Chicago Bears cut ex-Buckeye Dane Sanzenbacher

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The Chicago Bears have decided to part ways with their homeless man’s version of Wes Welker, a guy known for wearing bolo ties while in college at Ohio State.

Sanzenbacher played in just four games this year totaling a WHOPPING one reception for seven yards. He had a better rookie year last season, appearing in 16 games, 27 receptions on 54 targets, 276 yards and three touchdowns.

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Full, Updated List of Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL

Former Ohio State Buckeyes playing in the National Football League this season will number 37 when your peruse the 53-man opening day rosters. The 2011 NFL season gets under way tonight when the Green Bay Packers hosts New Orleans in a game that will feature four former Buckeyes: A.J. Hawk and Ryan Pickett will suit up for the defending Super Bowl champions and Malcolm Jenkins and Will Smith are members of the Saints.

The list of Buckeyes in the NFL includes seven players off the 2010 team: Chimdi Chekwa (Oakland), Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh), Jermale Hines (St. Louis Rams), Jake McQuaide (St. Louis), Terrelle Pryor (Oakland), Brian Rolle (Philadelphia) and Dane Sanzenbacher (Chicago Bears).

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Chicago Bears WR Corps: Former Buckeyes Dane Sanzenbacher In?

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When it comes to Chicago Bears wide receivers news this week, it’s all about former Dallas Cowboys wideout and alleged #1 receiver Roy Williams. He’s done absolutely nothing since he got here, and is clearly out of shape. He could lose his starting gig.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears’ receivers coach Darryl Drake sent a strong message to Williams on Wednesday, succinctly stating the ex-Cowboy is “not where he needs to be”, and could be replaced by Johnny Knox in the starting lineup if he doesn’t improve his conditioning and on-field performance. (h/t to Helmet2Helmet)

We’ll see how that all plays out. But what about the undrafted rookie free agent, Dane Sanzenbacher, the former Ohio State Buckeyes captain? Chances are he could defy all odds and make the cut this fall in Chicago.

Jay Cutler has even called him a “mini Wes Welker.”

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#2 Ohio State-Illinois: the Brutally Honest Game Preview

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The last three times Illinois beat Ohio State: 2007, 2001, 1999, it was in Columbus. For some reason, the Illini play the Buckeyes much better in the Buckeye state than they do at home. The last time they beat Ohio State in Champaign, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were at the peak of their popularity.

Whenever Illinois is having a good season, they seem to beat the Buckeyes, as they have a 9-11 record against
OSU dating back to 1988. Only Michigan has more victories over Ohio State during the span, posting an 11-10-1
record.

However, this year is not a (as 50 Cent would say) “Champagne Campaign.

There is one thing Illinois can claim over #2 OSU- a character on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” wore a Juice Williams jersey for an entire episode last season. So until Courtney Cox rocks a kid size Terrelle Pryor jersey on “Cougar Town”- advantage Illini.

By Paul M. Banks

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Buckeyes DeVier Posey: Terrelle Pryor’s Favorite Target

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Ohio State quarterback and Heisman candidate Terrelle Pryor has said he’s looking for junior wideout Devier Posey one-on-one, and every time he sees that matchup, he’s taking it.

“He’s grown a lot, he sees matchups, he sees coverages and he goes to his best options,” the 6-2, 213 pound receiver from Cincinnati said about his QB, and his targeting on him.

“So we talk about it: don’t have your mind made up in the huddle. And he’s taking that, absorbing that and becoming better at it and reading on the run,” Posey continued.

By Paul M. Banks

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