Slow Activity On Cowboy Free Agents

Usually the free agent frenzy in the NFL is over on the evening following the NFL Draft, but according to agents and team personnel directors working the phones it is dragging out longer this year. That would fit considering the plight of several Oklahoma State Cowboy seniors hoping to sign with an NFL team and get a chance to earn a spot in the pros.

To this point, late on Monday afternoon, only two Cowboys have confirmed contracts with the NFL. Fullback Julius Crosslin was in much demand with four NFL teams, including the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks showing interest, but he signed with the Dallas Cowboys and will attend their rookie camp this coming weekend.

As we reported Sunday evening, Donovan Woods signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly after the draft ended. The leading tackler for OSU last season as a linebacker Woods should have a good opportunity with the Steelers employing a 3-4 defense. Woods was also the object of the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

Running back Dantrell Savage is reportedly going to attend the Kansas City Chiefs rookie camp as a tryout without an agreement in place. This is amazing as Savage rushed for 1,272 yards and 9 touchdowns last season including rushing for more than 100 yards a game in 10 straight games. Savage has all the tools but comes in under the desired height at 5-8.

There are rumors that linebacker Rod Johnson is going to the New York Jets and defensive end Marque Fountain to the Green Bay Packers. But those are just rumors and have not been confirmed by either team or the NFLPA which lists all player's signings.

There is also no word on wide receiver Adarius Bowman. Bowman was hurt by a poor showing Senior Bowl week, poor showing at the NFL Combine, and a marijuana arrest near his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn.

There is also word that several NFL teams have show interest in offensive lineman David Koenig.

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