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USF's Whittaker gets second shot with Jets



Former USF receiver Huey Whittaker, released by the Jets just days earlier, re-signed with the team Sunday, giving the former Arena League star another chance to make an NFL roster.

With Whittaker back on board, USF now has 13 former players currently on NFL rosters -- linebackers Kawika Mitchell (Bills) and Stephen Nicholas (Falcons) and cornerbacks Mike Jenkins (Cowboys) and Anthony Henry (Lions) are almost assured of making their teams' final rosters, while nine others face more difficult odds.

Running back Andre Hall is in camp with the Texans, and running back Chad Simpson is hoping to return for a second season with the Colts. Seven other Bulls are trying to make the NFL cut for the first time: offensive linemen Marc Dile and Ryan Schmidt and defensive end Jarriett Buie with the Bucs, cornerback Trae Williams with the Eagles, receiver Taurus Johnson with the Chiefs and linebacker Craig Kobel and Whittaker with the Jets.

-- USF's women's soccer team beat Jacksonville 2-0 in its exhibition opener Sunday night -- officially the first match of the 2009-10 school year for the Bulls. There's great coverage at, with postgame interviews with coach Denise Schilte-Brown and sophomore Gina Pacheco.

-- Timing's a bit random, but a new 2010 NFL mock draft from -- USF's George Selvie isn't in their first round, and they have the Bucs getting Cincinnati receiver Mardy Gilyard.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:58pm]


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