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Pair of Wildcats trying to make it as Cardinals

Flagstaff, Ariz. – An NFL team will keep 53 players on its
active roster,
along with a few more on the practice squad.

Grabbing one of the coveted spots is tough, but doing so
as a player who
not one team thought was worth drafting in April can be
even more

That is the issue facing former Arizona Wildcats Paul
Vassallo and Gino
Crump, as each is trying to make the roster after college
careers that were
solid, but not spectacular by any means.

A receiver, Crump didn’t even make much of an impact in
Tucson as a receiver until his
senior year, when he caught 65 passes for 610 yards and
two touchdowns.
Still, he was overshadowed by Raiders draft pick Juron
Criner last season,
and rarely was his team’s top option.

“I actually was the number one receiver for like a week,”
Crump joked, “but
I just try to come out here and show the coaches that I’m
ready to work and
that I deserve to be here.”