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TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields "has been separated from the University pending results of an investigation into the allegations against him," according to a statement from the school.

The announcement is in reaction to the news that Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, and TCU has taken a hard stand as of late in similar cases. It is difficult to doubt Fields' talent, but his future with the school likely hinges on the investigation.
Jul 22 - 1:28 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin.

"While no charges have been filed, an investigation into the nature of the disturbance is expected to be completed in the next few days," Getlin adds. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, as he was suspended for the first game and part of the second in 2013. TCU head coach Gary Patterson even questioned Field's selection as the preseason defensive player of the year. He is quite a talent, however.
Jul 22 - 10:42 AM

TCU senior WR Brandon Carter is unlikely to play this season, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Carter "probably will not play this year. Academically he will not make it." Carter was arrested in April on possession of marijuana; charges were later dropped. Patterson's response to a question about whether he wanted Carter to stick around the school to regain eligibility was ominous. "No. He has a redshirt year and I think the best thing for him is to get a new start," he said. "It's setting a precedent - you have to go to school." Carter was a five-star recruit who caught 90 passes for 1,312 yards with nine touchdowns over the past three seasons. His NFL prospects are precarious at best.
Jul 21 - 7:28 PM

TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter does a 520-pound bench and 460-pound clean.

The ultra-strong lane clogger was named to Bruce Feldman's All-Freak Team. TCU's leading DL tackler in 2013 has been named to the Second Team All-Big 12 each of the past two seasons. He is about to embark upon his third year as a starter. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Hunter has "a quick first step with fast hands to pack a punch at the point of attack, but is still developing his upper body technique and shed skills to better work through single blockers."
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 12 - 11:49 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes TCU junior S Chris Hackett's "NFL arrow is pointing up."

Hackett certainly looks the part at 6-foot-2, 196 pounds, and he has NFL-grade athleticism with a 4.62 40-yard dash. Hackett finished second on the squad with 88 tackles last year. Brugler believes his stock is rising due to a "versatile skill-set and pro pedigree."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 10:49 PM

TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter "moves well for the position and carries his weight like a lighter player," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Hunter uses his "coordinated footwork and balance to work through and around a crowd to the ballcarrier," writes the scribe. TCU's leading DL tackler in 2013 is about to embark upon his third year as a starter. "A high character player on and off the field, Hunter has a quick first step with fast hands to pack a punch at the point of attack, but is still developing his upper body technique and shed skills to better work through single blockers," Brugler wrote. "Conference coaches voted him Second Team All-Big 12 the past two seasons and the TCU coaching staff (and NFL scouts) are looking for Hunter to take another step forward in his development as a senior and boost his grade among pro evaluators."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 10:39 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls TCU senior S Sam Carter a "work-in-progress" who must work on his tackling technique.

Brugler calls Carter "one of the hardest competitors" in the Big 12. A former QB, Carter struggled initially when the Horned Frogs' coaching staff shifted him to the secondary in 2011. He's improved rapidly over the past few years. "He uses his eyes well to read, react and attack, covering the deep half of the field and lining up near the line of scrimmage," Brugler wrote. "Carter needs to improve his tackling technique to better break down and finish once he makes contact, but he has improved in this area. Overall, he is still a work-in-progress, but he shows the confidence, athleticism and natural ball awareness to continue developing into a next level safety." Carter enters the 2014 campaign with nine interceptions and 21 passes defended in his career.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler believes TCU red-shirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields could be the "top NFL prospect out of TCU since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001."

"He beats blocks with his natural athleticism as the game comes easy to him. Fields' development in 2014 is crucial to his NFL future, already showing high first round potential as an impact pass rusher," Brugler wrote. As a true freshman, the TCU prospect led the Horned Frogs with 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. After being suspended for the first two games of the season he was then limited in action, before injuring his foot and ending his season. Now that Fields is fully healthy, he'll get an opportunity to top his breakout freshman performance. If Fields can work on his technique and show evaluators that he can start converting speed to power, he'll be sure to raise his stock during this upcoming season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 8:26 PM

TCU junior WR Kolby Listenbee's 10.12 (wind-aided) second 100-meter dash was the fastest by an FBS football player during the track season.

At the Big 12 Championships in May, Listenbee ranked fifth in the 100 meters and finished fourth in the 200 meters. We've seen flashes of his track speed on the field, but he'll need to be far more consistent to reach the NFL. Listenbee has recorded just three catches in his career, but TCU wants to throw the ball around more, so he'll have a chance to make his mark.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 7 - 10:16 PM

Pot charges against TCU senior WR Brandon Carter were dismissed.

The 21-year-old was arrested April 22 after Fort Worth police pulled him over. The car's passenger and owner, Alexis Harris, had an outstanding warrant and cops arrested the pair on suspicion of possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana. The district attorney's office released a statement Tuesday saying: "The evidence was insufficient to prosecute Carter. He was merely the driver of a vehicle owned by a passenger."
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 27 - 10:02 PM

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer believes TCU junior DE Devonte Fields will turn "back into the terror he was in 2012 with a big season."

Fields is coming off a nightmare season derailed by injuries and a suspension. In January, he was attacked and robbed at gunpoint. The junior was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman two years ago, so all the tools are there for a breakthrough. If he reverts to his 2012 form, Fields will likely bolt for the NFL after the season.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 1:43 PM

Chargers selected TCU CB Jason Verrett with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Chargers entered the draft with the weakest cornerback depth chart in football. We wouldn't be surprised if they select another one before the draft is through. Verrett (5-foot-9, 189) was a second-team All-American and the Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, finishing his three-year career with 22 tackles for loss, nine picks, and a forced fumble across 34 starts. Verrett ran 4.38 at the Combine with a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump, confirming the explosive movement he displays on tape. Quick-footed and physical, Verrett may have been the first corner drafted if he were two inches taller. Instead, his likely projection is slot corner, albeit a very good one.
May 8 - 11:04 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock expects the 49ers, with their eleven picks, to find a trading partner to move up. If a deal does not work out, TCU's Jason Verrett could be an option.

"I still believe, with (11) picks, they're going to trade up. And I think they're either going to target a corner or a wideout. I do not expect to see them on the clock at (30)," Mayock said. "Mostly, because the corner and wideout board will be wiped out by then. However, if they're sitting at (30), and you're talking about (Jason) Verrett on the board, I think he's by far the best value you can talk about at that point." The 5-foot-9, 189-pound Horned Frog, a top-four CB in Josh Norris' estimation, has drawn comparisons to Antoine Winfield.
Source: NFL.com
May 1 - 6:04 PM

One "could argue" that TCU's Jason Verrett is the draft's best CB, NFL Films' Greg Cosell said on the "Ross Tucker Podcast."

"It's hard to see a 5-foot-9 1/2 corner consistently lining up on the outside playing against the bigger wide receivers that have become a major part of the league," Cosell said, explaining why Verrett won't be the first CB selected. Cosell argued that slot corners are almost viewed as running backs during the draft process, depreciated league wide even though coaches still highly value both positions. Verrett continues to draw comparisons to Antoine Winfield, and we think he'll be an outstanding value at the end of the first round.
Apr 24 - 6:20 PM

TCU CB Jason Verrett visited the Jets on Monday.

It's a busy week for the Horned Frogs' star, as he takes in St. Louis on Tuesday and Houston on Wednesday. Because of Verrett's 5-foot-9, 189-pound frame, it once seemed probable that he could be had on Day 2. Teams can no longer be terribly confident about that. If a team identifies Verrett as its man, it would be best to pull the trigger in the late first to guarantee his services.
Apr 21 - 8:44 PM


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