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Washington sophomore S Budda Baker "is a great athlete who could also get some looks on offense and as a return man," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"With a wave of stars from the Washington defense off to the NFL, Baker is set to step into the spotlight," Brown wrote. The scribe grades Baker as the No. 78 overall player in the sport. A former five-star recruit, Baker collected 80 tackles, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception as a true freshman to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors.
Jul 31 - 5:52 PM

Washington sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist is the only signal-caller on the roster who has taken a collegiate snap.

The Huskies were put in a real bind after former starter Cyler Miles retired. Lindquist is the presumed 2015 starter, but redshirt freshman K.J. Carta-Samuels gave him a run for his money this spring and remains in play to steal the gig next month. Washington HC Chris Petersen said in May that there are three contenders for the job, including true freshman Jake Browning, who is considered the future. "There is a lot of rebuilding happening right now in Seattle," wrote ESPN's Kevin Gemmell. "And quarterback is just one of several question marks surrounding the Huskies."
Jul 23 - 8:20 PM

Washington redshirt freshman LB Drew Lewis was dismissed from the Huskies.

Head coach Chris Petersen explained the boot by saying Lewis had violated an unspecified team rule. Lewis, a three-star recruit, redshirted as a true freshman last year. He'd been booked for special teams duty this upcoming season before Tuesday's news.
Jul 21 - 10:25 PM

ESPN's Ted Miller argues that Washington junior RB Dwayne Washington is the most underrated runner in the Pac-12.

Between Utah's Devontae Booker, UCLA's Paul Perkins, Oregon's Royce Freeman, Arizona's Nick Wilson, California's Daniel Lasco and Oregon State's Storm Barrs-Woods (amongst others), you can see how Washington might get lost in the shuffle. That's probably a mistake. Washington (6-foot-2, 221 pounds) had 697 yards on 7.8 yards per carry last year while dealing with injuries (383 came against Arizona, Oregon State and Washington State alone). The former high school WR combines quick feet with a powerful running style and soft hands. "When I have opportunities in the open field, that's when I show my speed off," he said. "As far as power, I've always been tough on the field. I've always run with power. I don't want to get tackled. ... I'm comfortable catching the ball, screens or even deep routes if I get the chance."
Jul 20 - 8:14 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says it's Washington sophomore S Budda Baker's "turn to step into the spotlight" after Shaq Thompson, Marcus Peters, Hau'oli Kikaha and Danny Shelton defected to the NFL.

A stud recruit (he was the Seattle Times State Player of the Year in 2013), Baker was immediately inserted into the starting lineup as a true freshman. He didn't disappoint, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors while rolling up 80 tackles, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception. "While only 5-foot-10, 176 pounds, Baker is a tremendous athlete," Brown wrote.
Jul 1 - 1:59 PM

Washington QB Cyler Miles is retiring from football due to a hip injury, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Miles began his leave of absence from the football team back in March and reports made sure to note it was not for disciplinary reasons, as Miles' career was previously impacted by off-field occurrences. We are not sure when the hip issue took place, but Miles suffered a concussion last October. Schad adds Miles will continue his education. Miles was considered the odds on starter at the time of his leave of absence.
Jun 22 - 6:54 PM

Washington has added JUCO QB Tony Rodriguez to their roster for the 2015 season.

He is expected to join the team in two weeks. Rodriguez's high school recruitment was derailed a bit after breaking his collarbone as a senior and spent his freshman season at City College of San Francisco as a backup. Rodriguez has two seasons of on-field action available. Washington's starting job is still up in the air with Cyler Miles absent.
Jun 8 - 10:49 AM

Washington HC Chris Petersen said the school's QB competition is between three right now.

"If it stays as is, we have three guys," Petersen said. The "if" is a major word of note, as the odds on starter, Cyler Miles, sat out spring football and the Seattle Times even mentioned the quarterback does not plan on playing in 2015. Miles' departure was termed a "voluntary leave of absence." Lindquist was announced as the 2014 starter last August, but did not run away with the job and was replaced after one game.
Source: OC Register
May 16 - 12:20 PM

Former Washington sophomore CB Jermaine Kelly has decided to transfer from the program.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Kelly started the first two games of the season in 2014, before breaking his ankle in practice, which forced him to miss the rest of the year. With true freshman CB Sidney Jones having a solid season in Kelly's absence, and sophomore cornerbacks Darren Gardenhire and Naijiel Hale playing well this spring, Kelly would not likely have an opportunity to start.
May 11 - 2:20 PM

Seahawks signed Washington WR Kasen Williams.

Williams failed his physical when he reported to Bengals camp. Oft-injured at the University of Washington, Williams will now get a shot with his hometown NFL team. Williams was a big recruit out of high school, but underachieved with the Huskies and showed sub-par athleticism at the Combine.
May 9 - 7:44 PM

Bengals released/failed physical WR Kasen Williams.

It's unknown why Williams failed his physical, though it's likely related to the Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2013. Rob Rang of CBS Sports believes Williams' hometown Seahawks will bring him in for a visit this weekend. Even if Williams lands elsewhere, he's unlikely to be a difference maker in the NFL.
May 8 - 10:43 PM

Washington junior WR/CB John Ross will miss the 2015 season after sustaining a leg injury.

Ross was another two way player for the Huskies in 2014, lining up at receiver and starting four games at corner. Ross dealt with injuries last season and already had surgery on his right knee. He will sit out the 2015 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
May 8 - 11:16 AM

The Steelers have signed Washington redshirt senior OT Micah Hatchie.

Hatchie (6'5/306) has started every game for the Huskies at the left tackle position since 2012. The three-year starter earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors the past two seasons. Hatchie also had invitations to try out for the Seahawks, Browns and Chargers, but decided to sign with the Steelers.
May 5 - 3:24 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva disagreed with Carolina's strategy of aggressively trading up twice in the draft and gave their class a "C+" grade.

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman shipped St. Louis the Nos. 57, 89, and 201 picks for 41 (used on Michigan WR Devin Funchess) and then sent Oakland Nos. 124, 161, and 242 for the 102nd pick (to select Oklahoma OT Daryl Williams). Both filled needs, but Silva would have preferred them to stay put and use some of those extra picks to shore up weaknesses at edge rusher, cornerback, and offensive line. ESPN's Mel Kiper graded the class as a "C" and wrote that No. 25 pick Washington LB Shaq Thompson "sure looked like a reach to me" and could have been available in Round 2.
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 11:07 PM

Bengals signed Washington WR Kasen Williams.

Williams (6'2/218) arrived at Washington as a top-100 recruit and looked the part as a sophomore with a 77-878-6 receiving line. Unfortunately, Williams regressed after a severe Lisfranc/fibula injury in 2013. He was a part-time player as a senior, starting 6-of-14 games and managing 20 catches with 189 yards and two TDs. Williams showed below-average athleticism at his Pro Day, running 4.63 with a 9-foot-11 broad jump. At this stage, Williams' best chance at a pro career may be in the CFL.
May 4 - 7:14 PM

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