2012 NFL Supplemental Draft
Texas Christian University running back Ed Wesley wasnít eligible for the regular NFL draft in April, but he wants to enter the NFL now.
Wesley has hired agent Jordan Woy and plans to enter the NFL supplemental draft, which is scheduled for July 12, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio.
After a strong 2010 season in which he rushed for 1,078 yards and 11 touchdowns and was an integral part of the undefeated team that beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, Wesley struggled with injuries in 2011 and saw his productivity decline to 726 yards and six touchdowns. Last month TCU said Wesley was leaving the school for family reasons.
The NFL hasnít confirmed whether it has approved Wesley or anyone else for the supplemental draft, but the list of eligible players is expected to be revealed next week, and this year there could be up to 10 players available. Other names that have been mentioned as possible entries in the supplemental draft include Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo, Kansas State tackle Manase Foketi and Boston College running back Montel Harris.
The supplemental draft is for players who didnít declare themselves eligible in January for the regular draft but have had a change in their NCAA eligibility status since then. Itís rare for more than one or two players to be selected in the supplemental draft, and some years there arenít any. Last yearís supplemental draft had just one player selected, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, whom the Raiders acquired by giving up this yearís third-round pick. New Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie has indicated that he doesnít anticipate the Raiders being players in the supplemental draft this year, saying he needs to put a halt to the practice of using up future draft picks.
Players who arenít selected in the supplemental draft are free to sign with any team as an undrafted free agent.source
Re: 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft
Now, this is interesting.............Sensing for the first time in years that stadium issues are solvable in Los Angeles, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has established guidelines for a franchise's potential move to the area.
In a memo sent Friday, Goodell said no single team has any "presumptive right" to play in Los Angeles and that only the league as a whole can make a relocation decision. The league is satisfied with its current 32-team setup, although expanding to include one -- or two -- teams in LA is still possible.
Any franchise interested in relocating there for the 2013 season must apply between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15 of 2013, and prove it has exhausted all attempts to stay in its current location.
If a team applies to relocate, it should not expect a league-wide vote on the application before the annual meetings in March.
Goodell emphasized that any new stadium must be capable of hosting two franchises. Two groups currently are competing to develop a stadium complex, one downtown and one in City of Industry.
Draft: Former TCU running back Ed Wesley has hired agent Jordan Woy and plans to enter the NFL supplemental draft, scheduled for July 12. After gaining 1,078 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2010, Wesley struggled with injuries in 2011 and ran for 726 yards and six scores. TCU said Wesley was leaving for family reasons.
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