View Full Version : vontez duff

03-20-2005, 12:03 AM
what happened with him? i didn't hear about whether he made the team or practice squad or what. i thought he had a good shot to be a dime back or something, but he's not listed on the roster. does anybody know if he will be invited to training camp or anything along those lines? thanks in advance.

03-20-2005, 12:05 AM
he isnt on the roster, so i would assume he didnt make it I'd have to double cheak but I'm pretty sure he isn't on the roster.

03-20-2005, 12:07 AM
i figured he didn't make the roster, i just didn't know if there was any info on the practice squad because it wasn't listed at all. Thanks for trying to help anyway.

03-20-2005, 12:15 AM
Last I heard.. I beleive he had signed with the Buffalo Bills, and was on their practice roster.

03-20-2005, 12:18 AM
He is with Pittsburgh now I think.

03-20-2005, 12:20 AM
i was just curious, thanks for the answers. i just thought he had good speed to cover and return kicks because J.J. can't stick around forever. Oh well, i guess that's the end of that chapter.

03-20-2005, 12:23 AM
He is with Pittsburgh now I think.Vinny's right according to Vontez Duff's player page: http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/492925

03-20-2005, 12:12 PM
Duff was an OK pre-season returner when competing against guys who weren't going to make an NFL roster. Moses did a better job returning when he got his chance in the preseason. Some people made a big deal about Duff being Notre Dame's all time leading returner in total yardage, but that isn't very accurate since ND's defense stunk it up while he was there and therefore he also had a lot more kickoff returns than other top ND return men like Tim Brown and Rocket Ismail.

Duff's other problem was that he wasn't going to earn a spot as an NFL cornerback. Duff was an OK college corner in a zone scheme, but he definitely doesn't have the cover abilities to play corner in the NFL. Since the main knock against Moses is that he takes up a spot as a specialist and can't play on offense or defense, Duff's only chance to make the Texans was if he could also make it as a position player.

If Duff is to make an NFL roster, it would be as a special teams guy (but not a returner). As far as his position, he should get looked at as a safety or possibly a third down running back. He just isn't an NFL corner.