NFL Undrafted Free Agents Contacted By Teams Despite Lockout, According To Report

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2011 NFL Undrafted Free Agents Contacted By Teams Despite Lockout, According To Report

The list of players that will eventually comprise the 2011 NFL Draft's undrafted free agents crop certainly has all 32 teams eagerly anticipating the green light to start a-signin', but it sounds like some teams just haven't been able to wait, according to a report at least. Pro Football Weekly's Eric Edholm reports six agents have claimed their clients have been contacted by NFL teams, which is impermissible until the ongoing lockout lifts. Pre-lockout contact would constitute tampering.

One player, Missouri Tigers center Tim Barnes, names the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins as having contacted him after the draft.

PFW's cited agents allege teams have contacted UDFA players from official team phones and from personal cell phones. So far teams have denied the charges, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the NFL hasn't been presented with any evidence worth investigating.

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2011 NFL Undrafted Free Agents List: Mark Herzlich, Derrick Locke Among Big Names

Though the 2011 NFL Draft is over, teams can't yet start reaching out to undrafted free agents -- thanks a lot, ongoing and confusing NFL lockout. However, we've been able to put together an unofficial list of potential UDFA signings based on which players were left over in's database Saturday night, and it includes some pretty prominent prospects.

Boston College Eagles LB Mark Herzlich, who famously battled back from cancer to resume his college football career, has said that he won't let a little thing like not getting drafted get in his way. Kentucky Wildcats RB/WR/QB/Etc. Derrick Locke understands his spinal injury scared off quite a few teams, but also says it won't stop his eventual NFL debut.

How many of these players will end up making a Pro Bowl? This year's all-star game featured 23 former undrafted free agents.


The unofficial list of 2011 undrafted free agents, according to Click the header of a column to sort it:


