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App State's Middleton signs with Jets

BOONE — Former App State safety Doug Middleton has signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on April 30. Middleton said on Twitter that he has signed with the Jets following the end of the NFL draft. “God's timing is always perfect. Ready to go to work!!!! Blessed to be a New York Jet,” he tweeted. Middleton finished sixth on the Mountaineers in tackles with 53 this season. He did not have any interceptions, but had three pass breakups and a half-tackle for a loss of nine yards. Middleton helped lead the Mountaineers to their first bowl game in the modern era in 2015. Appalachian State finished 11-2 this season, which included a 31-29 win over Ohio in the Camellia Bowl. Thus

San Francisco 49ers Draft Appalachian State DL Ronald Blair

With the 142nd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers picked Appalachian State defensive lineman Ronald Blair. Blair won the Sun Belt Conference's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015, finishing his career with 70 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock had the 6-foot-2, 284-pound defensive lineman as a third-round prospect. For more on Blair, take a look at NFL.com's analysis: "Flashes some polish in his game. Comes out of track stance and fires into blockers with knee bend and good pad level. Uses leverage and tremendous power at the point of attack to rock offensive linemen who let their pads get too high. Able to set

Eagles Sign Punter Ryan Quigley

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles signed punter Ryan Quigley to one-year contract, the team announced on Monday. Quigley, 26, has spent time with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets after becoming Boston College’s all-time leader in career punts with 283. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)