Justin Houston, LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Linebacker Justin Houston helps Chiefs pressure quarterbacks
On their best days, great pass rushers often describe themselves as being in that zone where they simply can’t be blocked.
Rookie linebacker Justin Houston said he wasn’t anywhere near that zone despite getting three of the Chiefs’ seven sacks in last week’s 10-3 win over Chicago.
“Hopefully, I’ll have that feeling someday,” Houston said. “I didn’t feel like that (against Chicago). Rest of story here
Corvey Irvin, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL players tackle need for mentoring support
Good article about NFL players giving back, here
Trey Thompkins, F, Los Angeles Clippers
Welcome to Camp, Trey Thompkins
Clippers Rookie Trey Thompkins talks about his first NBA training.
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Damien Wilkins, G, Atlanta Hawks
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced today that they have signed guard-forward Damien Wilkins. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wilkins, 31, appeared in 52 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game. He appeared in eight postseason contests with the Hawks, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.9 minutes per game. The seven-year NBA pro has career averages of 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 20.0 minutes in 442 games with Seattle, Oklahoma City, Minnesota and Atlanta. Undrafted out of the University of Georgia, Wilkins enjoyed his best season a pro with Seattle in 2007-08 when he averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 76 games (31 starts). He scored a career-high 41 points with a season-high nine rebounds at Atlanta (11/16) that season in addition to notching his 2,000th career point vs. Phoenix (3/19/08).
Wilkins is the son of 13-year NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins. More from Detroit Bad Boys
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