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Marshall, Keith

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired:  2016, Gunderson Trade

Keith Marshall played for the Georgia Bulldogs, where he and his buddy Todd Gurley formed a one-two punch at runningback. An impressive track man with the speed to boot, Keith ran a 4.31 40 at the combine, leading all prospects.  He’d finish his 4 year stint at Georgia with 1379 yards on 253 carries and 12 TDs. His numbers would certainly have looked better if not for an ACL tear he suffered in 2013.

The Redskins selected Keith in the 7th round of the draft, intrigued by his boom/ bust potential.  A nagging elbow injury ended his 2016, and then in 2017 Keith tore his patellar tendon, bringing his season to a close before it had even begun. Still recovering from the injury the Redskins waived him with an injury settlement during the Summer of 2018.

Matthews, Mike

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

At 6’2″, 290, Texas A&M Center Mike Matthews was simply just not big enough to be considered one of the top centers in the 2016 NFL Draft. Scouts loved his tenacity, bloodlines (son of Bruce Matthews and brother of Jake Matthews), technique, and football IQ. He was expected to be a free agent- sign and stash/ long term project, to see what a team could develop out of him with a few years in the weight room.

Mike signed with the Cleveland Browns after the draft, and was listed as the 3rd center on the team behind Cam Ewing and Garth Gerhart. He was a late cut in 2016, but in February 2017 Mike signed with Pittsburgh- unfortunately an injury late in training camp ended his season. Mike kept at it however, and in May of 2018, he signed with the Miami Dolphins who were looking for depth on the offensive line.

Madden, Tre

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Acquisition

So when Nathan and I were dealing autographs in the parking lot at my work, I made the shrewd acquisition of Tre Madden. I mean- it probably won’t payoff, but I was already aware of his deep NFL and athletic bloodlines, so picking him up appealed to me.

After initially starting his football career at USC as a linebacker, the Trojans decided it’d be best if Tre moved to runningback in 2012. Injuries completely railroaded his year at USC, so he doubled down for 2013.  He put together a respectable year, contributing 703 yards rushing on 138 carries, and 201 yards and 4 TDs on 15 receptions. After injury struck again in 2014, Madden returned for 2015 and had 85 carries for 452 yards and 5 TDs. He also caught 17 passes for 133 yards and a TD.

Tre went undrafted in 2016- flagged due to his injury riddled history. He later signed with the Seattle Seahawks and got a lot of work at fullback for the franchise.  An injury ended his 2016 before it began. After clearing waivers, the Seahawks placed Madden on injured reserve to get a better look at him for 2017.