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Duke HC David Cutcliffe said, "I’m going into this [season] planning on Thomas Sirk (Achillies) being ready to go."

Sirk tore his left Achillies tendon in February, but since then, has recovered beautifully, to the point where Duke now believes he will be ready to take the field against North Carolina Central come September 3. "It doesn’t surprise me, but it surprises me," Cutcliffe said. "He’s an incredibly hard worker and great athlete. Every day so far, knock on wood, it is going in the right direction." Should he suffer a setback in his recovery, Parker Boehme -- who saw the bulk of first-team reps this spring -- would slide up to No. 1 on the depth chart. Cutcliffe likes the overall depth here. "We feel good about [our quarterbacks'] knowledge and ability," he said.
Source: Today's U
Jul 23 - 6:04 PM

Duke received a commitment from three-star 2017 DE Ben Frye.

"I just love everything about [Frye]," said Dublin Coffman High HC Mark Crabtree. "I think he’s going to be a great player for Duke. It’s where he wants to be, a school he wants to be at badly." 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong notes that "His get off when the ball is snapped looks special." Crabtree explained that the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder "does everything 100 mph."
Source: 247Sports
Jul 17 - 2:03 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk plans to be on the field for the first day of practice on August 8 despite tearing his left Achilles tendon in February.

This incredibly puts Sirk on track to be on the field for the season opener. Sirk practiced his drop backs and jogged last week, so obviously he has not run at full speed yet. In 2013, Sirk tore his right Achilles tendon. Parker Boehme has been working as the school's starting quarterback.
Source: ESPN
Jul 7 - 11:09 AM

Duke redshirt freshman WR Keyston Fuller underwent knee surgery.

Fuller has been ruled out indefinitely, though a more concrete timetable for his recovery than "forever" will likely be determined over the coming days and weeks. The 6-foot, 180-pounder initially suffered the knee injury during a team conditioning workout on Thursday. A three-star recruit out of high school, Fuller ranked as ESPN's No. 217 prospect for the 2015 cycle. This spring, he was named Co-Most Improved Offensive Player.
Jun 18 - 6:09 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones may have first-round NFL talent.

If Jones pans out, he will become one of college football's best late-bloomer stories. Ignorned in recruiting, Jones grew three inches in his senior year and walked onto Duke, where he may have added another inch. Jones is now listed at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. Jones' arm "has created a lot of buzz among the Duke staff," according to Feldman.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 17 - 7:58 PM

Duke redshirt senior DL A.J. Wolf was awarded a spot on the Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.

The son of an Olympic shot putter, Wolf is a First Team Academic All-America honoree off the field and a disruptive presence for the Blue Devils on it. He collected 54 tackles, four TFL and three quarterback pressures last season.
May 21 - 12:53 PM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said he's "absolutely" hopeful that redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will be ready for the season opener against N.C. Central on Sept. 3.

"That's where we are in our thoughts," Cutcliffe said. "He's a great athlete. He heals a lot faster than I do. So I'm hopeful that we have a shot." Sirk suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during a February practice session. Throughout his recovery process, Cutcliffe has said Sirk is ahead of schedule. With Sirk (3,428 total yards last year) out in the spring, Parker Boehme functioned as the starting quarterback.
May 11 - 7:12 PM

Steelers signed Duke P Will Monday.

Monday (6'4/212) punted for the Blue Devils all four years of his college career, setting a Duke school record for career yards per punt (46.5). 88 of Monday's 260 career punts (33.8%) were downed inside the opposing 20-yard line, a mark he improved to 47% as a senior. Monday has NFL-level leg strength, but will need to improve his hang time to last in the pros.
May 3 - 10:24 PM

Ravens signed Duke C Matt Skura.

Skura (6'3/305) made 40 starts for Duke -- all at center -- and earned first-team All-ACC as a senior. A plodding athlete, Skura managed a 5.39 forty and 24-inch vertical in Indy. He did bench 225 pounds 30 times at Duke's Pro Day and is a fundamentally-sound blocker with 35 1/4" arms. Skura may not grow into an NFL starter, but he offers guard-center versatility and could carve out a career as an interior reserve.
May 3 - 5:34 PM

Jets signed Duke K Ross Martin.

Martin (5'9/187) was Duke's placekicker all four seasons, connecting on 78-of-93 (89.3%) career field goal tries and 8-of-10 attempts from 50-plus yards out. Although Martin was an efficient college kicker, he turned just 72-of-228 (31.6%) kickoffs into touchbacks. Martin may eventually require a kickoff specialist, but he offers ideal placekicking accuracy and therefore has a chance to carve out a lengthy NFL career.
May 2 - 1:44 PM

Duke S Jeremy Cash topped CBS Sports' draft analyst Dane Brugler's list of the best undrafted prospects.

Cash failed to crack the draft, but almost immediately landed with the Panthers as a priority free agent signing. Per Brugler, the 6-foot, 212-pounder is "outstanding vs. the run due to his accurate first step and ability to recognize things quickly." The analyst is less keen on his coverage ability, but sees him playing a role similar to that of Deone Bucannon.
Source: CBS Sports
May 1 - 6:36 PM

Panthers signed Duke S Jeremy Cash.

Cash (6'0/212) was a decorated safety at Duke, earning All-America recognition in each of his final three seasons and first-team honors as a senior. A 38-game starter, Cash piled up 38 career tackles for loss, six INTs, nine forced fumbles, and eight sacks. He turned in an above-average Pro Day, running 4.56 with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Limited in coverage, Cash fares best in the box where he's attacking in run support. He's a tone setter who could excel in a hybrid linebacker-safety role as a cross between Deone Bucannon and T.J. Ward.
May 1 - 1:49 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Duke S Jeremy Cash to T.J. Ward.

Ten teams attended Cash's personal Pro Day. He ran the forty in 4.56-4.59 seconds at that event. Cash is a straight-ahead, box-crashing deviant. He's not the best in coverage. You'll want to slot him in the en vogue hybrid linebacker/safety position and let him do his thing.
Apr 14 - 7:15 PM

Duke S Jeremy Cash (hamstring) ran a 4.56-4.59 forty at his Pro Day.

Cash couldn't run during the program's Pro Day on March 23, so he booked his own showcase. At it, he posted a 7.18 3-cone, a 4.28 20-yard shuttle, a 34" vertical jump and a 10'4'' broad jump. Ten teams attended the workout, including the Panthers, Steelers, Falcons, Cardinals and Saints.
Apr 14 - 3:26 PM

Duke WR Max McCaffrey went through a workout with the Broncos during their local Pro Day.

McCaffrey was on-hand along with eight other draft hopefuls for Denver's local Pro Day at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood. In speaking with reporters, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder said, "It was fun, just want to show what I can do." He further indicated that he would be "blessed to come [to Denver]." McCaffrey's father, Ed, played the final eight years of his NFL career for the Broncos. While he blazed through the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds on his Pro Day, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt was troubled by a lack of consistency in positional drills. McCaffrey will likely be either a Day 3 selection or an undrafted free agent once the draft dust settles.
Source: USA Today
Apr 12 - 9:24 PM

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