Sunday, April 25, 2010
Rounding up free-agent agreements
By Mike Sando
NFL teams hit the recruiting trail when the seventh and final round of the 2010 draft concluded.
They began signing or agreeing to terms with college free agents.
Seattle announced agreements with 15 such players. The other NFC West teams haven't made announcements, to my knowledge, but the reports are trickling in:
- 49ers: Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, Florida A&M returner LeRoy Vann, West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown, Western Illinois cornerback Patrick Stoudamire, Wisconsin free safety Chris Maragos, Missouri receiver Jared Perry, Mississippi receiver Shay Hodge and Louisville receiver Scott Long. These reports came from Matt Maiocco, Matt Barrows and nepatriotsdraft.com.
- Rams: Wisconsin linebacker Simoni Morris, Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston, Idaho running back DeMaundray Woolridge, Mississippi State receiver Brandon McRae, Florida State receiver Rod Owens, Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, Texasn A&M tight end Jamie McCoy and Idaho safety Jeromy Jones. Also, Northern Arizona running back Alex Henderson will compete on a tryout basis. These reports came from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and also from the Idaho Press-Tribune.
- Cardinals: BYU quarterback Max Hall, Michigan guard David Moosman, Kentucky running back Alfonso Smith, Idaho receiver Max Komar, Toledo receiver Stephen Williams, South Dakota State tackle Casey Knips, Fresno State cornerback A.J. Jefferson and Temple tackle Devin Tyler. The website nepatriotsdraft.com produced this list. A BYU website reported Hall's agreement. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Smith's agreement. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Komar's agreement. The Toledo Blade reported Williams' agreement. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Knips' agreement. The Fresno Bee reported Jefferson's agreement. The Owl's Nest blog reported Tyler's agreement. I have seen nothing to independently confirm Moosman's agreement.
The Rams did not draft a running back, which explains their renewed interest in Brian Westbrook. More on that in a bit.