Prince George's County Police collected 102 guns Saturday at the department's first buyback event of 2013.
Held at Eglise Baptiste du Calvaire in Adelphi, officers gave away gift cards worth up to $125 in exchange for the voluntary surrender of firearms by Prince George's County citizens. According to the department's official Twitter account, some of the weapons surrendered included AR-15 and Bushmaster semi-automatic rifles.
In 2012, the department collected approximately 450 weapons at various buyback events.
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Scot McCloughan says that he loves “football players”. He just drafted one for the Redskins in the second round.
Su’a Cravens is a 6-1, 225-lb. linebacker/strong safety out of USC. He should be very useful in nickel and dime situations and it’s possible that defensive coordinator Joe Barry will have a lot of fun moving him around in the defensive scheme.
Cravens possess the traits that McCloughan likes in his players; he’s smart, tough, and instinctive. He’s obviously a student of the game, anticipating plays and acting as a highly disruptive force.
The Redskins told Cravens that they see him as a dime linebacker, which will put him in a position to make plays in passing situations. They currently don’t have a specialist for that position so he will be a new dimension added to the offense.
His addition to the roster almost assuredly means that Trent Murphy, the team’s second-round pick as an outside linebacker two years ago, will make a permanent move to the defensive line.
So details on just what Cravens’ role will be won’t be sorted out until training camp, the preseason games and probably into the regular season.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Maryland defensive back Sean Davis in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the No. 58 overall pick, as announced on Friday night in Chicago.
After playing three years at safety for Maryland, he was shifted to cornerback because of team need as a senior. At the NFL level, he is more ready to play safety, but his size and length means he has upside as a cornerback as well.
In that sense, Davis has both the upside projection that teams covet (playing cornerback), yet also has the proven production at the college level as a safety and on special teams.
Davis had over 100 total tackles per season as both a sophomore and junior. He tallied 88 while playing primarily cornerback during his senior year. Also as a senior, he picked off three passes and forced five fumbles.
Already seen as a strong prospect, it was his showing at the NFL Draft Combine that helped to boost Davis’ stock after posting a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash, 21 reps in the bench press, and a 126-inch broad jump.
The bench press and broad jump measured among the best at the Combine at his position.
With their second round pick (No. 53 overall), the Redskins selected linebacker-safety Su’a Cravens out of USC.
Cravens, who is listed at 6 foot 1, 226-pounds, recorded a combined 10.5 sacks and 32 tackles for the loss the past two seasons for the Trojans.
The Los Angeles native is expected to speak to the media via conference call soon. Coach Jay Gruden, meantime, is scheduled meet with reporters at Redskins Park following the completion of the third round, where the Redskins pick 84th.
Stay tuned for more coverage.
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