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Syracuse redshirt freshman TE Jaquwan Nelson has left the team.

Nelson made the wrong kinds of headlines when he was arrested in relation to a December burglary this past February. He was then charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Syracuse indefinitely suspended him following that arrest. It is not known at this juncture whether Nelson has a transfer lined up.
Jul 13 - 8:49 PM

Syracuse has reinstated indefinitely suspended redshirt freshman S Devon Clarke.

Clarke was hit with an indefinite suspension following his February arrest -- along with teammate Jaqwan Nelson -- for his role in an alleged burglary back in December. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree burglary. His case has since been waived to a grand jury, per the Syracuse Post-Standard.
Jul 13 - 8:33 PM

Syracuse sophomore Moe Neal has switched back to RB after practicing at WR.

Neal's time as a slot receiver lasted only a few months. The Orange have to replace 94 receptions made by Amba Etta-Tawo last season, and you know Dino Babers won't stop passing the football.
Jul 12 - 10:39 AM

Syracuse junior QB Eric Dungey said that redshirt junior WR Jamal Custis has "the body of a Greek god."

"He's got perfect size, perfect frame. He can run great. He's got great hands. With him it's going to be getting him game reps and confidence," Dungey said. The junior gunslinger is not joking about Custis' size -- the wideout is listed at a hulking 6-foot-4, 224 pounds. Health might be his biggest obstacle to a productive season, as Custis was forced to take a redshirt last season after being sidelined by a high ankle sprain. He has appeared in just three games for his Syracuse career. If he can stay on the field, he has the chops to serve as a prime red zone target.
Jul 11 - 4:33 PM

Bowling Green senior LB Austin Valdez transferred to Syracuse as a graduate.

Valdez turned in a phenomenally productive 2015 season -- 144 tackles (11.0 for loss) and two interceptions in 14 games -- but injuries set him back last season, when he finished with a more modest 58 tackles in 10 contests. At Syracuse, he will be reunited with former Bowling Green HC Dino Babers. He should be able to carve out a significant playing role with the Orange in August camp so long as he can maintain his health.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 2 - 3:40 PM

Former Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson has joined Dino Babers' staff at Syracuse.

Johnson played under Babers at Bowling Green during his final season and their styles meshed well together. Babers loves to throw often and throw vertically, and downfield shots might be Johnson's strength.
Jun 27 - 10:05 AM

Medically disqualified Syracuse junior DT Steven Clark posted to social media that he is requesting permission to speak with other schools.

Clark was medically disqualified from Syracuse due to a genetic disorder known as Factor V Leiden, which increases the likelihood of blood clots. A transfer would not be a simple matter, here, as the 6-foot-2, 287-pounder would need medical clearance from his new school. He wrote that he is looking to see "if there's anything out there for me."
Jun 16 - 4:44 PM

Syracuse junior DT Steven Clark has been medically disqualified due to a genetic disorder.

Clark's father confirmed that his son's career is over. Steven Clark was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, a disorder that makes him susceptible to blood clots. Clark may have to go on blood thinners for the remainder of his life. Clark posted 37 tackles, three TFL and a pair of fumble recoveries over 21 career games.
Jun 8 - 2:02 PM

JUCO sophomore RB Jo-EL Shaw received a scholarship offer from Syracuse.

A 2016 signee, Shaw was forced to attend Lackawanna Community College after failing achieve an SAT score high enough to meet the NCAA's requirements. Syracuse reached back out to him recently to gauge his interest in reuniting. "It meant a lot because of the fact that a lot of people thought I wasn't going to be able to get back and be offered," Shaw said. The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder is a punishing power back. He averaged 7.2 yards per carry last year at Lackawanna, wracking up 601 yards and seven touchdowns on 84 carries. UConn, UMass, Toledo and Georgia Southern are also in touch with Shaw, and LSU and Virginia Tech have both scouted him. "I want to go where I'm going to be prepared to go the NFL," Shaw said, "because I have no doubt in my mind that if I stay healthy, I'll go to the NFL."
Jun 8 - 12:56 PM

Syracuse and Western Michigan agreed to a home-and-home series.

In 2018, the schools will play at WMU. The Broncos will return the favor by traveling to Syracuse for a game in 2019.
Source: Syracuse
Jun 5 - 12:45 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale believes that Syracuse senior WR Ervin Philips could post a 100-catch, 1000-yard season in 2017.

Philips was close to those marks last season, finishing the year with a 90-822-6 receiving line. With Amba Etta-Tawo no longer on the team, there will be plenty of opportunities for the 5-foot-11, 176-pounder. We also like Steve Ishmael (48-559-1 in 2016) to post improved numbers now that he has a year under his belt in HC Dino Babers' aggressive spread attack.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 3:18 PM

Bleacher Report's David Kenyon thinks that Syracuse freshman WR Nykeim Johnson could compete for immediate playing time in the slot.

As Kenyon points out, the slot in Dino Babers' dynamic offensive scheme must be fast, but he doesn't need to be able to run a complex route tree. The tiny, raw Johnson may not be polished, but he's the type of burner that could eventually put up big numbers in Babers' aggressive spread offense.
May 31 - 6:15 PM

Syracuse received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 RB Jawhar Jordan.

"I've got a great connection with the coaches and they've showed me a lot of love, which not only me but my family appreciated as well," Jordan told Scout.com. The 5-foot-10, 160-pounder ranks as the outlet's No. 6 running back prospect in the West. His main appeal comes in his speed -- Jordan has been clocked at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He opted to commit to Syracuse over Iowa State, Arizona, Kansas and Rutgers.
Source: Scout.com
May 25 - 10:01 PM

Syracuse sophomore LB Andrew Armstrong recorded four tackles and a sack in the team's spring game.

Syracuse.com referred to Armstrong as the spring game's best all-around performer, noting that the 6-foot-2, 229-pounder "didn't make any flashy plays, but was consistently disruptive and effective in stopping the ball carrier." During his true freshman campaign in 2016, Armstrong registered 16 tackles in nine games played. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the state of Ohio for the 2016 cycle. He figures to see an increased workload during the coming season.
May 9 - 7:11 PM

Jaguars signed Maryland WR Amba Etta-Tawo.

Etta-Tawo (6’1/208) was a rotational receiver at Maryland for three seasons before transferring to Syracuse for his fifth-year senior campaign and exploding for a 94/1,482/14 (15.8 YPR) receiving line, earning third-team All-America with single-season school records in catches and yards. Etta-Tawo ran 4.49 with 58th-percentile SPARQ results in Indy. Turning 24 in November, Etta-Tawo is an over-aged but intriguing prospect with adequate size and athleticism, and he is known as an exceptionally hard worker. Etta-Tawo is still learning to run nuanced routes after living on verticals and bubble screens in college, but he’s worth an NFL flyer with a chance to become a No. 3 receiver.
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