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Huskies in the NFL and George Springer in the wilderness

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Hey there sports fans. We're hoping to get a bit more up on the Hathaway news in the next day or so, but in the meantime keep yourself entertained with this mini roundup:

The First Rounder Who'd Rather Play For The Long Island Ducks Than Sign With The Astros
The Astros are high on UConn outfielder George Springer, who they took last month with the 11th overall pick. How high? He's got some wondering if Hunter Pence isn't now expendable. But the deadline to agree to terms is August 15th, and Springer spent his weekend on Long Island, meeting with the GM of the independent league Ducks.

Former Brookfield, UConn standout Lutrus to sign with Jags - GreenwichTime
The former UConn and Brookfield High star agreed late Monday night to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lutrus told The News-Times he expects to leave for Jacksonville Tuesday morning.

UConn's Zach Hurd Headed West | NBC Connecticut
As soon as the league opened for business Tuesday after the lockout was lifted, the Seattle Seahawks signed former UConn guard Zach Hurd.

Former UConn LongSnapper Derek Chard Signs With Steelers - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
Former UConn Long Snapper Derek Chard is signed according to Steelers Depot.