|LeGree Released By Seahawks; Lynch To Start For Bucs|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Monday, 05 September 2011 14:32|
It was a tale of sadness and joy for a pair of former Appalachian State University Mountaineers on Monday.Mark Legree, who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the National Football League Draft last April, has been released. He was the only draft pick of the nine chosen by the Seahawks to be released. He was beaten out by safety Jeron Johnson of Boise State for the fourth safety slot. LeGree was a three-time first-team All-American at the FCS level.
He ended his collegiate career at ASU as the Division I active career leader in interceptions with 22, and was a freshman when Appalachian State famously upset Michigan in 2007 before winning the Division I national championship later that season.
Corey Lynch has been named the starting free safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lynch, about to begin his fourth season in the NFL, will get the starting nod in Tampa's season opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Lynch, who played on three national championship teams at ASU (2005-07), was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
He was picked up by the Bucs after the Bengals cut him loose in 2009. In his two-year stay with the Bucs, Lynch has played in 29 games with 32 tackles and an interception. He made six stops in four pre-season games this season.
Jason Hunter has been named a back up at left defensive end for the Denver Broncos; and Daniel Kilgore, a fifth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Draft last spring, has been named a back up at left guard behind Mike Iupati.
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