Brandon McCladdie

Assortment of Rookies Invited to Minicamps

We’ve been keeping track of team’s official undrafted free agent signings (today we had signings by the Jets, Bears and Colts). Considering the number of prospects available, team’s will also invite players to their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

There have been a handful of successful players who had to initially audition for teams, including Hall of Famers Night Train Lane and Marion Motley. Of course, it’s very unlikely for a player to overcome such adversity, but the signings are still notable.

Below is a list of players who will be brought in for mini tryouts, most coming from The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson:

  • Cowboys invited Citadel defensive back Brandon McCladdie (Twitter).
  • Redskins invited Maine outside linebacker Michael Cole (Twitter).
  • Giants invited East Carolina strong safety Chip Thompson (Twitter).
  • Raiders invited Central Washington guard Mike Nelson (Twitter).
  • Raiders invited Memphis defensive tackle Johnnie Farms (Twitter).
  • Packers invited Oklahoma State linebacker Shaun Lewis and Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam (via Twitter of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein).

Wilson’s Latest: Schaudt, Presley, Cole

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has spent the last several weeks providing updates on pre-draft visits, private workouts, and prospects drawing interest from specific NFL teams, ranging from first-round locks to potential undrafted free agents. He has a few more tidbits for us this morning, via Twitter, so let’s dive in and round them up….

  • Minnesota State edge rusher Chris Schaudt is receiving interest from the Browns, Raiders, Vikings, Rams, Texans, Cowboys, Eagles, and Broncos. Wilson had reported over the weekend that Schaudt, who played defensive end in college, was being considered by several 3-4 teams as an outside linebacker.
  • Akron defensive end Albert Presley has drawn interest from the Dolphins and Buccaneers.
  • The Texans and Cardinals have interest in Maine outside linebacker Michael Cole, who also worked out for the Giants last month.
  • Citadel defensive back Brandon McCladdie has generated interest from the Panthers, Rams, Chiefs, Cowboys, and Texans.
  • The Jaguars and Giants are among the teams interested in East Carolina strong safety Chip Thompson.