NFL Roundup: UFA Edition

Rutgers had no players drafted in 2014 but has had plenty of names pop up during the frantic free agency following the NFL draft. breaks down the latest on Knights pushing for spots in the NFL.

Brandon Coleman will get his opportunity to earn a spot on an NFL roster after the weekend did not go as planned for the former Rutgers wide receiver.

Coleman watched himself sit as the "best available" for most of Saturday before going undrafted and signing a UFA deal with the New Orleans Saints. Coleman is one of three departing Scarlet Knights under NFL contract, alongside Quron Pratt and Jamal Merrell.

Pratt, another receiver, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles with Merrell heading to join Jason McCourty and the Tennessee Titans.

Coleman was projected as a second-round pick on, but injury concerns and a lack of production as a junior kept NFL teams away. He finished his Rutgers career with 20 touchdown receptions.

Defensive end Jamil Merrell, defensive end Marcus Thompson, offensive lineman Antwan Lowery and athlete Jeremy Deering went unsigned but remain in contention for camp invitations or later contact from NFL teams.

Afternoon Updates -- Deering has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the New England Patriots.

Jamil Merrell and Lowery have accepted mini-camp invitations to the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens respectively.

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