by so fast,” Wilson said. “You think about just turning 30 years and what I have for the rest of my career — for the next 10-15 years — I’m just fired up about it. You think about some of the best quarterbacks of all time, guys like Drew (Brees), guys like Tom (Brady), who (are playing into their 40s). I really look up to those guys. There’s so much more to do.”

Did Wilson say 15 years… meaning he plans to play until he’s 45?

“Yeah, yeah,” he replied. “That’s the goal. I’m just fired up for it.”

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NC State Players Rank 19th in Career Earnings in NFL

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According to Spotrac, NC State’s active NFL players rank 19th amongst college football teams, but is that ranking accurate?

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According to Spotrac, NC State has 30 active players currently on NFL rosters, that have earned $339,055,680.

Here’s the problem.

Former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson’s career earnings aren’t included.

Wilson spent 4 years in Raleigh, and walked away with a diploma. He only played one year at Wisconsin.

The world won’t let NC State have good things.

Here’s the irony in Spotrac’s calculations.

They included former Tight End Pharoah McKever as one of NC State’s 30 active players. McKever, just like Wilson, left NC State as a Graduate Transfer, and played one year at Florida International.

If Spotrac were to be consistent with their logic, Wilson would be included, and the career earnings of former NC State players would be $413,055680, ranking 12th.

Their numbers also don’t include the contracts of Quarterback Ryan Finley and Linebacker Germaine Pratt. The details of Finley’s contract aren’t known yet, and Pratt has yet to sign.

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