Reserve safety Sinclair to transfer from USF
Sophomore safety Charlton Sinclair, who was ineligible last season and found himself low on the depth chart in spring drills, said Tuesday that he's transferring from USF this summer, becoming the first scholarship player to do so since new coach Skip Holtz took over in January.
Sinclair played mostly on special teams in 2008, finishing with five tackles, and is best-known for returning a blocked punt 26 yards for a touchdown in USF's loss to Pittsburgh that season. He said Tuesday that he hasn't decided where he'll transfer, but one option is Division I-AA Charleston Southern, where two of his teammates from Jacksonville's Mandarin High School are now playing. He said in-state I-AA programs like Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M are also possibilities.
Sinclair, highly touted as a three-star safety out of high school when he signed with the Bulls in 2007, enrolled at USF in January 2008. He only played one season, so he should have three years of eligibility at a I-AA school and could play immediately this fall. He wasn't likely a factor for anything more than special teams at USF this fall, as we mentioned during spring drills last month.
-- One more pic of a former USF player in rookie minicamp -- the Star-Ledger has a shot of receiver S.J. Green from the Jets' camp -- he's wearing No. 18.