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The following article was posted on May 15th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 42 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 42

Gocong misses out on a comeback

BY PATRICK M. KLEMZ

Former Cal Poly defensive standout Chris Gocong’s attempted return to professional football lasted only three days. The 29-year-old linebacker appeared in Philadelphia on May 10 for the first day of rookie tryouts with the Eagles, surprising local sportswriters. However, when the three-day camp ended, the Eagles chose not to sign him.

Though unsuccessful, Gocong’s bid to try a comeback with Philadelphia made sense. The Eagles selected him in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft after Gocong set an NCAA Division I-AA sacks record with Cal Poly and won the 2005 Buck Buchanan Award, given to the best defensive player in college football’s second tier.

Gocong won but struggled to maintain a starting job with the Eagles and later the Browns, after Philadelphia shipped him to Cleveland in a 2010 cap clearing trade. A season-ending 2012 Achilles injury derailed Gocong’s tenuous professional career. The Browns released him April 2.