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SCOTT SLANT: Difficult draft aftermath

SCOTT SLANT: Difficult draft aftermath

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Leighton Vander Esch may still be a Dallas Cowboy a year from now, but he won’t be making $9.145 million. The Cowboys declined on Monday to pick up Vander Esch’s fifth-year option for 2022, and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: BATES IN RARIFIED BRONCOS AIR

SCOTT SLANT: BATES IN RARIFIED BRONCOS AIR

Presented by BACON. Monday, May 3, 2021. Maybe Atlanta drafted Boise State’s Avery Williams as a player-coach Saturday. As KTVB’s Jay Tust noted, Williams prepared for the NFL Draft this spring by watching video of the special teams units of teams that wanted to talk to him, and then sharing his input. That could have…MORE

BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT WITH B.J. RAINS

BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT WITH B.J. RAINS

Prater and Mallory talk to Boise State reporter B.J. Rains (Idaho Press, BlueTurfSports.com) about the progress basketball player Abu Kigab is making after shoulder surgery, his expectations for next season, NFL Draft updates on John Bates and Avery Williams, and running back George Holani gets an extra year of eligibility.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: John Bates will go earn it

SCOTT SLANT: John Bates will go earn it

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Friday, April 30, 2021. Let’s go to NFL.com to get as credible a draft profile on Boise State’s John Bates as there’s going to be. “Bates has an athletic background in his high school past, but his play speed tends to be inconsistent as a route-runner,” writes Lance…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien’s pins & needles

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien’s pins & needles

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, April 29, 2021. Brett Rypien entered the offseason as Denver’s No. 2 quarterback behind Drew Lock. In the past 24 hours, the former Boise State star has effectively dropped to No. 3.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Trey Lance coulda been a Bronco?

SCOTT SLANT: Trey Lance coulda been a Bronco?

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Wednesday, April 28, 2021. I didn’t know this until Damon Amendolara mentioned it on his Tuesday morning show on KTIK, but quarterback Trey Lance was recruited by Boise State.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Abu is official

SCOTT SLANT: Abu is official

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, April 27, 2021. In this college sports world, you never know. But it was assumed Abu Kigab would return to the Boise State men’s basketball team to take advantage of the NCAA’s COVID-induced extra year of eligibility.MORE

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