Russ Hochstein

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 305
College: Nebraska
Birth Place: Hartington, Nebraska
Draft: 2001 5th round (20th pick) by the
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    Houston Texans OL loses 21 pounds

    May 27 (UPI) -- Weight has literally been lifted from the Houston Texans' offensive line this year. Right guard Jeff Allen lost 21 pounds this offseason, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I feel good; I lost a few pounds," Allen told the Chronicle. "I think it will be beneficial for me this season. I've done a lot of hard work, a lot of cardio. I changed my diet. I'm eating a little cleaner. I have a better understanding of what I need from my body. Allen, 27, played the first four years of his career for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was heavily pursued by the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons during the 2016 offseason before landing a five-year, $28 million pact with the Texans. Allen had two

  • KeiVarae Russell eying roster spot in crowded cornerback group
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    KeiVarae Russell eying roster spot in crowded cornerback group

    The football journey of KeiVarae Russell may be just getting started in the NFL, but it’s been a strange one to say the least. The former Notre Dame star was one of the better cornerbacks in college football while enjoying a standout career with Notre Dame. But an academic scandal in August of 2014 led to him being suspended for the entire season. He returned in 2015 and went on to record 60 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and four pass deflections in 11 games. Going into the 2016 NFL Draft, Russell was projected to be selected somewhere in the Round 2-4 range and was viewed as a nice developmental corner. The Kansas City Chiefs wound up spending

  • How the Bills can tweak their roster to snag a 2018 third-round pick

    How the Bills can tweak their roster to snag a 2018 third-round pick

    Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered the Patriots for Providence College graduate Follow on Twitter The Buffalo Bills already have an extra 2018 first-round pick as a result of a draft-night trade last month with the Kansas City Chiefs. But if new Bills general manager Brandon Beane wants an additional third-round pick next spring, he can snag one in the coming months through the NFL's compensatory draft pick system. Currently, the Bills are not projected by to receive any compensatory picks in the 2018 draft because they signed more unrestricted free agents (seven) to qualifying contracts than they lost to deals elsewhere (five). That can be fixed.