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Two UT players receive invites to NFL mini-camps

04/30/2017, 2:52pm EDT
By By BRIAN BUCKEY BLADE SPORTS WRITER

Safety Rogers will be in camp with Bears; WR Jones in Cleveland


Toledo defensive back DeJuan Rogers attempts to make a stop against Western Michigan last season. Rogers has been invited to participate in mini-camp by the Chicago Bears, and teammate wide receiver Corey Jones will attend camp with the Cleveland Browns.

Two University of Toledo football players have earned an invite to attend NFL mini-camps.

Safety DeJuan Rogers will attend Chicago Bears mini-camp, while wide receiver Corey Jones will attend mini-camp for the Cleveland Browns.

Rogers and Jones will have the chance to join four of their former Rocket teammates on NFL rosters. Running back Kareem Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs-third round), tight end Michael Roberts (Detroit Lions-fourth round) and defensive tackle Treyvon Hester (Oakland Raiders-seventh round) were selected in the NFL Draft, while offensive lineman Storm Norton signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions.

Rogers was a two-time All-MAC safety, earning third-team honors as a junior and second-team recognition as a senior. He was a team captain as a senior and led the team with 94 tackles.

Jones was a three-time All-MAC selection at either wide receiver or punt returner in his UT career. He earned second-team All-MAC honors as a receiver in his sophomore season, catching 68 passes for 842 yards. As a junior, he earned first-team all-league recognition as a punter returner, leading the MAC with 10.2 yards per attempt. He made third-team All-MAC as a punt returner as a senior.

Contact Brian Buckey at: bbuckey@theblade.com or 419-724-6110.

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