Tar Heels in NFL: Williams has best day of four rookies making debuts; Brown starts

By R.L. Bynum Four rookies out of UNC made quiet NFL debuts Sunday, with Washington wide receiver Dyami Brown the only one who started. Javonte Williams had the best day with 14 rushes for 45 yards and played 34 snaps in the Denver Broncos’ 27–13 road victory over the New York Giants. In the only …

Bernard helps Bucs win; when will other Tar Heels play during Week 1 of the NFL?

By R.L. Bynum Giovani Bernard was the first of the 14 Tar Heels on NFL active rosters to play on the season’s opening weekend when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Dallas Cowboys 31–29 on Thursday night. Bernard, in his first season with Tampa Bay after playing eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, has been …

There was good and bad news for Tar Heels on cut day in the NFL

By R.L. Bynum There were triumphs and frustrations for Tar Heels on Tuesday as NFL teams cut their rosters down to 53 players. Among the positives were Mack Hollins, M.J. Stewart Jr., Andre Smith and Charlie Heck making rosters. Some of the negatives were the Dazz Newsome and six other former UNC players being waived. …

Tar Heels in NFL camps: Javonte Williams making early impression in Denver; 4 of 27 former UNC players in camps expected to start

By R.L. Bynum Three weekends away from Week 1 of the NFL season, there is a lot of excitement about two rookie listed as backup running backs — the Denver Broncos’ Javonte Williams and the New York Jets’ Michael Carter. They are two of 27 Tar Heels in NFL training camps. In the Mile High …