Card: Sage Hit 2015 (213/250)
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker
Ryan Delaire played at the University of Massachusetts for his first two collegiate seasons. He played in 18 games before transferring, earning 25 tackles and 2.5 sacks at defensive end. He transferred to Towson where he posted 32 tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Delaire was invited to the combine and posted decent numbers, running a 4.97 40 and bench pressing 220 23 times. He was expected to be drafted in probably the 6th or 7th round, but instead became a high-priority free agent after the 2015 draft. A tweener, Delaire would fit in comfortably with the right scheme as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a defensive end.
In early May 2015 he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Later he’d be signed off the Redskins practice squad and joined the Carolina Panthers that year. As a backup in 9 games he had 8 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his rookie year. In 2016, Ryan saw spot duty in 6 games, with 6 tackles, a sack, and 1 pass defended, but a knee injury ended his season prematurely. Currently in 2017, he’s a free agent.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker
Shane Carden played for ECU and finished his 4 years at the school with 11,991 passing yards, 86 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. An opportunistic scrambler, Carden rushed for 10 TDs in his Junior year, and added MVP honors in 2013 with Conference USA, and 2014 with the American Athletic Conference. Adding to his resume, Carden broke multiple records for passing yards and TDs. Scouts did not like Shane’s mechanics, but loved his intangibles, ability to quickly read the field, and football IQ. He’d go unselected in the 2015 draft, but sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears but not make the squad.
Later he went overseas and played for the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League. Shane then spent half the year in 2016 with the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes. In February of 2017, Shane found a home with the expansion Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League. He earned AFL Rookie of the Year Honors after passing for 3,189 yards, 63 TDs, 16 INT, and 275 completions on 431 attempts.
Card: Sage 2016 (#146/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
Jordan Richards played for the Stanford Cardinal football team at Safety. He excelled in run support and earned All-Conference honors in 3 seasons while at Stanford. Expected to be a third day choice, Richards was a surprise selection at the end of Round 2 by the New England Patriots.
A smart and determined player, Jordan is a strong character guy who is a willing run enforcer despite his 5’11”, 2011 frame. He played for the Patriots on special teams and in sub packages, and displayed that nose for the run, and was pretty decent in underneath zone support. Richards finished 2015 with 2 starts 2 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble, and 14 tackles. He played in 11 games in 2016 contributing a fumble recovery. Considered on the roster bubble for 2017, Jordan impressed during the preseason, and as of the 4th week has played in 3 games starting 1, with 5 tackles, and a forced fumble.