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Results: Gators at the 2017 NFL Combine

Alex Anzalone Postion: Linebacker Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 241 lbs Arm length: 32 1/8” Hand length: 9 1/8” 225-pound bench press: 16 Vertical jump: 30.5” Broad jump: 9’8” 40-yard dash: 4.63s 20-yard shuttle: 4.25s 3-cone drill: 6.88s 60-yard shuttle: 11.71s Turning dreams into a reality pic.twitter.com/fU9rSrUM5I — Alex Anzalone (@AlexAnzalone34) March 6, 2017 Caleb Brantley Postion: Defensive lineman Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 307 lbs. Arm length: 32” Hand length: 9 ¾” 225-pound bench press: 21 Vertical jump: 27” Broad jump: 8’9” 40-yard… Read More »

Eight Gators receive invites to NFL Scouting Combine

The Gators will be on full display at next week’s NFL combine. The NFL Scouting Combine, held for players likely to be drafted in the NFL Draft in April, will get underway in Indianapolis on Feb. 28 and conclude March 6. The NFL released the full list of invitees, revealing eight Gators have been invited to perform in front of NFL scouts. Despite having their senior seasons cut short by injuries, defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr., linebacker Jarrad Davis and safety Marcus Maye… Read More »

Former Gators wide receiver Percy Harvin returning to NFL

Former Gators wide receiver Percy Harvin is headed back to the NFL, according to his agent Greg Barnett. My client Percy Harvin has come out of retirement to sign with the Buffalo Bills for the remainder of the season! — Greg Barnett (@gbo74) November 1, 2016 The 28-year-old announced his retirement in April after a series of injuries limited his production with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills currently sit at 4-4, good for 2nd in the AFC East behind the… Read More »

WATCH: Tim Tebow hits a home run in first instructional league game

When Tim Tebow announced he would be pursuing a career in professional baseball, the skeptics came out of the woodwork in droves. Tebow, who last played baseball as a dual-sport athlete at Nease High in Jacksonville, has been out of the NFL for several years. But he’s stayed in shape, and his name alone brought 28 professional scouts to his tryout. He agreed to a deal with the New York Mets — which reportedly included a $100,000 signing bonus —… Read More »

Al Horford reportedly signing four-year, $113 million contract to join Boston Celtics

Former Gators continue to get paid, as Al Horford has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $113-million contract with the Boston Celtics. Horford, 30, played his first eight seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, who Saturday agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million contract with Atlanta-native Dwight Howard. Celtic Pride!!!!!! — Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 2, 2016 The Hawks took Horford with the No. 3 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, and they’re looking to return to the playoffs after securing the No.… Read More »

Joakim Noah reportedly joining New York Knicks on four-year, $72 million contract

Following the news Bradley Beal and Chandler Parsons had signed maximum contracts, another former Gator has followed suit. The Vertical and ESPN reported Friday that Joakim Noah has agreed to the frameworks of a four-year/$72 million contract with the New York Knicks. If the contract gets signed, Noah will be reunited with his former Chicago Bulls teammate, Derrick Rose. BREAKING: C Joakim Noah agrees to 4-year, $72 million deal with the New York Knicks. (via @ramonashelburne) pic.twitter.com/e7xurjryhx — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)… Read More »

Chandler Parsons reportedly agrees to four-year, $94 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies

After opting out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Chandler Parsons is reportedly heading to Memphis. The Vertical reports the former Gators small forward has agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies. Chandler Parsons agrees to a 4-year max contract w/ Grizzlies worth a projected $94.8 million. (via @espn_macmahon) pic.twitter.com/GilKTutlyK — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 1, 2016 Parsons reportedly turned down a max contract from the Portland Trail Blazers earlier Friday. From ESPN’s… Read More »

Bradley Beal reportedly agrees to five-year, $128 million contract with Wizards

Brad Beal’s wallet is about to get a lot heavier. The former Gators shooting guard, who averaged 14.8 points and started all 37 games in his lone season at UF, agreed to a five-year, $128 million maximum contract to stay with the Washington Wizards, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $128M-plus max contract to stay with the Wizards, agent Mark Bartelstein tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1,… Read More »

Former Gators forward Chandler Parsons opts out of contract with Dallas Mavericks, becomes free agent

Chandler Parsons could be looking for a new home next season. The former Gators forward joined Dallas Mavericks teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams in opting out of the final season of the three-year/$46 million contract he signed in 2014. The deadline to opt out was Wednesday. Parsons was set to make  more than $16 million next season, and he’ll likely seek a contract with more long-term security. The move hardly comes as a surprise, considering Parsons told the Dallas… Read More »

Former Gators linebacker Jon Bostic traded to Detroit Lions

On Monday afternoon, the Detriot Lions announced they have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the New England Patriots for former Gators linebacker Jon Bostic. Bostic’s father, John Bostic, played cornerback for the Lions from 1985-87. Lions Acquire LB Jon Bostic In Trade With Patriots https://t.co/ah8TePmHI5 — 97.1 The Ticket (@971theticketxyt) May 9, 2016 Bostic, 25, played in 11 games last season for the Patriots, including one start. A second round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chicago… Read More »