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Draft Scout Matt Blanchard News
10/30/13 - QB Matt Blanchard was signed to the practice squad. The Panthers had carried just two QBs after cutting Jimmy Clausen before the season, so Blanchard will likely share snaps with backup QB Derek Anderson on the scout team.
08/28/13 - QB Jeff Blanchard (hand) was waived with an injury settlement by the Bears Tuesday.
08/19/13 - QB Matt Blanchard fractured a knuckle on his left (non-throwing) hand and is out indefinitely.
08/28/12 - QB Matt Blanchard was waived by the Bears Monday.
02/14/12 - Blanchard was not invited to participate in the NFL Combine, to be held later this month in Indianapolis. Still, he has his Pro Day, during which scouts will watch him play, and there are potential opportunities to work out for NFL teams that show interest. He expects to spend much of the winter and spring in Tampa, working out at a training facility with other potential draft picks and free agent signees. “When you’re in an environment where all you’re focused on is training and what you need to get done, it’s incredible the results you can (achieve),” Blanchard said. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder did not lose a game as a starting quarterback for the Warhawks, who have won 45 consecutive games. Blanchard transferred to UW-Whitewater after spending a year at Northern Michigan University. In his junior and senior seasons combined, he threw a grand total of five interceptions. As a senior, he threw for nearly 3,000 yards and tossed 23 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 452 yards. Blanchard was one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, presented each year to the most outstanding all-around football student-athlete in Division III. “We had a lot of younger guys, and it was my turn to take the torch and be a leader of the group,” he said. “I enjoyed being a guy that people looked to for an example.” Now, Blanchard will try and chart his own course and become the second player in Lake Zurich history (after Anthony Costanzo) to play in the NFL. - Bob Gosman, Lake Zurich Courier