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Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

James Krause

October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns, picking up three tackles. Ward missed the first...

The end of football for Josh Gordon could be the start of something great

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is congratulated after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things mentally. He thanked the Patriots for their support and vowed to work his way back. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

James Krause

December 30, 2018

Wide receiver Josh Gordon was en route to make over $790 thousand with the New England Patriots during the 2018 season prior to his suspension and departure from the team last week.Gordon announced in a Dec. 20 statement that he is stepping away from football to focus on his mental health.“"I take my me...