Undrafted Free Agent Signings: Because Need Knows No Season

Following the conclusion of the 2010 NFL Draft, plenty of undrafted players are finding homes. Stay tuned to this StoryStream to find out who finds an employer, and who is left to sit behind the glass on a pile of wood chippings and gnaw on a squeaky toy.

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Jets Sign 10 UDFAs, Invite 20 More To Rookie Minicamp

SB Nation's Gang Green Nation has the rundown on the Jets undrafted free agents. Here's the full list of 10 players:

Undrafted free agents:
Kevin Basped, LB, Nevada
Keith Buckman, OG, North Dakota State
Jeff Cumberland, TE, Illinois
Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma
Jason Lamb, DE, Baylor
Broderick Stewart, LB, Vanderbilt
Matt Stommes, OT, Minnesota
Charlie Tanner, OG, Texas
Don Warren , S, Michigan
Ernest Williams, DT, Pittsburgh

The Jets are also inviting quite a few tryout players to their rookie minicamp. Gang Green Nation also has the list for those 20 players:

Tryout players:
Alex Brink, QB, Washington State
Marcus Burton, LB, Colorado
Mickey Dean, RB, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Marcus Ezeff, S, California
Philip Kirkland, WR, Bethune-Cookman
Marlon Lucky, RB, Nebraska
Wesley Lyons, WR, West Virginia
Donye McCleskey, S, Indiana State
Damon McDaniel, WR, Hampton
Michael Owen, TE, Syracuse
Erik Pedersen, LB, Portland State
Mark Petro, PK, Hillsdale
Jesse Rack, TE, Buffalo
Cory Reamer, LB, Alabama
Brooks Rossman, PK, Kansas State
Brashton Satele, LB, Hawaii
Alebert Toeaina, OT, Tennessee
Simi Toeaina, NT, Oregon
Eric Ward, QB, Richmond
Anthony Wiseman, CB, Maryland

Thanks to Gang Green Nation for collecting the names.


Falcons Bringing In 15 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's The Falcoholic has the scoop on the Falcons 2010 undrafted free agents.

There are 15 total. Here's the full list:

TE Leroy Banks (Southern Mississippi)

WR Tim Buckley (Alcorn State)

S  Rafael Bush (South Carolina State)

CB Dominique Daniels (Nicholls State)

S Gabe Derricks (San Diego)

LS Justin Drescher (Colorado)

WR Brandyn Harvey (Villanova)

LB Weston Johnson (Wyoming)

K Garrett Lindholm (Tarleton State)

RB Dimitri Nance (Arizona State)

TE Michael Palmer (Clemson)

TE Colin Peek (Alabama)

WR Emmanuel Stephens (Mississippi)

DE Ryan Wolfe (UNLV)

LB Bear Woods (Troy)

Can you guess which one is a favorite of The Falcoholic?

I think we're all currently trying to wrap our minds around how many Bear Woods jerseys we're planning to buy tomorrow morning. Impressive from his unbelievable name to his redlocks to his satan beard to his facepaint to his name is Bear Woods. We'd call him Captain Jack Sparrow, but his name is BEAR WOODS. If he somehow doesn't make the team, Mike Smith's new nickname is Mike "Bear Woods" Smith.

Thanks to The Falcoholic for the list of Falcons UDFAs.


Giants Round Up 13 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Big Blue View has rounded up the Giants undrafted free agent signings. The Giants will have 13 UDFAs and 23 others on a tryout basis.

QB Dominic Randolph of Holy Cross

TE Jake Ballard of Ohio State

WR Tim Brown of Rutgers

Duke Calhoun of Memphis

Victor Cruz of Massachusetts

OL Dennis Landolt of Penn State

C Jim Cordle of Ohio State

DE Ayanga Okpokowuruk of Duke DT Nate Collins of Virginia

LB Lee Campbell of Minnesota

CB Seth Williams of Richmond Leon Wright of Duke

S Michael Greco of Central Florida

The Giants will be holding their rookie mini-camp on Friday. Find out who will be there, courtesy of Big Blue View.


