Auburn football: Undrafted Tigers sign free agent deals with NFL teams

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comMay 10, 2014 

Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis was one of six Tigers to land a deal as an undrafted free agent. Davis signed with the San Diego Chargers.


AUBURN, Ala. — When the NFL draft ended, the madness didn't stop.

Quite the opposite — those who weren't selected still had to find teams. And there was a flurry of activity around former Auburn players in the moments after the draft concluded.

Six Tigers signed contracts as undrafted free agents to begin their NFL careers: defensive backs Ryan Smith, Ryan White and Chris Davis, defensive lineman Nosa Eguae, kicker Cody Parkey and punter Steven Clark.

Smith (Dallas Cowboys) and White (Green Bay Packers) will head to the NFC, while Iron Bowl hero Davis (San Diego Chargers) is bound for the AFC. Eguae won't have to travel far, as he signed with the Atlanta Falcons. And Parkey will have a chance to learn from one of the best kickers in the history of the NFL in Adam Vinatieri after inking a deal with the Indianapolis Colts.

It was initially reported that Clark had signed with the Miami Dolphins, but he later refuted that a deal was final. His former position coach, Scott Fountain, broke the news about the punter's future, congratulating Clark for signing with defending AFC champion Denver.

White will also have a chance to reunite with a former Auburn teammate in Green Bay. Demetruce McNeal, who was dismissed from the Tigers during fall camp last year, signed with the Packers. After leaving Auburn, he played out last season at West Alabama.

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