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His name is Andrew Franks, a man with “some pop in his leg,” according to his coach.
“Yeah, it looked like he kicked the ball well,” Joe Philbin said. “I told those guys at bed check that I’d love to have their job. Yesterday, they didn’t kick, you can’t kick every day I guess in the NFL. Our rookies are eating buffets all day, nice hotel room, they work every other day. That’s a heck of a gig. [joking].”READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
What has stood out about the undrafted rookie out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute after two days of Training Camp?
“Yeah, he’s got pop in his leg,” Philbin said. “You guys see that. You come out here and you watch him and you go, ‘Oh, geez, there’s some pop there.’ The ball comes off his foot. Again, not perfect every time, but there’s something to work with there, for sure.”MORE NEWS: ‘The Ugly Truth For Us’: 4th Wave Of Cases Has Jackson Memorial’s COVID Floor Packed With Unvaccinated Patients