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Deacon Dump 8/24: Swank signed to Bengals, Riley getting some love

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It's a little sad seeing Wake players in injury news, but hopefully 'Zo and AC get back in it soon. Their injuries sound minor. Great news about Swank and all he needs is an opportunity--the guy can kick. I was at the Browns-Lions preseason game on Saturday and ran into DJ Boldin in the tunnel. Exchanged quick words with him and it is good to see him grinding out there. He caught two passes for about 25 yards in the game and hopefully he'll stick. Link time...

QB comes close to even better stats - The Denver Post
Rookie cornerback and returner Alphonso Smith had a big ice pack wrapped around his right knee. Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas went down with a right shoulder injury.

Seahawks Insider - " Curry sits out The News Tribune Blogs, Tacoma, WA
Curry suffered a strained groin at the team’s Tuesday night practice at the University of Washington and did not practice the rest of the week. Head coach Jim Mora had been concerned about Curry’s legs with him only practicing a little over a week and the possibility of Curry injuring the leg further, so it appears the team is taking a cautious approach to the injury. With Curry not starting D.D. Lewis likely will get the start in his place.

N.C. stocked with experienced, talented quarterbacks -
N.C. State's Russell Wilson, North Carolina's T.J. Yates, Duke's Thad Lewis, Wake Forest's Riley Skinner, East Carolina's Patrick Pinkney and Appalachian State's Armanti Edwards might not light up the draft boards of NFL scouts, or Heisman Trophy ballots, but they're good college players and as a group, they might be the best this state has ever seen.

Deacons ride Skinner's aim -
"His accuracy is one of the main things that gets this offense going," Wake Forest junior Devon Brown said. "I know if I run the route, if I get where I need to be, I know Riley is going to get me the ball."

Wake Forest Rallies for 2-1 Victory at UNCG | | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Wake Forest rallied from an early one-goal deficit to defeat UNC Greensboro 2-1 on Sunday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Demon Deacons improved to 2-0 on the season, while UNC Greensboro fell to 0-1 on the year.

Wake Forest's Friday Football Practice Report | ACC Football News
"We're kind of in that mode where we're getting tired of going against each other right now," said Grobe. "But I told the guys we still have two weeks left to go. It's not like we play tomorrow. We have to keep working and getting better. Mentally, we're getting a lot better, there's no question. But I think we've just got to keep pushing through being a little bit tired. We've been banging heads for a while so we've got to be tough and work our way through it."

Cincinnati.Com | Cincinnati Enquirer | Bengals Blog " 8/23: Carson, tickets and kickers
With Shayne Graham still hampered by a groin injury, rookie Sam Swank was signed. Swank, who played at Wake Forest the last four years, holds the school records as leading scorer (337 points) and in field goals (71). He was signed by Philadelphia after the draft but was released on May 27.

The High Point Enterprise
Haas, 27, continues to plug along on the PGA Tour in his fourth full season. He has a couple of third-place finishes, including in May at the Valero Texas Open. He also has missed the cut 11 times this season and stands No. 92 on the FedExCup standings. He has won $4.1 million on the PGA Tour. He surpassed $1 million in earnings in 2008 for the first time. Haas is a good PGA Tour player. He's still hoping to be great.

Campbell aids Spartans in exhibition soccer win :
WAKE FOREST 2, LIBERTY 0: Freshman forward Andy Lubahn scored a goal and assist in his first collegiate game as Wake Forest downed Liberty in an exhibition match on Saturday night in front of 2,341 fans at Spry Stadium. Wake Forest closes out its exhibition schedule on Thursday at 8 p.m. against Furman.

PARTY LINE: Deacons need linemen to play big
"I just like the attitude of this group. This is a better attitude this year than we had last year," Grobe said. "Last year I thought our guys were too cool for school. This year we've got a good work ethic and we've got a group of guys that know there's a lot of responsibility on them for us to be better on offense. "Anytime you've got your offensive linemen wearing wrist bands and being cute and thinking they're wide receivers, you've got problems."

Better Ride, Devin Hester or Josh Howard? | The Big Lead