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Four Owls from 2017 team make NFL active rosters

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Just days before his very first NFL preseason game, Sharif Finch attended her father Gregory Finch’s funeral.

He then taped a sack in the The state of tennessee Titans’ game against the Green Bay Packers about Aug. 9. After deciding upon as one of the most highly settled undrafted free agents with $42,A thousand guaranteed, Finch made the Titans’ cracking open day roster.

He is one of 6-8 former Temple University participants from the team to remain with NFL rosters or practice squads after the preseason. Those players will be scattered across the country and could be looking at each other as the NFL time of year kicks off this week.

Wide receiver Keith Kirkwood built the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad, preventative tackle Jullian Taylor made the San Francisco 49ers’ active roster, defensive conclude Jacob Martin made the Seattle Seahawks’ active roster, safety Sean Tempe made the New York Giants’ lineup and offensive lineman Cole Boozer made any Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice group.

Kirkwood had three catches pertaining to 31 yards during the preseason. Over the Saints’ first preseason unofficial depth chart, this individual ranked last among a deep group of receivers. The Saints have Cameron Meredith, who led the Chi town Bears in yards receiving in and Pro Bowler Erina Thomas on their roster. Tre’Quan Cruz, New Orleans’ third-round pick out of Fundamental Florida, was the only novice receiver to make the 53-man roster.

As some sort of redshirt senior in Kirkwood was the earliest Owl to earn a single-digit quantity under coach Geoff Collins. The guy, Chandler and Finch were co-captains for Temple’s first game against the School of Notre Dame. Kirkwood tied for the company lead in receiving touchdowns using seven, finished second during receptions with 45 plus was second in having yards with 671.

Taylor was 1 of 2 Owls selected in the NFL Produce. The 49ers took him when using the 223rd pick in the seventh rounded.

Taylor emerged in 49ers training stay, leading the team with not one but two sacks. On the 49ers’ unofficial depth graph, he was listed as the third-string defensive end, which will allow him to see the field as a situational pass-rusher.

In Taylor’s redshirt older season, he was titled the captain and applied the No. 1 jersey next to UMass. He was named #theSTANDARD gambler of the game against Villanova, Dallas, Army West Point, Dark blue, Central Florida and Tulsa.

Former preventive tackle Jullian Taylor performs a punch during Temple’s Pro Day routines on March 19 with the Student Training and Activity Complex at 15th Road and Montgomery Avenue. 

Martin was additional Owl drafted. Martin was chosen while in the sixth round of the Nba Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Martin was a mainstay on the defensive line with the Owls. He concluded his senior year minute on the team in sacks behind Finch with eight. Martin was third in tackles designed for loss with 11, very first in fumble recoveries with two together with tied for second inside forced fumbles with two. Martin could be the third-string left defensive end about the Seahawks’ depth chart, according to ESPN.

Chandler, exactly who experienced homelessness as a child, provides earned a spot on an American footbal roster.

The New York Giants signed Tempe as an undrafted free agent  in May. He’s listed since the backup free safety on the New York Giants unofficial depth chart.

Former health and safety Sean Chandler runs the 40-yard the dash diet during Temple’s Pro Day in March 19 at the Pupil Training and Recreation Elaborate at 15th Street in addition to Montgomery Avenue. | SYDNEY SCHAEFER / Document PHOTO

Chandler played free safety for the Owls after starting his vocation as a cornerback, showing off his adaptability. He finished third to the team with a career-high 74 discusses and second in interceptions. He is inside the top 10 of Temple’s all-time interceptions leaderboard.

Lastly, Cole Boozer was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ process squad as a backup bad lineman. He was cut using their company game-day roster, but he made the group as one of the 11 members of the particular practice squad. Boozer started every game for the Owls last season with right tackle, and he appeared to be the only player to start all the games on offense.

The new bounty of former Temple gamers in the NFL joins Gambling linebacker Tyler Matakevich, who played for the Owls coming from 2012-15, among others.

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