ROOKIE FREE AGENTS SIGNED

Three days after the end of the 2002 NFL draft, the Dolphins added eight college players who went undrafted, among them two quarterbacks.<P>The only prominent name of the list was that of Northwestern quarterback Zak Kustok, a Notre Dame transfer who twice earned All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition.

The other seven rookie free agents signed were Virginia Union defensive tackle James Atkins, Baylor offensive tackle Greg Jerman, Robert Morris College quarterback Tim Levcik, Tulane punter Cassey Roussel, Appalachian State linebacker Justin Seaverns, Utah State fullback J.R. Suguturaga and South Carolina linebacker Shannon Wadley.

Kustok joins the Dolphins after passing for 2,692 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. He did a wonderful job of running Northwestern's hurry-up, spread offense but might not possess the arm strength and accuracy to succeed in the NFL.

In fact, of the eight players signed, the one who appears to have the best chance of making the roster is Roussel. He was a two-time All-Conference USA first-team selection and averaged a healthy 43.2 yards last season with a net of 36.2.

To make the team, Roussel will have to beat out veteran Mark Royals, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason.

Wadley missed all of the 2001 season because of a knee injury, while Levcik was honored as the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year each of the last two seasons.

In other Dolphins news, guard Andy Vincent 's career appears over after he was placed on the reserve/retired list.


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