TOPEKA Carl Banks Jerseys 2019 , Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” authorities said Monday.The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back Dwane Simmons and injured cornerback Corey Ballentine, whom the Giants drafted in the sixth round on Saturday.Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told SiriusXM NFL radio Monday that Ballentine was expected to join the team for its minicamp this weekend.“He’s a really bright kid and he’s a great kid,” Gettleman said. “What happened is tragic and unfortunate. That’s his best friend he was with. We spoke to him on Sunday. He’s coming along fine. He’ll be here Thursday for the minicamp this weekend.”Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said a preliminary investigation showed that Simmons and Ballentine were among roughly 50 people at the party, which was not specifically to celebrate Ballentine being drafted, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. After a disturbance inside the home, the two 23-year-old players and some other partygoers went outside, he said.A car containing two to four people — who were strangers to the men — pulled up and exchanged words with people in the street.“We have no indication that any of the conversation was confrontational,” Cochran said.Someone from the car apparently shot Simmons and Ballentine White Phil McConkey Jerseys , but it was unclear Monday if the shots came from inside or outside the car, Cochran said.The altercation inside the home and the shooting don’t appear to be linked, he said, and the people inside the car apparently didn’t attend the party.Police were questioning more than 20 potential witnesses Monday. They also questioned Ballentine but hoped to do a longer interview later, Cochran said.Police haven’t said how many times Simmons and Ballentine were shot. And no information on possible suspects or the vehicle has been released.A candlelight vigil for Simmons will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Washburn campus.On Sunday, Simmons’ father said his son’s death had “shattered a lot of people.”“This was a senseless murder,” Navarro Simmons said at a gathering of family and friends in Kansas City.Craig Schurig, the Division II program’s head coach, said Simmons’ death is heartbreaking. He said Simmons Phil McConkey Jerseys 2019 , a junior from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, maintained a great attitude, even while battling through two knee injuries. The team gathered Sunday to mourn his death.Simmons told The Topeka Capital-Journal last fall how his injuries had affected his outlook.“It’s more than a game to me now,” Simmons said. “I came in as a walk-on and had to earn a scholarship, then tore an ACL, redshirted and tore another one. It really puts everything in perspective that this game can be taken away from you in a blink of an eye. So I take this game to heart. I get emotional about this stuff and I take this game very, very seriously, and I’m having a great time.”The Giants in a statement Sunday said White Mark Bavaro Jerseys , “Our thoughts are with Dwane Simmons’ family, friends and teammates and the rest of the Washburn community.”Ballentine played in 46 games for the Ichabods, finishing with 186 tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five interceptions. He blocked four kicks and averaged 24.81 yards on kickoff returns. The former Nebraska Cornhusker never matched an impressive freshman season" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBig Blue Viewa New York Giants communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryGiantsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17Filed under:New York Giants NewsGiants’ 90-man roster: What are Giants getting in DL Freedom Akinmoladun?New,23commentsThe former Nebraska Cornhusker never matched an impressive freshman seasonEDTShareTweetShareShareGiants’ 90-man roster: What are Giants getting in DL Freedom Akinmoladun?Freedom Akinmoladun makes a tackle in a 2016 game.Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY SportsContinuing their search for undrafted gems, the New York Giants this week signed former Nebraska defensive lineman Freedom Akinmoladun after he impressed during a rookie mini-camp tryout.What are the Giants getting in Akinmoladun, aside from a guy with a great first name and an impossibly difficult last name to both say and spell?It appears they are getting a player with tools and athleticism Mark Bavaro Jerseys 2019 , but one who perhaps did not reach his potential with the Cornhuskers.Here is a quick scouting report from the folks at SB Nation’s Nebraska website, Corn Nation:“Untapped potential. Showed great explosion as a pass rusher as a redshirt freshman in 2015 before the previous strength staff had him bulk up and he lost his explosion. Hampered by an ankle injury and playing for three defensive line coaches and three DCs“Can he make the roster.... ? “That’s a damned good question. Nebraska football was completely lost under coach Mike Riley, and those guys didn’t get a lot of development, as was pointed out. “If he has time to stick around, maybe on a practice squad, perhaps. There was a lot of hope for Freedom (not even a pun intended) when he was young, and then everything turned to crap. The defense went straight to hell under [former defensive coordinator] Bob Diaco.”Let’s take a closer look at Akinmoladun as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp later this summer.The basicsHeight: 6-foot-4Weight: 295Position: DLExperience: 0How he got hereAkinmoladun was a four-year starter at Nebraska. His best season was his freshman year when he compiled 4.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss. Over the next three seasons, he had just 6.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss combined.Here is a little bit more about how his Cornhusker career went:With the Giants in attendance, Akinmoladun tested well at the Nebraska Pro Day. The Giants brought him to the rookie mini-camp as a tryout player White Michael Strahan Jerseys , liked what they saw and added him to the roster.2019 outlook Akinmoladun faces a steep climb to make the roster.B.J. Hill, Dalvin Tomlinson, first-round pick Dexter Lawrence, seventh-round pick Chris Slayton, last year’s fifth-round pick R.J. McIntosh and free-agent signee Olsen Pierre would all appear to be ahead of Akinmoladun. The Giants also re-signed veteran nose tackle John Jenkins.Perhaps what the Giants see is a player with intriguing who could benefit from a year on an NFL practice squad with some quality coaching.