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Bears eying Navy's Keegan Wetzel

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08:04 PM ET 04.21 | The Chicago Bears are the latest team to show interest in Navy's Keegan Wetzel. The linebacker put in standout performances against Notre Dame and Penn St. to stir interest from the NFL and has already gone on one team visit and had two private workouts. The Bears are the fourth team to show interest in Wetzel, who had 15 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and 79 tackles last season to go along with a 3.93 GPA. Wetzel is a Palos Heights, IL native, who would be making a return home if he is drafted by the Bears.

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April 21, 2013  08:14 PM ET

Keegan looks a little nerdy, old and scrawny for a LB in that picture...

April 21, 2013  08:24 PM ET

If everyone is so keen about about honouring US Servicemen then why don't the give draft exemptions to teams who select them? Maybe an additional pick in the next round or deferred pick for the year they actually complete their service and join the team.

April 21, 2013  08:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Keegan looks a little nerdy, old and scrawny for a LB in that picture...

Doesn't look like he can take a hit!!

April 21, 2013  08:35 PM ET
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Doesn't look like he can take a hit!!

I think da Bears did find themselves a decent ball coach!

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April 21, 2013  10:36 PM ET
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I think da Bears did find themselves a decent ball coach!

He also coaches?

April 21, 2013  10:47 PM ET
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Wait, I got this:Wetzel the Pretzel.I should copyright that.

T-Shirts...

April 21, 2013  11:12 PM ET
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If everyone is so keen about about honouring US Servicemen then why don't the give draft exemptions to teams who select them? Maybe an additional pick in the next round or deferred pick for the year they actually complete their service and join the team.

Did not effect at all Cowboy great, Roger Staubach's NFL career. When you make a commitment to join one of our Military Colleges you are making a commitment to this country. I am sorry you fail to understand that.

April 22, 2013  12:40 AM ET
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Did not effect at all Cowboy great, Roger Staubach's NFL career. When you make a commitment to join one of our Military Colleges you are making a commitment to this country. I am sorry you fail to understand that.

Whoa! I did not get that sense from SteveDallas' post. I don't think he is suggesting that academy athletes be let out of their military commitments but rather that NFL teams be encouraged to wait.

April 22, 2013  06:57 AM ET
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If everyone is so keen about about honouring US Servicemen then why don't the give draft exemptions to teams who select them? Maybe an additional pick in the next round or deferred pick for the year they actually complete their service and join the team.

If that ain't the dumbest thing I've ever heard...

April 22, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Wait, I got this:Wetzel the Pretzel.I should copyright that.

Unless you have one of their pretzel franchises, you're probably too late

April 22, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Being a Packer fan I'd much rather see them draft someone from the Coast Guard than the Navy.

 
April 22, 2013  03:00 PM ET

He has been called Wetzel the Pretzel since grade school

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