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Gocong Among Rookie Camp Participants

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Forty one players will be participating in this weekend's Rookie Minicamp at the NovaCare Complex. Among those 42 players will be the eight draft picks from April's NFL Draft and a slew of tryout players who do not count against the 90-man roster.

The most interesting name among those tryout players is a familiar player in Philadelphia - former Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong, who is coming off an Achilles injury. Gocong started 35 games for the Eagles over three seasons before joining the Cleveland Browns, where he played under linebackers coach Billy Davis, now the Eagles defensive coordinator.

UPDATE: Veteran linebacker Gerald McRath, who was originally listed as a participant in the Rookie Minicamp, worked out for the team on Thursday. He will not be participating this weekend.

Here's the position breakdown of the 41 players.

Quarterback (2): Matt Barkley, USC; G.J. Kinne, Tulsa

Running Back (3): Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook; Matthew Tucker, TCU; Montel Harris*, Temple

Tight End (3): Derek Carrier, Beloit; Zach Ertz, Stanford; Will Shaw*, Youngstown State

Wide Receiver (5): B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State; Ifeanyi Momah, Boston College; Will Murphy, Oregon; Russell Shepard, LSU; Isaiah Voegeli, Merrimack

Offensive Line (8): Nick Carlson, Wyoming; Lane Johnson, Oklahoma; Alfred McCullough, Alabama; Nic Purcell, Golden West Community College; Kyle Quinn, Arizona; Matt Reynolds, BYU; Matt Tobin, Iowa; Devin Tyler, Temple

Defensive Line (6): David King, Oklahoma; Joe Kruger, Utah; Isaac Remington, Oregon; Daryell Walker*,  Hampton; Damion Square, Alabama; Bennie Logan, LSU

Linebacker (6): Matt Evans, New Hampshire; Chris Gocong, Cal Poly; Marcus Green, Temple; Jake Knott, Iowa State; John Lyon, Harvard; Pete Massaro*, Penn State

Cornerback (4): Anthony Boyles, Idaho State; Cam Chism, Maryland; Jordan Poyer, Oregon State; Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech

Safety (3): Earl Wolff, North Carolina State; Kenny Tate, Maryland; Dontra Peters, New Hampshire

Punter (1): Brad Wing, LSU

  • = Tryout player
    Rookie Minicamp Participants
    Position Name College Status
    QB Matt Barkley USC Draft Pick
    CB Anthony Boyles Idaho State Tryout
    OL Nick Carlson Wyoming Tryout
    TE Derek Carrier Beloit Signed
    CB Cam Chism Maryland Tryout
    WR B.J. Cunningham Michigan State Signed
    TE Zach Ertz Stanford Draft Pick
    LB Matt Evans New Hampshire Tryout
    LB Chris Gocong Cal-Poly Tryout
    LB Marcus Green Temple Tryout
    RB Montel Harris Temple Tryout
    OL Lane Johnson Oklahoma Draft Pick
    DE David King Oklahoma Draft Pick
    QB G.J. Kinne Tulsa Signed
    LB Jake Knott Iowa State Rookie Free Agent
    DE Joe Kruger Utah Draft Pick
    DT Bennie Logan LSU Draft Pick
    LB John Lyon Harvard Tryout
    LB Pete Massaro Penn State Tryout
    RB Miguel Maysonet Stony Brook Rookie Free Agent
    OL Alfred McCullough Alabama Tryout
    WR Ifeanyi Momah Boston College Signed
    WR Will Murphy Oregon Tryout
    S Dontra Peters New Hampshire Tryout
    CB Jordan Poyer Oregon State Draft Pick
    OL Nic Pursell Golden West C.C. Tryout
    OL Kyle Quinn Arizona Rookie Free Agent
    DE Isaac Remington Oregon Rookie Free Agent
    OL Matt Reynolds BYU Signed
    TE Will Shaw Youngstown State Tryout
    WR Russell Shepard LSU Rookie Free Agent
    DT Damion Square Alabama Rookie Free Agent
    S Kenny Tate Maryland Tryout
    OL Matt Tobin Iowa Rookie Free Agent
    RB Matthew Tucker TCU Rookie Free Agent
    OL Devin Tyler Temple Tryout
    WR Isaiah Vogeli Merrimack Tryout
    DE Daryell Walker Hampton Tryout
    CB Eddie Whitley Virginia Tech Signed
    P Brad Wing LSU Rookie Free Agent
    S Earl Wolff N.C. State Draft Pick


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