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Tuesday's Daily Briefing: Dolphins, Steelers and Falcons may still be interested in Van Camp

Like two of his former teammates, Jeff Van Camp had similar reasons to believe he'd get the call on Saturday in the final round of the NFL draft.

For Van Camp, like Michael Lockley and Lestar Jean, the day ended in similar disappointment.

The former FAU quarterback said his agent heard from representatives of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins during the final hours of the draft.

“They were saying they just wanted to make sure I was healthy,” Van Camp said. “Then it didn't happen. I was like, ahh man, it's a bummer.”

Van Camp watched much of the draft from his home in Florida's panhandle, but midway through Saturday's coverage he decided to try to get his mind off the situation by going outside and throwing a football.

Right up until the end of the draft, Van Camp believed some team would call his name – figuring the Dolphins would be the team to punch his ticket.

“I knew they needed a quarterback and I know I had a good workout for them,” Van Camp reasoned.

Now, like Jean and Lockley, Van Camp will need to wait for movement in the NFL's labor dispute before learning the next chapter in his football career. Yet another reason to hope the NFL players and owners can figure this thing out quickly.

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Yes, that is the young man. Thanks for the information. I hope he gets a shot somewhere else.

I believe you must be talking about Robert Lohnes. I had not heard why he left.

Sorry to hear that. He was exciting to watch and he seemed to have a lot of heart too. What was his name? I hope another school picks him up.

They wouldn't give him a scholarship so he quit

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