With the final cutdown coming shortly, I thought it was time to use it or lose it.
Here’s wishing the best of luck to the newest JFL: Alex Gottlieb, a 6’4″, 250 pound rookie tight end out of William and Mary. In the preseason, Gottleib has made two receptions for a total of 15 yards with one touchdown.
Gabe Carimi is looking forward to getting back on the field after missing almost all of his rookie season with the Chicago Bears to injury. Since he hasn’t had much experience as an NFLer, school is still out on him.
Carimi’s teammate, punter Adam Podlesh, strikes me as an interesting guy. He’s a bit outspoken, which can get you into trouble with the powers that be in the various league offices. Here’s hoping his hip flexor problem clears up in time for the opening game.
Like Podlesh, Antonio Garay (San Diego Chargers) also comes across as a fun guy off the field.
The Cincinnati Bengals are looking for strong safety Taylor Mays to have a big season.
Mitchell Schwartz has a shot at the starting right tackle job for the Cleveland Browns.
Big brother Geoff Schwartz had surgery to repair a sports hernia earlier this month, but he’s making a strong bid to be ready for his new team’s (the Minnesota Vikings’) opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns do not face the Vikings this season, so there will be no bragging rights.
Other Jewish NFLers include tight end Greg Camarillo and offensive lineman Brian de la Puento of the New Orleans Saints, and fullback Erik Lorig (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).