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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 195 high with 14 makes from at least 40 yards out and ranked 12th in the NFL in scoring in 2013. His 30 field goals made were tied for 10th in the league, while his field goal percentage (.833) ranked 21st. Feely has not missed a point after try since the 2003 campaign, and his 359 consecutive made attempts represent the longest active streak in the league. He has also missed just one game since entering the league in 2001 — that came in 2008 when he signed with the Jets after the season opener. 6. Jonathan Goodwin, C, San Francisco 49ers The veteran started all 16 games at the pivot for the fifth straight campaign and was a key part of the 49ers' run to the NFC championship game. San Francisco finished the season ranked third in the league in rushing and 11th with 39 sacks allowed. The 57 quarterback hits given up by Goodwin and company ranked as the fourth fewest in the NFL. 7. Ryan Mundy, S, New York Giants The 2013 injury to Giants safety and former U-M star Stevie Brown helped open up some opportunities for Mundy, who enjoyed a career year last fall. He set single-season bests for games started (nine), tackles (77) and tackles for loss (four), while he also notched one interception — which he returned 91 yards — two passes broken up, a sack and a fumble recovery. He was eventually passed on the depth chart by Will Hill, but still parlayed last year's success into a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears and will be squarely in the mix for their starting strong safety gig. He is the favorite to earn the job entering the preseason. 8. Jason Avant, WR, Philadelphia Eagles Avant started a career-best 13 contests during Former Wolverines In The NFL Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Jason Avant WR 8 Carolina Panthers Played in every game with 13 starts for the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles, and finished with 38 catches for 447 yards and two scores. Tom Brady QB 14 New England Patriots Started every game for the AFC East champion Patriots, and completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 4,343 yards with 25 touchdowns against 11 intercep- tions for a passer rating of 87.3. Alan Branch DT 7 Buffalo Bills The run stuffer started 13 times and appeared in every game during his debut campaign in Buffalo, which utilized a multiple defense but will move back to a 4-3 this year. He finished with a career-best 39 tackles. Stevie Brown S 4 New York Giants Tore his ACL in a preseason game and missed the season after a breakout 2012 campaign that included eight interceptions, which ranked second in the league. William Campbell G 1 New York Jets The sixth-round pick did not see any action as a rookie. Kenny Demens LB 1 Arizona Cardinals Saw time in a pair of regular-season contests and logged three tackles. Jay Feely K 13 Arizona Cardinals Converted on 30 of 36 (83.3 percent) field goal attempts and all 37 point after tries for 127 points, which ranked 12th in the league. Larry Foote LB 12 Arizona Cardinals Started the season opener for Pittsburgh and logged eight tackles before a ruptured biceps ended his campaign. Jeremy Gallon WR R New England Patriots Was selected with the 29th pick of the seventh round, 244th overall, by the Patriots. Jonathan Goodwin C 12 New Orleans Saints Goodwin started all 16 games for San Francisco last year; he has not missed a start in the last five seasons while playing for the 49ers and Saints, the team he inked with as a free agent in early June. Brandon Graham LB 4 Philadelphia Eagles Played in every game as a reserve for the NFC East champion Eagles, and posted 19 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. Leon Hall CB 7 Cincinnati Bengals Started all five games he saw action in for the AFC North champion Bengals, and logged 20 tackles with an interception and five passes defended. David Harris LB 7 New York Jets Started every game for the fifth consecutive season, and recorded 124 tack- les, two sacks and a forced fumble. Junior Hemingway WR 1 Kansas City Chiefs Appeared in every game with two starts for the Chiefs, and finished with 13 catches for 125 yards and two scores. Chad Henne QB 6 Jacksonville Jaguars Appeared in 15 contests and started 13 times, completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,241 yards with 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a passer rating of 76.5. Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Tim Jamison DE 5 Houston Texans Was limited to five appearances and logged one stop. Taylor Lewan T R Tennessee Titans The Titans selected the big offensive lineman with the 11th overall pick. Jake Long T 6 St. Louis Rams Started all 15 games he played in during his first season with the Rams, but his year was ended by an injury for the third straight campaign. Jordan Kovacs S 1 Miami Dolphins Played in nine games as a rookie and posted one tackle. Mario Manningham WR 6 New York Giants After two years in San Francisco, he returns to the only other pro team he has played for — the Giants. He was limited to three starts and six appearances last year, and hauled in nine passes for 85 yards. Mike Martin DT 2 Tennessee Titans Started once and appeared in 13 games for the Titans, and logged 15 tackles with one sack. David Molk C 2 Philadelphia Eagles Was signed by the Eagles during the offseason after spending last year out of the NFL. Jonas Mouton LB 3 San Diego Chargers Tore his ACL on the first day of training camp and missed the season. Ryan Mundy S 5 Chicago Bears Played in every game last season for the New York Giants with nine starts, and posted a career-best 77 tackles, one sack and one interception. Patrick Omameh G 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Was signed off of the 49ers' practice squad in October and was active for one game in Tampa, but he did not play in it. Denard Robinson RB 1 Jacksonville Jaguars The collegiate quarterback debuted in the NFL as a running back and posted 20 rushes for 66 yards. Craig Roh DE 1 Carolina Panthers Spent the entire season on the Panthers' practice squad. Stephen Schilling G 2 Seattle Seahawks Logged time in seven games for the Chargers during the 2013 season. Michael Schofield T R Denver Broncos Denver selected the blocker with the 31st pick of the third round, 95th overall. LaMarr Woodley DE 7 Oakland Raiders Started all 11 games he appeared in for Pittsburgh, and notched 36 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble. Charles Woodson S 16 Oakland Raiders Started every game in his return to Oakland and finished with a career-high 97 tackles, to go along with three forced fumbles, two sacks and an interception. * Undrafted rookie free agents: LB Cameron Gordon, New England Patriots; RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, Baltimore Ravens; and S Thomas Gordon, New York Giants. FEELY 194-197.NFL Wolverines.indd 195 6/19/14 2:15 PM

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