Welcome to the Debrief, a semi-regular-ish download of news related to sports at the Service Academies, and the intersection of sports and the military.
Diego Fagot is a free agent.
The Baltimore Ravens waived the former Navy linebacker on Tuesday as the club trimmed its roster to 80 players. Fagot – an undrafted rookie this season – was among five players cut by the Ravens.
Fagot played in both of the Ravens’ two preseason games, recording a total of five solo tackles.
A 6-foot-3 native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fagot was the most recent Navy graduate to get his shot in pro football after a standout career in Annapolis. A three-time All-AAC selection, Fagot racked up 282 tackles in 42 games at Navy. He also had 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, six forced fumbles, and one memorable four-yard rushing attempt in last season’s Army-Navy game.
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Fagot was one of four Navy graduates who received permission from the Department of Defense last spring to pursue professional sports. As injuries pile up in this NFL preseason, there’s a chance Fagot could catch on with another team.
Notes and links:
- Check out the Space Force uniforms that the Falcons will wear against Navy this season.
- The Atlanta Falcons visited West Point recently.
- It looks like Army could be playing multiple QB’s again this season. The Times Herald Record has more on the situation under-center at West Point.
- The Army-Navy men’s soccer game is returning to Subaru Park – home of the Philadelphia Union – on Oct. 7.
- Kip Frankland, a senior offensive tackle, will wear the late David Forney’s No. 68 this season. More on that, from the Capital and the Washington Post.
- Hoist The Colours – the ECU 247 site – takes a closer look at the Pirates’ Sept. 24 opponent, Navy.
- Our friends at Mountain West Connection have published their definitive Air Force season preview.
- Army’s Andre Carter continues to pile up the preseason accolades. Our friends at Underdog Dynasty have more on his AP All-American nod.
- Navy women’s soccer is unbeaten through its first three matches. They face Maryland on Thursday.
- Our friends at Blogger So Dear take a look at Wake Forest’s Week Six opponent, Army.
- Danny Kanell believes in Coach Ken.