Aug 6, 2014

Tyler Larsen Gets Nod from South Florida Sun Sentinel Sports Writers

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Omar Kelly, Keith Turner Jr., and Chris Perkins on Tyler Larsen as they discuss Miami Dolphins training camp progress.
-- I'm watching Tyler Larsen work today & I've got to say he's been solid as the 3rd center. Why didn't he ever get called up to 2nd team?
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Jul 30, 2014

Photo of Cody Larsen's First Day With Denver Broncos

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Photo of Cody Larsen's First Day With Denver Broncos

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Deseret News : Denver Broncos sign former SUU standout Cody Larsen

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Former Southern Utah defensive lineman Cody Larsen signed with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.
Larsen, who lettered in football and basketball for Jordan High School, spent last season on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. At SUU he had 130 tackles in 44 games.
In addition to Larsen (6-foot-4, 300-pound), the Broncos signed defensive lineman Will Pericak. The Broncos' first preseason game is on Aug. 7 against Super Bowl foe Seattle Seahawks.

This is a 2013 photo of Cody Larsen of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 when this image was taken. (Associated Press)

Jul 29, 2014

Cody Larsen Heading to Denver Broncos Training Camp

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Cody Larsen got "the call" and has been invited out to training camp. As usual, pictures and news updates will be on there way as things develop.

Jul 2, 2014

Bleacher Report Predicts Tyler Larsen Makes Dolphins 53 Man Roster

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Predicting the Last 5 In, Last 5 out for Miami Dolphins' Final 53 Man Roster

Davonte Wallace and Tyler Larsen would have been flip-flopped on this list had Mike Pouncey not gotten hurt. 
With Pouncey's injury, Miami only has Sam Brenner and Nate Garner at center. None of them is exactly ideal, and while they can both play the position, they're better used as guards. 
Utah State product Tyler Larsen is a natural center and was likely a practice squad candidate prior to the Pouncey injury
Now, he'll have to be on the roster (barring a disaster of a training camp) in a position that became a very needy one for Miami overnight. 

May 22, 2014

Football Nation | Tyler Larsen: Making the Most of Opportunity With Dolphins

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Can Tyler Larsen follow suit? Jim Langer, Dwight Stephenson, and now Mike Pouncey. The Miami Dolphins have made it look easy finding centers who not only are solid players in the NFL, but All Pro players and Hall of Fame performers.
Tyler Larsen has his work cut out for him. While making the Miami Dolphins roster might be a bit easier, given consideration to the issues this team had last season with its starting five and depth, Larsen is still in a position of being on the outside looking in.
Larsen saw this happen with his brother, Cody, when he took the same approach in the same position – and is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
“I've always looked up to him my whole entire life,” said Tyler, who signed with the Dolphins last week as a rookie free agent. “Just seeing him achieve his main goal and actually making it to the NFL, I couldn't be more happy for him. It made it more realistic for me to actually chase my dream as well and try to make it to the NFL and everything like that. Seeing him do that really pushed me to even try even harder to actually get here.”
The Dolphins used the offseason to shore up on starters and depth through free agency and then the Draft last week. Larsen wasn't drafted in the seven round pool of players, allowing the Dolphins to invite him to minicamp. Now, as a rookie going through the general mechanics of the offseason process, it seems like he could still make an impact on the team and the roster.
Larsen was nothing short of dominant at Utah State, earning first-team all-conference honors the last three seasons — twice in the WAC and once in the Mountain West after the Aggies switched conferences.
He even earned second-team All-American honors from USA Today last year and was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, given to the top center in college football. He then turned in an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl, where he was one of the rare interior offensive linemen who wasn’t dominated in practice by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the eventual 13th overall selection in the 2014 draft.
Hopefully he can be just as aggressive in practice, training camp and eventually, a regular season game.

The Palm Beach Post | Where Miami Dolphins rookies stand heading into minicamp

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"- C Tyler Larsen: Larsen, out of Utah State, was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s top center. There was speculation the Dolphins would select an offensive lineman late in the draft. Of the undrafted players, Larsen has the best shot to make the team. He can play center or guard." 
 - By Andrew Abramson


May 19, 2014

Baltimore Sun(Ravens Insider) | Cody Larsen Moved From Offensive to Defensive Line

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"It didn't get a whole lot of attention during the rookie minicamp, but it at least bears mentioning that Cody Larsen, a defensive tackle on the Ravens’ practice squad last season, was working as an offensive guard. I don’t know when the last time Larsen played on the offensive line was, but Ravens coaches obviously think he’s capable of making the transition. Plus, it makes plenty of sense for Larsen to give it a try. It increases his versatility, and it was going to be nearly impossible for him to make the team on defense with the depth the Ravens have already acquired along the defensive line."
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun