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Syracuse redshirt junior S Antwan Cordy was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Cordy is the Orange's top returning defensive back. Cordy suffered a season-ending forearm injury in the loss to Louisville last season. He now has two years left of eligibility. Back in 2015, Cordy set a new program record for tackles for loss by a defensive back with 12.
Feb 24 - 1:35 PM

Syracuse redshirt freshman TE Jaquwan Nelson and redshirt freshman S Devon Clarke were arrested on Thursday for shoplifting.

Nelson and Clarke bit off more than they could chew, allegedly stealing a PlayStation 4, a laptop and a pair of Yeezys (Kanye West's brand of boots). Nelson has been charged with second-degree burglary as well as fourth-degree grand larceny, while Clarke has been hit with charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree burglary. While they were just arrested on Thursday, the incident in question occurred back in December. Syracuse has thus far not offered comment on these arrests.
Feb 12 - 2:16 PM

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer and his staff met with Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo on Wednesday.

The Purple need some WR depth with Adam Thielen a restricted free agent and Jarius Wright, Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson all facing uncertain futures. The 23-year-old Etta-Tawo, per CBS, boasts "strong finishing skills at the catch point, finding the ball well in flight and showing natural ball skills on 50-50 passes." Etta-Tawo dislocated his finger at Wednesday's Senior Bowl practices. Matt Waldman of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio reported that the medical staff initially had difficulty getting the finger re-set. They taped Etta-Tawo's damaged digit to another and had him wear a glove. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Etta-Tawo continued to practice. "He dropped one of the first targets after this injury at the sideline, but gradually adjusted to the injury," Waldman wrote. "He earned separation up the seam with a rip move and made a fine reach for the ball on an out route later in the session. His stems and breaks need to tighten up."
Source: CBS
Jan 26 - 3:27 PM

Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo is dealing with a dislocated finger, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Etta-Tawo clearly struggled during Wednesday's Senior Bowl practice, dropping numerous passes against air and doing very little against defenders. The Senior Bowl roster is full of slot receivers, and Etta-Tawo is one of the true outside prototypes, but it has not been a good week of practice for him. With that said, Etta-Tawo caught 94 passes for 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, so there is plenty on tape.
Jan 26 - 11:32 AM

Syracuse junior QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is completely healthy in advance of spring practices.

Dungey's season ended prematurely when he took a big shot against Clemson in early November. It was a promising campaign, short as it was. Dungey completed around 65-percent of his passes for 2,679 yards and a 15/7 TD/INT rate. The athletic signal-caller chipped in 293 yards and six scores on the ground.
Jan 12 - 3:11 PM

Notre Dame graduate CB Devin Butler has transferred to Syracuse.

Butler is expected to enroll at Syracuse in January. He ran into trouble in August after allegedly pushing a police officer outside of a bar. The 6-foot, 195-pounder eventually plead guilty to a resisting arrest charge, with two felony charges being dropped as part of that plea agreement. That came while he was rehabbing from a broken foot, to boot. Notre Dame opted to issue Butler an indefinite suspension following his arrest. The corner told 247Sports, "I just wanted a place where I can re-write my narrative. That’s Syracuse. I wanted to put the bad light away and off my name. I wanted a chance to show people I am the man that everyone knows me to be and the man I’ve always been."
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Syracuse sophomore RB Jordan Fredericks will transfer.

Fredericks took to Instagram to announce his transfer, posting a lonely, melancholy picture of an empty locker with the hashtag "illmissmydogs." This is a tough little fall for Fredericks. As a true freshman in 2015, the 5-foot-10, 208-pounder led the team in rushing with 607 yards at a strong 5.7 YPC. This time around, not so much. Both Dontae Strickland and Moe Neal surpassed him on the depth chart this season and Fredericks ultimately finished out with a modest 148 yards on 28 carries. His transfer destination is not yet known, but there could be a little jostling for the upside back. He was named Gatorade New York State Player of the Year in 2014 after he posted 2,352 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns during his senior season in high school.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Zack Mahoney completed 43-of-61 passes for 441 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 76-61 loss to Pitt.

Saturday marked Mahoney's third consecutive start in place of the injured Eric Dungey (concussion). He entered action having thrown for a combined 386 yards with a 3/3 TD/INT ratio in those previous two starts. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound sophomore promptly went out and destroyed all of those numbers in one screaming explosion of offensive goodness. Even with Saturday's all-of-the-points victory, Syracuse will not be going bowling this postseason, as they have finished the regular-season campaign with a 4-8 record.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught 13 passes for 178 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 76-61 loss to Pitt.

Etta-Tawo was routinely burning the opposition for giant games like this early in the season, but he had been held under 100 yards receiving in five of his last six games. Pitt plays the pass defense of a weak, claw-less baby panther, though, and the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder took full advantage of their deficiencies. Three of his five touchdown catches came in the fourth quarter as Syracuse tried to mount a desperate final rally. Despite coming through with 27 points in that quarter, they would draw no closer than the 76-61 final. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Etta Tawo concludes his one and only season with the Orange having caught 94 passes for 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns across 12 games. While he won't be going bowling, you can expect to see him in action at the Senior Bowl during the offseason as he sets his sights on the 2017 draft.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is listed as doubtful on Syracuse's official depth chart for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

For whatever it's worth, we don't expect to see him. Dungey has lost two-plus games to the head injury since getting sandwiched on a big hit by two Clemson linebackers on Nov. 5. Orange head coach Dino Babers has not provided details on Dungey's diagnosis or timetable.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Syracuse HC Dino Babers said that junior WR Steve Ishmael (undisclosed) is "just not healing the way he should be."

Ishmael has sat out each of Syracuse's last two games due to this mystery injury. The Orange won't be taking part in a weekday game over the Thanksgiving holiday, giving the 6-foot-2, 202-pound junior a few extra days to heal up, but at this point, his status for Saturday's contest against Pittsburgh looks to be in serious doubt.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Florida State.

This according to Syracuse's official depth chart. Due to Syracuse's lost season and Dungey's history of head injuries both, we anticipate him sitting. Zach Mahoney will get the call for the Orange again if Dungey can't go.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Syracuse.com's Nate Mink reports that Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey's injury concerns are not expected to end his career.

Dungey is going in for a second opinion regarding a reported concussion which kept him out of action during Saturday's game against NC State. He sustained two concussions last season, which obviously heightens the concern here. While Dungey might have dodged the career bullet, his odds of playing against Florida State this weekend are exceedingly low. Depending on the medical assessment, he could also be in danger of missing the regular season finale against Pittsburgh.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is seeking a second medical opinion.

Dungey is unlikely to start against Florida State this coming Saturday due to a concussion suffered against Clemson two weekends ago (he sat out against NC State over the weekend), but the waters of uncertainty run deeper than that singular game. He sustained a pair of concussions as a freshman in 2015 and there is a legitimate long-term concern, here. HC Dino Babers declined to speculate on Dungey's future, saying, "Eric is a special individual. I think he's earned the rite for us to not talk about his business publicly, and to let the doctors handle it and then tell us exactly what's going on." Expect further updates to be provided over the course of the practice week. At this early juncture, Dungey fantasy owners should be seriously considering other options at quarterback.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Syracuse junior WR Steve Ishmael dressed but didn't play in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State.

Ishmael wasn't on the injury report. But after the game, Syracuse HC Dino Babers said he was hurt. Babers said Ishmael wasn't on the injury report because he practiced this week.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:35:00 PM


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