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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Westport’s Sean Mulcahy: “The Tough Work is Ahead”

Westport’s Sean Mulcahy, drafted Sunday as a free agent by the Cleveland Browns, appreciates all the congratulatory calls and notes from his hometown but cautions that the toughest part is still ahead making the team.

“I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls and e-mail,” Mulcahy, a 2000 Staples grad and standout defensive lineman at UConn, told WestportNow. “I really appreciate everyone’s support.”

He added, “But the real test is the summer training camp in July and August. I’ll have to make the three or four cuts.”

Mulcahy and fellow UConn Husky Uyi Osunde, also drafted by Cleveland as a free agent, will travel to Cleveland Friday for a weekend minicamp. Then it’s back to Storrs to study for finals.

“I’m really psyched about playing with NFL players,” he said. “I guess I’m where I want to be.”

Mulcahy said among those offering congratulations was his former Staples coach, Marce Petruccio. “He’s real excited, real happy for me,” he said.

Mulcahy said he plans a quick trip to Europe with Westport friend Bob Lynch after his May 9 graduation and then it’s prep time for training camp.

As for the prospect of making big bucks as an NFL player, Mulcahy said that’s still a long way off.

“Unlike baseball and some other sports, there’s no guaranteed money in pro football,” he said. “If you don’t make the team, you don’t get paid.”

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