Bucs Bringing In Undrafted Free Agents

The Bucs made the headlines in the undrafted free agent process with the addition of QB Jevan Snead. The work doesn't stop there though as SB Nation's Buc 'Em has tracked down more UDFAs. Consider this list unofficial:

Hunter Lawrence, K, Texas
Brandon Gillbeaux, DE, Delaware
Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss
Rico McCoy, LB, Tennessee
Sergio Render, OG, Virginia Tech
Ryan Reeves, LB, Wayne State
Preston Parker, WR, North Alabama/Florida St.
Jared Zwilling, C, Purdue
Derek Hardman, OT, Eastern Kentucky
Jeron Mastrud, TE, Kansas St.
Jamar Bryant, WR, East Carolina
Abdul Kuyateh, OG, Louisville
Torrey Davis, DL, Jacksonville State

Buc 'Em writes that a few of these picks are intriguing. Find out why over at Buc 'Em.


LeGarrette Blount Changes His Mind, Signs With Titans

Shortly after the 2010 NFL Draft came and went, it was announced that LeGarrette Blount, who had been left sitting at home, undrafted, was signing with the 49ers. Well, apparently he has changed his mind, because the former Oregon Duck is off to Tennessee, where he'll sign with the Titans. 

Blount originally only reached a verbal agreement with San Francisco, and according to Aaron Wilson at National Football Post, decided the Titans were a better fit. 

After talking the decision over with his family and Titans coach Jeff Fisher, Blount decided that his best opportunity lies in Tennessee. [...]

With the Titans no longer having LenDale White on the roster, Blount felt like there was a chance for him to provide a power running presence behind Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson.

The guys over at Niners Nation are somewhat disappointed, but consoling themselves with Mississippi State RB Anthony Dixon, who San Francisco drafted in the sixth round, and compares physically to Blount.

Meanwhile, our Titans blog, Music City Miracles, is excited about Blount's sudden decision change.

This is a big one! Blount originally signed with the 49ers, but he felt he had more of a shot over in Tennessee, with our limited running backs ... I find this signing surprising considering the Titans have been all about character guys this draft, and Blount has an obvious temper problem, with the punching incident as well as a previous suspension for skipping team meetings. Blount was projected as a 4th to 5th round draft pick before the draft and a 1st to 2nd round pick before the punch, so if he stays out of trouble he's a steal.


Chargers Collecting Plenty Of 2010 Undrafted Free Agents

Bolts from the Blue, SB Nation's Chargers community, tracked down an unconfirmed list of Chargers undrafted free agents.

Jeremy Williams, WR, Tulane (confirmed by New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Nic Richmond, OT, TCU (confirmed by Acee tweet)

Brandon Lang, OLB, Troy (confirmed by Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Marcel Thompson, WR, Lindenwood

Richie Brockel, TE, Boise State

Jason Lamb, DE, Baylor

Justin Jeffries, OT, Kentucky

Jeff Hansen, OL, Montana State

Seyi Ajirotutu, WR, Fresno State (Confirmed by Acee tweet)

Jordyn Jackson, RB/WR, Eastern Oregon

Bryan Walters, WR-KR, Cornell

Cory Jackson, FB, Maryland

Like all the other SB Nation NFL blogs, Bolts from the Blue is talking all draft, all the time.


Broncos Looking To Add Depth With 2010 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Mile High Report has turned in a long list of unconfirmed signings for the Broncos undrafted free agents

MHR explains what the Broncos are trying to do with these UDFAs:

What Denver will be looking for here are primarily players who may not have measured up to the highest standards of their position, but who can upgrade overall depth quality, amd most importantly, who can develop a role on special teams coverage units.

Here's the unconfirmed list from MHR:

LS Clint Gresham

TE Nathan Overbay

DT Jaron Baston

TE Michael Palmer

CB Cassius Vaughn

DE Brandon Gilbeaux

SS Marty Bowman

OT Chris Marinelli

WR Alric Arnett

OL Michael Shumard

RB Chris Brown

OLB Kevin Alexander

MHR has a pretty cool breakdown of each player. They've also grouped them by position and determined how many players at each position group will be carried to camp.

Check out the great work at MHR.


Tracking Down The Eagles 2010 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Eagles community, Bleeding Green Nation, has been busy tracking down the various reports of the undrafted free agents signed by the Eagles.

Here's the unconfirmed, preliminary list they've got so far:

DT Charles Alexander, Louisiana State

RB Keith Flemming, West Texas A&M

WR Kevin Jurovich, San Jose State

CB Josh Morris, Weber State

WR Blue Cooper, Tenn-Chattanooga

FB Chris Zardas, Umass

WR Pat Simonds, Colgate

QB Joey Elliott, Purdue

Stay up to date with the Eagles over at Bleeding Green Nation.

