CARROLLTON, Ga. - Five former UWG football standouts will take the field this week in various NFL Training Camps around the country. Three former Wolves return this year as NFL veterans, while two are rookies in 2018 training camp.
Tyrell Adams - Indianapolis Colts (July 25)
The longest tenured UWG player currently on an NFL roster begins his fourth season in the professional ranks with the Indianapolis Colts. Adams has had stops with the Seattle Seahawks, the Buffalo Bills, and spent time on the active roster for six games last season with the Oakland Raiders. Adams' move to the Colts has generated solid coverage on the Atlanta native, as multiple outlets report that he has been getting a significant amount of snaps at SAM linebacker with the first team defense. Indianapolis rookies reported on July 22, while the veterans report to Westfield, Ind. on July 25.
Alex Armah - Carolina Panthers (July 25)
Armah played in the most games for any former UWG player in the 2017 season, seeing action in 10 games on special teams and at fullback with the Panthers. He had two tackles on special teams for the Panthers and was routinely in as the blocking back for Christian McCaffery and Cam Newton. He holds distinction as one of two UWG players to be drafted by an NFL team, and all Panthers' players are scheduled to report on July 25 to Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
Dylan Donahue - New York Jets (July 26)
Donahue was a big part of the Jets' story heading into the 2017 season, and played five games at defensive end and on special teams before being sidelined for the season with an injury. In the spring of 2017, he became the first-ever UWG player to be drafted by an NFL team. He has put his off the field troubles behind him and is set to begin his second NFL season on July 26, when Jets' veterans report to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ.
Desmond Harrison - Cleveland Browns (July 25)
The big tackle from West Georgia was mentioned by multiple media outlets as a player to potentially see time at tackle for the Cleveland Browns in the coming year. After signing as an undrafted free agent this spring, Harrison worked his way through rookie camp and OTAs, and stands poised to take a shot a at a roster spot with the Browns in 2018. Cleveland rookies and veterans report to the Browns Training Complex in Berea, Ohio on July 25.
J.J. Jones - Los Angeles Chargers (July 27)
Speed is what the NFL scouts talked about with J.J. Jones after the UWG Pro Day in the spring. Jones showed his speed with a sub-4.4 40-yard dash on that day and worked his way into signing as an undrafted free agent with the LA Chargers. He worked his way through rookie camp and OTAs, and will get to show his abilities as a wideout and a return man when the Chargers report on July 27 to the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Mesa, Cal.
Marcus Sayles - Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)
Two official games into his professional career in Canada and Marcus Sayles is making an impact with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The former UWG standout has 13 tackles thus far for the Blue Bombers and has an interception in each of his last two games. Sayles was signed as an undrafted free agent last year by the Buffalo Bills, then spent time with the Los Angeles Rams on the practice roster at the end of the 2017 season.
Thomas Dover - Philadelphia Soul (AFL)
Dover signed with the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League in 2017, playing in 12 games during the 2018 season. The 28-year old defensive lineman had 8.5 tackles and two sacks in his initial season with the Soul before being placed on injured reserve.