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Posted: June 11 2019,04:19

Authentic Blessuan Austin Jersey , the journey in football for former Minnesota Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman is complete.The New York Jets selected Cashman with the 19th pick of the fifth round — 157th overall.More Gophers coverageDrexel transfer Demir joining GophersFormer Gophers LB Cashman selected by Jets in fifth roundGophers to play Western Illinois in 2022SCSU’s Poehling gets hat trick, shootout winner in NHL debutRichard Pitino agrees to two-year extension with GophersA product of Eden Prairie High School, Cashman won four straight state titles with the Eagles from 2011-14. He then walked on at the University of Minnesota and immediately contributed, tallying four special-team tackles in 13 games as a freshman and then leading the team with 7.5 sacks the following season.Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck awarded him a scholarship entering his junior year.In all, Cashman logged 183 total tackles, 31 tackles for loss Blessuan Austin Jersey Boys , 12 sacks and six passes defensed for the Gophers from 2015-18. Experts gave Cashman a decent chance of making an NFL roster in 2019, but his stock soared after an impressive performance at the NFL combine.Cashman ranked in the top five among linebackers in four different categories. He tied for third in the broad jump (10 feet, four inches) and placed fourth in 40-yard dash (4.50 seconds), fourth in 20-yard short shuttle (4.12 seconds) and fifth in the vertical jump (37.5 inches).Cashman joins a core of linebackers in New York that includes four-time Pro Bowler C.J. Mosley, who signed a five-year deal in free agency this offseason. The New York Jets have placed wide receiver Rishard Matthews on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury, ending his 2018 season and in all likelihood Infant Blessuan Austin Jersey , his Jets tenure. Matthews, a veteran with a decent NFL track record, was signed after the Jets cut Terrelle Pryor mid-season, but Matthews never could find a role with the Jets. He finished the season with just two catches on three targets in five games.The Jets replaced Rishard Matthews on the 53 man roster by signing 23 year old offensive lineman Eric Smith off of the New England Patriots practice squad. The 6’ 4”, 308 pound Smith was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Virginia in 2017. Smith spent his entire first year and his second off season with Miami, though he never appeared in a regular season game. Smith was cut by the Dolphins just prior to the start of the 2018 season and the Patriots then signed him to their practice squad Blessuan Austin Jersey Draft , where he spent the entire 2018 season until signed by the Jets today.In eight preseason games with Miami, including two starts, Eric Smith struggled, giving up two sacks and incurring three penalties. Smith was used at both tackle positions by the Dolphins. In college he was primarily a right tackle.
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