Three Tar Heels Agree To Terms With NFL Teams

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- Three more players from the University of North Carolina joined the NFL ranks by signing free agent contracts on Monday.

Kory Bailey, a wide receiver from Durham, N.C., signed with the New York Jets, defensive back Billy-Dee Greenwood signed with the Carolina Panthers and linebacker Merceda Perry reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bailey, who ranks fourth all-time at Carolina with 139 receptions, caught 44 passes for 608 yards and six touchdown last season. Greenwood, a safety from Norwalk, Conn., had 67 tackles in 2001. Perry started every game last year at outside linebacker and had 39 tackles, including three tackles for loss.

Carolina has now placed nine players off last season's squad in the NFL. This past weekend Carolina had more players selected (6) in the 2002 NFL Draft than any other Atlantic Coast Conference school and only five schools in the country had more.


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