Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Jersey Flavor in NFL

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Jersey Flavor in NFL

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A look at North Jersey players in NFL camps this summer:

Team : Position : Yrs Pro : High School : Hometown

Mike Adams : Colts : Safety : 11 Passaic Tech : Paterson

Seeks shot at another Super Bowl appearance after reaching the big game with the Broncos.

Miles Austin : Browns : Wide receiver : 9 : Garfield : Garfield

Wants to solidify himself as a productive starter again after a 24-catch season with Dallas.

Steve Beauharnais : Patriots : Linebacker : 2 : St. Joseph : Saddle Brook

Second on the Patriots' depth chart at strongside linebacker and a special teams contributor.

Kevin Brock : Bengals : Tight end : 3 Hackensack : Hackensack

Battling to stick with Cincinnati, his ninth team since the Rutgers product reached the NFL in '09.

Blake Costanzo : 49ers : Linebacker : 8 : Ramapo : Franklin Lakes

One of NFL's top special teams players has returned to San Francisco, where he played in 2011.

Victor Cruz : Giants : Wide receiver : 5 : Paterson Catholic : Paterson

The Giants' most accomplished receiver has averaged 80 catches the past three seasons.

Brian Cushing : Texans : Linebacker : 6 : Bergen Catholic : Park Ridge

Ex-Pro Bowler wants to stay healthy after playing in 12 games over the past two seasons.

Jim Dray : Browns : Tight end : 5 : Bergen Catholic : New Milford

Fighting for role with the Browns after four seasons in Arizona, where he started last season.

Junior Galette : Saints : Defensive end : 5 : St. Joseph : Spring Valley, N.Y.

Will try to build on his breakout season in 2013, when he finished with 12 sacks.

Tamba Hali : Chiefs : Linebacker : 9 : Teaneck : Teaneck

Still the leader up front in the Chiefs' 3-4 defense. Had 11 sacks, forced four fumbles last season.

Chris Hogan : Bills : Wide receiver : 2 : Ramapo : Wyckoff

Fighting for bigger role after establishing himself last year (10 catches), mostly on special teams.

Sean Lissemore : Chargers : Def. tackle : 5 : Dumont : Dumont

Productive backup entering his second season with San Diego, which acquired him from Dallas. …

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