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Duke junior DB Jeremy McDuffie suffered a fractured thumb on Saturday.

McDuffie (5'11/185) underwent surgery to repair the fracture on Tuesday. Blue Devils HC David Cutcliffe said that he expects the 5-foot-11, 185-pound McDuffie to be able to return in "fairly short order." He could still potentially suit up for the team's season-opening tilt against N.C. Central on September 2. Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman hears from some around the program that McDuffie could potentially develop into Duke's best defender this season.
Aug 16 - 5:11 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline grades Duke redshirt sophomore LB Joe Giles-Harris as a middle round pick who could move into Day 2 "if he continues to improve."

Giles-Harris burst onto the scene last year with 107 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, one interceptions, two breakups, one fumble recovery and four QB pressures. For that, Giles-Harris was a First team Freshman All-American pick by Athlon Sports, Campus Insiders and USA Today. He's a preseason All-ACC selection by Lindy's Sports (3rd team) and Athlon Sports (4th team) and a candidate for the Butkus Award, an honor presented annually to the top linebacker in the nation.
Jul 26 - 1:28 PM

Duke redshirt sophomore QB Daniel Jones is a "tall game manager with a next level arm," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Methodical, he spreads the ball around, accurately hitting as many receivers as possible over the entire game," Pauline wrote. "Jones needs to cut down on the INT’s but has a large upside and could be a godsend for head coach David Cutcliffe." The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Jones threw for 2,836 yards with a 16/9 TD/INT ratio last year, adding 486 yards rushing and seven ground scores. He was a preseason fourth-team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports.
Jul 25 - 3:46 PM

Duke junior DB Jeremy McDuffie was named the Blue Devils' co-most improved defensive player this spring.

He did so while making the shift from cornerback to safety. In 24 career games (two starts), McDuffie has 34 tackles, one interception and one QB pressure. "Some inside the program think he could become the team’s best defender this year," wrote SI's Bruce Feldman.
Source: SI
Jul 17 - 1:42 PM

Duke redshirt sophomore QB Daniel Jones has been working with NFL QB and former Blue Devil Thaddeus Lewis this offseason.

Lewis played under David Cutcliffe when the coach first arrived at Duke and has made a career for himself as an NFL backup. "He’s an athlete," Lewis said of Jones. "He has great arm strength, great accuracy. He has really, really good feet, and he can run." Jones is the only returning starter on his side of the ACC.
Jul 11 - 10:00 AM

Duke hired former Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker as an operations assistant.

Blue Devils HC David Cutcliffe says Parker will work with the offense. Parker went 0-6 last season as the interim head coach at Purdue after Darrell Hazell was fired. He spent the spring as Cincinnati's RB coach.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 2:16 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale believes that Duke junior WR T.J. Rahming is a darkhorse to lead the ACC in receiving for 2017.

"Rahming is a worthy successor to that Duke lineage (of Conner Vernon and Jamison Crowder), has tallied 1,300 yards in his first two seasons, has arguably the best QB in the Coastal Division to work with, and down the stretch last season, as Daniel Jones blossomed, so, too, did Rahming," Hale writes. To his point on the late connection between Jones and Rahming, the junior wideout finished up the 2016 campaign with 28 catches for 333 yards in his last three games (against North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Miami) -- he recorded at least 100 yards receiving in each of those contests and notched at least eight catches in each of those games. Rahming logged a 70-742-1 receiving line for the campaign as a whole.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 9 - 6:52 PM

Former Ohio State senior T Evan Lisle transferred to Duke as a graduate.

Lisle, a 6-foot-7, 308-pound offensive lineman, can play right away for Duke as a graduate. Listed as the No. 2 left tackle for the Buckeyes last year, Lisle mostly played on special teams.
May 26 - 2:36 PM

ESPN's Andrea Adelson writes that Duke redshirt sophomore QB Daniel Jones is in "complete control of the offense."

Adelson writes that Duke could be "sneaky good" during the coming season. Part of that optimism is due to Jones, who has had a full offseason to prepare as starter (Thomas Sirk was expected to start last summer before his troublesome Achilles sidelined him for the campaign). Once thrust in the fire, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Jones went on to throw for 2,836 yards with a 16/9 TD/INT ratio. Adelson believes that in addition to Jones' entrenchment at the top of the depth chart, expected improvements on the offensive and defensive lines could put Duke back into the bowl mixer at the end of the coming season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 9 - 9:09 PM

Duke CB Breon Borders privately worked out for four different teams last week.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson additionally reported that Borders visited an NFC team on Tuesday. Borders isn't assured of being drafted, but he seems to have pre-Draft momentum on his side. A Day 3 call is definitely a possibility.
Apr 13 - 3:32 PM

The Broncos and Panthers are "high on" Duke CB Breon Borders, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Wilson also passed along that Borders has private workouts scheduled with three teams, though we don't know which ones. Borders was named a third-team All-ACC selection in 2016. A projected undrafted free agent, CBS Sports ranks him as the class' No. 63 CB.
Mar 27 - 5:21 PM

247Sports' John Watson wrote that Duke freshman TE Jake Marwede is "a surefire pick to spend 2017 redshirting."

Marwede transitioned from quarterback to tight end during his high school career at Loyola Academy (Illinois). While the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder offers more than enough height/weight for the position, his blocking remains understandably underdeveloped. Watson believes that will need to be Marwede's primary focus during his first year with the Blue Devils. He ranked as ESPN's No. 188 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 28 - 6:47 PM

Duke received a verbal commitment from two-star 2018 WR Jake Bobo.

While Rivals is somewhat dour on Bobo's collegiate ceiling, assigning him just the two-star rating, Scout.com views the 6-foot-4, 175-pounder as a three-star prospect. The latter outlet ranks him as the No. 3 player in the state of Massachusetts, with analyst Brian Dohn noting that his "ability in the middle of the field is what stands out." Dohn is also intrigued by his potential as a red zone target. Adding playing weight is a must for Bobo, though.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 26 - 1:25 PM

East Carolina has decided not to hire former Cincinnati RB coach Gerad Parker.

Parker had reportedly stepped down as Bearcats running back coach on Friday, in anticipation of taking a job as wide receiver coach with the Pirates. That won't be happening, now, as Parker was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Prior to his brief stint with Cincinnati -- he was hired just last month -- he worked as interim head coach at Purdue following the Boilermakers' firing of HC Darrell Hazell this past autumn.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 23 - 2:13 PM

Duke dismissed sophomore DL Brandon Boyce.

No reason was given. Boyce appeared in 21 games during his career with the Blue Devils, including eight games in 2016. Due to a violation of team rules, Boyce was suspended for the first three games last year.
Feb 21 - 4:00 PM


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