Noel Devine heads to the UFL

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One of the most exciting high school players became one of the most promising college running backs.  Last year, however, after Noel Devine decided to return for his senior season, his draft stock disintegrated.

Passed over in April, Devine signed with the Eagles after the lockout ended.  He quit after only a couple days of practice.

Devine cleared waivers and otherwise has been unwanted.

He’s now found a home in the UFL.  He has agreed to terms with the Omaha Nighthawks.  The UFL announced the move today.

Also signed by the Nighthawks was former Florida State receiver Fred Rouse, whose biggest claim to fame arose from robbing, along with former Bengals (who else?) draft pick A.J. Nicholson, the apartment of former FSU teammate Lorenzo Booker.

Rouse was apprehended after leaving at the scene a receivers’ glove with his jersey number stitched inside it.

22 responses to “Noel Devine heads to the UFL

  1. The question is what is the long term viability of the UFL? anyhow some of these players dont think long term anyway

  2. He was on the eagles and walked off. That sounds like he was in the midst of an offer to me.

    Maybe he wasn’t going to be top dog anymore and that bothered him.

  3. Another youtube superstar not destined for nfl fame. No way he should have came back for his senior year, should have left when his stock was at its highest.

  4. From what i understand at Eagles camp the kid was in awful shape. If your that small you have to be in the best shape you can.

    I was made to understand he had no burst at all and could run long enough to gage his long speed. I also think with the eagles he realized it would be tough to break the line up. But if he had come in in good shape and played well in the preseason (the Eagles are really good about letting every player who is on the team play in the preseason so if they don’t make the team they atleast have something on tape for other teams) he might have been able to make another team later on. In stead he got all upset like 5 year old and walked. And now he will be playing for a team no one cares for and not many players make the jump back to the NFL from that league.

  5. Rouse was apprehended after leaving at the scene a receivers’ glove with his jersey number stitched inside it.
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    Thus ending the career of “The Receiver’s Glove Bandit.”

  6. Is the UFL even going to play any games before they fold up?
    Who would sign a contract in a league that barely exists?
    Are they paying in Monopoly money?

    Brilliant career move, right after walking out of an NFL camp.

    He’ll be in the garden department at Lowes very soon.

  7. “What kind of idiot quits the NFL for the UFL????”

    He didn’t have any offers?

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    uhh ya he did. he was on the Eagles (not likely to make it) and QUIT. no one likes a quitter

  8. this guy has had an interesting life. I recall him fathering at least 2 kids by the time he was a jr in high school and both of his parents died of AIDS. that doesn’t help your decision making abilities

  9. deepseabreeze says:
    Aug 17, 2011 6:39 PM
    this guy has had an interesting life. I recall him fathering at least 2 kids by the time he was a jr in high school and both of his parents died of AIDS. that doesn’t help your decision making abilities

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    No, Deion Sanders was his mentor…havent heard a PEEP from him about Devine. and another “mentored” player was Crabtree and yet another was Dez Bryant. THAT doesnt help your decision making abilities, either.

    Hell, the Freak – Jevon Kearse was born with both parents in Jail..that’s no excuse.

  10. trbowman says:

    He didn’t have any offers?
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    He HAD an offer, numbskull, he was IN an NFL camp, remember? He walked out of it.

    The Eagles didn’t cut him, he left after two days.

    Geez you people can be stupid.

  11. Why are these players walking out on the Eagles? Jose Acuna was claimed by them off waivers and he left the team as well. He’s an OT and they could use the O-line help. I’m not trying to stir up controversy, but it seems weird that these kids would just walk away from a chance to play in the NFL for no reason.

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