The NFL draft is now in the books, but after seven rounds of selections, the work for the USF players that weren't drafted just begun, and continued today.
As soon as the NFL draft selection process ended, the former Bull's agents worked late Sunday night, trying to get minicamp invitations for their free agents. As of last night three former Bulls agreed to terms with NFL teams.
USF Senior receiver Taurus Johnson signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. T. J garnered plenty of interest from the Bears, Browns, Denver, and worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and with the Kansas City Chiefs WR Coach Dedric Ward before the draft.
Bull's offensive guard Matt Huners agreed to a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Huners had heavy interest from Kansas City Chiefs, the Buc's, and the Ravens before choosing the 49ers.
Offensive lineman Ryan Schmidt agreed to a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans. Also considered offers from the Browns and Jaguars before choosing the Titans.
All three signed free agent deals as a priority free agent. That means they'll receive a signing bonus and are invited to the rookie mini-camps with the prospective teams.
The agents were still working the phones for the others last night and today.
As of this afternoon three other Bulls have been invited to compete this weekend at Mini-camps on a tryout basis
Former USF defensive end Jarriett Buie has been invited to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minicamp this Thursday on a tryout contract. Buie was in contact with the Texans, while the 49ers &, Dolphins, Green bay, Cleveland, & the Cardinals were showing interest. ‘I thought the Texans were going to offer, but it didn't work-out. I'm excited to get a shot and show everyone what they missed," said Buie.
Former USFs tight end Cedric Hill said that he's also been invited to Tampa for a tryout contract with the Buccaneers. Hill who played in 51 games and started in 27, finishing with 60 receptions 774 yards and 4 scores said the Buc's, Bears, Brown and Saints all expressed interest through the draft. "I'm just excited to have the opportunity to showcase my talents," said Hill.
Former Bulls safety Louis Gachette is still in negotiations with several teams who want him to come in for a try-out. Gachette really helped himself during USF's pro day after running a 4.5 40 yard dash, and a 2.63 at the 20 split and a 7.12 in the 3-cone drill. Gachette had interest from some CFL teams, but the NFL is his priority. "I can't explain how happy I am to get this opportunity, but I'm going to take full advantage of it," said Gachette. The Packers, Dolphins, and a few other teams are in the mix, with Miami holding a slight edge due to the depth chart. As his agent works out the details, a decision will come very shortly.
Stay tuned with USFNation as we follow all the Bulls as they try and further their football careers.
Former Bulls Offered Invites to NFL Minicamps
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