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Driskel, Jeff

Card: Sage 2016 (59/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Jeff Driskell started his college career at Florida, but after losing the starting job (partially due to injury) he opted to transfer for his final year of eligibility to Louisiana Tech.  While playing for LA Tech, Jeff had his best year in 2015, starting all 13 games and going 279 of 448 for 4,026 yards, and 27 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. By all accounts this was the best school single season performance by any quarterback since Tim Rattay.

A multi-sport athlete Jeff was not only selected by the San Fransisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft, he was also selected by the Boston Red Sox of the MLB in 2013. He was released before final cut downs in 2016, but was snapped up by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as the 3rd string QB.

Trapped behind Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron, it didn’t really seem like Jeff was going to go far in Cinci, but the coaching staff has really taken a liking to him. AJ McCarron was traded in the 2018 off-season to Buffalo, and an open QB competition ensued for backup between Matt Barkley and Jeff. He played well enough that it was believed that Jeff may have had the inside track on the job, but he suffered an injury during the preseason and began the 2018 campaign on IR.

Scheu, Steven

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Steven Scheu played college ball for Vanderbilt at tight end. Clocking in at 6’5″, 245, Scheu certainly has the size but needs to fill out his frame to be a more effective blocker. His best season came in 2014 when he posted 39 catches for 525 yards and 4 touchdowns earning him All-SEC Honors. Steven finished his career for the Commodores with 83 receptions for 933 yards and 7 touchdowns.  He’d go undrafted in 2016, but sign with the Patriots as a free agent. After being cut Scheu was later signed to the Broncos practice squad. During the 2017 preseason, Steven caught a 21 yard TD from backup Kyle Sloter, but it wouldn’t be enough to help him make the roster. Currently Steven is a free agent.

Jones, Cayleb

sage16 cjonesCard: Sage 2016 #120/250
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Break

The son of former Cowboys LB Robert Jones and nephew of former Saints QB Jeff Blake, Cayleb Jones played High School ball in Austin, Tx at Austin High School. The wide receiver was recruited by the University of Texas, but in the wake of the change over from Mack Brown to Charlie Strong and being charged with misdemeanor assault in 2013, Jones elected to transfer out of UT to Arizona. Jones, at 6’3″, 215 finished his college career with 130 receptions for 1,958 yards and 14 TDs. He played in all 13 of the Wildcats’ games in 2013, including a 45-37 win over New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl.  Cayleb Jones was considered a sleeper in the 2016 NFL Draft with all the puzzle pieces of a complete receiver- that hasn’t completely put it all together yet.

After the NFL draft he signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.  He made it all the way to the final cutdowns before being released. Later in the year he signed with the Minnesota Vikings but was cut during preseason, after seeing limited time on the field dur to injury. He resigned with the squad at the end of the year on a futures contract, but was later suspended the first 4 games of 2018 for violating the league’s PED policy. He was again released by the team at the end of the preseason.