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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week in Review: Malosi Te'o to join UH, Adam Leonard Signs with BC, Etc.

I hope to resume posting daily someday soon. In the meantime, here's another week in review!

Stephen Tsai writes that former Kahuku running back Malosi Te'o has relinquished a BYU scholarship offer to walk on at UH.
Te'o redshirted as a freshman in 2009. In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, Te'o will not be allowed to play in any games for the Warriors this season. But he may practice, attend meetings and work out with UH teammates.

Te'o rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a Kahuku senior in 2005.
Here's his senior year highlights:

Tsai talked to Bengals backup QB Jordan Palmer, who's been working out with the UH receivers. Palmer had some good things to say:
Palmer said he was impressed with the receivers, particularly senior slotbacks Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares.

"Greg has a lot of talent," Palmer said. "He's easy to throw to. He's a big guy (6 -foot-2) who gets it, 'get it' meaning he understands football, he understands routes. I say 'come flat on this,' he knows what I'm talking about. He seems like a real cerebral player. I've known him for only two days, but it seems he knows every route, every position, every coverage. Guys like that have a real opportunity to make it in the NFL."
Tsai also writes that former UH defensive lineman Mike Lafaele helped out with summer workouts.

In the Warrior Beat blog, Tsai writes that slotback DJ Armbrust will participate in fall camp and Bubba Poueu-Luna has moved to defensive back.

Ferd Lewis writes that UH will net $426,000 for the two-game road trip to Army and Colorado.
Associate athletic director Carl Clapp said UH anticipates spending $423,357 in airfare, room, board, transfers and other expenses on the trip.

UH is contracted to receive $350,000 for its West Point appearance and $500,000 for the game in Boulder, Colo.
In Warriors in the Pros news, Chad Owens had a quiet game with 1 catch for 7 yards, 4 punt returns for 41 yards and 1 kick return for 15 yards in the Toronto Argonauts' 24-20 victory over the BC Lions. On the other side of the field, Solomon Elimimian had just one tackle, but also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.
Solomon Elimimian, who had a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in the game, was also injured.
I haven't seen any other news regarding his injury. He inflicted some pain of his own.
Earlier, Lemon left the game temporarily after he was cranked in the ribs by Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian. But the Argo QB returned and put on a gutsy closing display to give the Argos the win.

"I got him in the best place I could," Elimimian said of Lemon. "I'm glad he's okay. It's football. And he's a football player. He was under duress all night. We wanted to make him feel uncomfortable."
Elimimian was one of the rookie linebackers profiled in a Province article.
Unlike some players who will pull up once an opposing ball carrier goes by them, these guys didn't quit.

"When they get their football IQ up higher they are going to be very good players. They're good players now," said Banks. "They come with an intent to kill."
Earlier in the week, Sol's former UH teammate Adam Leonard signed with the BC Lions practice squad.
The BC Lions Football Club officially announced today that import linebacker Adam Leonard and non-import safety Doug Goldsby have been added to the club’s practice roster.
Tsai has more info on the signing.
Leonard, who signed a two-year contract, is on the practice squad. For now.

“I’m going to work hard, and try to get activated,” Leonard said.

It was a couple of months ago that Leonard first learned that the Lions owned his Canadian Football League rights. The selection of rights is not always publicized.

“They can take the rights to players, and the players don’t even know about it,” Leonard said.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post writes about Colt Brennan working out with Donovan McNabb and some of his teammates in Arizona. Reid also has news about another recent surgery for Colt.
Brennan and McNabb have been working out together at Fischer Sports, studying the playbook, going through the same sets of drills. And that will continue this week, when some of their other teammates arrive for "Hell Week."

This is Brennan's first offseason working out with Fischer. Early in the process, Brennan felt some discomfort in his right knee and had minor arthroscopic surgery to clean up his meniscus. That means that entering just his third year in the league, Brennan has now had scopes on his right hip, left hip, right knee and left knee.

Despite all the work, we're hearing that Brennan feels as healthy as he has since college, and Fischer reports that the quarterback's recent workouts show no signs of pain or injury.

"He's really working hard to take his game to the next level," Fischer said. "He looks great.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles Seattle assistant special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich.

Mat McBriar, who is recovering from knee surgery, has been cleared for full work on turf.

And here's a pretty long video from Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network, which covered the recently held Davone Bess Skills & Drills Camp.


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