Seth DeValve ’16, Caraun Reid ’14 Open NFL Training Camps This Week
For the two highest-drafted Princeton football players in the modern era, it’s time to go back to work. Seth DeValve ’16 and Caraun Reid ’14 will both return to NFL training camps this week and look to build upon exciting 2016 seasons.
DeValve was the highest-drafted Princeton football player (Round 4, pick 138 of the 2016 draft) of the modern era, and he developed into a meaningful member of the Cleveland offense over the second half of the season. A preseason injury limited him early — he didn’t have a catch over the first seven weeks of the season — but he ended the year with 10 receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns, including a 25-yard catch in a nationally televised Thursday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens. With the departure of 2016 starting tight end Gary Barnridge, DeValve and rookie David Njoku could both find themselves with more opportunities in the offense.
The first training camp practice for Cleveland will be Thursday, July 27, and the Browns will open their preseason Aug. 10 at home against New Orleans.
Prior to DeValve, Reid became Princeton’s highest-drafted player (Round 5, pick 158 of the 2014 draft) of the modern era when he was selected by the Detroit Lions. After a memorable Monday Night Football touchdown by Reid, the co-captain of the 2013 Ivy champions made his way to the Chargers last season, and he will open training camp in Los Angeles Sunday, July 30, in preparation for their preseason opener Aug. 13 at home against Seattle.
Reid scored another touchdown during his first season with the Chargers, and he recovered from an injury in time to play in seven games and record a safety and five tackles. New defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is expected to bring greater pressure from the front, which could allow Reid more opportunities to shine this season.
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