Update: BGN has the official list.


Cowboys Rounding Up 2010 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Blogging the Boys is tracking down the Cowboys undrafted free agents. These are preliminary reports as the Cowboys haven't made anything official.

Here's the list:

Matt Nichols, QB, Eastern Washington -6'2", 219

Phil Costa, C, Maryland - 6'3, 300

Barry Church, S, Toledo - 6'2", 219

Chris Gronkowski, FB/TE, Arizona - 6'1", 242

Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno State - 5'11", 221

Terrell Hudgins, WR, Elon - 6'1", 237

Chet Teofilo, G, Cal - 6'3", 329

Will Barker, RT, Virginia - 6'7", 320

Rashaun Greer, WR, Colorado St. - 6'0", 200

Bryan McCann CB/KR, SMU - 5'10", 180

Mike Tepper OT, CAL - 6'7", 324

P/K Delbert Alvarado, South Florida

DE Lorenzo Washington, Alabama - 6'4", 291

Read a nice set of analysis on each player at Blogging the Boys.


Seahawks Bring In 15 Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Seahawks community, Field Gulls, has the full list of undrafted free agents signed by the Seahawks.

James Brindley, free safety, Utah State.
Marcus Brown, cornerback, Arkansas State.
Kyle Burkhart, tackle, Southern Mississippi.
Jeff Byers, center/guard, USC.
Reggie Carter, outside linebacker, UCLA.
Patrick Devenny, tight end, Colorado.
Kevin Dixon, inside linebacker, Troy.
Demarcus Granger, defensive tackle, Oklahoma.
Quintin Hancock, receiver, Tennessee.
Will Harris, free safety, USC.
Adrian Martinez, center, Colorado State.
Joe Pawelek, inside linebacker, Baylor.
Jacob Phillips, tackle, Belhaven, Miss.
Josh Pinkard, cornerback, USC.
Rob Rose, defensive end, Ohio State

There's not much you can say about UDFAs. Most are a long shot to make the team. That's why I like Field Gulls full analysis so much:

I'm excited about Byers.

Check out what Seahawks fans have to say over at Field Gulls.


Colts Getting Busy With 2010 Undrafted Free Agents

Thanks to some impressive investigative work by SB Nation's Stampede Blue, we've got quite a few leads on the Colts 2010 undrafted free agents.

Brandon James, KR, Florida
Blair White, WR, Michigan State
Tim Hiller, QB, WMU
Mike Newton, S, UB
Jeff Linkenbach, LT, Cincinnati
Javarris James, RB, Miami
Thad Turner CB, Ohio
Brett Swenson, K, Michigan St.
David Caldwell, S, William & Mary
Brandon King, CB, Purdue
Vuna Tuihalamaka, LB, Arizona
Jordan Hemby, CB, North Carolina (rumored, still confirming)
Gregg Peat, OG, Oregon State (rumored, still confirming)
Jordan Sisco, WR, Regina Rams (CFL) will attend Colts minicamp

Click the link on each player to find the source. Notables on that list include Javarris James, cousin of Edgerrin James.

Stampede Blue is among SB Nation's most vibrant communities so it's no surprise they're already buzzing over the rookie free agent rumors.


Chiefs Sign Four Offensive Line Undrafted Free Agents

The Chiefs planned on signing 10-12 free agents. They split the difference and signed 11.

DL Garrett Brown

LB Justin Cole

TE T.C. Drake

OL Tyler Eastman

WR Rich Gunnell

WR Jeremy Horne

LB Michael Johnson

RB Tervaris Johnson

OL Nick Landry

OL Lemuel Jeanpierre

OL Andrew Lewis.

Read all things Chiefs at Arrowhead Pride.


Vikings Look Everywhere To Grab Undrafted Free Agents

Our Minnesota Vikings blog, Daily Norseman, has put together a list of undrafted free agents who have signed with the team:

R.J. Archer, QB, William and Mary

Thomas Austin, G, Clemson

Matt Hanson, T, Midwestern State

Tommy Hernandez, C, UC-Davis

Aaron Rhea, WR, Stephen F. Austin

Ray Small, WR, THE Ohio State University

Terrell Skinner, SS, Maryland

Kelton Tindal, WR, Newberry

Angelo Williams, CB, Ferris State (Save Ferris?  Save Ferris?)

