Another Tiger Signs With NFL Team, More Expected

A significant portion of Auburn's senior class is expected to be practicing with NFL teams.

Auburn, Ala.--The National Football League continued its interest in the 2004 Auburn Tigers with defensive end Doug Langenfeld going to the Washington Redskins and several other players expected to sign free agent deals soon.

The agent for safety Junior Rosegreen says that the hard-hitting safety is likely to be signing on as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.

An All-SEC and All-American performer for the Tigers last season when he had 57 tackles and a team-high seven interceptions, Rosegreen was expected to be player who would be selected, but instead was undrafted in the seven round process over the weekend. For his career Rosegreen made 198 tackles with 10 sacks and 25 passes broken up, but that wasn't enough to earn him a spot in the draft.

Rosegreen was Auburn's inspirational leader on defense last season.

Instead, if he heads to Seattle, he must make a Seahawk team roster that is solid at the safety position with former Georgia standout Terreal Bierria, Arkansas' Ken Hamlin, Marquand Manuel from Florida and Michael Boulware from Florida State all established.

For Langenfeld the chance to make a team is exciting enough for a player that started all 13 games for the Tigers, but was considered more of a spot player on the defense. In his two-year career at Auburn he made just 25 tackles and five sacks, but his athleticism and speed off the corner make him an intriguing prospect for a Redskin team looking for help up front on defense.

Langenfeld had three sacks as a senior.

Bret Eddins was the first Auburn player picked up as free agent following the draft. He is headed to the New York Giants. There is also a good chance that offensive lineman Danny Lindsey and wide receiver Silas Daniels could get the call as well before the week is done.

That would make as many as nine players headed for NFL camps off last season's undefeated SEC Championship team. Drafted over the weekend were Ronnie Brown (number two overall selection to Miami), Carnell Williams (5th overall to Tampa Bay), Carlos Rogers (9th overall to Washington), Jason Campbell (25th overall to Washington) and Jay Ratliff (7th round to Dallas).

Brown and Williams are featured in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated with Brown on the cover with three other high draft picks--Antrel Rolle of Miami, Alex Smith of Utah and Cedric Benson of Texas.


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