NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.
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NWSB Insider and sports blogger Kevin Vanstone tells us today despite the gravity of Justin Tucker’s controversial game-winning field goal, Sunday’s final score was relegated irrelevant in the wake of what transpired over four quarters. Sunday morning Torrey Smith and his family received news of a tragic accident on Route 672 Chatham Lane in the Montross area of Virginia. 19-year-old Tevin Jones his brother had died.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies blogger Jason Green tells us Jake Locker did enough in 2011 to further cement the fact that he’ll have a fine NFL career with the Tennessee Titans. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton got all the press this season, but Jason doesn’t think it will be long before Locker is the best rookie QB from the 2011 class.
NWSB insider Brett Bivens brings Seahawks fans a reason to watch the Super Bowl this weekend. The Patriots feature 2 players in BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Gary Guyton that could look good in the blue and green.