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Undrafted FA Tracker: AFC and NFC East

 

 

Well, the NFl draft is finally (and sadly) over, but here is a list of undrafted  free agent signings for the AFC & NFC West: *keep in mind that some of these may not be actual signings, but rookie camp invites as well*

Miami Dolphins-Malcom Lewis, WR, Miami(FL), De’Veon Smith, RB, Michigan, Torry McTyer, DB, UNLV, Drew Morgan, WR, Arkansas, Matt Haack, P, Arizona State, Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss, Cameron Malveaux, DE, Houston, Francis Owusu, WR, Stanford.

Buffalo Bills-Jason Croom, WR/TE, Tennessee, Jordan Johnson, RB, Buffalo.

NY Jets-Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State, Brisly Estime, WR, Syracuse, Connor Harris, ILB, Lindenwood, Patrick Gamble, DT, Georgia Tech, Anthony Firsker, FB, Harvard.

New England Pats-Corey Vereen, DE/OLB, Tennessee, Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Kenny Moore, CB, Valdosta State, Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern, D.J. Killings, CB, UCF, David Jones, DB, Richmond, Adam Butler, DT, Vanderbilt, Jason Thompson, S, Utah, Jacob Hollister, TE, Wyoming, Cody Hollister, WR, Arkansas, Josh Augusta, DT, Mizzou,

NY Giants-Chad Wheeler, OT, USC, Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State, Travus Rudolph, WR, Florida State, Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame, Keeon Johnson, WR, West Virginia, Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson, Calvin Munson, LB, San Diego State.

Dallas Cowboys-Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan, Austin Appleby, QB, Florida, Lucas Wacha, LB, Wyoming, Lewis Neal, DL, LSU, Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple, Joseph Jones, LB, Northwestern, Nate Theaker, OT, Wayne State, Kennan Gilchrist, LB, Appi State.

Philadelphia Eagles-Cameron Johnston, P, Ohio State, Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin.

Washington Redskins-James Quick, WR, Louisville, Tyler Catalina, OT, Georgia, Zach Pascal, RB, Old Dominion, Kyle Kalis, OL, Michigan.

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Former Jets QB Picked Up by AFC East Rival

After being cut by the NY Jets, QB Matt Simms was picked up off of waivers by the Buffalo Bills about 24hrs after his release. Simms, whose dad (Phil Simms) and brother (Chris Simms) is reunited with former Jets coach Rex Ryan. The Bills currently have 4 QB’s on the roster, so to make room for Simms, the Bills released QB Jeff Tuel. Time will only tell if Sims makes the 53 man roster, but he’ll have to beat out E.J. Manuel, Matt Cassel, and Tyrod Taylor. During his 3yr stint with the Jets, Simms threw 1 TD and played in 4 games completing 19/39 passes for 195 yrds and 1 INT, and rushed on 6 attempts for 39 yards. Last season, he played against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 23-13 loss, and played in relief of a struggling Geno Smith in a 37-14 loss to Buffalo in 2013. During his tenure at Tennessee, Sims threw for 1,779 yards, 8 TD, and 8 INT’s, and rushed for a -130 yards with 2 TD’s on 53 attempts. Simm’s breakout season was his Junior season as he threw for 1,460 yards and 8 TD’s, but was benched in favor of QB Tyler Bray due to poor play. Before his stint at Tennessee, Simms was offered a scholarship to play for Louisville, but after seeing little time there as a freshman, transferred to El Camino College in Torrence, CA; in his sophomore campaign, Sims threw for over 2000 yards and led El Camino to its 4th straight league title. Upon graduating Tennessee, Simms was signed by the Jets in May 2012 as an UFA, but released 3yrs later to make room for rookie Baylor QB Bryce Petty.

Breaking: Buffalo QB Probably Won’t Make Roster

Not so good news for Buffalo fans: according to WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia, a Buffalo Bills beat reporter, EJ Manuel might not make a spot on the 53 man roster this season. Buscaglia reports that Manuel could be done by the end of training camp unless the organization doesn’t see “serious progress” from him. The Bills spent a first round pick (number 16 overall) on Manuel in the 2013 NFL draft, and his contract is fully guaranteed; if the Bills cut Manuel, they’ll still owe him $2.8 million for the next two years, and will have a huge cap hit if they cut him. Currently there are 3 other QB’s on the roster that Manuel would have to beat out in order to retain a roster spot: Tyrod Taylor, Jeff Tuel, and veteran QB Matt Cassel. In his rookie season, Manuel threw 11 TD’s and 9 INT’s for 1,972 yards and rushed 53 attempts for 186 yards with 2 TD. Last season, Manuel threw for 838 yards with 5 TD’s and 3 INT’s, and rushed on 16 attempts for 58 yards with 1 TD. In his two seasons with Buffalo, Manuel has been sacked 34 times and started 14 of 15 games. One can only wonder if Manuel will make a roster spot, but he’s not a total bust and could possibly be picked up by another team if cut.

