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June-July 2012

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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MICHIGAN IN THE PROS be like Jeff Saturday. At least he was selected in this draft process," Kiper said of the former Colts Pro Bowler, a 6-2 standout. "David Molk will, I think, make the football team and could be a starting center in the NFL." Molk has already begun workouts "David Molk, you thought, could ceiver Steve Breaston in Kansas City, where he recently told he was working on his speed. "You just have to get adapted to Hemingway joins former U-M re- with his new team with something to prove. "I don't follow projections, but I "They were honest with me during the whole process," he told the White Lake Beacon. this pace," the 6-1, 225-pounder said. "I'm learning some new ways, some new things, just progressing. I'm glad that I have things to work on, so I can perfect those things." know what people say," Molk said. "Stuff like that pisses me off. Any scout who denies me pisses me off. 'Oh, this is what you got. You're not good enough.' Well, [to hell with] you, let me show you what I got." Molk signed a four-year deal with the Chargers May 8. Terms were not disclosed. Finally, wide receiver Junior Hemingway also signed a four-year deal, this one with Kansas City after going to the Chiefs with the 31st pick of the draft's seventh round. His deal is likely around $2 million over four years, according to reports, though actual terms were not released. Hemingway started 31 of 48 ca- agent deals. Running back Mike Shaw joined the Washington Redskins, but was released May 4. The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive • A handful of Wolverines signed free NFL DRAFT NOTES best chance for another Super Bowl win on the résumé came and went last year in a loss to the New York Giants. Brady, though, isn't about to give up on his quest for a fourth ring anytime soon. Now 34, the former Michigan back Troy Woolfolk, but released him during the team's rookie camp. Wool- folk then signed with the Detroit Lions. "I'm just trying to show them I can be a fundamentally sound player," Woolfolk told the Oakland Press. "They're throw- ing a lot of new plays at you, seeing if you can go out there and carry that out to the field. "This is a journey. If I don't make it to reer games at Michigan and totaled 88 receptions for 1,638 yards and 11 touchdowns. His six 100-yard re- ceiving games rank tied for ninth in school history. He led the Wolverines last year with a career-high 34 recep- tions for 699 yards and four touch- downs. He notched two catches, both for touchdowns, for 63 yards to earn Sugar Bowl MVP honors. Bergen signed with the Carolina Pan- thers as a rookie free agent. He was ex- pected to go in the later rounds after a very solid pro day showing. Carolina called him in the middle rounds and told him he was their first choice if he were to fall out of the draft. HEADLINERS Former Michigan athletes in the news this month the team's No. 1 option in 2012 after catching 61 passes a year ago, the Star reports. The Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe, the franchise player, remained unsigned and not with the Chiefs during their offseason conditioning program. Steve Breaston • NFL The former U-M receiver and current Kansas City Chief could be test the free agent market, Yahoo Sports reported in late April. He spent one year with the club after playing several in Atlanta. Jamal Crawford • NBA Crawford has decided to opt out of his contract with Portland to surgery in 2011 to play well with the Boston Red Sox. The 32-year- old pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in a May 13 win over Cleveland to lower his ERA to 1.35. Rich Hill • MLB Hill, a longtime minor leaguer, has come back from Tommy John Finally, defensive lineman Ryan Van " Many believe Tom Brady's last, TOM BRADY PLANS TO STICK AROUND signal-caller and multiple-year All- Pro told Sport Illustrated's Peter King recently he has no plans to slow down. "My wife [Gisele Bundchen] said the league I have B plans as well. My main goal right now is to try to make to the league and do anything I can do to get there. to me, 'When I met you [in 2006], you said you wanted to play 10 more years. How come that number never goes down?'" Brady recalled. "It's that I love the game. I love the game. I'm going to play until they tell me they don't want me anymore." Brady is the last remaining Patriot to have been on all three of New England's Super Bowl championship teams, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. He threw for a ca- reer-high 5,235 yards to go with 39 touchdowns last season, and ranks fifth all time in touchdown passes (300), 14th in passing yards (39,979), sixth in game-winning drives (35) and 10th in comebacks (25) according to ESPN. Brady has long taken the approach that he has something to prove af- ter being taken in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, almost as an afterthought. That hasn't changed and won't, he told King after meet- ing with New England head coach Bill Belichick. "I still feel like I'm in my first year trying to prove myself. There's no entitlement around Coach Belichick," he said. "I've got to be the best guy for him to keep playing me. When I'm not, someone else will play." phin? Some surmised that might be the way things were headed when the Dolphins selected Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin in the second round of this year's draft, especially after general manager Jeff Ireland's comments in the South Florida Sun- Jake Long, former Miami Dol- JAKE LONG IS STILL WANTED IN MIAMI JUNE/JULY 2012 THE WOLVERINE 79

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