Six Wildcats sign free agent contracts

Though K-State had just two players selected in the NFL Draft last weekend, six more have signed free agent contracts, with more to possibly come by the end of the week.

Though the 2004 NFL Draft is over, many more Kansas State football players are continuing to find new homes, for now at least.

Just two Wildcats were drafted over the weekend, the 40th and 41st in the Bill Snyder era. All-American offensive lineman Nick Leckey was drafted in the sixth round by the Arizona Cardinals and safety Rashad Washington was selected in the seventh round by the New York Jets.

On Tuesday six more K-State hopefuls signed free agent contracts. Offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, a Kansas City native, signed with the Chiefs. The top wide receiver for the Wildcats last season, James Terry, cornerback and California product Randy Jordan, and fullback Travis Wilson all signed with the San Diego Chargers. Both K-State linebackers Josh Buhl and Bryan Hickman have reportedly signed with the Cleveland Browns. The under-sized Buhl, who led the NCAA in tackles last season, has been rumored to see a position change in the NFL, quite possibly to safety.

Remaining K-State prospects still unsigned include quarterback Ell Roberson, who will probably move to running back or receiver, and defensive end Andrew Shull. Defensive tackle Justin Montgomery, tight ends Travon Magee and Thomas Hill, and safety James McGill are others who might still be signed by the end of the week.

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