Player Position Height Weight School
Adam Grant OL 6'6" 325 Arizona
Adrian Moten LB 6'2" 228 Maryland
Adrian Taylor DL 6'3" 311 Oklahoma
Alexander Linnenkohl C 6'2" 304 Oregon St.
Allen Reisner TE 6'2" 248 Iowa
Andre Holmes WR 6'4" 210 Hillsdale
Andrew McGee DB 5'11" 195 Oklahoma St.
Armando Allen RB 5'8" 199 Notre Dame
Armon Binns WR 6'3" 209 Cincinnati
Brandon Bair DL 6'6" 276 Oregon
Brandon Saine RB 5'11" 220 Ohio St.
Cameron Graham TE 6'3" 244 Louisville
Carl Johnson OL 6'5" 361 Florida
Cedric Thornton DL 6'3" 309 Southern Arkansas
Charlie Gantt TE 6'4" 252 Michigan St.
Chas Henry P 6'3" 215 Florida
Colby Whitlock DL 6'2" 302 Texas Tech
Damien Berry RB 5'10" 211 Miami
Dan Bailey K 6'0" 193 Oklahoma St.
Dane Sanzenbacher WR 5'11" 182 Ohio St.
Daniel Aiken OL 6'4" 244 Virginia
Darren Evans RB 6'0" 227 Virginia Tech
Darvin Adams WR 6'2" 190 Auburn
David Sims DB 5'9" 200 Iowa St.
DeAndre Brown WR 6'6" 233 Southern Miss
Deandre McDaniel SS 6'0" 217 Clemson
Demarcus Dobbs DL 6'2" 281 Georgia
Derrell Smith LB 6'0" 243 Syracuse
Derrick Locke RB 5'8" 188 Kentucky
Deunta Williams CB 6'2" 205 North Carolina
Devon Torrence DB 6'0" 199 Ohio St.
Elijah Joseph LB 6'1" 243 Temple
Garrett Chisolm OL 6'5" 312 South Carolina
Graig Cooper RB 5'10" 205 Miami
Henry Hynoski FB 6'0" 257 Pittsburgh
Ian Williams DL 6'1" 319 Notre Dame
Isaiah Thompson OL 6'3" 300 Houston
Jacob Rogers K 6'2" 213 Cincinnati
Jamar Newsome WR 6'1" 200 Central Florida
Jamel Hamler WR 6'1" 193 Fresno St.
Jarriel King OL 6'5" 317 South Carolina
Jeff Van Camp QB 6'5" 218 Florida Atlantic
Jeffrey Maehl WR 6'1" 190 Oregon
Jeremiha Hunter LB 6'1" 239 Iowa
Jeron Johnson SS 5'10" 212 Boise St.
Jerrard Tarrant FS 6'0" 204 Georgia Tech
Jerrod Johnson QB 6'5" 251 Texas A&M
Jimmy Young WR 6'0" 204 TCU
Jock Sanders WR 5'6" 181 West Virginia
Joe Lefeged DB 6'0" 210 Rutgers
Joe Morgan WR 6'1" 189 Walsh
John Clay RB 6'1" 230 Wisconsin
John Graves DT 6'3" 286 Virginia Tech
Joshua Davis OL 6'7" 313 Georgia
Joshua Jasper K 5'10" 174 LSU
Joshua Nesbitt QB 6'1" 217 Georgia Tech
Joshua Portis QB 6'3" 211 California (PA)
Justin Boren G 6'3" 309 Ohio St.
Kai Forbath K 5'11" 197 UCLA
Keith Smith WR 6'2" 214 Purdue
Kendric Burney DB 5'9" 186 North Carolina
Kentrell Lockett DL 6'5" 241 Mississippi
Kevin Hughes OL 6'4" 302 Southeast Louisiana
Kevin Rutland DB 6'0" 190 Missouri
Kristofer O'Dowd OL 6'4" 304 USC
Kyle Hix OL 6'7" 318 Texas
Ladi Ajiboye DL 6'1" 297 South Carolina
Lestar Jean WR 6'3" 215 Florida Atlantic
Mario Butler DB 6'0" 182 Georgia Tech
Mario Fannin RB 5'10" 231 Auburn
Mark Dell WR 6'0" 193 Michigan St.
Mark Herzlich LB 6'4" 244 Boston College
Marshall Williams WR 6'1" 188 Wake Forest
Martin Parker DL 6'2" 303 Richmond
Matt Asiata RB 5'11" 229 Utah
Nate Williams SS 6'0" 211 Washington
Nick Bellore LB 6'1" 245 Central Michigan
Niles Brinkley DB 5'10" 193 Wisconsin
Noel Devine RB 5'8" 179 West Virginia
O.J. Murdock WR 5'11" 197 Fort Hays St.
Orie Lemon LB 6'1" 242 Oklahoma St.
Owen Spencer WR 6'2" 195 N.C. State
Patrick Devlin QB 6'3" 225 Delaware
Pierre Allen DL 6'4" 273 Nebraska
Preston Dial TE 6'3" 237 Alabama
Ray Dominguez OL 6'4" 334 Arkansas
Reid Forrest K 6'0" 189 Washington St.
Ricardo Lockette WR 6'2" 211 Fort Valley St.
Richard Henry OL 6'3" 308 Nebraska
Richard Lapham OL 6'8" 315 Boston College
Ryan Bartholomew C 6'1" 302 Syracuse
Ryan Colburn QB 6'3" 223 Fresno St.
Ryan Donahue K 6'2" 193 Iowa
Ryan Winterswyk DL 6'4" 268 Boise St.
Schuylar Oordt TE 6'6" 261 Northern Iowa
Scott Lutrus LB 6'2" 241 Connecticut
Scott Tolzien QB 6'2" 212 Wisconsin
Sealver Siliga DT 6'2" 305 Utah
Shaun Draughn RB 5'11" 213 North Carolina
Stephen Schilling OL -- -- Michigan
Terrance Turner WR 6'2" 220 Indiana
Terrence Toliver WR 6'4" 212 LSU
Tori Gurley WR 6'4" 216 South Carolina
Ugo Chinasa DL 6'5" 264 Oklahoma St.
Vai Taua RB 5'10" 213 Nevada
Vance Cuff DB 5'10" 178 Georgia
Wayne Daniels DE 6'0" 260 TCU
Weslye Saunders TE 6'5" 270 South Carolina
Will Hill FS 6'1" 202 Florida
Willie Smith OL 6'5" 310 East Carolina
Zachary Hurd OL 6'7" 316 Connecticut
Zack Pianalto TE 6'3" 256 North Carolina
Zane Taylor OL 6'3" 309 Utah

We'll be compiling all the post-draft notes in our 2011 NFL Draft recap StoryStream, including positional breakdowns, picks by conference, picks by school and more. Keep an eye on our post-draft StoryStream for interesting tidbits, facts, figures and all sorts of reaction. To find your favorite team, be sure to explore our 305 sports blogs for a local angle.

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