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Undrafted FA Tracker: AFC and NFC North

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*

Pittsburgh Steelers-Christian Brown, DT, West Virginia, Scott Orndoff, TE, Pitt, Rushel Shell, RB, West Virginia, Keith Kelsey, LB, Louisville, Terrish Webb, DB, Pitt, Nelson Adams, DT, Mississippi State, Nick Schuessler, QB, Clemson, Francis Kallon, DE, Georgia Tech, Ethan Cooper, OG, Indiana(PA).

Cincinnati Bengals-Josh Tupou, DT, Colorado, Harold Brantley, DL, Northwest Missouri State, Hardy Nickerson Jr., ILB, Illinois, Tyler O’Connor, QB, Michigan State, Landon Lechler, OT, North Dakota State, Darrin Laufasa, FB, UTEP.

Cleveland Browns-Kai Nacua, S, BYU, JD Harmon, DB, Kentucky, Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan, Kenneth Olugbode, LB, Colorado, Josh Boutte, OL, LSU, Alvin Hill, CB, Maryland, B.J. Bello, LB, Illinois State, Jamal Marcus, DE, Akron, Najee Murray, CB, Kent State.

Baltimore Ravens-Tim White, WR, Arizona, Zach Terrell, QB, Western Michigan, Quincy Adeboyejo, WR, Ole Miss, Tim Patrick, WR, Utah, Omarius Bryant, DT, Western KY, Brandon Kublanow, OL, Georgia.

Detroit Lions-Noel Thomas, WR, UConn, Michel Rector, WR, Stanford, Robert Tonyan, TE, Indiana State, Maurice Swain, DT, Auburn.

Minnesota Vikings-Josiah Price, TE, Michigan State, West Hunt, QB, Illinois, Tashawn Bowser, DE, LSU, Aviante Collins, OL, TCU, Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati.

Chicago Bears-Freddie Stevenson, FB, Florida State, Tanner Gentry, WR, Wyoming, Franko House *Basketball forward*, Ball State, Joel Bouganon, RB, Northern Illinois, Dieugot Joseph, OT, FIU.

Green Bay Packers-Taysom Hill, QB, BYU, Donatello Brown, DB, Valdosta State, Johnathan Calvin, OLB, Mississippi State.




Breaking: Former Tennessee OL Retires After 1 Season in the NFL

Breaking news out of Minnesota: Former Tennessee OL Antonio “Tiny” Richardson is calling it quits after 1 season in the NFL. The Vikings released Richardson earlier in the week after spending most of his time on the IR from having surgery done on both of his knees in September. An elite prospect from the Nashville area, Richardson was a 2 year starter for Tennessee under the reigns of coach Derek Dooley and Butch Jones, and was one of the highest rated prospects signed in the Derek Dooley era. ¬†Richardson declared for the draft early after his Junior season and was not drafted in the 2014 NFL draft; after he declared for the draft, it was speculated that Richardson would be an early round pick. ¬†Richardson was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings; it is speculated that most teams skipped over him due to his knee issues. Tiny took to his personal twitter account to issue a statement of his retirement: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank God, (the) University of Tennessee, and the Minnesota Vikings organization for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream as an elite football player. Second, I’d like to thank my close ones for supporting me through this time. My love and passion for the game is Infinite, but I understand that football careers don’t last long and unfortunately mine has ended due to injury. I am forever thankful for my opportunities and I look forward to life after football!” In his time at Tennessee, Richardson appeared in 36 games and started every sing one of them following his sophomore and junior seasons. During his time at Tennessee, Richardson was billed at 6’6 330lbs, but was slimmed down closer to the 300lb mark so he could increase his quickness and to try to carry less weight on his bothersome knees. Richardson was waived from the Vikings organizations after making room on their roster for the 3 OL they drafted in the draft this year.

The Draft is Over: UFA Tracker: Signings from the NFC North and NFC East

UFA’s signed by the NFC East:

NY Giants: Illinois TE Matt LaCosse, Maryland LB Cole Farrand, Tulane OL Sean Donnelly, Purdue RB Akeem Hunt, Western Michigan S Justin Currie, and Cincinnati DE Brad Harrah.

