Aaron Kia, former UH offensive lineman, just called to confirm that he was cut by the New York Jets.
He had a nice camp, but it was a numbers game all the way.
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While the Oakland Raiders don’t offer the most job security, they do offer opportunities. Lots of them, especially to ball-handling players and cornerbacks. In NFL circles, the Raiders are known for the two-day contracts — bring a player in for, essentially, a tryout at the cost of a weekend stay. If he makes it, great. If not, next.
Which is why the Raiders present an ideal situation for Colt Brennan.
Brennan, who signed a one-year (non-guaranteed) contract with the Raiders yesterday, needs to compete. And the Raiders, who have been on a long-time search for quarterbacks, are willing to use the preseason as an extended tryout.
Whether Brennan makes it or not, the main thing is he will get game experience — and exposure. That’s something he has lacked. In his first two NFL seasons, he has not taken a regular-season snap.
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Why does Colt matter?
Other than the fact he delivered the memorable moments in 2006 and 2007, he is one of the Warriors’ selling points in recruiting.
The four-wide offense isn’t being used solely because it wins games. It is used because it emphasizes pass-protection, and that leads to job opportunities for offensive linemen. O-linemen are key in a team’s success, and UH has a better chance of attracting them if it can show that playing for the Warriors improves post-college opportunities. In that light, the success of UH alumni, such as Colt, helps recruiting. The longer Colt is employed by the NFL, the better it is for the Warriors.