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Former NC State QB Mike Glennon Signed to Dolphins Practice Squad

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Former NC State Quarterback Mike Glennon was signed to the Miami Dolphins’ Practice Squad yesterday.

Starter Tua Tagovailoa won’t be playing in the season finale, and 2nd stringer Teddy Bridgewater could be out as well with a dislocated pinkie. Rookie Skylar Thompson finished the game last week after Bridgewater was injured. If Bridgewater is ruled out of the contest, Glennon could find himself called up from the Practice Squad to serve as Thompson’s backup on Sunday vs. the Jets.

Glennon was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay, and was on a 53-man roster from 2013-21, on 6 teams, playing in 40 career games (31 starts).

Here’s some quotes from Glennon on his thoughts on the opportunity before him:

“It’s definitely a unique situation,” Glennon said Wednesday. “I mean, I was watching the game the other day just like most NFL fans and I see Teddy go down and kind of whenever a quarterback goes down this year, you say, well, maybe that’ll be a shot. I saw the thing last week that said 64 NFL starting quarterbacks this year was like a record since the strike and I’m thinking, well, there’s something that’s telling that this might be over. This is the year. But here we are. So yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see what happens. Never know. But I’ll do whatever I can this week to get ready.”

“I’ve been home all year but I figured I’d come down here and do what I can to try to help with his team out,” Glennon said. “I feel fresh. I’m sure I’m sure these guys are worn down. But fresh faces, new playbook to learn and kind of cram it in the week. But I feel like I can pick things up and do what I can to help us in this week.”

 

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Is MG the highest paid backup QB of all time? He’s done very well for himself in that role.

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NC State’s DJ Burns Has Lost 45 Pounds In Preparation for the NBA Draft

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NC State’s DJ Burns has lost 45 pound over the past 6 weeks in preparation for the 2024 NBA Draft, and he wants to make sure people know he didn’t need Ozempic to do it. Burns has been working out 4 days a week at 5am.

Recently, Burns had a predraft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Former NC State Punter Trenton Gill Signs with Denver

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Former NC State Punter Trenton Gill has signed with the Denver Broncos after he was released by the Bears this offseason.

Gill was drafted by Chicago in the 7th round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and has averaged 46.1 yards per punt through his first two NFL seasons.

Heading into the 2024 season, Gill will compete with Riley Dixon for the starting Punter job. Dixon was the Broncos’ starter in 2023, averaging 46.3 yards per punt.

Gill’s career average of 45.8 yards per punt in college is the best in NC State history. In 2019, Gill averaged 47.6 yards per punt, which led the ACC, and earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team. In 2021, he was on the All-ACC 1st Team. All 3 of his seasons as NC State’s Punter rank in the Top-6 in school history for best punting average in a single season.

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Former NC State G Lorenzo Brown Named to All-EuroLeague 2nd Team

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Former NC State Guard Lorenzo Brown was named to the All-EuroLeague 2nd Team.

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Lorenzo Brown, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

After injuries sapped Lorenzo Brown of his best form during the regular season, the Maccabi playmaker snapped back to health just in time and, as one of the stars of the postseason, has been recognized by the voters his second consecutive All-EuroLeague Team selection. Brown was the MVP of the Play-In Showdown after he erupted for 29 points on 7-for-8 three-point shooting – both Maccabi postseason records – plus 5 assists against Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to send Maccabi to the playoffs. He then led the Israeli champs with 17.2 points and 5.8 assists for a PIR of 19.2 in the five-game series against Panathinaikos. Brown ranked third in scoring for the playoffs, with 17.2 points per game, and was third for the full season in assists with 6.1. (Link)

This is the 2nd time that Brown has earned All-EuroLeague status, earning 1st Team honors in 2022-23.

Brown plays for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in Israel, and this was his 2nd season with the squad.

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NC State is Tied for the 2nd Most Defensive Tackles in the NFL

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ProFootballFocus released this infographic this week, revealing which College Football Teams had the most Defensive Tackles on NFL rosters, and NC State was tied for 2nd with 7.

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Defensive Tackles on NFL Rosters who Played at NC State

B.J. Hill – Bengals (2018-23) – Career Stats: 285 Tackles, 22 TFL’s and 20.5 Sacks
Justin Jones – Cardinals (2018-23) – Career Stats: 219 Tackles, 34 TFL’s and 12 Sacks
Alim McNeil – Lions (2021-23) – Career Stats: 112 Tackles, 15 TFL’s and 8 Sacks
Kentavius Street – Falcons (2019-23) – Career Stats: 89 Tackles, 17 TFL’s and 7.5 Sacks
T.Y. McGill – 49ers (2015-23) – Career Stats: 45 Tackles, 10 TFL’s and 5.5 Sacks
Larrell Murchison – Rams (2020-23) – Career Stats: 37 Tackles, 5 TFL’s and 2 Sacks
Cory Durden – Rams (2023) – Career Stats: 3 Tackles

All 7 of the above players played regular season games for an NFL team in 2023. We will have to see how many of the 7 make 53-man rosters this Fall.

Junior Wolfpack Nose Tackle Brandon Cleveland tweeted with confidence that he will be #8 sometime soon.

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