The Draft is Over: Undrafted Free Agent Signing Tracker: The AFC South and AFC East

Here is a list of undrafted free agents that were signed after the draft was over from the AFC South and AFC East:

AFC South:

Tennessee Titans: Derrick Lott, DT, UT Chattanooga: I actually live up above Chattanooga and do root for the Mocs as they are our local major university. I say one of  the reasons why the Titans signed him is that not only is he a good player, but his defensive line coach was Tony Brown, a former Titan himself a few years back. I will be pulling for this guy to make a roster spot or a the practice squad. Also signed by the Titans were LSU FB Connor Neighbors, FSU OG Josue Matias, Ole Miss S, Cody Prewitt, Maryland WR Deon Long, Notre Dame CB Cody Riggs, Georgia DT Toby Johnson, and West Virginia OG Quinton Spain. *They also just added Rutgers WR Andrew Turzilli, MTSU RB Reggie Whatley, Maryland LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, Fresno State CB Curtis Riley, USC LB J.R. Tavai, and Missouri DT Lucas Vincent.

Indianapolis Colts: Yale RB Tyler Varga, San Diego State WR Ezell Ruffin, Clemson S Robert Smith, Toledo LB Junior Slyvestre, Umass TE John Sifrin, SE Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett, Auburn WR Quan Bray, Harvard LB Zach Hodges, Cincinnati LB Terrell Hatsfield, and Western Michigan DB Donald Celiscar. *Just added San Diego State LB Cody Galea, West Chester CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, Purdue TE Hustin Sinz, and Northwestern G Brandon Vitabile.*Note* Tyler Varga was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in round 3 of the 2015 CFL Draft (number 19 overall).

Jacksonville Jaguars: One of the highlights of Jacksonville’s UFA’s signings is Auburn CB Nick Marshall, but they also signed Kansas State QB Jake Waters, Syracuse DT Eric Crume, Auburn RB Corey Grant, Pitt LB Todd Thomas, Miami (FL) LB Thurston Armbrister, Oregon State TE Connor Hamlett Maryland LB Matt Robinson, Minnesota State-Mankato  G Chris Reed.

Houston Texans: Troy WR Chandler Worthy, Oregon LB Tony Washington, Auburn OL Chad Slade, Coastal Carolina S Quinn Backus, Nebraska OL Jake Cotton, Michigan State S Kurtis Drummond, Alabama OT Brandon Ivory, Appalachian State OT Kendall Lamm, Texas State PToledo C Greg Mancz, Bowie State TE Khari Lee, Ohio DL Cam McLeod, USF TE Mike McFarland, Henderson State QB Kevin Rodgers, Arizona DT Dan Pettinato, Ole Miss DE Carols Thompson, Marshall DE James Rouse, Norfolk State LB Lynden Trail., Alabama DL Brandon Ivory, La Tech CB Le’Vander Liggins, Georgia S Corey Moore.

AFC East:

Miami Dolphins: Tennessee P Matt Darr, Oklahoma G Dionte Savage, Maine WR Damarr Aultman, Arizona OT Mickey Baucus, Alabama WR Christion Jones, Penn State LB Mike Hull, RPI K Andrew Franks, Cincinnati LB Jeff Luc, and  Utah State LB Zach Vigil. *Just added* Georgia DE Ray Drew, Marshall LB Neville Hewitt, Kansas WR Nigel King, Illinois State OL Michael Liedtke, UCLA DT Ellis McCarthy, Bowling Green DE Kendall Montgomery, and USC OL Aundrey Walker.*just added Hutson Mason, QB, Georgia*

Buffalo Bills: ULL DL Justin Hamilton, Western KY CB Cam Thomas, Stanford LB A.J. Tarpley, Wake Forest CB Merril Noel, N.C. State OL Tyson Chandler, USF WR Andre Davis, Washington DE Andrew Hudson, Florida TE Clay Burton, Baylor P Spencer Roth, and Texas DE Andrew Hudson. *Just added Illinois State OL Jermaine Barton, and Bethune-Cookman DE Erik Williams.

NY Jets Tennessee DL Jordan Williams, Lincoln DT Davon Walls, Syracuse S Durrell Eskridge, South AL TE Wes Saxton, Penn State DE Deion Barnes, Michigan State LB Taiwan Jones, North Texas OT Antonio Johnson, Colorado CB Greg Henderson, and Clarion LB Julian Howsare.

New England Patriots Cal WR Chris Harper, Georgia C David Andrews, Michigan QB Devin Gardner, UAB DB Jimmy Jean.* Just added* Auburn S Brandon King,

Stay tuned for my next part featuring UFA’s from the AFC North and AFC West. Happy reading!