As the NIU song says, the college football season is progressing well so far.
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Media reports indicate that Geneva's Patrick Schiller, the standout linebacker for NIU, didn't make the 53-man roster for the Atlanta Falcons, despite a great preseason performance. But that was good enough for Schiller to be on the practice squad.
According to a blog by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Geneva native and NIU linebacker Patrick Schiller just missed making the team for the Atlanta Falcons. But that near miss was good enough to land him on the Falcons' practice squad. Schiller was waived Friday. According to the blog by D. Orlando Ledbetter, Schiller had a great game against Jacksonville on Thursday, when he had eight tackles, including one for a loss. While that wasn't quite good enough to make the team, it must have been enough for Atlanta to want him close by. The Falcons only have five linebackers on the 53-man roster, so it seems reasonable that they'd want some understudies waiting in the wings. Schiller is the only linebacker listed on the Falcons' eight-man …