Marlon Winn, OT, Texas Tech

Look at all those schools. On one hand you have Ohio State, Clemson and Maryland; on the other, you have Newberry, Ferris State and Midwestern State. The Vikings clearly haven't limited their scope.

If you want to keep up to date on the Vikings, Daily Norseman is essential reading.


Packers Pursuing Undrafted Kick, Punt Returners

Less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers are reportedly pursuing a laundry list of undrafted players. Our Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, has a list of players either signed or invited to tryouts:

Kickoff and punt return candidates

 - Fresno State WR Chastin West.

 - Miami CB Sam Shields.

 - UTEP WR Jeff Moturi.

 - Bishop University WR Shawn Gore (tryout). 

 - Morgan State WR E.J. Morgan-Green (tryout).

Practice squad QB candidate

 - South Dakota QB Noah Shepard.

College DE converting to OLB in a 3-4 NFL defense

 - Central Michigan DE/OLB Frank Zombo. (Great name!)

 - Wake Forest DE John Russell.

 - Stephen F. Austin OLB Tim Knicky. 

Other future practice squad candidates

 - Stillman College RB Quinn Porter.

 - Temple MLB Alex Joseph. 

 - Eastern Illinois OT Chris Campbell.

 - UConn S Robert Vaughn.

 - Southern Miss RB Tory Harrison. 

 - UTEP OT Mike Aguayo (tryout).

APC, however, doesn't see any of these guys playing in Lambeau in September. For further updates, as well as anything and everything related to the Packers, head on over to Acme Packing Company.


Lions Reportedly Sign Five Undrafted Free Agents

SB Nation's Detroit Lions blog, Pride Of Detroit, is keeping tabs on all the undrafted dudes reportedly signed by the team since the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Here's a look:

FB Matt Clapp - Oklahoma (Source: Aaron Wilson)
WR Michael Moore - Georgia (Source: John Niyo)
DT Robert Callaway - Saginaw Valley State (Source: John Niyo)
LB Ryan Stamper - Florida (Source: OnlyGators.com)
CB Aaron Berry - Pittsburgh (Source: The Patriot-News, which reports that he also had offers from the Jets, 49ers, and Raiders)

These signings aren't official yet. For updates on these and other signings, as well as all things Lions, check out Pride of Detroit.


Bears Signing Undrafted Hometown Talent

Per Windy City Gridiron, our Bears blog, we learn that the Bears are picking up plenty of players, and a couple of them are Chicago natives:

League sources said that wide receiver Freddie Barnes, who caught 155 passes for 1,770 yards and 19 touchdowns last season for Bowling Green, and Indiana linebacker Matt Mayberry will sign free-agent contracts with the Bears.

Both Barnes and Mayberry made pre-draft visits to Halas Hall and were given workouts. Barnes, a Homewood-Flossmoor product, had some of the best hands of any receiver in the draft. Mayberry, a Hinsdale South product, chose the Bears over the Atlanta Falcons.

The list of the Bears' post-draft signings has grown to ten. To keep up, head on over to Windy City Gridiron.


Undrafted Free Agent Signings: A Look At The Biggest Names

SB Nation's blog, Mocking The Draft, has put together a quick rundown of the most notable names that have been signed since the 2010 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday. Take a look:

Jevan Snead: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Donovan Warren: New York Jets

Jeremy Williams: San Diego Chargers

Sergio Render: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Colin Peek: Atlanta Falcons

Brandon Lang: San Diego Chargers

Stafon Johnson: Tennessee Titans

LaGarrette Blount: San Francisco 49ers

By the way: trying to follow post-draft happenings without reading Mocking the Draft is like trying to ride a bicycle without brakes. You will get hurt. Unless you're a hipster.


