Reynolds, Andrews, Hatfield ink UFA contracts

PERHAPS, BEAV PARTISANS wondered after the NFL draft, if someone missed by not selecting CB Rashaad Reynolds. But he and two other Beavers signed undrafted free agent contracts soon after the drafting had come to a close. And one of those two OSU players was a surprise of a different kind.

WR Micah Hatfield was signed by San Diego Chargers. He battled injuries throughout his career and when healthy, was a backup to players like Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks.

But the Chargers liked him, and it only takes one NFL team to change a future.

The 6-2, 181-pound wideout had only eight grabs and 130 yards last season, and 20 receptions for 234 yards his entire OSU career. But he nonetheless now has a shot at playing in The League. And that's all you can ask for.

Meanwhile, Rashaad Reynolds was projected to go in the fourth round by most but was not picked. He signed his undrafted free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Reynolds had a solid senior season but he had a very impressive junior campaign from the BF.C view - the only problem was that few noticed with fellow corner Jordan Poyer receiving consensus All-America honors that season.

But the 5-11, 190-pounder has a good shot to make the leap few do - sticking with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent - because he can stick with the best of them out in the pattern and he closes exceptionally well.

A lack of top end speed and run support may have kept him out of the draft but there's a world of difference between football speed and the time on someone's watch when running in a straight line. And Reynolds hits harder than he's given credit for over his 38-start Oregon State career.

Josh Andrews started Offensive lineman Josh Andrews signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and will join former Duck coach Chip Kelly.

"Juice" started all 13 games in 2013 at left guard and finished with 32 Beaver career starts. He's 6-2, 304-pounds and from a physical standpoint, looks to have a decent chance to stick with the Eagles.


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