The Washington Redskins signed former Virginia Tech Hokies linebacker Dadi Nicolas. Nicolas was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs during the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his time with KC Dadi struggled with injury issues. After two years with the Chiefs he was waived and then picked up by the Seattle Seahawks this past May. After again being waived in June he was without a team until the ‘Skins signed the VT standout on August 1. Best of luck to Dadi!
The Pittsburgh Steelers decided that Terrell Edmunds was not enough of Virginia Tech on their team, so they signed Bucky Hodges. Hodges was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings during the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Bucky was another Hokie bitten by the injury bug and was waived by the Vikes in September 2017. After that he bounced around the NFL landing with the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers. Yesterday Bucky was signed by the Steelers in hopes that his size and speed will create the matchup nightmare the Vikings were hoping to take advantage of.
We have signed TE Bucky Hodges & OT Kyle Meadows.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 2, 2018
We have also waived LB Darnell Leslie & waived/injured TE Ryan Malleck.
Last night the 2018 NFL season kicked off with the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears facing off against one another during the Hall of Fame game. Interestingly enough a few former Hokies found themselves facing off against one another during the matchup. During the 2014 NFL Draft the Bears selected VT DB Kyle Fuller with the 14th overall pick. During the 2017 NFL Draft the Ravens selected VT DB Chuck Clark in the sixth round. Fuller is arguably the best defensive player on the Bears’ defense and Clark has been breaking necks with his performance for the Ravens. During the first game of the 2018 NFL season Fuller did not make an appearance, but Clark had a game changing play when he picked off Bears QB Chase Daniels early in the first quarter. Keep it up Mr. Clark!
The Seattle Seahawks signed ProBowl offensive lineman and former Hokie Duane Brown to a $46 Million three-year deal. Congratulations Duane!