Monday, September 12, 2016

How About That

Don't have any details but former Dartmouth corner Vernon Harris, who was reported as cut in early August after signing a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs (LINK), is now listed on the team's roster along with three other players under the Reserve/Injured heading. (LINK)

What does that mean? This post attempts to clarify Injured Reserve, Reserve/Injured status:
Teams can place any number of players on injured reserve (technically: "reserve/injured list"). Any player placed on the IR list counts against the cap, but not against the roster limit. These players are ineligible to play again (for the same team) during the ongoing season. They may not practice with the team at any time, but can attend team meetings, and generally be around the team as much as they like.
Spotrac has a full list of Reserved/Injured players from around the NFL including their injuries where available. Harris's ailment is listed as "undisclosed." (LINK)

With the Green Bay Packers reportedly reaching an "injury settlement" and releasing center Jacob Flores (LINK), Harris is the last member of the Dartmouth Class of 2016 still under contract with an NFL team. The Packers' link reports that Flores' injury was a knee.
Gotta admit, I missed the first Buddy Teevens show on ESPN Radio 94.5 fm last Monday. You can catch the next show if you CLICK HERE tonight at 6 and make your way up to the Listen Live Now link. The show is being broadcast from the Canoe Club in Hanover.

For the next five weeks it is slated to be broadcast from the Public House in Quechee.

Green Alert Take: Here's hoping the hour-long shows will eventually be archived because they have a lot of competition for your time at 6 p.m. Eastern.
A little news out of Towson's win over St. Francis on Saturday night. The Tigers, who returned every starter on offense this fall except their quarterback, will be Dartmouth's final nonconference opponent on Oct. 15. This is from the STATS weekend roundup (LINK):
Towson rallied from 28-10 down for a 35-28 win over Saint Francis and it might have found its quarterback, and perhaps it's not Oregon transfer Morgan Mahalak, who suffered a shoulder injury and was in a sling afterward. Backus Ellis Knudson led the rally, looking the most to wide receiver Christian Summers, who totaled 232 receiving yards and two touchdowns (94 and 43 yards) on only six catches.
Teams of interest in the weekly polls:
24. New Hampshire
26. Towson
29. Harvard
40. Dartmouth
42. Penn

21. Harvard
27. New Hampshire
42. Penn
47. Dartmouth 
Sagarin Ranking
113. Harvard
137. Penn
156. New Hampshire
162. Towson
165. Dartmouth
177. Yale
179. Holy Cross
190. Princeton
202. Brown
223. Columbia
231. Cornell
Dartmouth resumes practice at 4 this afternoon as it prepares for Saturday night's opener against New Hampshire (1-1) on Memorial Field. Usually, the Big Green has three full practices for an upcoming opponent (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a walk-through Friday). Because the preseason game against Harvard was on a Thursday, Dartmouth will have two extra full-session practices for the opener against UNH (Saturday and Monday) as well as the regular Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practices and the Friday walk-through.

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