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Rutgers WR Janarion Grant was carted off the field with a possible serious injury leg injury in Saturday's game against Iowa.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound wideout was injured on a 76-yard play that nearly reached the end zone. He took a screen pass from Chris Laviano to the Iowa 3-yard line, with his right leg stepped on by cornerback Desmond King at the end of the run. Grant is on the sideline with his right leg heavily wrapped. If he misses time, Rutgers loses its only playmaker. Grant leads the Big Ten in all-purpose yardage with 562. He returns kicks, plays a mean receiver and serves as a Wildcat quarterback.
Source: NJ.com
Sep 24 - 3:07 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant went off in Saturday's 52-14 win over Howard, totaling 249 yards between rushing, receiving and kick returns while scoring three total touchdowns.

This is Grant's universe, we are merely living in it. The dynamic 5-foot-11, 175-pound wideout's highlight-play in the contest came on his 84-yard kick return with a little over five minutes gone in the first quarter. Grant danced as well as one can dance on a return, spinning, shedding tackles and generally just lighting Howard on fire on his way to the end zone. He also led the Scarlet Knights with 106 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Grant's least impactful role in this one actually came from his natural position. He caught just two passes for 24 yards.
Sep 10 - 4:09 PM

Rutgers junior QB Chris Laviano completed 11-of-22 passes for 137 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win over Howard.

Laviano fired touchdown passes of 22 yards, seven yards and 29 yards in the 52-14 shellacking. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has been held under 170 yards passing in each of Rutgers' first two games. He holds no true fantasy value.
Sep 10 - 3:57 PM

Rutgers dismissed sophomore WR Dontae Owens.

No specific reason was given for Owens' dismissal. He is the first player to face the boot during HC Chris Ash's fledgling Scarlet Knights career. The 6-foot, 197-pounder was used sparingly in 2015, appearing in just two games and failing to log statistical production in that space. He ranked as a three-star recruit out of high school.
Source: NJ.com
Sep 9 - 1:17 PM

Rutgers junior QB Chris Laviano completed 12-of-40 passes for 168 yards and an interception in Saturday's loss to Washington.

Laviano won out for starting honors over Zach Allen in August, but he did little to impress in Saturday's 48-13 loss. While the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder should be able to post improved results against Howard next weekend, there is no true fantasy intrigue here.
Sep 3 - 6:26 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant caught nine passes for 57 yards in Saturday's loss to Washington.

Grant led the Scarlet Knights in both yards and receiving, but that really isn't saying much in this case. He averaged a paltry 6.2 yards per reception -- and over half of his 56 yards came on one catch, a 29-yarder. Grant will serve as target No. 1 for Rutgers this season. Unfortunately, that doesn't quite mean the same thing as being the No. 1 target in a competent passing attack.
Sep 3 - 5:58 PM

Former Michigan freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell will likely transfer to Rutgers, according to NJ.com's Todderick Hunt.

Mitchell played high school football in New Jersey. The transfer events began when Mitchell and two teammates were not involved in Michigan's team photo, leading to questions on Mitchell's status. No reasons were given for Mitchell's suspension and was later given his release from scholarship. He will need to sit out the 2016 season.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 31 - 11:01 AM

Rutgers named redshirt senior DL Darius Hamilton a team captain.

Hamilton has now been named a team captain three times, something that has never happened for another Rutgers player in the 147-year history of Scarlet Knights football. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder was waylaid by a lower body injury after just 17 snaps last season. Back in a healthy 2014 campaign, though, he recorded 45 tackles (11.5 for loss) and six sacks. Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo believes Hamilton will garner All-American consideration this coming season, assuming the defensive lineman can maintain his health.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 25 - 3:00 PM

Michigan freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell will transfer.

"I will like to announce that I am hearby reopening my recruitment to all Universities and football programs," Mitchell wrote on social media. The former four-star recruit was already out suspended for reasons unknown. Should the 6-foot-3, 206-pounder make his transfer decision in rapid order, he could take a redshirt in 2016 and be set to contribute in 2017.
Aug 24 - 2:43 PM

Rutgers junior QB Chris Laviano will be the starter for 2016.

Laviano won out over TCU transfer Zach Allen after a tough offseason competition. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder threw for 2,247 yards (60.9% completions) and held a 16/12 TD/INT ratio. He lacks the upside to be a true fantasy contender. As for Allen, the former Horned Frog could still see the field in special packages -- particularly around the red zone, where his size and running ability might be best utilized.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 22 - 3:49 PM

Michigan freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell and sophomore DE Shelton Johnson have been suspended.

Mitchell, Johnson and a third player were missing from the team's photo and it did not take long to connect the dots. While the former two have been suspended for unspecified reasons, the third (and currently unknown) player in question is in fine standing with the program. It is not yet public knowledge as to how long Mitchell and Johnson's suspensions will last, but HC Jim Harbaugh said that the program will "handle it internally." The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Mitchell was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, while Johnson has yet to make any true statistical mark for the Wolverines.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 1:04 PM

NJ.com's Keith Sargeant calls Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant the team's preseason MVP and says he'll be the school's "go-to offensive player" this fall.

"Anytime you have a guy who can line up in the backfield and line up in the slot, line up anywhere on the field, it creates issues for the defense and we're trying to make sure we're keeping them on their toes as well," WR coach Jafar Williams said. Last year, the 5-foot-10, 176-pound open-field dynamo had 352 yards on 35 receptions, 80 yards rushing on eight carries, 984 kick return yards, 167 punt return yards and five total touchdowns. That last number included a touchdown catch, a touchdown throw and a kick and punt return touchdown in the same game (first player in Rutgers history to do so). He finished No. 2 in the Big Ten with 1,583 all-purpose yards. Now that Leonte Carroo is in the NFL, Grant is expected to soak up many of his offensive touches. "We want Janarion Grant to be successful," Rutgers OC Drew Mehringer said.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 30 - 1:10 PM

Rutgers freshman LB Jonathan Pollock will transfer.

Pollock, a three-star member of the 2016 class, was an early-enrollee at Rutgers this spring. His father, Al Pollock, indicated that the 5-foot-11, 222-pounder's decision to leave for greener(?) pastures was not fueled by discomfort. "He loves Rutgers. He loves Chris [Ash]. He loves his teammates. He's going to miss them. He was committed there for a year and a half and he loved his time there," said the elder Pollock. "It just didn't work out." The linebacker initially committed to the Scarlet Knights all the way back in October of 2014. His transfer destination should come to light in relatively short order given that the regular season now looms on the distant horizon.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 16 - 7:40 PM

Rutgers junior TE Charles Scarff will transfer.

NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy had the scoop on this one. No word as of yet as to where Scarff might land with his transfer. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 248-pounder played in 12 games and caught 14 passes for an even 100 yards and a touchdown. Those 14 catches led all Rutgers tight ends. Scarff initially joined the Scarlet Knights as a walk-on in 2014. Redshirt junior Matt Flanagan and senior Nick Arcidiacono figured to receive the bulk of looks at tight end this season. That remains the case (and possibly then some) with Scarff exiting the picture.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 15 - 12:19 PM

Pro Football Focus ranks Rutgers redshirt senior DL Darius Hamilton the No. 99 overall player in college football.

Hamilton was all set to exhaust his eligibility last season, but he ended up injured with a lower body injury for all but 17 snaps. Hamilton instead took a medical redshirt. He finished No. 14 in PFF's grades of the nation’s interior defensive linemen in 2014, grading out in the top-25 both against the run and pass. "A return to health should have him in the All-American mix on the defensive line," wrote Steve Palazzolo.
Jul 6 - 4:30 PM


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