Check out these Aussie-related links from this last week of US sports.
It was a rough week for our Aussie NFL players and that means plenty of links to check out from the last seven days.
Aussie Punter Brad wing Released By Eagles - US Sports Down Under
LSU product Brad Wing was the first Aussie to find himself out of a job as part of the first wave of preseason cuts. He lost the punting job to veteran Donnie Jones in Philadelphia.
Seahawks place Aussie Jesse Williams on Injured Reserve - US Sports Down Under
Our report on 'ThaMonstar' being placed on IR by the Seattle Seahawks. A frustrating as this news might be, it's probably for the best.
Seahawks place rookie defensive tackle Jesse Williams on injured reserve - The Seattle Times
Some more detail on Williams being placed on IR. It quotes head coach Pete Carroll: "His knee just wasn’t responding well enough and it’s going to take him a long time to give him the consideration to get him right."
Aussie Tight End Hayden Smith Released By Jets - US Sports Down Under
After a solid year developing with the club it seems the Jets wanted to go in a different direction, releasing the former rugby player Hayden Smith.
Jets Release Hayden Smith - Gang Green Nation
The first line of this report sums it up well: "This should serve as a reminder of how little reports of somebody doing well in practice really mean."
New York Jets Release TE Hayden Smith - J-E-T Press
Another report on Smith's release, this one pointing to the Jets' change in management as a possible reason for the move.
Aussies in the NFL: Preseason Week 3 Recap - US Sports Down Under
The good news? Sav Rocca had a fantastic game against the Buffalo Bills. But that's the only good news.
Patty Mills hoping for more playing time - Project Spurs
Project Spur discuss a recent SMH piece (which they don't source, but is this article from last week
) within which Mills states he's gunning for more playing time. As we should hope.
Aussie Sport feature on Patty Mills - ABC Sport
We missed this last week, and felt bad because it's great:
Spurs Rank #14 Aron Baynes - Project Spurs
A rather dour look at Baynes' potential with the Spurs, but perhaps an honest one.
Antonio Spurs 2013 Player Profile: Aron Baynes - Rant Sports
Here's a much sunnier outlook on Baynes' potential future with the Spurs in the upcoming season.
Warriors plan to use Bogut like he is 100 percent - Sporting News
The Warriors are reportedly hoping that Aussie Andrew Bogut can turn it around and have a (rare) healthy season. They'll certainly need him to if they want to go deep into the playoffs this season.
Take Your Time Dante Exum - Crave Online
Great article talking about the tough decision facing Aussie NBA prospect Dante Exum.
Phantom's Walker preparing for Captials tryout camp - Vindy.com
Remember Aussie Nathan Walker? His tryout with the Washington Capitals begins next week. C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS! Hope he makes the most of it.
Travis Blackley Clicks Again - Star Telegram
Blackley had another solid outing during his second start for the Rangers.
Ron Washington plans to give Travis Blackley another start - Dallas News
His efforts during his first two starts appears to have earned him another, as per this breakdown of an interview with the Rangers' manager.
We'll have plenty of links for our Aussies playing college football next week. As always, if you see an article or report that you think should be added to this week's list let us know!
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