Dallas Cowboys: Florida Atlantic WR Lucky Whitehead, Illinois FB John Davis, Pitt S Ray Vinopal, Georgia RB Synjyn Days, UTEP QB Jameill Showers, USC WR George Farmer, Baylor WR Antwan Goodley, UNC FS Tim Scott, Iowa TE Ray Hamilton, Appi State CB Joel Ross, Houston WR Deontay Greenberry, Kansas WR Nick Harwell, Louisiana-Lafayette G Dan Quave, Miami C Shane McDermott, and LSU OL La’el Collins.

Philadelphia Eagles: UCF TE Justin Tukes, Oklahoma State P Kip Smith, UTEP TE Eric Tomlinson, Delaware Valley WR Rasheed Bailey, Coastal Carolina DB Denzel Rice, UNLV OL Brett Boyko, UCLA OL Malcolm Bunche, San Jose State DL Travis Raciti, New Hampshire OL Mike Coccia, Purdue RB Raheem Mostert, UNLV WR Devante Davis, UConn DE B.J. McBryde, Michigan State TE Andrew Gleichert, Duke DE Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo, Nebraska-Kearney G Cole Manhart, Texas WR John Harris, Texas Tech WR Bradley Marquez,

Washington Redskins: UAB Kicker Ty Long, BYU TE Devin Mahina, UCF LB Terrance Plummer, WR Dubuque Tyler Rutenbeck, Duke OL Tacoby Cofield, Arkansas OT Brey Cook, Clemson DE Corey Crawford, and Washington State QB Connor Halliday.

Players signed by the NFC North:

Green Bay Packers: Wake Forest S Anthony Wooding, Southern Illinois RB Malcolm Agnew, Stanford LB James Vaughters, Colorado Sate CB Bernard Blake, Pitt OL Matt Rotheram, Kentucky WR Javess Blue, Fayetteville State G Marcus Reed, Texas A&M-Commerce WR Ricky Collins, LSU LB Jermauria Rasco, Stony Brook WR Adrian Coxson, Bluefield College WR Larry Pinkhard, North Dakota State RB John Crockett, Missouri WR Jimmy Hunt, Bethune-Cookman LB Tarvarus Dantzler, Army RB Raymond Maples, Arizona OT Fabbians Ebbele, Ole Miss NT Lavon Hooks, Miami (FL) S Ladarius Gunter, Western KY TE Mitchell Henry, Louisiana-Lafayette RB Alonzo Harris.

Detroit Lions: South Dakota State RB Zach Zenner, Duke QB Anthony Boone, UCF G Torrian Wilson, Memphis G Al Bond, Tiffin WR Marcus Beaurem, Alfred State RB Rasheed Williams, Utah State S Brian Suite, Notre Dame K Kyle Brindza, Rutgers LB Kevin Snyder, Georgia Tech S Isaiah Johnson, Ohio State WR Verlon Reed, Texas A&M-Commerce WR Vernon Johnson, and Kent State TE Casey Pierce.

Minnesota Vikings: Tennessee CB Justin Coleman, Boston College G Bobby Vadaro, Notre Dame WR Davaris Daniels, Boise State FB Blake Renaud, Sagina Valley State G Jesse Somsel, Iowa State C Tom Farniok, Pittsburgh State WR Gavin Lutman, Virginia S Anthony Harris, BYU WR Jordan Leslie, Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinike.

Chicago Bears: Alabama TE Brian Vogler, ECU QB Shane Carden, Baylor WR Lee Norwood, Coastal Carolina G Chad Hamilton, UCLA S Anthony Jefferson, Washington LB John Timu, Miami DL Olsen Pierre, Kansas WR Tony Pierson, Rice CB Bryce Callahan, Toledo K Jeremiah Detmer, East Central CB Qumain Black, TCU LB Johnathan Anderson, UCF CB Jacoby Glenn, Illinois State WR Cameron Meredith, Arkansas OT Cameron Jefferson, and Old Dominion LS Rick Lovato.

Thanks for reading my UFA tracker. I will continue to try to update my posts if any new signings occur. Look for my next post and happy reading!