Jimmy Clausen and Cam Newton took the field together for the first time Saturday at a charity kickball game - and both were wearing No. 2.
Newton, the Auburn quarterback drafted No. 1 overall by the Panthers, wants Clausen’s jersey number – not to mention his job.
And while Clausen has been gracious in welcoming Newton via Twitter and a personal text message, the second-year quarterback from Notre Dame indicated he’s not planning to simply hand over his number or his position.
Newton wore No. 2 at Auburn and said Friday he’d like to keep it. He might have to set aside some bonus money for it.
“It’s mine right now,” Clausen said of the No. 2 jersey. “We’ll see what happens.”
Has Clausen set an asking price?
He smiled and said again: “We’ll see what happens.”
SHELTON LINEMAN GOES TO PACKERS
Green Bay used one of its two sixth-round picks to select Utah guard Caleb Schlauderaff.
Schlauderaff, a 2006 graduate of Shelton High School, was a four-year starter at Utah. He earned first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior and was a third-team Associated Press All-American.
Rice defensive end Cheta Ozougwu is this year’s Mr. Irrelevant after the Houston Texans took him with the 254th and final pick of the NFL draft.
“It’s a big relief,” Ozougwu said. “I’m blessed to have this opportunity.”
Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones, who grew up in California’s Bay Area, was selected in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders – the first player chosen from the Big Sky Conference. Jones, a junior who is leaving EWU a year early, rushed for 1,742 yards last season. Washington State offensive lineman Zack Williams went to the Panthers in the sixth round. Idaho’s Shiloh Keo, a defensive back out of Archbishop Murphy High School, was taken by the Texans in the fifth round with the 144th overall selection – one spot before Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers was selected by the Atlanta Falcons.