Redskins without Doctson, Saints scratch Teo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Washington Redskins have scratched receiver Josh Doctson from the lineup for Monday night's game against New Orleans.
Doctson had been listed as questionable with a heel injury on the club's final injury report on Saturday. The Redskins say Maurice Harris will start in Doctson's place.
The Saints, who'd already ruled out receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with knee soreness, also scratched linebacker Manti Teo, who'd been questionable with a knee injury.
Fournette inactive for Jaguars against Patriots
The Jacksonville Jaguars are without running back Leonard Fournette for the fourth time in two seasons.
They went 3-0 without him in 2017.
Fournette is inactive a week after straining his right hamstring in the opener against the New York Giants. Fournette tested his hamstring before Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, but the Jaguars opted to be cautious with him in Week 2.
Former Penn State and Mt. Lebanon safety Troy Apke became the first WPIAL player drafted Saturday when the Washington Redskins chose him with the ninth pick in the fourth round (109 overall).
His Penn State teammate, wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, was selected four picks later by the Denver Broncos. That makes four Nittany Lions drafted in the first four rounds, following running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Mike Gesicki.
The Washington Redskins returned to addressing defensive needs Saturday afternoon when they selected Penn State safety Troy Apke No. 109 overall in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Apke recorded 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in 23 games for the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-1 prospect ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and was named the most valuable player at the NFPLA Collegiate Bowl, a postseason all-star game for college stars.
Thanks to Deion Sanders, the NFL world now knows Troy Apke as that white kid from Penn State who can "run, run!"
Now, Apke wants to convince the NFL world he can "play, play," too.
It's not often a guy who was on the bubble of being drafted can steal the show on his workout day at the combine. But Apke — a Mt. Lebanon product — did just that.
LSU’s Herron, Penn State’s Apke shine at Collegiate Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Defense ruled in a game meant to showcase potential NFL players, and LSU defensive tackle Frank Herron and Penn State linebacker Troy Apke delivered the final blows.
The 312-pound Herron returned a fumble for a late touchdown and Apke had an interception while earning MVP honors, helping the National team stifle the American team 23-0 in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
Safety school: Mt. Lebanon’s Troy Apke finds home on defense at Penn State
Penn State safety Troy Apke couldn't have envisioned this ending back in high school.
Back in 2012, before Mt. Lebanon coach Mike Melnyk even committed Apke's name to memory, he knew Apke was going to thrive in his spread offense after watching his speed, size and ball skills in practice. Apke went on to rewrite the Mt. Lebanon record books in receiving.
Penn State secondary looking to create turnovers
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Amani Oruwariye is used to people butchering his last name.
The Penn State cornerback figures the more highlight-reel interceptions he has, the more practice people will get.
"We made a big emphasis on making plays on the ball this offseason and I think it's going to pay off," Oruwariye said. "We feel like if we can take the ball away and give it back to our great offense then we've got a great chance to win games."
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