Chiefs Picking Up Undrafted Offensive Weapons

Now that the 2010 NFL Draft is over, the Kansas City Chiefs are wasting no time with scooping up the undrafted. Our Chiefs blog, Arrowhead Pride, is maintaining a list of players the team has signed since Saturday afternoon, as well as a list of players the Chiefs are reportedly interested in:

Reportedly Signed

  • WR Rich Gunnell, Boston College (Source)
  • WR Jeremy Horne, UMass (Source)
  • OL Andrew Lewis, Oklahoma State (Source)

Rumored Interest/Other

  • K Austin Signor, Eastern Illinois (Invited to rookie camp - Source)
  • LB Cory Greenwood, Concordia (Negotiating with him - Source)
  • LB Mike Johnson, North Alabama (Rumored and cannot confirm - Source)
  • WR Menelik Holt, Nebraska (Rumored and cannot confirm - Source)

To keep up to date with the Chiefs' free agent adventures, be sure to stay tuned to Arrowhead Pride.


Louisville's Joe Tronzo Finds Home With Bengals

Is this a trend? NFL teams seemed reluctant to spend draft picks on fullbacks, but with the draft over, fullbacks are being scooped up. Louisville FB Joe Tronzo has found a home a 90-minute drive away in Cincinnati. From our Bengals blog, Cincy Jungle:

On his personal Facebook account, fullback Joe Tronzo says that he's signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. Listed as the ninth fullback by Scout Inc, Tronzo is primarily a blocking back that plays special teams. On Louisville's team page, it writes that Tronzo is a "fierce competitor and hard worker... one of the toughest and most physical players on the team... has emerged as one of the toughest blockers on the team... not afraid to put his nose into the defenders' chest."

During his Pro Day, Tronzo "ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.64 seconds, had a 32-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.21-second short shuttle, a 6.97-second three-cone drill and 32 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds."

Head on over to Cincy Jungle for all things Bengals.


UCLA's Chane Moline Signs With Raiders

The NFL's undrafted free agent signings continue Sunday, as the Raiders have picked up UCLA fullback Chane Moline. Our Raiders blog, Silver and Black Pride, has more:

Last season he was voted co-MVP of the Bruins, along with Brian Price and Rahim Moore. In one game, against Washington State, he scored 3 touchdowns (On 3 Carries of 2 yards 6 yards and 16 yards) and his 6 Touchdowns on the season led the team.

Moline also has experience on Special Teams and at Half Back (He split time there last season). At 6' - 247, he is quite a load to bring down and he ran a 4.58 40. I love THIS PHOTO

This makes two nice fullback additions which is fantastic seeing that Oren O'Neal can't stay healthy and Luke Lawton is terrible in pass protection.

For more on the Raiders, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.


Jevan Snead Scooped Up By Buccaneers

This story was originally posted by SB Nation's Joel Thorman.

Jevan Snead was the biggest name available in the 2010 undrafted free agent class and now he's chosen to sign with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Snead was projected before the 2009 season to be a first round and his stock dropped in incredible fashion.

He wasn't drafted and ultimately decided the best place for him was Tampa Bay. The Bucs only have Rudy Carpenter, Josh Johnson and Josh Freeman on the roster so he has a good shot at making the team.

Read more at our Bucs community, Buc 'Em.


LaGarrette Blount Signed By 49ers

This story was originally posted by SB Nation's Joel Thorman.

LeGarrette Blount's name is well-known for the wrong reason.

Early in the 2009 college football season, he punched an opposing player in the face (without a helmet on) on the field. He was suspended for much of the season.

Blount, who was projected by many as a 5th-6th round draft pick, was not drafted but quickly signed as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers.

Read more about Blount and all the 49ers UDFAs at Niners Nation.


Undrafted Free Agent Signings: Because Need Knows No Season

First up: Donovan Warren, who we reported on earlier.

On Saturday, we lamented the fact that Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren wasn't drafted. Well, Rex Ryan apparently didn't forget about him. Minutes after the draft ended, Warren himself tweeted:

Naw I ain't get drafted but I'm wit the Jets. Let's get it!!

This tweet was noticed by our excellent Jets blog, Gang Green Nation. GGN is surprised that Warren wasn't ever drafted to begin with:

The biggest surprise to me was that Donovan Warren went undrafted, the cornerback from Michigan, was regarded as one of the better CB's during 2009, and 32 teams managed to pass him up , 7 times +.

[...] Warren had 7 pass break ups and 4 interceptions in the Big 10 last year for Michigan, he also tacked on 66 tackles. Finishing his three year career with the Wolverines with 170 tackles, 16 passes broken up and 6 interceptions.

Warren's signing has since been confirmed by the LA Times.

For more on Warren, as well as all things Jets, head on over to Gang Green Nation.

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