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Sunday links: Draft redux, waiting for UDFA deals and more - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Mr. Melvin Lee Ratliff, 90, of Elliston, passed peacefully in his home Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was the son of the late Luther and Nellie Ratliff. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances; daughters, Peggy and Carolyn; three brothers and four sisters.

Dadi Nicolas picked by the Chiefs in the sixth round of NFL Draft - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Mary Frances Dickinson Burks, 76, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by her family.A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mary Frances immersed herself in her family, her church and her community.

A few more Kendall Fuller draft notes: Nicolas, other Hokies waiting to hear their names - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Mary Frances Dickinson Burks, 76, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by her family.A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mary Frances immersed herself in her family, her church and her community.

Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller selected by Redskins in Round 3 of the NFL Draft

roanoke.com — Lorinza (Rinzie) Brumfield Jr., 70, of Pembroke lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 30, 1945, he was a son of the late Lorenzo Sr. and Martha P.

Hokies CB Kendall Fuller selected by Redskins in Round 2 of NFL Draft - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — January 31, 1991 - April 25, 2016On the night of Monday, April 25, 2016, John Andrew (Drew) Cloeter, of Roanoke, Va., took his own life. Drew was a really, truly exceptional person in so many ways.

Friday reset: Hokies on board with satellite camps, Fuller waits for Round 2 and more - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — The NCAA finally got one right, even if it tripped up in the process, contradicting itself from a few weeks ago, needlessly sparking a month's worth of debate and controversy over an issue -- satellite camps -- that the average college football fan probably could not care less about.

Read a replay of today's live Virginia Tech football chat - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Bryan Justin "BJ" Smith, 34, of Newport, died, Monday, April 25, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy Keffer and Della Simpkins, Woodrow and Irene Smith, aunt, Dottie Duncan and cousin, Tia Gardner.

Live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m. - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — C. Whitney Markley, 84, of Roanoke, Va., died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel C. and Elizabeth Markley; daughter, Anne Whitney Markley Denman; sister, Betsy Stuart; and brother, Christopher Markley IV.He was a lifetime member of Second Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and elder.

Former Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller knows the draft-day routine - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — Rhonda Robertson Mills, 49, of Lexington, passed into the presence of her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 after a four-and-a-half year long battle with reoccurring health challenges. Rhonda was born on Monday, September 19, 1966 in Lynchburg.

Former Virginia Tech DB Kendall Fuller knows the draft-day routine - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — James Allen Carmichael, 94, of Roanoke County, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Mr. Carmichael was born in Birmingham, Ala., on December 6, 1921, and was the son of the late Roy and Viola Snow Carmichael.
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May 01, 2016

RT @normwood: Former #Hokies LB Deon Clarke is headed to Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp as an undrafted free agent.

May 01, 2016

RT @WadeThor95: I will be attending the @steelers Rookie Mini Camp for a tryout, one more chance to compete 🏈🏈 pic.twitter.com/t6blKhVuNX

May 01, 2016

RT @HokiesFB: .@luthermaddy_ has accepted an invitation to the @Saints rookie minicamp tryouts! RT to wish Lu good luck!! #Hokies https://pic.twitter.com/2jUCtVihCz.co/2jUCtVihCz

May 01, 2016

@Ja_Cobie1 Probably not. Just an invitation to participate. Limited number of UDFA deals teams can sign players to and limited roster spots.

Apr 30, 2016

@aaronmcfarling Was it worth three tweets to defend soccer?

Apr 30, 2016

Ryan Malleck's undrafted free agent deal already in place apparently. #Hokies twitter.com/BryanStiney/st…

Apr 30, 2016

That's a wrap for the draft. Kendall Fuller & Dadi Nicolas the only #Hok#Hokiesen. Luther Maddy, Ryan Malleck & others will seek UDFA deals.


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