FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jamie Collins is returning to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots signed the free-agent linebacker Thursday. They also announced the release of defensive lineman...
LSU’s Herron, Penn State’s Apke shine at Collegiate Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Defense ruled in a game meant to showcase potential NFL players, and LSU defensive tackle Frank Herron and Penn State linebacker Troy Apke delivered the final blows.
The 312-pound Herron returned a fumble for a late touchdown and Apke had an interception while earning MVP honors, helping the National team stifle the American team 23-0 in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
LSU vs. Notre Dame 2014, in memoriam: Chavis’ departure, Kragthorpe’s lunge and Fournette’s breakout
The contention that LSU defenders played distracted in the 2014 Music City Bowl are not true, defensive linemen Frank Herron says.
None of them knew for certain that their defensive coordinator, John Chavis, planned to leave for Texas A&M before that 31-28 loss to Notre Dame on Dec. 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. They only learned of Chavis’ move the next day. He did not fly back to Baton Rouge with the team.
1 D-LINE IN THE SAND
Football is still a simple game at its core, and Saturday's game simply comes down to this: If LSU can’t slow down Auburn’s rushing attack, it won’t win. Auburn and Kerryon Johnson have averaged 5.8 yards per carry the past three games, while LSU has allowed 4.9 yards per attempt the past four. Having DE Frank Herron return to the LSU rotation will be a huge help, but it will take more than that.
Nine of the 13 players who did not travel to last week’s season opener dressed out Saturday.
Receiver Dee Anderson, cornerback Kristian Fulton, defensive end Frank Herron, tight end Caleb Roddy and edge rusher Sci Martin were not spotted during warmups before the home opener, but a host of others returned for the Tigers after missing Game 1, including starters Kevin Toliver, at cornerback, and Donnie Alexander, at inside linebacker.
LSU players working ‘their way back,’ but the statuses of two remain cloudy
Several of the LSU players who did not travel with the team for the season opener will “work their way back” this week, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, but the statuses of at least two of them remain murky.