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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: NFL Preseason Edition

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Football is finally back.

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Week 1 of the NFL preseason kicked off Thursday night with several former Kentucky Wildcats in action.

Randall Cobb got the start for the Packers and caught one pass for 16 yards against the Patriots. Za'Darius Smith got some run at outside linebacker for the Ravens. Stevie Johnson started at wide receiver for the Chargers.

What all of this thankfully means is that football is back in our lives!

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Your Quickies

Vince Marrow talks in-state recruiting, the Michigan job and more
Remember when it looked like UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow was bound for Michigan? He talked about that process in an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader. That was Part II of their interview with Marrow. In Part I, Marrow talked about how UK's recruiting has changed over past two years.

Up the gut strength and an ongoing football dictionary
Former UK QB Freddie Maggard does a position breakdown for players who are projected to solidify the middle of the football field this year. He also explains some of the more notable football definitions not everyone may know the exact meaning too.

CBS Sports' Jerry Palm says UK will not go bowling this season
If you follow Jerry Palm's work, you'd know he's a great basketball analyst, specifically for predicting the NCAA Tournament. As for football, let's hope he's not quite as knowledgeable after he picked UK to not go to a bowl this year.

Javess Blue continues ot battle odds as he looks to make Packers roster
Whether it's been college or now in the NFL, Javess Blue has had some rotten luck on the injury front that he hopes to overcome and make the Packers' final 53-man roster.

UK's five true freshmen most likely to play this season
If you've kept up with the Cats this offseason, the five guys on this list shouldn't be much of a surprise. CB Chris Westry and LB Jordon Jones are two names though that have recently emerged and could be in for big roles in the defense this year.

Jermaine Eskridge talks about his early pledge to Wildcats
What in the world possessed a five-star prospect in the Class of 2018 to make his college commitment now? "I just see Kentucky as a great place for me. It's always good to be ahead in life than behind," Eskridge told CatsPause.