The University of New Mexico football team could soon be represented in the National Football Association by three more players: D’Angelo Ross, Jalin Burrell and Delane Hart-Johnson.
They will be joining Byron Bell (free agent most recently with the Green Bay Packers), Glover Quin (free agent most recently with the Detroits Lions), Corey Bojorquez (Buffalo Bills) and Jason Sanders (Miami Dolphins).
All 2019 #NFL rookies will earn a $495,000 minimum salary.
Most undrafted free agents will sign a 3 year contract worth $1.755M.
Practice Squad players will earn $8,000 per week, or $136,000 for the whole 2019 season.
— Spotrac (@spotrac) April 27, 2019
The New England Patriots have seen a number of undrafted free agents make an impact on their roster. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that UNM’s D’Angelo Ross will get a chance to show off his skills in front of the Super Bowl LIII champions. During Pro Day, the 5’9″ 180-pound defensive back ran a 4.3 40-yard dash and recorded a 39-inch vertical leap. He picked up 57 tackles, including two for loss, in 2018.
The Kansas City Chiefs needed to address the cornerback position. They selected South Carolina’s Rashad Fenton as their first pick on the final day of the 2019 NFL Draft to help with that, but others will get an opportunity as well. NFL reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that Lobo cornerback Jalin Burrell signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chiefs. Burrell started 24 games as a Lobo. Last season he got 52 tackles and tied for most pass break ups (6) with D’Angelo Ross.
It’s been reported that wide receiver Doug Baldwin might be unable to return to the Seattle Seahawks next season. ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted that Baldwin could’ve already played his last NFL game. New Mexico wide receiver Delane Hart-Johnson signed a free agent try-out camp invitation with the Seattle Seahawks. The former Lobo was a starter during the last two seasons. He led the team in receptions (33), yards (507) and tied for touchdown catches (5).