Leading up to the opening of training camp, boiseburn.com will give you a closer look at the position-by-position breakdown of players who have been signed by the Burn and are expected to attend camp. Other players may be added at each position before the season opens March 28 at Tri-Cities. Preseason Position Analysis: Offensive Line Signed**: 6 Returning: Richard Seals, Eric Price New: Samuel Bentley, Matt Butler, Leo Sullivan, Jessie Dee, Shannon Boatman Richard Seals: Second-team All-AF2 despite missing nine games due to injury. Started the opener at Tulsa and did not play again until Oklahoma City came to Boise in June. Seals was a defensive end in college at Utah and played three years in the NFL (New Orleans, Buffalo, New York Giants). Eric Price: Late-season acquisition for the Burn who started two games at guard. Price began his college career at Idaho State before finishing up at Eastern Oregon. Shannon Boatman: Two-year starter for Bobby Bowden at Florida State. The 335-pound rookie signed a free-agent contract with the NFL?s Washington Redskins before injuring his shoulder. Samuel Bentley: A four-year letterwinner at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Bentley will compete for a roster spot at the guard position. Matt Butler: A versatile lineman who can play center but comes to camp looking for a job as a guard. His final collegiate football game at East Carolina came against Boise State in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. Leo Sullivan: Another player vying for playing time at guard, Sullivan is a third-year af2 player out of Stony Brook University. Teammate of Richard Seals in Bakersfield in 2007 and played for Albany in 2008. Jessie Dee: A true center out of Texas College, a small NAIA school outside of Dallas. **: Players signed as of February 12
Position Analysis 2009 | Offensive Line
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