If Mitch King goes on to have a sustained NFL career, he’ll make a good story.
“Mama’s Boy” signed with the Houston Texans on Monday. “Mama’s Boy” is King, the former Iowa defensive tackle who has already played for Tennessee, Indianapolis, St. Louis and New Orleans.
After a pretty darn good career at Iowa, King went undrafted in 2009. He played in four games for Indianapolis in 2010, three games for New Orleans last season.
Another defensive tackle, rookie Mike Daniels, has wasted little time impressing people in the Green Bay Packers’ camp.
Daniels was a fourth-round draftee of the Pack in April. According to this Green Bay Press-Gazette story Monday, Daniels “has emerged as a contender for some serious playing time up front.”
Incredibly, one might say, Daniels is out of the box quickly in camp after missing the rookie orientation camp, all organized team activities and minicamp. He had surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Former Hawkeye offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga has gotten to again see Daniels across the line from him in practice. Bulaga sounds like Daniels’ agent off the field.
“He’s got lots of energy, and I mean lots of energy,” Bulaga said in the Press-Gazette story. “But he’s also strong, quick and has good hands.”
I enjoyed watching Daniels play at Iowa. He brought it.
As for Bulaga, here’s a story about him that was posted on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s site Monday night.
The Press-Gazette, meanwhile, reports Bulaga is dominating Packers first-round draft pick/defensive end Nick Perry in practice.
And Marvin McNutt, who unexpectedly lasted until the sixth round of the NFL draft in April, moved up the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart Saturday when Riley Cooper broke his collarbone.
Then there’s this: