Daily Madden: NFL Lockout Losers, Veterans’ Climb, Pacquiao Picked

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – If not for the recent NFL lockout, many top college players not picked in the draft would have signed with teams this week. The undrafted hopefuls continue to work out, but John Madden told the KCBS morning crew Friday that they’re in a difficult situation.

“In a normal year by now, they would have signed with a team, they would have been in a camp, they would have had a playbook… They have no idea where they’re going to go or if they’re going to go anyplace. This whole lockout thing is dificult for a lot of groups of people.”

Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Chad Lewis are getting ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit veterans organization. “We forget those guys, and anything that can be done to just bring awareness about it is something that’s really needed,” Madden said.

Madden said he likes Manny Pacquiao in Saturday’s championship fight against Sugar Shane Mosley. “Pacquiao is the best… He’s just fun to watch. I don’t know that Shane Mosley can give him much of a fight,” said Madden.  “Shane Mosley is coming up on 40 years old… he’s bigger, but fighting at 40 is hard.” (8:05)

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